Gay Issues
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).

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.