Friday, May 15, 2020
PBS is celebrating homosexuality, winking at polyamory, and shaming religious beliefs in a new documentary filmed in the South — and using your tax dollars to do it.
For once a left-wing film crew didn’t venture through the Deep South to document poverty and look for the Klan, but the production crew behind “Prideland” did interview a homosexual minister in Mississippi and a lesbian rodeo performer in Texas, among other encounters.
“Propaganda is not too strong a term to describe it,” Peter Sprigg, of the Family Research Council, says of the hour-long show set to air June 12.
Sprigg says viewers won’t be seeing anyone discuss the increased risk of disease in the homosexual community or the suicide rate among gay youth.
After all, the CDC reported male-to-male sexual contact accounted for 24,909 HIV cases in 2018, two-thirds of total confirmed cases in the U.S.
The staggering suicide rate is not news to the LGBT community either, which reports suicide attempts by LGBT youth average 4.5 times more than straight teens, and even suicide attempts by middle-age homosexuals is said to be above average, too.
When such issues are discussed, blame typically falls on the public.
According to one LGBT-produced document about suicides, “peers, family, colleagues, workplaces, houses of worship, schools, places of public accommodation, and health care settings” are to blame for the “stigmatized minority” who attempt to take their lives.
According to Sprigg, good luck finding a documentary willing to discuss those issues honestly.
Instead, Episode 3 of “Prideland” features interviewees talking “candidly” about “asexuality, polyamorous relationships and how to manage diverging expectations in the queer community.”
The six-episode documentary repeatedly and predictably attacks faith, such as the Mississippi minister and, in a second Mississippi story, a bakery store owner who stands for the “LGBTQ rights” while living in the “buckle of the Bible belt.”
The host of the documentary, actor-singer Dyllon Burnside, kicks off the first episode by traveling back home to Pensacola, Florida, where he confronts the community where he was fired from his church after coming out.
The documentary’s obvious attack on orthodox biblical teachings caught the attention of Mississippi-based American Family Association, which is asking the public to demand that PBS pull the documentary.
“Sadly, PBS is proudly promoting a lifestyle that is unhealthy to both the individual who participates in the unnatural sexual behavior and to society as a whole,” an AFA “Action Alert” warned.
“PBS says that they are interested in hearing diverse viewpoints in their mission statement,” Sprigg says. “But on this issue that doesn’t seem to be the case. I doubt that they are willing to present an opposing view.”
According to AFA, PBS received a whopping $445 million in taxpayer funding in 2020.
Editor’s Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.