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CNN Is Now Just Creating Programming to Give Bill Donohue a Chance to Sound Off

In November, CNN anchor Don Lemon (a member of the family) accidentally let slip on air the network was planning an _____ In America special for the gays. And while Soledad O’Brien had hosted CNN’s previous specials Black In America and Latino In America, we wondered aloud whether CNN should pick a gay to host its Gay In America special. It didn’t.

That job also goes to O’Brien, the capable and well-liked CNN veteran. But the cable network isn’t just doing a round-up of what it’s like to be gay in these United States, but what it’s like to be a gay parent in ‘em. Gary & Tony Have a Baby, airing in June, will tell the story of “two life-long gay activists on their quest to have a biological child of their own,” relays AfterElton.

The only question that remains: Which unlicensed psychological quack will CNN invite on to argue why gays shouldn’t be raising kids?

By:           JD
On:           May 10, 2010
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  • 11 Comments
    • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"
      Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

      Perhaps CNN can book Professor George Rekers, I understand that he has a full list of credentials and knows, first-hand (well, even two handed) all about the gays.

      May 10, 2010 at 10:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      I think that no matter WHO CNN picks as the “Antigay” for this show they need to bring out Ted Haggard and Rekers issues and say “It’s been suggestion that virulently anti-gay positions are usually held by people who are hiding their own homosexuality. As were Ted Haggard and George Rekers, Founder of the Family Research Council, what do you have to say about this?

      Get them to waste time defending their own questionable hetrosexuality. lol

      May 10, 2010 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AJ
      AJ

      I didn’t know Don Lemon was gay! That’s nice to hear.

      May 10, 2010 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AJ
      AJ

      Holy. Top searches for “Don Lemon” on Google: “don lemon cnn married”; “don lemon cnn girlfriend”; “don lemon family”; “don lemon married.” and about five more permutations of that. The ladies love them some Lemon.

      May 10, 2010 at 11:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam
      Sam

      Don Lemon is gay? I mean, I’ve had my suspicions about Jason Carroll, but Don Lemon? Do we know this for sure?

      And if CNN is as bursting with gay anchormen as it seems to be, why the hell didn’t anybody tell Kyra Phillips to keep her damn mouth shut?

      May 10, 2010 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Erick
      Erick

      Emmm…didnt you guys read the whole interview you point to? It clearly states that there is no counterpoint in the story, she felt it needed none to present this story.

      It seems CNN is doing something good here and you cant contain yourselves to put it down, without having seen it. Nice.

      May 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam
      Sam [Different person #1 using similar name]

      Don Lemon is gay?! Who knew? I’ve watched him for years on CNN and never had a clue.

      May 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wade MacMorrighan
      Wade MacMorrighan

      FABULOUS! Been wondering for YEARS when CNN would have a program about us Gays and what it’s like to have the public be given the opportunity to vote on us, and how this should be viewed as un-American and discussed as such by some scholar. BTW, I had no idea that Don lemon is gay! Anyone have any substantiation on that? I’ve had an idea for years, but nothing definitive…

      May 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wade MacMorrighan
      Wade MacMorrighan

      BTW, when does CNN plan to start broadcasting their series, Gay in America?

      May 10, 2010 at 2:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wade MacMorrighan
      Wade MacMorrighan

      @Erick: It would be nice, though, if CNN showed the evil that we are up against, like Maggie Gallagher and what her attempts are doing and how they are affecting our actual lives!

      May 11, 2010 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      don lemon is as gay as ted haggard. It’s of no help to anyone.

      Jun 4, 2010 at 9:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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