New gay network freaks out the AmTaliban
Tim Wildmon: “We will hold accountable companies who sponsor this type of offensive heavy-duty homosexual content.”
I’m contacting my cable company, Time Warner Cable, to see if it is going to carry LOGO, the new gay-themed network. With a sizeable queer population here in the Triangle, it would do well. I won’t be here upon launch, which is slated for June 30 in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia and Atlanta. LOGO is a creation of MTV Networks (also the brainchild behind VH1, MTV, TV Land and SpikeTV). The programming will include documentaries, original series, movies, according to its site.
What is also interesting is that it will partner with CBS News to cover LGBT stories. And you thought the Right was mad at Dan Rather? They’ll surely unleash the Freepi on the network shortly — the sex-infatuated wingnuts of the Right are already planning to throw a hissy fit, making it sound like it’s going to be a 24/7 porn channel. Here’s Tim Wildmon.
“I don’t think most parents want their children flipping channels on their way to the Cartoon Network and running across a scene of two men kissing in bed on the LOGO network,” said American Family Association president Tim Wildmon. “Most of us have enough to explain to our children nowadays.”
Wildmon also sees potential for late-night programming on the networks to turn pornographic in nature. “The very nature of homosexuality is based on eroticism and infatuation with sex,” Wildmon said. “This programming will be targeted to a group of people who define themselves by their sexual behavior, and one can expect the gay networks to follow the trend in offensive late-night programming such as we saw with NYPD Blue, only in a more deviant homosexual context.
“The gay and lesbian networks are geared toward mainstream homosexuals who view sexuality and define pornography very differently from the majority of mainstream Americans.”
The New York Times reported that Viacom’s LOGO network already has access to 10 million homes and is supported in advertising by Orbitz, Subaru and Paramount Pictures. [Uh, oh, Subaru is on the wingnut sh*t list — but the automaker doesn’t care, hahahahaha.]
“We will hold accountable companies who sponsor this type of offensive heavy-duty homosexual content,” Wildmon said. “This type of programming invading cable reinforces the need for a la carte choices instead of forcing people to pay for a 24-hour homosexual network.”