According to ABC's Juju Chang, "wedge issues" like gay marriage can be linked to the bullying of homosexual teens. On Thursday's Good Morning America, the news anchor connected the subject in a piece on why a "seemingly accepting society" would allow harassment.
The reporter complained, "But despite the progress, gay issues are wedge issues in this country. 29 states effectively ban gay marriage." Effectively banned? Without explaining the connection, she added, "And there's Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
In a follow-up segment, co-host Robin Roberts interviewed Harvard professor William Pollack and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of ABC's Modern Family, to talk about gay bullying. (It's interesting that the network chose a gay actor from ABC to talk about this issue and not one from NBC or CBS. Was this a discussion of a serious topic or promotion of a network sitcom?)
GMA allowed no dissent on the subject. Guest Pollack insisted, "...Suicide and depression happens, not only because of confusion, but because of the message that our society is given. A homophobic message. That being gay is bad. Being gay is sick."So predictable that they'd attempt to turn Tyler Clementi into Rosa Parks. They do it all the time.
Is it possible that someone could oppose gay marriage or Don't Ask, Don't Tell and not support bullying?