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Bill O'Reilly still doesn't get it
WorldNetDaily ^ | February 14, 2004 | Stephen Bennett

Posted on 02/14/2004 1:04:29 PM PST by scripter

In the past several days, the media have descended on Massachusetts like a flock of vultures on a wounded prey. The scenes inside and outside the Statehouse are described by many as "surreal." With the thousands of people and hundreds of cameras on Beacon Hill, the legislators say they have never seen or experienced anything like this before.

The hoopla, of course, is about "gay" marriage.

One of the greatest battles for America's future right now is being waged in Massachusetts – an outcome that will affect and possibly change our entire nation forever. Simply put, this battle is about one thing: do we or don't we, as a nation, embrace and accept the practice of homosexuality in America?

To observe the national media's biased reporting on this issue is disheartening, to say the least.

My wife, Irene, and I both led teams at pro-marriage rallies this past weekend in Hartford, Conn., and Boston, Mass. We were there. Yet the media's reporting was undoubtedly biased beyond belief. You would think they were at a different rally than we were. With upwards of 6,000 people rallying in support of marriage between a man and a woman in Connecticut and literally only a handful of homosexual protesters, the media gave all of the air time to the "gay" activists and their rally! The same angle was sadly taken in Massachusetts.

Watching the cable news programs and their reporting on America's homosexual dilemma isn't any better. It just shows how biased and one-sided the media really are.

Bill O'Reilly, host of "The O'Reilly Factor" on the Fox News Channel, on Feb. 11 featured Kevin Jennings, the executive director of GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network. Kevin discussed GLSEN's pro-homosexual curriculum being marketed to public schools all across America under the guise of "tolerance."

GLSEN's material instructs teachers how to teach America's children that "gay is OK." This material falsely equates homosexuality with heterosexuality – teaching we need to accept and embrace everyone for who they "really" are. Bill O'Reilly tragically bit the bait and once again displayed his personal bias, stating he believes all Americans should "pursue happiness."

But what does Bill O'Reilly's think "pursuing happiness" includes?

O'Reilly, watched heavily by conservatives and Christians alike, shocked America in September 2002 when he publicly announced his support of homosexual special rights in the nation's largest homosexual publication, the Advocate. His interview, one he probably wishes would just go away, caused a lot of controversy and dissent among his viewers.

To many, O'Reilly has sold out.

What Bill needs to realize is that he and others in the media are sending a very bad message to America and our children. Does O'Reilly actually think two men engaging in anal intercourse is something America needs to embrace, accepting this behavior in the homosexuals' "pursuit of happiness"?

Does Mr. O'Reilly actually believe a sexual, sadistic act by two lesbians or "gay" men known as "fisting" should be taught to America's teens? This is exactly what was taught during a workshop his guest's organization GLSEN co-sponsored and participated in.

The event, called "Teach Out," took place in March of 2000 in Massachusetts. Drawing national headlines and outrage, the event became known as "Fistgate."

GLSEN also provides a suggested reading list of books to America's youth – many of them containing blatant, pornographic stories of young boys who engage in oral sex and anal intercourse with older boys, as well as lesbian sex between young girls. Most parents are in the dark on the explicit, graphic homosexual content their children are reading. Linda Harvey, executive director of Mission: America has documented several of these and other troubling resources in great detail.

GLSEN is also responsible for encouraging GSA's or gay-straight alliances – "gay" clubs – nearly 2,000 of them – in schools across America. These clubs meet and encourage the students in their homosexual lifestyles – some even encouraging homosexual experimentation. I personally stopped one of these GSA's in Connecticut two years ago from taking their teenage club members on a "field trip" to Provincetown, Mass. – one of the largest homosexual subcultures in the Northeast.

Is this the message that Bill O'Reilly wants to send to America? Are these books he wants America's children to read? Is this what Bill O'Reilly wants to have his child taught? Are these the kind of clubs he wants America's youth to join? Does Bill O'Reilly look forward to the day when his child will walk down the aisle to be married till "death do us part" with his child's homosexual lover?

Bill O'Reilly, who fervently advocates for children by fighting the demeaning messages of Ludicrous, Janet Jackson, Snoop Doggy Dog, Little Kim and others, is being hypocritical and doing a great disservice to America by using his celebrity to endorse the homosexual lifestyle. Homosexuality is not only harmful to children and to society, but has also proven deadly for many.

O'Reilly, who professes the Catholic faith, knows his views are in direct rebellion with the Catholic church's teaching on homosexuality.

Father Harvey, a Catholic priest from New York who heads Courage, a Catholic ministry to those who want to overcome their unwanted same-sex attractions, says people such as O'Reilly are in grave error and have placed themselves "above the church."

The Vatican itself issued a statement months ago addressing politicians and public figures stating no professing Catholic could nor should support the homosexual lifestyle, same-sex unions or "gay" adoption. Yet even with stern warnings from Rome itself – O'Reilly's heart remains hardened.

Bill O'Reilly just doesn't seem to get it. He's right on so many issues, but on homosexuality he's dead wrong. As I've said time and time again, people such as Bill O'Reilly have fallen for the "Gay Spin Zone." Their reasoning is based on emotion, not on logic. It's based on "tolerance," not truth. It's based on believing a misinformation campaign being waged by "gay" activists – and the media are the major conduit.

Tragically, the message Bill O'Reilly is sending to America – is the wrong one.

Bill O'Reilly has had many opportunities to hear the truth about the homosexual lifestyle from many of his guests, including when I appeared on his show back in September of 2002.

Yet he didn't want to listen. He had other motives in mind. Yet as a former homosexual, I encourage Bill O'Reilly to listen and to examine the truth – to put aside his presuppositions and not to go by his emotions. Lives are at stake here – including America's children.

Those such as myself who take a public, principled stand against the embracing and promotion of homosexuality in America do so for a reason. We know the truths and facts about the homosexual lifestyle. I've been there personally and experienced it firsthand.

Our message is not one of hate, but hope. It is not one of discrimination, but of deliverance. A message that I perceived years ago as one of bigotry brought me a new beginning. This same wonderful hope awaits every homosexual man and woman – a chance to become the real men and women they were created to be.

As the issue of homosexuality continues to be at the forefront in America, the media – including Bill O'Reilly – have to be held to higher standards and called to report accurately, fairly and without bias.

Fox News claims to be fair and balanced. Then let America hear the truth, Mr.O'Reilly, about homosexuality. Respectfully, do as you say – "We report, you decide."

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; US: Connecticut; US: Florida; US: Kentucky; US: Massachusetts
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1 posted on 02/14/2004 1:04:29 PM PST by scripter
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To: little jeremiah; EdReform
2 posted on 02/14/2004 1:04:59 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Remember this the next time you hear a liberal say O'Really is a conservative!!!
3 posted on 02/14/2004 1:07:28 PM PST by Brimack34
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To: little jeremiah
In regards to homosexuality and genetics, the work of homosexual activist Dr. Simon LeVay has often been used to support the idea that homosexuality is genetic, and his work is still quoted to this day. But what did LeVay really find? Here is what LeVay said of his own work in a March 1994 interview with Discover magazine:
"[His 1991 research] made the unassuming LeVay one of the most misunderstood men in America. "It's important to stress what I didn't find," he points out with the courtly patience of someone who long ago got used to waiting for the rest of the world to catch up. "I did not prove that homosexuality is genetic, or find a genetic cause for being gay. I didn't show that gay men are 'born that way,' the most common mistake people make in interpreting my work. Nor did I locate a gay center in the brain --INAH3 is less likely to be the sole gay nucleus of the brain than part of a chain of nuclei engaged in men and women's sexual behavior. My work is just a hint in that direction--a spur, I hope, to future work."
Source: Interview with David Nimmons (March, 1994) "Sex and the Brain", Discover, Vol. 15, No. 3, p. 64-71.

Ten years later still nothing from LeVay or anybody else.

4 posted on 02/14/2004 1:08:00 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: Brimack34
I used to call O'Reilly a conservative myself, and then I started watching his show.
5 posted on 02/14/2004 1:08:57 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Bill O'Reilly is an idiot.
He's just a spineless opportunist who masquarades as "common folk".
He uses the same tactics as Democrats to prey on the stupid.

O'Reilly has been on a crusade for a long time now to recast himself as "independent" which means he's touting a lot of liberal propaganda because he got tired of being beaten up for being a conservative from the left. He couldn't take the heat so he got out of the kitchen.
6 posted on 02/14/2004 1:10:09 PM PST by counterpunch (click my name to check out my 'toons!)
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To: scripter
In 1973 the APA (American Psychiatric Association) declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. According to Simon LeVay, who is homosexual, an activist and a scientist, said it wasn't science that propelled the APAs change:
"Gay activism was clearly the force that propelled the APA to declassify homosexuality."
Source: Simon LeVay, Queer Science, MIT Press, 1996, p. 224
7 posted on 02/14/2004 1:11:18 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
O'Reilly is against gay marriage. He's said it over, and over, and over and over. He opposes it for the "flood-gates" implication, meaning that approving gay marriage means polygamy would have to be approved, and bestial "marriages" would also have to be approved.
8 posted on 02/14/2004 1:11:22 PM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: scripter; MeekOneGOP; My2Cents; PhiKapMom; WKB; Tamsey; ambrose; ohioWfan; Howlin
Good post.

The homosexuals are becoming "ruthless" in their pursuits.

*ping* and pass it on please
9 posted on 02/14/2004 1:12:12 PM PST by onyx (Your secrets are safe with me and all my friends.)
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To: counterpunch
He's just a spineless opportunist who masquarades as "common folk".

That does seem to summarize O'Reilly quite well.

10 posted on 02/14/2004 1:13:01 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Used to love O'Reilley when he first came out ... but he is a blowhard. Too opinioned and lost as some sort of RINO whatever he is. Sorry, no interest in watching or listening to him anymore. Give me Rushbo anyday!!!
11 posted on 02/14/2004 1:13:13 PM PST by AgThorn (Go go Bush!! But don't turn your back on America with "immigrant amnesty")
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To: scripter
Dr. Robert L. Spitzer played a pivotal role in the 1973 decision by the APA to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder. Spitzer used to believe homosexuals couldn't change but after studying the results of therapy he now believes homosexuals can change:

"I thought that homosexual behavior could be resisted--but that no one could really change their sexual orientation. I now believe that's untrue--some people can and do change." Spitzer completely changed his mind whether or not some homosexuals can change. And then Spitzer concluded with:

"the mental health professionals should stop moving in the direction of banning therapy that has, as a goal, a change in sexual orientation. Many patients, provided with informed consent about the possibility that they will be disappointed if the therapy does not succeed, can make a rational choice to work toward developing their heterosexual potential and minimizing their unwanted homosexual attractions."

Source: Spitzer made the above comments at an annual APA meeting, May 9, 2001. The study was reported in the May 9, 2001 issues of The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today and it was also released to many local newspapers via the AP. ABC, CBS, FOX and MSNBC all reported the study.

Spitzer went from believing homosexuals can't change to where they can, and then he goes so far as to say mental health professions shouldn't ban the very therapy resulting in that change.

12 posted on 02/14/2004 1:14:52 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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To: scripter
Bill O'Reilly reminds me a lot of Kerry. He wakes up in the morning and reads polls in order to decide how he should think for the rest of the day.
13 posted on 02/14/2004 1:15:49 PM PST by armymarinemom (The family reunion is moving to Iran this year-Central location and a shorter trip for the kids)
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To: armymarinemom
What makes you say that?
14 posted on 02/14/2004 1:16:47 PM PST by Meredith
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To: scripter; All
"But what does Bill O'Reilly's think "pursuing happiness" includes?"

I think that I know the answer to this question but if I said anything that graphic, I would expect to be removed from this forum. All one has to do to KNOW that this is wrong is to form an image of what these people are doing to each other in one's mind and you'll know that it is wrong. A bit of advice though. Make sure you're somewhere that you can throw up before forming that image.

15 posted on 02/14/2004 1:17:47 PM PST by davisfh
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To: scripter
O'Rielly has turned into the most self-promoted conceted pompous ass on TV and radio. Watching him is almost like watching an angry Ted Baxter. No clout anymore
16 posted on 02/14/2004 1:18:13 PM PST by Bommer
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To: onyx
I want a complete accounting of all motel receipts, bath house receipts, condom purchases, doctors files, arrest records, photos of known homos O'Reilly has consorted with. I want him to swear on the bible on TV, live, that he has never had anal sex with a homo deviate or an animal. I want him tested for AIDS on live TV. I want him to swear on a bible in a court of law (other than the 9th Circuit) that he has never committed fellation upon a homo or had a homo committ fellatio upon him. I want him to produce any homo marriage licenses he has signed, and I want any homo lovers of his interrogated for further evidence.

And after all of that, I will still NOT be satisfied!

17 posted on 02/14/2004 1:19:01 PM PST by Doc Savage
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To: scripter
What do you expect from a big fat egotisical Irish BAFOON!

All you need to know about O'Reilly: IT'S ALWAYS-ALWAYS ABOUT HIM!!!!

18 posted on 02/14/2004 1:19:10 PM PST by McBuff
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To: Meredith
Both of them will have an opinion on an issue due to popular thoght.
19 posted on 02/14/2004 1:19:12 PM PST by armymarinemom (The family reunion is moving to Iran this year-Central location and a shorter trip for the kids)
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To: sinkspur
O'Reilly is against gay marriage.

If true I'm glad to hear it. But Bennett didn't say O'Reilly was for homosexual marriage, he claims O'Reilly doesn't get the bigger picture.

20 posted on 02/14/2004 1:20:22 PM PST by scripter (Thousands have left the homosexual lifestyle)
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