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NEWS: New Gay Cable Channel Meets Resistance

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posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 12:42 PM
LOGO, a new cable channel, was launched June 30. Backed by MTV, this gay-oriented channel is available in major metropolitan areas like New York and Los Angeles as part of the basic cable lineup, meaning anyone who has cable has LOGO in these areas. Religious groups such as the American Family Association are actively resisting the new programming included in the basic cable package.
"Now they are taking their activism a step further to indoctrinate our children through a special gay network that will portray homosexual in a positive, appealing way, legitimizing the homosexual lifestyle for children in millions of American homes," Crouse says. "This is a sad day for America's children. LOGO is another assault on our children's innocence."

"I think maybe initially there will be an attempt to dampen that kind of material -- but they are going to show homosexual films," he explains. "There will be, for example, scenes of men kissing men and women kissing women, even if it's not sexually explicit."

He warns parents that "right out of the gate" LOGO will have those kinds of products. "That is going to be problematic for a lot of parents," he says. "Those are things they don't want their kids seeing."

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

I happen to find this new channel quite exciting and indicative of a new era in the acceptance of gays as a normal thing. Be honest, it never has.

Straights have their own basic channels like Spike TV, which has more "explicit" scenes than anything besides Cinemax, why shouldn't the gays?

Again, I must insist that the religious groups like the American Family Association are closing one of their eyes just so they can complain.

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[edit on 4-7-2005 by iceofspades]

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 12:55 PM
I guess the religious peeps are just to dumb to NOT switch to that new channel or even better, not program it on their tele at all :p

Just like people that hate FOX tend to be unable to stay away from that channel yet still program it on their tele's and VCR's.

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:00 PM
Oh my, these people make me laugh.

If they hate it so much they can place a "lock" on it, so their children won't be able to watch "Logo", it's no big deal. Although I'm not overly "pro" this idea, as I myself see no point in it - if they wish not to watch it, they can switch over.

It is just that simple.

People just keep making a mountain out of a mole hill.

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:00 PM
There are umpteen Christian Psycho stations on broadcast [and cable?].

They don't have these kind of protests against 24 porn of the playboy channel and others,


Now these warped in spirit people object to a single [cable] outlet of people they have always used as a target of their frustrations with the Universe.

Tired of the twisted hypocracy.

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:07 PM
Seems like there is a double standard here.
There are what anywhere from 5 to 10 cable stations that only run christian orientated programming.
One note that was missed on the article, LOGO is actually replacing 2 other FAILED gay oriented stations. HERE! and Q were both premium stations that have gone under.
The religious extremeists also seem to miss this :

And it is the first time a major U.S. conglomerate such as Viacom has entered a niche market that, despite Logo's promise to deliver family-friendly entertainment , is viewed with concern by some of the same people who worry about too much sex, violence and profanity on TV.


posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:18 PM
Yeah, this is great
we need some gay channels! For that matter isnt about time we had a gay restaurant? How about Gaydonalds? I want to walk in and see some gay bikers flogging each others asses. Where's all the Mr. Garrisons! I want eqaulity!

We dont need churches anymore, Burn Them! I'm ready for america to become the new sodom and gomorrah! Send us your sons & daughters so we can have sex with all of them! wait a minute! we are descriminating against pedophiles!
they need there own channel too!, Damn this fascist america with its nazi churchs! When will people wake up and realise its ok to be a sexual deviant! send us all your young kids too, jacko just opened a new ranch complete with kiddy bordellos!

Mod edit, Mind how you word your posts,

[edit on 4-7-2005 by asala]

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:25 PM
XphilesPhan, well done. You've been upgraded to "bigot" status.

Everyone take a moment to give this guy a round of applause for his pointless comments.

Glad to see you think that homo-sexuals wish to "show your children" animals being placed in their anus. It's good you have the power to "change the channel" or "ban the channel" from your television so your children do not have to watch such things. It is good that you have the power to home school your children if you think Public Education isn't good enough and teaches them to be immoral but it's funny how I see Christianity and I see the pain, death and misery it has caused. How I see the genocide and violence it has caused and a few men having sex with one-another in their bedrooms is worse.

It's a lovely world we live in. Maybe it's about time you go out and see this? Maybe it's about time you realise there have been enough instances of the Catholic Church covering up pedophilla, rape, abuse, that no longer can Christains take the "moral" high-ground, because the Public is seeing the truth, the truth that "Christains and/or Religious people like you, ruin it for the moral and true Religious people who do no harm to others and do not spread hate". You wish to talk about Nazi Churches? Why not go look in the mirror and see the bigot(Nazi) looking right back at you?

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:36 PM
Ok, First off im not saying these things dont happen in churchs, they do and have. What im saying is where do you draw the line? when does it go to far? I mean are we really going to stop with just gays? we are descriminating against pedophiles, rapists, and all the others, They dont get a channel too? Im not a bigot or a nazi, but if i really believed that this was it and that the line would be drawn here, it would be ok, but i know thats not going to be the case. It's just a matter of time before another group of worse sexual deviants trys to get protection status for whatever they want. Im also tired of all the problems of the world being blamed on the church, What kind of suffering have they caused? you mean because the muslims dont like us we caused 9/11? or we caused whats going on in iraq? Granted there have been some unchristian things done in their name.
BTW the gerbil thing i was refering to was shown on comedy central's south park, a show kids do watch. What are these kids to think?

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:42 PM
There is one major difference between a homosexuals and a rapist, the homosexuals both choose to be that way/or it is natural for them to be that way. A rapist forces someone else to go through something they do not wish to go through.

It is so different, you can't compare one to the other.

Also if kids are watching South Park, hopefully they are old enough to understand they are mocking things that have happened in the past, if they are far too young then their parents shouldn't be letting them watch it.

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:49 PM
so 100,000 dead iraqi corpses that used to be living breathing humans is ok?
2000 US military dead and many more maimed is ok?
Lying about aluminum rocket tubes to convince the US public into this war is ok?
All in a nation that had no WMDs,
No terrorist training grounds,
No connection to 911,

The objection to gays based on the bible conviently ignores bible support for:
selling daughters into slavery
stoning young brides to death who are found not to be virgins
stoning people to death for adultery,

But you object to a joke about a gerbil in someones ass?

Pardon me, but IMO your value system seems disordered.

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:51 PM
I completely agree with that, Im just saying its ok to be tolerant but their such a thing as overdoing it. I mean most people thought jacko was in some way involved with these young boys, but people look the other way because that is his sexual prefrence, and because hes was a celebrity

What about child pornographers? Are we going to give them a channel too? my point is we are so afraid to be labeled intolerant this days that we will let any sick pervert do what they want.

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:55 PM
Wrong slank, The bible(new testament) says slavery is wrong. Why do you think the quakers objected to it? and how is christianity responsible for Iraq? i seem to be missing the link there. I do not believe the pope advocated a war with Iraq, i think it was quite the opposite. Your placing blame on everything you view as "right wing" including religion.

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:56 PM
No, because homosexuals are not doing anything wrong by sleeping with other adults. If they take advantage of under-age-children, I would be the first to say put them in jail. However we have picked a line and this is Natural.

Also remember the Bible is fine with 13 year olds getting married and having sexual intercourse. Which by what you post, you think is wrong or at least what I take from your post.

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 01:59 PM
ATSNN is the wrong place to be slamming each other, people.
Keep the discussion to the topic instead of at each other.

Thank you.


posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 02:09 PM
-tips hat @ Seekerof-

Roger that sir.

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 03:58 PM
What's wrong with religous groups complaining? It's not going to stop it.

I, however much I disagree with them, have to support their right to protest. Our constitution gives gays and lesbians the right to assemble and protest for their equal rights, that same constitution gives a religous groups the right to do the same. Wake up people. It doesn't matter what these people are fighting for, the fact is they are doing something. Agree with them or not, too many of us sit on our butts and do nothing to help shape the world we live in.

Don't demonize the religous groups for their beliefs, if you feel so strongly against them then call the advertisers that have commercials on the channel and thank them for their open-mindedness. This is still a democracy like it or not, if you want to effect things then you have to participate.

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 04:07 PM
This is jsut another companies excuse to lose money, charity would have been a better idea! This channel will close just as the other two channels and another "gay" channel bites the dust.

Family-entertainment? Then why does it have to be labled as "gay" ? how is "gay" family? makes no sense!

Also what is this going to accomplish socio-politically? Nothing, they dont get it forcing this content on people in anyway possible will not help make the majority jaded or more accepting!
Well all that has to be said has been said already apparently!

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 04:24 PM
There is no conclusive evidence that suggests anything these religious zeals are exounding. By simply watching two men/women kissing eachother on telivision or displaying attachment to eachother in a form which is obviously not of Christian social utility, thier children will not be more prone to accept such an orentiation as it is already well becoming aware of it's inherent predisposition.

Protests will not go far against LOGO, it will only prove the bigotry of these Christian fundamentalists, and more importantly, thier selective hypocracy.


posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 04:24 PM
How are they "forcing this content" on anyone?
What, nobody can change the channel?

I'm offended by "the 700 club", but you don't see me campaigning to get it taken off the air.

What is it with rightwing types, that they feel they need to force their ways on everone else?

posted on Jul, 4 2005 @ 04:55 PM
What is with you left wing types being so offended by christianity, and yes its only christianity because if i were muslim i would not be slammed as badly. I dont seem how people can link iraq with the christian church but whatever. and how are you offended by the 700 club? what did they do? they offend you becuase you wish to deny christian the right to freedom of worship, whos the hypocrite here?

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