Evangelical Pastor Rick Warren recently spoke with CNN's Piers Morgan about his work fighting the spread of AIDS in Africa as well as his views on sexual orientation. Warren compared being gay to wanting to punch another person in the face, claiming that we all have "natural" desires that should not be acted on. Warren has not yet made any statements regarding Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill, which he condemned only after public pressure when it was originally introduced in 2009.
Last week, CNN's Carol Costello hosted a segment about the anti-gay American Family Association's protest of Southern Poverty Law Center's "Mix it up at lunch day" - because of AFA's bizarre claim that encouraging kids to make new friends promotes some kind of "gay agenda."
For the very first time, every top cable news network is taking part in Spirit Day able news networks CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and HLN are participating in Spirit Day today, with anchors on all four networks donning purple to take a stand against bullying and support LGBT youth. Plus, business news leader CNBC has had anchors in purple throughout dayparts for the third year in a row!
In a segment that aired Thursday morning, CNN's Soledad O'Brien and openly gay former Clinton adviser Richard Socarides challenged megachurch pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen on his history of anti-gay comments.