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Eagle Scout Needs Your Help To Demand National Geographic Denounce The Boy Scouts of America

BSA Will Oliver

This spring The National Geographic Channel also known as NatGeo will be starting a new show called Are You Tougher than a Boy Scout and that doesn’t sit to well with 20 year old openly gay Eagle Scout who has started a petition on Change.org demanding that Nat Geo denouce the Boy Scouts of America’s homophobic policies.

Writes Will on his petition:

As an outdoorsman and an Eagle Scout, I’m urging National Geographic to speak out against the Boy Scouts of America’s anti-gay policy and issue a disclaimer before airing the new TV series “Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout?”

By airing “Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?”, National Geographic has stepped into a uniquely influential role as a strategic business partner of the BSA. The show is being used to market the Boy Scouts of America to young people, but fails to inform viewers about the organization’s dangerous anti-gay policy. I urge the network to speak out now to protect gay youth and leaders like me.

My life as an outdoorsman began at the tender age of two years old. Not long after I learned to walk, I started hiking in the mountains of the Northeast alongside my parents. Since then, I have spent many months out of doors in the great wildernesses of this country, trekking, canyoneering, white-water rafting, and skiing. In fact, I wrote this petition from the summit of Mt. Washington in White Mountain National Forest, where I worked for a New England conservation group.
Like several of my early Den mates, I attained the rank of Eagle after a decade of participation in Scouting. I attribute many of my own values today from the lessons taught by the Scouting program: trustworthiness, kindness, bravery. I also happen to be gay.

But the BSA’s exclusionary membership policy fails to reflect those values. I was fortunate to be welcomed and valued by my troop regardless of the BSA’s official stance on sexual orientation. Unfortunately, there are countless stories of others who haven’t been so lucky. Just recently, an 18-year-old Boy Scout named Ryan Andresen was denied the rank of Eagle Scout — because he’s gay.

On its website, National Geographic Channel “invites viewers to live curious through its smart, innovative programming that questions what we know, how we view the world and what drives us forward.” I ask now that National Geographic live up to its words, and denounce this harmful and discriminatory policy.

To be entirely clear, the aim of this petition is not the cancellation of the series, but rather to make a strong statement to the BSA’s leadership about the grave injustice of their policy. I understand that the intent of “Are You Tougher Than A Boy Scout?” is to generate public appeal for the organization and to make it more “cool” and relevant to a young target audience. Something they desperately need, because national recruitment is down thanks to this controversial policy.

I personally believe that Scouting is cool. Discrimination, on the other hand, is not.

NatGeo released the following statement in the show’s and its own defense:

“National Geographic Channel is an international media company that is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate in any capacity.  As it relates to our upcoming show with the Boy Scouts, we certainly appreciate all points of view on the topic, but when people see our show they will realize it has nothing to do with this debate, and is in fact a competition series between individual scouts and civilians.”

If you follow the weak logic of National Geographic, then there should not be any objections to possible spinoffs called: “Are you smarter than a Nazi?” or “Are you smarter than the Taliban?”

A shocking and disgusting chapter for Nat. Geo but then again they are part of the Fox Cable Network.

PLEASE go sign Will’s petition and then take a minute to hammer the point home contact National Geographic @ feedback@natgeotv.com

 

 

Fox Host Jesse Watters Caught Spreading Propaganda About COVID: “All The Hot Spots Are In Huge Dem Cities” - VIDEO

BUSTED!: FOX News Calls Westboro Baptist Church “Left Wing Cult”

The UN-Fair, UN-Balanced, and BLATANT LIARS at Fox-News printed the below photo concerning the Westboro Baptist Church and its attempt to picket the funerals of Sandy Hook victims calling them a “Left-Wing Cult”.

John Aravosis of AmericaBlog  writes: “This is how Fox News operates. You can argue that
MSNBC has a bias, and the network does – now, and in response to Fox. But while MSNBC has a liberal bias, Fox News just lies.”

“Hate Pretty“FOX.

All your Press credentials should be revoked

Fox News

 

FOX News Reporter Steven Crowder Goads Union Workers Into A Fight In Michigan – Video

Yesterday after  the Republican-dominated Michigan Legislature approved sweeping, statewide changes to the way both state and private sector unions will be financed, substantially reducing their power in that state, thousands of incensed union members filled the Capitol rotunda and poured out onto its lawn chanting “shame, shame, shame”

Enter Fox News “reporter”  Steven Crowder who purposely went into the pro-union crowd and purposely goaded the union members into  an altercation and then posted the below video in which he is punched several times by a pro-union protester outside the Michigan capitol building

The clip below full of jump-cuts shows angry Union members telling Crowder repeatedly to get “out of their face” before the altercation begins and even commenters on the right-wing sites are wondering what came before the edits.

Crowder, a Detroit-born, Quebec-raise conservative comedian, who was hired by FOX News and is banned from coming returning to Canada because of his past behavior set this up purposely and himself should eb arrested for inciting a riot.  Note the self-satisfied smirk as the clip ends.)

Also many witnesses state that the right-wing tea party organization Americans for Prosperity were provoking  union members to violence, and witnesses reportedly saw AFP people loosening the ropes on the tents so they would come down. And in spite of the fact the place was crawling with cops (shipped in from around the state) who didn’t do see anything amiss.”

While I am not a fan of violence.  Steven Crowder got exactly what he deserved.

Who knows maybe we’ll really luck out and he’ll have to have his jaw wired shut.

UPDATE:

While the right-wing website are going insane over this, Crowder doesn’t seem to be taking it too seriously.  Crowder is giving an “ultimatum” to the man who punched him in the face: come forward and face jail time or face him in a mixed martial arts (MMA) match.

What journalistic professionalism!

DISGUSTING! – FRC’s Tony Perkins Appeared 56 Times On Cable News During The 2012 GOP Primary

Talk about the irresponsible news media journalism.

Tony Perkins. President of the officially recognized LGBT hate group the Family Research Council appeared on cable news networks over 56 times during the 2012 GOP primary to provide commentary on behalf of “social conservatives” and NOT ONCE was he identified as the leader of an anti-gay hate group.

And the biggest offender in cable news of hosting Perkins?  MSNBC with a whopping 24 times, followed by FOX News with 17 appearances, and CNN with 15.

The Family Research Council (FRC) has been listed as a Anti-Gay Hate Group since 2010 at  the Southern Poverty Law Center’s (SPLC) but cable news networks somehow find this so irrelevant that they never mention it.

As president of FRC,  Tony Perkins has promoted a number of vile and hateful smears about gays and lesbians even on some of the same networks that he appears as a political pundit on, including:

  • “It Gets Better” Project Tries To “Recruit” Kids Into A “Lifestyle” Of “Perversion.” [Right Wing Watch, 8/18/11]
  • “Research Is Overwhelming” That Gay Men Are More Likely To Molest Children.  [MSNBC, Hardball, 11/29/10]
  • Gay Teens Commit Suicide Because They Know Being Gay Is “Abnormal.” [National Public Radio, 10/26/10]
  • Anti-Bullying Programs Promote “Indoctrination Into Homosexuality.” [Fox News, America’s Newsroom, 5/26/11]
  • Gay Activists Are Intolerant, Hateful, Spiteful Pawns Of The Devil. [Right Wing Watch, 5/3/11]
  • Senators Who Vote For DADT Repeal Will Have “The Blood Of Innocent Soldiers On Their Hands.” [Right Wing Watch, 12/16/10]
  • Kids Do Worse In These Same-Sex Households. They’re More Susceptible To Violence.” [Fox News, Fox & Friends Sunday, 4/24/11]
  • Gays Are Trying To “Spread Fear And Intimidation So That They Can Disrupt And Destabilize” The Legal System, Like Terrorists. [Good As You, 4/29/11]

But not once has he been called out as a leader of a hate group on any of the cable news networks.

Not only is this irresponsible media journalism.  It also help give Tony Perkin’s an air of legitimacy and is an insult to LGBT Americans.

DESPICABLE THEM: How Fox News Covered The Transgender Day Of Rememberance – Video

In 1999 a handful of transgender people sought to highlight the need for awareness around anti-transgender violence, which refers to attacks against people who are perceived as transgender — regardless of how one may personally identify. To that end, the first Transgender Day of Remembrance event in the Castro district of San Francisco, holding the names of those we’d lost in silent testimony.

That was 13 years ago. Today, Transgender Day of Remembrance is represented in the United States and Canada, Australia, Poland, Russia, the Philippines, South Korea and many other locations across the Earth. The notion of remembering our dead reaches into places that those few who gathered in 1999 could hardly have envisioned.

But that doesn;t stop FOX News from making a mockery of the day and adding insult to injury because as on the same day that thousands of people around the world gather to remember those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred, Fox News started its day with a news alert mocking Michelle Kosilek, a transgender prison inmate in Massachusetts who requested electrolysis treatment to complete her gender transition.

No matter what you think about the Michelle Kosilek case personally, FOX news DELIBERATELY ran this story of a convicted transgender murderer and the request for electrolysis on the Transgender Day of Remembrance for no other reason than trying to use a convicted murderer as a tacit example of all transgender people.

Despicable.

Source: Carlos Maza @ Think Progress

Jon Stewart Looks At FOX News’ “Avalanche On Bullshit Mountain” On Election Night – Video

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart went to town ripping Fox News apart on its 2012 election coverage especially the “avalanche on bullshit mountain” that happened after President Barack Obama was declared the winner.

Stewart was especially entertained by Republican strategist Karl Rove’s denial that Obama was going to win Ohio, remarking that “Math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better” could be the new Fox motto

Crow taste so much better when it’s served on a 300 million dollar platter!

Baltimore MD FOX-TV Affiliate Helps Anti-Gay Activist Gather Names To Repeal Same Sex Marriage

Kevin Naff at the Blade is reporting that Baltimore Maryland’s television station  WBFF FOX45 is helping anti-gay activists gather signatures for a voter referendum on marriage equality by having a link on its banner on same sex marriage that links to another WBFF FOX45 page which in turn links to MD Petitions and the site which is/will gather signatures to get a referendum placed on the ballot at Maryland’s next election to overturn the new law that Governor O’Malley plans to sign today.

Writes Naff:

So much for “fair and balanced.” I wonder what the gay employees of Fox News and its affiliates — like anchor Shepard Smith — think about the company endorsing this referendum. 

A WBFF employee who works on the website told me that the link did not originate with the local web staff and was posted by “corporate.” The number for that office is 410-568-1500. The person who answered that number referred me back to the local station.

Back2Stonewall did indeed go to the site and follow the links and it is true.    WBFF is actually helping anti-gay activist recruit support.

Asked about the links FOX45 replied.

“As part of our effort to drive viewers to our website, we frequently tag our stories with an invitation to get more information on a subject. We take every opportunity to engage the viewer in this interactive process. The link for the petition drive against same sex marriage is just one of many examples of this interactive engagement. This is by no means an endorsement. All of our stories on this topic have been thorough and fair. Our objective is to inform our viewers and make them aware of the latest development with this piece of legislation. If our viewers want to have a voice in this debate, they can take action. We are only making them aware of the movement to fight the legislation.”

It is far beyond time that we as a community start challenging and fighting back against the networks  And not just FOX but supposedly “friendly” stations as well who continue to host hate group leaders such as Tony Perkin’s and his likes as experts.  It’s time to stop being lazy and start  letter writing campaign and to boycott station sponsors.  All broadcast stations must meet basic requirements of service to the community they serve. We need to fight back and challenge licenses with the FCC and make noise about returning to the “Fairness Doctrine” and “Equal Time” laws that strike fear into the hearts of the broadcast media because it holds them accountable for their actions.

FOX NEWS Goes All Joe McCarthy, Calls The Muppets “Communist”!

Okay NOW they’ve crossed the line!

Eric Bolling of FOX Business News went apeshit over the new, Disney-released film, “The Muppets,” insisting that its storyline featuring an evil oil baron made it the latest example of Hollywood’s so-called liberal agenda.  Because Bolling thinks it was a liberal agenda move to name the oil baron Tex Richman.

“It’s amazing how far the left will go just to manipulate your kids, to convince them, give the anti-corporate message,” he said

Dan Gainor of the conservative (GOP backed shill group) the Media Research Center went even further blaming the film, and its predecessors, for Occupy Wall Street and the environmental movement.

“This is what they’re teaching our kids. You wonder why we’ve got a bunch of Occupy Wall Street people walking around all around the country, they’ve been indoctrinated, literally, for years by this kind of stuff,” Gainor said. “Whether it was ‘Captain Planet’ or Nickelodeon’s ‘Big Green Help,’ or ‘The Day After Tomorrow,’ the Al Gore-influenced movie, all of that is what they’re teaching, is that corporations is bad, the oil industry is bad, and ultimately what they’re telling kids is what they told you in the movie ‘The Matrix’: that mankind is a virus on poor old mother Earth.”

Its also amazing how far and insane FOX will go to destroy the very core of America all for corporate greed.

I say round up everyone who works for and is affiliated with FOX News and put them in a space ship and launch them deep deep deep deep up into the universe

Then we can have “MORONS IN SPACE!” (Instead of here on Earth)