Gay Issues

CNN Should Use Experts, Not Anti-Gay Industry

| by GLAAD

For years, CNN has insisted on including the voices of the anti-gay industry whenever a topic that involves the LGBT community has come up. It's time to speak up and tell CNN that this is unacceptable.

If CNN was running a story about education, would it seek out the opinion of someone who hates teachers? If the network was running a story about agriculture, would it invite a guest who believes farming is a sin? Of course not, yet the anti-gay point of view is one that CNN seeks out regularly.

The media needs to stop going to the anti-gay industry to provide the "other side" of LGBT issues-- especially when there really is no "other side" to speak of, aside from their false and harmful rhetoric.

CNN needs to stop elevating anti-gay opinions to the level of the actual experts who they SHOULD be talking to; people like scholars, historians, professionals, or folks with actual experience (not just animosity).

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We're asking you to add your voice to the chorus of those who are speaking out about this. Take action and tell CNN to keep the anti-gay industry off its airwaves, and instead seek out the opinions of those who can contribute something of value to the discussion.