U.S. media turns gay people into side-show to boost television ratings
Grant J. Kidney — The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is reporting that the number of homosexual and transgendered people has dramatically increased in U.S. television programming.
According to the ”Where We Are on TV” report issued by the aforementioned rights group, a record number of 4.4 percent of TV stars play a homosexual or transgendered role.
Herndon Graddick, who is President of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, spoke concerning the report stating,
It is vital for networks to weave complex and diverse story lines of LGBT people in the different programs they air. More and more Americans have come to accept their LGBT family members, friends, co-workers and peers, and as audiences tune into their favorite programs, they expect to see the same diversity of people they encounter in their daily lives.
Shows like HBO’s ‘True Blood’ and NBC’s ‘The New Normal’ are two of the more popular programs which have interwoven gay, lesbian, and transgendered peoples into their story-lines.
Making money exploiting homosexuals
The problem with groups like the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is that rather than fighting for equal rights for all people everywhere, special groups are chosen and then championed, held up as the only members of a society deserving of civil liberties.
For the U.S. media to incorporate a record number of homosexual and transgendered characters into its programming is undoubtedly a calculated move. Rather than adopting a ‘live and let live’ modus operandi, the media would rather influence folks, preventing the natural exploration into one’s own sexuality.
Homosexuals ought to be offended that what the media is actually doing is making big bucks exploiting their cause. Deliberately incorporating gay people into a TV show’s script is the equivalent of turning one’s sexual preference into a carnival side-show and then charging folks to line up and witness the attraction.
Its also to wonder just why one’s sexual preference is even made light of in a TV show script any way unless of course it is pivotal to the overall plot. Who cares if a particular character is a homosexual? Making light of this would be the same as constantly referencing a character’s hair and eye color- and the last people to make a big deal about such things wore brown shirts and a red swastika arm band.