Irena Briganti informed me that you had no time to meet with me and my associate Peter LaBarbera to discuss Fox News’ funding of the homosexual rights movement. So I am putting my concerns in writing. Fox News is a “silver sponsor” of the Thursday, March 21, 2013, National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association 18th annual New York Benefit. Rick Reichmuth of Fox News is listed as a participant. Tickets are $150 and the monetary proceeds support this special interest group.
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth notes “the NLGJA is an activist organization with a strong institutional bias against those espousing traditionalist views on homosexuality.” The NLGJA attempts to instruct journalists on how to cover homosexuality and has even issued a “stylebook supplement on lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender terminology.” For example, the term “wife” is defined as an “Acceptable term for a female, legally married partner of a woman.”
How much has Fox News donated to this group over the years? How much is a “silver” sponsorship?
LaBarbera noted that Fox News Channel donated $10,000 to NLGJA in 2006. He asked Fox News to match the $10,000 donation to a homosexual journalism organization with a donation to pro-family group.
Kincaid then dropped the hammer when he said what the real agenda of the NLGJA is:
Let us be clear: the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association is a special interest group that manipulates news coverage on behalf of the homosexual movement, and they brag about their successes. Their website boasts how the Associated Press has just released a statement announcing a new AP Stylebook entry for husband and wife, “coming after a requested revision by NLGJA.”
Thanks to NLGJA’s “Rapid Response Task Force,” AP will now use the terms husband and wife, without quotes, when referring to two men or two women in same-sex marriages. In other words, a man can be a wife, and a woman can be a husband.
Kincaid also pointed out this is not a first for Fox News. He names a March 24, 2011 “Headlines & Headliners” fundraiser which included special guests Jamie Colby, Rick Folbaum, and Kimberly Guilfoyle from Fox News.
The news network also sponsored a 2007 NLGJA New York Benefit.
He gave several instances of Fox’s involvement with the NLGJA, including pointing to its parent company News Corp., which proudly sponsored the NLGJA’s annual LGBT Media Summit, explicitly mentioning them in a one-page ad in the summit’s program.
Finally, Kincaid appealed to Ailes’ Catholicism and cited Pope Francis: “Let’s not be naïve, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”
While not a Roman Catholic, I do agree with the statement. Ailes then went on to make the point that Fox News will be covering the upcoming Supreme Court hearings regarding homosexual “marriage.”
On March 26 the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding California’s Proposition 8. The United States Bishops are encouraging support and participation at the March for Marriage on March 26 (Tuesday) in Washington DC. How can Fox News objectively cover this march when the news organization is funding one side of the debate?
One of the speakers is Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Chairman, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.
How would you justify to him– or any other American, for that matter– Fox News’ funding of the homosexual rights movement? How is that funding consistent with any commonly accepted notion of journalism ethics?
I think these are valid points made by Mr. Kincaid. As Freedom Outpost’s Shea Bernard so clearly demonstrated, homosexuality is a behavior, not an orientation. It is a choice, not the way one was made. Though Scripture and arguments from Biblical teaching are enough, Bernard went on to demonstrate there is a case made from nature itself against homosexuality, which is why it is often referred to as “unnatural” and many states have laws against it which are referred to as “crimes against nature.” Since laws are on the books in many states against the practice of homosexuality, that should make the issue of homosexual “marriage” a moot point.
I’m glad Mr. Kincaid has brought this to the forefront so that people will understand that there is within the media conglomerate those that fund people who are against Christian teachings and against the foundations of what the country was built on. Even the founding fathers didn’t tolerate open practicing homosexuals.