Gary McCullough, director of Christian Newswire, made it his personal mission last year to stop “American Idol” after the show added the openly gay Ellen DeGeneres as a host for one season. After DeGeneres left the show, McCullough declared victory, arguing that families stopped watching the show because DeGeneres is a lesbian and “the promotion of homosexuality and the production of family entertainment do not mix.”
But McCullough is diving back into the mix after Adam Levine, Maroon 5 singer and host of ‘The Voice,’ criticized Idol over claims that the show pressured openly gay singer Adam Lambert to not disclose his sexual orientation. “What’s always pissed me off about ‘Idol’ is wanting to mask that, for that to go unspoken,” Levine said in an interview, “C’mon. You can’t be publicly gay? At this point? On a singing competition? Give me a break. You can’t hide basic components of these people’s lives.”
In a new statement, McCullough attacks “Hollywood’s Gay-McCarthyites” and mockingly says that Levine might as well demand contestants to wear “pink-triangle armbands to tell viewers who is gay and who is straight.” He even warns that the pink-triangle armband, which was used by the Nazis to identify gay prisoners for extermination, will become so desirable as people are rewarded for their “flamboyant expressiveness” that eventually straight people will fake “being a homosexual to earn the pink armband”:
In January of 2010, I claimed that the FOX TV show, American Idol hired Ellen DeGeneres to fight the rumors within Hollywood that the show was anti-gay; this after the more talented Adam Lambert lost the competition to a “Teen-Beat” hetero-dreamboat.
Idol’s producers allowed DeGeneres to drive the show into the ground to appease a flaming Hollywood minority. Eventually profit-minded heads prevailed and the gay-activist was replaced after one horrendous season.
Idol’s producers had paid their alms to Hollywood’s Gay-McCarthyites and thought they were in the clear. Not so fast claims Idol-rival co-host Adam Levine; this week Levine charged that Idol was not doing enough to promote gay contestants. What does he want, pink-triangle armbands to tell viewers who is gay and who is straight?
Should Levine get his way and Idol steps up its promotion of identifiable homosexual contestants, I guarantee that will not be the final demand. Next season someone else will complain that the contestants were not gay enough. Perhaps we need a sliding scale, with an independent panel awarding levels of homosexuality based on flamboyant expressiveness and on-the-record out-of-the-closet dramatic statements.
But what if someone fakes being a homosexual to earn the pink armband? How do we know what gender each contestant truly desires? We need a certification process lest the talent pool is contaminated with that rarest of all gay performers, the male-lesbian. We will need the casting couch reinstated to insure same-sex sexual preference purity.
I hope I have illustrated the idiocy of attempting to accommodate a militant homosexual agenda, even by a television production. Once we make how one fakes procreation into a class, let alone a “minority,” we have shown ourselves to be fools indeed.