It's been pointed out that HRC's role in WOOD-TV pulling out (heh heh)
was minimal. Most of the work, according to the timeline of events
, was done by people from GLAAD.
Until yesterday afternoon I was of the opinion that TV stations should air the damn thing and let people see the underbelly of the anti-gay community for themselves. I've seen bits of episodes from the Speechless series, and they were silly, but not as bad as I was expecting.
In fact, I was planning on posting the program on my blog. They've got the thing up online for free viewing, and they allow embedding, so I was going to put it up with some running commentary.
Then I watched it. Well, the first ten minutes. Then I had to shut it off. It was just harmful lie after harmful lie after harmful lie. I try not to use the word too very often, but this thing is just unbridled evil, shockingly so. I know some people don't like it when we make the connection, but was this the level of rhetoric against African Americans in the 1950s and 60s?
Needless to say, I won't be posting it.