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Bill O'Reilly Blesses Extremist Anti-Gay Group for Helping Him Fight 'The War on Christmas': VIDEO

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On last night's The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly warned that 'The War on Christmas' continues this year.

NapierDuring his segment, O'Reilly praised and blessed the extremist anti-gay organization Alliance Defending Freedom for helping him save the holiday, inviting its senior vice president Doug Napier on the show to talk about ADF's legal battles, Equality Matters reports:

What O'Reilly omitted from his praise of the ADF for "defending traditional rights" is that the group is "virulently anti-gay," as the Southern Poverty Law Center put it. ADF has fought against gay rights at every turn and linked homosexuality to pedophilia, even currently working internationally to criminalize homosexuality.

Fox News has a cozy relationship with the ADF -- the network's reports often lend preference to the ADF's discriminatory stances, and Fox figures have even solicited donations to the group.

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Inclusive Locker Rooms are Like Hooters for Transgender Kids, Says Bill O'Reilly: VIDEO

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FOX News host Bill O'Reilly followed up his commentary on a story about a middle school football coach who made the  decision to bring his players to a Hooters restaurant by accusing Alan Colmes of having a double standard in defending transgender students who want to use the appropriate locker room.

O'Reilly, suggesting that trans students use locker rooms to sexually spy on the opposite sex, says that the only difference between allowing a 'guy who thinks he's a girl' into a women's locker room is that Hooters has chicken wings."

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O'Reilly Admits He Was Wrong About No GOP Speakers Being Invited To MLK Celebration: VIDEO

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As the news station that is #1 in misinformation, Fox News being wrong about something is de riguer. What is less expected is when they admit to it. The other night, Bill O'Reilly claimed on his show in a discussion with James Carville that no GOP speakers had been invited to the celebration earlier this week of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. However, prominent members of the Republican party had been invited to speak and attend, including John McCain, Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and former president George W. Bush, who all decllined, though Bush was admittedly still recovering from heart surgery. Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele even slammed his own party for providing no speakers for the event. 

Normally, Fox News just doubles down on any claims that they make, dismissing any and all evidence to the contrary. O'Reilly broke from this MO with a mea culpa on his show late Thursday, saying,

I said there were no Republican speakers invited. Wrong. It was wrong. Some Republicans were asked to speak, they declined, and that was a mistake. [...] Now, the mistake? Entirely on me. I simply assumed since all the speakers were Democrats, Republicans were excluded.

O'Reilly is the most reasonable voice on Fox News in the way that, as Jon Stewart once quipped, "Is like being the thinnest kid at fat camp." Still, an explicit admission of fault is something to be respected in and of itself, particularly from a station and personality that prefer to pretend that they are flawless.

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Bill O'Reilly 'Outraged' Over Prop 8 SCOTUS Ruling, Doesn't 'Buy' That Gays Have Right to Marry: VIDEO

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Bill O'Reilly is outraged that SCOTUS overturned Prop 8 and he doesn't "buy" that "homosexuals have a right to marry," he tells CBS This Morning:

"I was outraged that the people of California vote for traditional marriage and then the Supreme Court finds a loophole to overturn that vote. That's not what America's all about. I don't buy into the fact that homosexuals have a constitutional right to marry. I don’t believe that. Because if that were true, then pluralists would, then Mormons could have more than one. You know, all of that. But I do respect the fact that gay people want to be treated the same as everybody else. I understand and I respect it, but I think the states should decide."

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Bill O'Reilly, Jesse Watters Ridicule LGBT People at Coney Island's Mermaid Parade: VIDEO

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Bill O'Reilly and his producer Jesse Watters spent a five minute segment last night mocking LGBT people at the annual  Coney Island Mermaid Parade, and wondering what business they had being there, Media Matters reports:

The package featured Watters asking parade-goers dressed in drag and in costumes a variety of questions, followed by derisive reactions from either Watters or from inserted film clips that depicted famous actors and actresses in moments exuding disgust or disdain. One clip of an attendee dancing near Watters was spliced together with a clip of Jim Carrey's Ace Ventura character puking into a toilet. At one point, Watters asked a parade-goer -- who revealed he was a teacher -- whether he was "setting a good example" for children.

After the package played, O'Reilly opined, "I'm not being a wiseguy or being offensive. It seems like there are a lot of gays attracted to this ... Why is that?''

Asked O'Reilly: "Just a week ago there was a gay pride parade. How many parades do you want?"

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Bill O'Reilly: Telling a Gay Person They're Going to Hell Should Be Illegal - VIDEO

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Bill O'Reilly still has some tricks up his sleeve: on his show last night, the Fox News host expressed a belief that telling a gay person "you're going to Hell" should be illegal--at least, in some instances.

O'Reilly's guest last night was John Stossel--who hosts a weekly show on Fox Business--and the comment came amidst a discussion of American evangelist Tony Miano, who was arrested in London last week after preaching against homosexuality in front of a shopping center in Wimbledon.  According to the Telegraph, Miano was arrested "under the controversial clause of the Public Order Act which bans 'insulting' words or behaviour."

"I think that should be against the law," O'Reilly said of any hypothetical anti-gay preacher who "went up to a homosexual, got in his face and said, 'you're going to hell, you're going to hell.' He’s invading the person’s space. He’s bringing intentional, personal anguish to the person. I think that person should be protected.”

Stossel expressed some agreement with O'Reilly but said that the standard should be based on "fighting words" that were meant to incite violence.

Of course, telling someone that they are going to hell is protected speech here in the U.S.  Threatening behavior, on the hand, is illegal.

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