The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has declared that the U.S. television networks are not "gay" enough but that Disney-owned ABC is getting close.
The organization, which has been highly successful at bullying corporations into supporting a radical pro-homosexual agenda, issued its first report on the matter after analyzing "the number of ‘impressions,’ or occurrences, of gay characters, discussions or themes counted during 4,693 hours of programming examined from June 2006 through May 2007," according to Reuters:
No network was rated as excellent. But ABC received a grade of "good" with 171 hours of gay-inclusive TV last season, accounting for 15 percent of its prime-time programming.
ABC shows also featured more regular characters who are gay, lesbian or transgender than any of its rival broadcasters, led by the first-season series, "" and "Brothers & Sisters," according to the study, released on Monday.
The character of Betty’s office cohort, Marc, played by Michael Urie, was depicted as coming out to his intolerant mother, while Alexis, played by, was revealed to have once been Alex — making her the first series regular transgender on a network comedy, GLAAD said.
The late Walt Disney would be so proud.
Other networks were less attentive to the radical homosexual agenda, although by no means openly hostile to it, the story noted:
CBS, the nation’s most watched network overall, and NBC also received grades of "fair," with 9 percent and 7 percent of their programming deemed gay-inclusive, respectively.
The study faulted CBS for casting gay and lesbian characters mostly as victims and villains in its procedural police dramas without including gays on any of the crime-solving teams.
The Fox network, with a 6 percent number, received a failing grade.
Interestingly, the report included an admission that homosexuals are actually a good deal better off than other Americans from a material standpoint, according to the Reuters story:
GLAAD said networks and their advertisers stood to gain from more gay-friendly programming, as the gay community is generally more affluent, highly educated and brand-conscious than the population at large
This ought to make mincemeat of homosexuals’ claims of being an oppressed people who require special protections from government. Unfortunately, common sense and simple logic are far from prevalent in today’s media.