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Anti-Gay Activists Launch Campaign to Keep TWO’s Wayne Besen Off FOX News
Burlington, Vt. – Truth Wins Out urged FOX News today to ignore pleas by leading social conservative organizations to ban TWO’s Executive Director Wayne Besen from appearances on the cable news network. Those behind the effort – including the American Family Association, Liberty University, and Rep. Sally Kern (R-OK), have launched an incendiary petition with an inflammatory headline: “Bill O’Reilly: STOP helping violent homosexuals kill Christians.”
“This reckless rhetoric creates a dangerous climate and further illustrates why these organizations are accurately labeled hate groups,” said Truth Wins Out’s Executive Director Wayne Besen. “The desperate and misleading effort to link me and others to the FRC shooting – which Truth Wins Out quickly condemned in two public statements and one press release – is outrageous and appalling.”
The provocative petition falsely tries to portray Truth Wins Out’s Wayne Besen and the Southern Poverty Law Center as “accomplices” to the FRC shooting – and conservative FOX’s news host Bill O’Reilly as an enabler. According to the petition:
“Remember the violent homosexual gunman Floyd Corkins who shot a security guard at Family Research Council (FRC) last week… Sadly Bill O’Reilly at Fox News is helping the gunman’s associates. O’Reilly regularly invites Wayne Besen to appear on his show to defend the Southern Poverty Law Center, who was just rebuked by the Washington Post for rhetoric facilitating Corkins’ violence.
Select here to sign free new petition to FOX news and Bill O’Reilly to stop inviting Wayne Besen, SPLC, or any violent homosexual groups who facilitated the shooting by Floyd Corkins at FRC.”
“We would like to thank FOX for so far ignoring these extremists’ demands,” added TWO Communications Director John Becker. “Radical anti-gay activists like the American Family Association, Liberty University, and Sally Kern will stop at nothing in their efforts to defame and destroy those who expose their lies and debunk their misinformation.”
Truth Wins Out is a nonprofit organization that fights anti-LGBT extremism. TWO specializes in turning information into action by organizing, advocating and fighting for LGBT equality.