Survivor 25 : Philippines begins tonight on CBS. And once again it’s casting department has scraped the “celebrity” bottom of the barrel this time out by casting anti-gay bigots Jeff Kent, who won the National League MVP award in 2000 and who in October of 2008, Kent donated $15,000 to support California’s Proposition 8, the anti-civil rights initiative that banned same-sex marriage.
To further sour the anti-gay pot, Survivor also cast the “Pray The Gay Away” loving “Christian” Lisa Whelchel, who played Blair from The Facts of Life (Who I am sure if Mrs Garret was around today would slap the shit out of.)
Welchel, who pimped herself on the show by way of online campaign that she and her fans concocted told Zap2It.com after being cast: “I would love to be able to show a different image of a Christian … [Many people] think that — and unfortunately it’s well deserved — Christians are about separating and dividing, and less about accepting and including. I would like viewers to see that with all this diversity in the tribe that I genuinely am interested in and care about people and who they are, where they are.”
What Welchel forgot to say was that she is a huge anti-gay bigot and thinks very highly of gay conversion therapy.
On her website, Whelchel told a mother worried her son might be gay that, “If a person desires, it is possible to leave behind a homosexual lifestyle. I know this is true because I’ve seen it come true in the lives of many of my friends. Thousands have been helped, loved, and supported by websites such as Exodus [International] and the many ministries they recommend.”
You take the good, you take the bad, you take ‘em both and there you have: a washed up teen sitcom actress who finds God and loses her fucking mind.
Survivor also cast yet another “born again christian” to keep Welchel company and one lone out lesbian contestant Dana Lambert from Arkansas who will have to deal with all the bible thumping bullshit.
SHAME ON YOU SURVIVOR!