MTV Networks announced on May 26th that they’re going to launch a new cable channel called LOGO which will be specifically designed to appeal to the gay community. Needless to say, the conservative groups out there are already vowing to out any advertisers who buy air time on the channel.
“We will have to put together a master plan that will pull together tens of millions of pro-family people,” Traditional Values Coalition chairman Rev. Louis Sheldon told the Daily News.
Sheldon’s group opposes gay marriage and has led earlier boycotts of companies like retail chain 7-Eleven for carrying racy magazines on its shelves.
Concerned Women for America—which has boycotted Disney for its pro-gay policies—said it would publicize LOGO advertisers. “They should not promote homosexuality,” said Robert Knight, a leader of the right-leaning group.
I’d only be surprised about this news item if the conservative groups weren’t foaming at the mouth over it. If they’re not going to let gays marry then there’s no way in hell they’ll let them have their own cable TV channel. I suppose a gay cable channel would promote being gay the same way that the Black Entertainment Channel (BET) promotes being African American. I mean, look at all the non-black kids out there that have been trying to become black ever since that channel came into existence. That’s gotta be frosting the conservative’s shorts something fierce so I can understand how they wouldn’t want the same thing to happen with a gay channel, right?
Heard about this through The Minx.