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Fox News reporter defends ‘Duck Dynasty’ star’s anti-gay comments

Media Matters for America’s latest post reveals Fox News Radio reporter Todd Starnes has defended homophobic remarks made by a star of the A&E reality show Duck Dynasty, blasting “intolerant, anti-Christian,” and “Anti-Straight” “haters” for deigning to criticize the comments.

In an interview with GQDuck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson called homosexuality a sin, comparing it to bestiality and equating gay people with “drunks” and “terrorists.” “It seems like, to me, a vagina – as a man – would be more desirable than a man’s anus,” Robertson told the magazine. The LGBT advocacy group GLAAD condemned Robertson’s remarks as “vile.” Starnes expressed outrage at criticism of Robertson’s remarks, writing on Twitter:

Starnes is one of Fox News’ most rabid purveyors of homophobia. He has urged fans to donate to anti-gay hate groups, endorsed anti-LGBT business discrimination, promoted the conspiracy theory that President Obama is secretly gay, and blamed “heterophobic bigots” for the withdrawal of an anti-gay pastor from Obama’s inaugural ceremony. While Starnes is keen to malign supporters of LGBT equality as “intolerant” “bigots,” his history of hateful commentary exposes his virulent bigotry.



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Posted by Associate Editor on Dec 18, 2013. Filed under Around the Nation, Online Only, Top Highlights. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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