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GA commentator on the air: 'faggot' marriage

The Georgia Gang is the local version of The Capital Gang or McLaughlin Group, covering politics in the Peach State, broadcast on Fox 5 WAGA-TV.

Talking head Bill Shipp, a reporter and associate editor of Georgia Trend sounds like he’s got a freshly ironed sheet in his closet for nighttime activities, while he belches out his bigotry on the air on Sunday mornings.


At Thirty-three blogged about it, and this was Georgia Equality’s response.

May 23, 2006, Atlanta, Georgia – During a discussion of the issue around the court ruling to overturn the amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman this past Sunday on the “Georgia Gang” television program, conservative journalist Bill Shipp referred to it as “faggot” marriage.

The program is broadcast weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am on Fox Affiliate WAGA Channel 5, in Atlanta. Shipp is also a weekly columnist and is a contributing editor to “Atlanta Magazine.”

“Mr. Shipp’s reference to calling us ‘faggots’ is clearly indicative of the way some feel about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Georgians,” said [Chuck Bowen, Executive Director of Georgia Equality]. “These are the same people who support spending over one-hundred thousand dollars to call our General Assembly back into special session to address an issue that is already illegal in the State of Georgia.”

What a breath of fresh air to see The Base breathing fire and just putting the raw meat out there.

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