Tell CNN to Make a New Year's Resolution: Keep Away From the Anti-Gay Industry. Are you fed up listening to the anti-gay folks that CNN brings out everytime they want to talk about gay rights? If you are,do take some time and sign this petition from the good folks over at GLAAD!
From GLAAD, Just as an example: on December 21, CNN's John King ran a segment on the pending repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and its implementation. King featured openly gay former service member Alex Nicholson, alongside Peter Sprigg, a "senior fellow for policy studies" at the Family Research Council.
Nicholson's qualifications were clear. As an openly gay, former Army intelligence officer, he gave firsthand accounts of how the policy played out in the day-to-day lives of gay and lesbian service members. Sprigg's qualifications, however, came exclusively from his job at the Family Research Council. There, Sprigg has worked to advance some of the most hurtful, dangerous, and demonstrably false notions about the lives of LGBT people that our country has seen in recent years. And yet, by pairing him with Nicholson in this segment, CNN told its millions of viewers that both of these men should be seen as equally valuable to this discussion.