This item, featured in detail on Is America Burning (see my Special Links), shows what can happen when a major right-wing network, one that brazenly assures everyone that it values truth, gets carried away with itself and its Christian fundamentalist agenda. O'Reilly later retracted this story but, for a few days, the story was around and, for millions, it was the truth!
This debacle also demonstrates the problem that the gay community has as it struggles to gain acceptance in mainstream society. Those who seek to discredit it can always find stories that show it in a bad light, that exaggerate some of its shortcomings (of course, all groups have shortcomings just as they have individuals in their ranks who sometimes go too far). And if the detractors can't find stories, they just make them up!
This blog supports the acceptance of homosexuals. Ridiculing, telling lies about, or assaulting gays or lesbians who are just going about their business and their relationships quietly and maturely must be strongly condemned.
And any news organization which deliberately distorts the truth or presents untruths about gays and lesbians (or any other minority group) should be closed down!