Pastor Larry Tomczak feels bombarded, and that’s never a good thing. Then again, his severe antigay sentiment crumbles with incredible ease on a recent episode of Anderson Cooper 360.
In an op-ed for The Christian Post, Pastor Larry muses:
The indoctrination and propaganda coming from those advocating a gay lifestyle in our country classrooms and culture are increasing. All of us need to take note and take action to guard those we love.
We are Being Bombarded [sic]!
And what does he point to for examples of this indoctrinating propaganda? Shows like Dancing With the Stars and Survivor (is that still on?) have–shock!–had gay contestants, and that pesky Ellen Degeneres celebrates her “marriage” (he uses quotes of course) on her daytime talk show. Then there’s shows like Glee and Modern Family — don’t even get him started on those.
But Larry is an idea man, and he’s got the perfect solution to the whole mess — parents should turn off the TV and stick to the DVD player, where they can watch “wholesome” shows like I Love Lucy and Leave it to Beaver. And look, we love Lucy just as much as the next gay, but there are volumes to speak on dated gender roles propagated on both shows.
And as Anderson puts it, those were the “good old days, when gays could be arrested or fired from their jobs…and live their lives mostly in the shadows.”
It’s an obvious point to make, but here we are still having to make it. And while it’s easy for people like Anderson Cooper and Ellen Degeneres (or anyone rational being) to poke holes in Larry’s ideology, you can bet there’s a flock hanging on his every word, teaching their children the same babbling drivel.
With any luck they’re also watching Glee behind their parents’ backs and living for every second of it.
Here’s the segment as it aired: