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How Fox News Helped Promote Arizona's SB 1062 and Other Anti-Gay Segregation Bills: VIDEO


Media Matters notes that FOX News has been pushing the  pro-Christian "religious freedom" talking points in the lead up to passage of Arizona's anti-gay segregation bill SB 1062 and similar bills around the country.

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FOX News chewed on the issue yesterday, in a segment that had some balanced view points - suggesting it is a “Jim Crow law for homosexuals," though Andrea Tarantos still expressed her worry that the controversy makes Christians look like (gasp!) bigots:

"People don't go where they're not wanted, so very quickly, the gay community will realize I'm not going to that baker anymore...what upsets me the most is that the First Amendment here has been completely ignored, instead it's turned into an argument to paint Christians as bigots and that's the real problem it's just ignited the loudest voices in the room and they're no reason to do that. I don't know why any Christian would not want to serve anybody."

Gee, I don't know either.


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Fox News Mocks Facebook's Expanded Gender Options: VIDEO

Fox News Facebook Gender

Yesterday Facebook massively expanded their gender identification options for users from two to over fifty, and right on cue the conservative talking airheads over at Fox News have responded with bizarre false equivalencies, melodramatic confusion, and outright mockery.

One reporter commented "[I]ntersex, whatever that is..." apparently forgetting that his job as a reporter is to know what he's talking about. Another pair snarked, "Heading over to the male, Clayton." "No, I changed mine to 'Intersex.'"

And then great thinker Todd Starnes posted a shabby straw man on his own Facebook wall, writing, "What if you identify as a pine cone or a chicken or a weed whacker?" Identifying as a chicken or pine cone means one is suffering from species dysphoria, which is utterly unrleated to gender or sexuality, and identifying as an inanimate object was not a mental condition I was able to find with a cursory Google, Wikipedia, and DSM-IV/5 search.

A video of clips of various Fox News reports, if you can stomach it, is AFTER THE JUMP...

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Orthodox Rabbi: 'Bashing Gays Is Not Religion' – VIDEO


On Fox News' The Real Story, host Gretchen Carlson asked her "faith panel" this past Tuesday to weigh in on the Duck Dynasty family's new church curriculum.

One of the panelists, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, took the opportunity to instead address the homophobic comments of the family patriarch Phil Robertson with an astonishingly blunt condemnation. Said the rabbi:

They've done tremendous damage to religion. We have to stop making religion in America about bashing gays. They have to just forswear that stupid comment about comparing homosexuality to bestiality. See, the problem in America is that we overlook all the heterosexual guys who are raping women 1 in 5 on the campus[...]Bashing gays is not religion. What is religion is family dinners and combating the divorce rate. 

You can watch this refreshing dose of reality from an unexpected source

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Bill O'Reilly Demands Obama Explain How He's Unfair to Him: VIDEO


FOX News host Bill O'Reilly badgered an incredulous Obama demanding he explain if and how O'Reilly is unfair to him, in the second half of a their Super Bowl interview (the first half aired before the game).

"Do you think I'm unfair to you?

Absolutely. Of course you are, Bill. But I like you anyway.

Ok, but give me how I'm unfair. Give me how I'm unfair, come on, you can't make that accusation without telling me.

We just went through an interview in which you asked about health care not working, IRS, were we wholly corrupt, Benghazi. Right? So, the list of issues you talk about  — they’re defined by you guys in a certain way...

But if it's un — fair.  I wanna know if it's un—fair. Criticism is criticism. It's my job to give you a hard time. But if I'm unfair I wanna know.



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Fox News Commentator: Transgender People Don't Exist

FOX News's resident transphobe Dr. Keith Ablow is back with another column denouncing the California law protecting transgender students that conservatives are currently trying to repeal via the ballot.

AblowWrites Ablow:

...I believe that children have enough to deal with as they struggle to feel comfortable with their bodies, with the notion of privacy and with later changes involving puberty without urging them to grapple with the notion that their souls may have been born into the wrong bodies.  

What’s more, I don’t believe we have definitive data (although many psychiatrists with very impressive credentials, who seem to mean well, assert that we do) that any male or female soul has ever in the history of the world been born into the wrong anatomic gender.

Let me put that more clearly:  I am not convinced by any science I can find that people with definitively male DNA and definitively male anatomy can actually be locked in a cruel joke of nature because they are actually female. 

You see, the law, according to Ablow, is all a plot by Governor Jerry Brown to "disempower people":

And shaking the certain knowledge in boys and girls of whether they can count on not being seen naked by the opposite gender, not to mention whether they are themselves actually the gender they thought they were, is a powerful, devious and pathological way to weaken them by making them question their sense of safety, security and certainty about anything and everything.

That way they’re less likely to be in a position to want to be autonomous.  

That way they’ll keep on thinking they need people like him to build them a government that suffocates them and deprives them of liberty.

'Duck Dynasty' Stars to Headline Fox News' 'All-American New Years Eve' Broadcast

Willie & Korie Robertson

Never a channel to shy away from wading into the culture wars, Fox News has announced that it will be joined by "Duck Dynasty" stars Willie and Korie Robertson, son and daughter-in-law of controversial patriarch Phil Robertson. The duo will be a part of the channel's 'All-American New Years Eve' broadcast celebration hosted by Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Hemmer.

The AP reports that the couple will appear live from Steamboat Springs, Colorado to discuss Phil Robertson's suspension and the controversy in general surrounding his now infamous anti-gay, racist comments made in a GQ article earlier this month. 

Last week, after A&E reinstated Phil on the hit reality show, Willie sent out this tweet of support: "Back to work!! So proud of all the fans of the show and family. Ole Phil may be a little crude but his heart is good. He's the Real Deal!"

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