CNN host to Bryan Fischer: If that’s the gay Gestapo, then I’m a card carrying member

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, October 22, 2012 17:23 EDT
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CNN host Carol Costello on Monday responded to Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association, who accused her of being part of the “gay Gestapo.”

“Well, Mr. Fischer if that’s the definition of the gay Gestapo, then I’m a proud card carrying member,” she said. “We thought it was important to showcase what is a genuine attempt to teach tolerance for all kids who might be different in school.”

Costello interviewed Fischer on her program last week regarding the “Mix It Up” anti-bullying effort. Fischer claimed the goal of the event was the “normalization of homosexual behavior.” After comparing homosexuality to intravenous drug abuse, Costello abruptly ended the interview.

“That’s just not true,” Costello said. “I’m going to end this interview now, sir, because that’s just not true. Mr. Fischer, thanks for sharing your views, I guess.”

Days later, Fischer said on his radio program that the “gay Gestapo” attempted to silence “statements of facts” about homosexuality.

“Now, Carol Costello, she showed you what this looks like,” he explained. “Carol Costello, when I was on CNN, she showed you what the gay Gestapo looks like in action because she cut my water off just a soon as I started to talk about the health risks of homosexual behavior.”

Watch video, uploaded to YouTube by CNN, below:

[H/T: AmericaBlog]

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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