Earlier this week, it was reported that Guy Benson, the political editor at the conservative website Townhall.com, reveals in his forthcoming book that he is gay.
Unsurprisingly, the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer has wasted no time in demanding that Benson now be fired from his position at Townhall.com:
Benson is young, smart, and articulate and often appears on Fox News as a pundit on all manner of political issues. This makes him particularly dangerous to the conservative cause.
Now I don’t know Mr. Benson, and he certainly seems like a particularly nice and friendly individual. But this is not about his personality. It’s about his politics.
Townhall, by the way, is owned by Salem Media Group, which describes its mission as “targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.” To my knowledge, Salem has yet to explain how paying an openly homosexual activist to be the political editor of its main public policy publication is consistent with this mission.
If Salem leadership is to be at all true to its own mission statement, Benson must be replaced. His values on homosexuality are not Christian, family-themed, or conservative.
It remains to be seen whether Fischer’s demand will be heeded, but he does have a track record of managing to force gay conservatives out of their jobs.