On April 26, 2011, KRIV-26, the FOX affiliate in Houston, Texas, gave voice to one of the country's most vocal anti-gay activists during a "debate" on its news program entitled, "Is TV Too Gay?" The focus was that night's episode of the show Glee which featured a theme of self-acceptance and celebration of diversity inspired by the Lady Gaga hit song "Born This Way." View the original FOX report and take action now! The segment on FOX in Focus began on the wrong foot, by even suggesting that television programs with positive portrayals of gay characters could negatively impact teens. As the show progressed, it only got worse:
- Instead of inviting experts on young adult development or youth themselves, the show framed the question as "gay" versus "anti-gay."
- Guest Bryan Fischer from the American Family Association took this as an opportunity to make horribly offensive comparisons about gay and lesbian families and called Glee "propaganda."
- Fischer said that being gay "is conduct that bears enormous psychological and physical risk to those that engage in it” and that “homosexual behavior is just as risky and just as dangerous as injection drug use."
- Fox host Damali Keith compared the gay characters on Glee to "product placement" by soda companies in movies, where "everyone in the theater is thirsty for that particular brand."