The American Family Association has a long history of inciting riots against “pro-gay” companies. They’ve got their on-and-off hate affair with Wal-Mart. And of course there’s their “victorious” campaign against Ford’s dalliance with GLAAD.
But how do the “traditional” family focused rabble rousers know which brands to brand enemies of their fundamentalist state? They subject themselves to hours and hours of gay-endorsed television, of course. The group’s project summary:
Between February 11 through May 5, American Family Association monitored the top eight prime-time network programs featuring lead or supporting homosexual characters. These programs were specifically identified by the activist-homosexual group GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) as GLAAD Media Award winners, or as showcasing leading or supporting homosexual characters.
Of the eight shows – The Simpsons, ER, The Office, The Class, Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty and Grey’s Anatomy – four air on the Disney-owned ABC. That means the AFA’s going to have to add the media giant to its list of offenders, which already includes Ford, Verizon and Quaker Oats. The AFA’s got quite a battle ahead.
If they’re really serious about taking down fag-friendly firms, AFA members should again take GLAAD’s advice: the media watch dog has a rundown of all the gay pride month televisuals.