Gay Rights Group: 'American Idol Is Homophobic'

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Bosses at America's leading gay rights group are demanding a summit meeting with the producers of TV talent show American Idol after claiming the programme is "increasingly homophobic".

Officials at the Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) were appalled by homophobic remarks made by judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson on the first show of the new season, which aired in America on Tuesday (17JAN06).

On the programme, Brit Cowell told one effeminate wannabe to "shave off your beard and wear a dress," while Jackson asked another audition hopeful, "Are you a girl?" Both contestants were rejected.

Now GLAAD bosses are fighting back, demanding an audience with Idol bosses.

A spokesman tells entertainment news website TMZ.com, "GLAAD is reaching out to the show's producers to discuss our concerns and the concerns of community members and allies, who have contacted us about this matter."


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I do recall one study done half a dozen years or so ago that showed increase brain function in certain areas of the brain in homosexual men.The problem for you in this instance is, that was not a genetic study nor genetic proof. The study could not show why the increase activity existed. It was not present in all homosexual men and not in homosexual women at all. Nor could it be shown if the increased activity was the cause of the homosexual behavior or if the homosexual behavior caused the increase activity.That is the only study which I can recall showed any link between biology and homosexuality.If you can provide your proof however, I will be happy to look into it.
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Also by the way DrLAckofLogic, Rome fell because of christianity. Rome converted to christianity 150 years before its collapse, and it is said that thhe breakdown is because of christianity itself. Now someone needs to learn their history. And you're quite wrong about America.
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Simon criticizing someone for being effeminate is like Bullwinkle criticizing someone for being a moose.
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I dont have to agree or accept the Gay lifestyle. If you like what you do that is fine but it is Homosexuals that sterotype themselves. You have all the freedom to do what you wish but dont ever think you will cross the threshold when you will control the minds of people to the point that they cannot make an objective choice concerning your preference. Disagreement is not hate speech so get over the fact that you cannot carry the day when real debate is pushed into your direction. You cannot run and hide behind Hollywood, Katie Couric, Ellen or even Oprah in the blogosphere.
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I agree with the above posts. Gay individuals need to shut up and be grateful that we live in the age of acceptance. As a straight male, it disgust me to know that the hole that god made in the back of the male anatomy is being used for entrance. If he wanted something put up in it he would have given women just one hole and they would be having babies as the go to the bathroom. Get a grip, the hole is for exit only so shut up and stop trying to push your weird feelings on us truly human people. Makes me want to puke!
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If gay people want to go to hell, let them all jump into the lake of fire holding hands doing a cannonball. If a gay guy can sing like Rob Halford and rock out with KK Downing and Glen Tipton the way Judas Priest does, I'll buy an album. He's still going to hell, and he wants it to be that way. The gay act is gross to me, but gay people in and of themselves don't bother me. Most gay people focus too much on sex, when for the rest of the world - it's only a small part of who they are. Gay's entire focus is on a sexual act, not on their hobbies, spirituality, learning, physical fitness, nationality, patriotism, family, or the simple desire to improve one's self. For heterosexuals, their sexuality is only a small part of who they are. We have other things we want to achieve in life and don't focus 100% on a sexual act all day. Some of us are concerned about improving ourselves and the well-being of our families and our nation. Gay people want us to waste time thinking about a sexual act that is abnormal to the species instead of focusing on things that improve the well-being of mankind. It is questionable whether American Idol improves mankind, but it transcends a simple sex act.
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Geo says we can't "impose our Christian lifestyle on others." So why do homosexuals feel they can force their lifestyle on the rest of society. Why do they feel they are allowed to force us to accept it? Why must American Idol be forced to advance a man who "acts" more feminine then any of the females in the group? Liberals and Homosexuals are the definition of hypocricy.
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giancarloyou are correct, I would probably use a little more tact if you were in front of me, however, it does not change the fact that you are the one who is being duped. Did you really mean to say that AIDS is not a gay disease? Are you kidding? I used to have a good friend who was a homosexual, guess what, he died of AIDS. He too was sexually confused, and he new how I felt about it. But we got along on different subjects. He actually came to my wedding and considered me a good friend. He was funny guy, but now he is dead. I saw him suffer through several rounds of pnumonia for two or three years before he died. You can call me an idiot, I don't care. I pray though, you do not die from AIDS.
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Sodngamora is the perfect example of an ignorant idiot. Homosexuality is not a choice. Furthermore, America was founded on secular thought, it was not foudned on christianity. For one thing, many of the founders were deists. It has a lot to do with it? Freak of nature? you are a sick twisted individual. I suggest you commit yourself to a psychatric insitition. I'm a perfectly fine human being and I deserve to be treated as such. And thank goodness President Bush will be gone in two years. And gay people should have no rights? You are a moron. A total moron. I can't renounce anything. Your bible has so many contradictions. You christians don't even bother following a lot of it. You arre a fascist. And your views are dangerous. They are ANTI-DEMOCRATIC, and worst of all, ANTI-AMERICAN.
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I am sick to death of the "gay" agenda. Why do they deserve special rights because of who they CHOOSE to do "it" with? Should I organize a parade for all who use the "missionary" position? I mean really, it's sex (as unnatural as it is) and it belongs behind closed doors. Even if you don't believe in God, look at how we are made - a plug and a socket. Not too hard to figure out! Gays, lesbians, homos - just do your jobs, live your lives and quit expecting special privileges! I am TIRED of having it shoved it my face!
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