Promoting the ‘Trendy’ sin of Homosexuality
Sadly, even some of our churches are not speaking out about homosexuality anymore.
Promoting the ‘trendy’ sin of homosexuality
Jeff Johnson – OneNewsNow – 6/24/2008
A pro-family activist is blasting Chicago’s PBS television station for airing alleged anti-Christian bigotry during a broadcast celebrating “gay pride” month.
WTTW in Chicago is at least partially funded by taxpayer dollars. The PBS affiliate has broadcast the documentary The Power of Harmony at least twice as a fundraiser. Peter LaBarbera, president of Illinois-based Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, describes the program.
“This was a show about a ‘gay’ choir,” says LaBarbera. “And one of the songs they were singing was called, ‘I Ain’t Afraid.’ And here’s [some] of the lyrics: ‘I ain’t afraid of your Jesus. I’m afraid of what you do in the name of your God.'”
The documentary, which features the Dallas-based singing group The Turtle Creek Chorale, takes “an intimate look” at issues such as “coming out,” same-sex “marriage,” religious views on homosexuality, and homosexual adoption, says the program’s website. In addition, according to LaBarbera, the documentary portrays as “ignorant, hateful, and prejudiced” Christians who hold to the biblical edict that all sex outside of marriage, including all homosexual activity, is immoral.
“They had no Christians representing a biblical framework [or] the idea that you can love ‘gay’ people, but they need to change and leave the lifestyle,” the pro-family activist explains. “There was nothing presented of the ex-gay view, [from] people who’ve come to Christ and left homosexuality.”
While LaBarbera believes programming promoting homosexuality should not be aired at all, he is even more adamant that citizens who disagree with it should not be forced to pay for such programming.
“We don’t see other sins [celebrated] — we don’t see the ‘Gossipers’ Movement’ or the ‘National Adultery Task Force’ holding pride parades every year,” he notes. “This has become the trendy sin of the moment — and to see public television celebrating it and not even showing a pretense of showing the other side of the issue is very troubling,” he continues.
“Taxpayers should not be funding the direct promotion of homosexuality — and they definitely should not be funding programs which promote anti-Christian bigotry.”
According to WTTW’s 2007 annual report, the station received more than $3 million in federal taxpayer funding and more than $1.5 million from the State of Illinois.