GLAAD is Mad
I have to admit it. I never watch “American Idol.” But a lot of Americans idolize the FOX show. On Tuesday, 35.5 million people tuned in to watch the making of the next pop star and to have some vicarious fun as the judges cruelly rip apart bad acts and strange contestants.
Concerning last night’s offering, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) isn’t laughing. GLAAD is taking offense against FOX because the judges told one (presumably homosexual) contestant to put on a dress. Another asked someone who appeared to be an effeminate man, “Are you a girl?”
In a statement, a GLAAD spokeshuman said, “The real offense here was in the producer’s decision to add insult to injury by turning a contestant’s gender expression into the butt of a joke.”
Aside from the unfortunate wording here, have you ever noticed that the self-styled gay-rights movement is anything but gay whenever people express anything but lockstep enthusiasm for a lifestyle that celebrates sad “gender expressions” as normal?
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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