An anti-LGBT group called America‚Äôs Survival, Inc. (ASI) claims that Fox News has given in and embraced a ‚Äúpro-homosexual agenda‚ÄĚ if it moves Megyn Kelly to 9 p.m. in place of Sean Hannity.
In a press release, ASI claims that changes coming to Fox News could spell disaster to ‚Äúpro-family conservatices,‚ÄĚ according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"Pushing Sean Hannity out of the 9:00 p.m. slot to make way for pro-homosexual advocate Megyn Kelly is another sign of the channel's left-ward drift and decline," said ASI president Cliff Kincaid, a veteran journalist and media critic.
Although Fox has not officially stated whether Kelly will make the switch to prime time, the ASI release said that Fox is headed for ‚Äúleft-ward drift and decline.‚ÄĚ
Kelly agreed with Fox News host Bill O‚ÄôReilly in March that gays have the ‚Äúmore compelling argument‚ÄĚ when it comes to same-sex marriage against ‚Äúbible thumping‚ÄĚ opponents. Kelly said on O‚ÄôReilly‚Äôs show that once the biblical argument is removed from the debate, there‚Äôs no leg left to stand on.
In an interview last year, Kelly gave an evangelical pastor her stance on gay rights.
This country has a long history of discrimination against certain groups. Eventually we wind up getting it right. Right? Against women, against blacks, the civil rights movement and so on. And in justifying that discrimination when it was in place, some folks turn to the Bible and turn to their religious beliefs and said we have to have slavery because it's in the Bible. Women have to be second-class citizens because that's in the Bible. Blacks and whites can't get married because that's in the Bible. That wound up in a case. A judge wrote that in an opinion, which the Supreme Court ultimately struck that down, saying, ‚ÄėThat's not right, judge - the Equal Protection clause says you can't do that.‚Äô Why is gay marriage any different?
Social conservative activist Peter LaBarbera, president of the anti-LGBT group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, wrote ASI‚Äôs 92-page press release. LaBarbera wrote that Kelly‚Äôs statements ‚Äúcontributed to the further degradation of journalism that has contributed to Republican and conservative ambivalence on issues like same-sex ‚Äėmarriage‚Äô and allowing open homosexuals in the military. So bad is the media groupthink on homosexuality that even self-described ‚Äėconservatives‚Äô like Glenn Beck and Tucker Carlson have either endorsed or made positive soundings on ‚Äėgay marriage,‚Äô or gone silent on LGBT issues.‚ÄĚ