Ellen DeGeneres may be a proud lesbian, and one who openly promotes homosexuality on her TV show, but her message doesn’t resonate with everyone, especially the more conservative among Americans.
One such example is well-known Christian author Larry Tomczak, who wrote about the subject in a Christian Post op-ed, entitled “Are You Aware of the Avalanche of Gay Programming Assaulting Your Home?” published on January 8.
As Tomczak wrote in his piece, “What’s going on? A lifestyle that Romans 1:24-27 labels as “immoral,” “indecent,” “shameful,” “unnatural” and a “perversion” bringing a “due penalty” is conveyed to tens of millions of unsuspecting children, teens and parents as normal, acceptable behavior.”
Tomczak’s opposition to the LGBT community is well-known, as he also lambasted Ellen DeGeneres for bringing young stars such as Taylor Swift on her show all in the cause of “promoting homosexuality.”
But Tomczak didn’t stop there, as he went on to criticize shows like Modern Family and Scandal, as well as the film Foxcatcher, which some people consider to have a gay subtext.
“Home and remodelling reality shows regularly feature lesbians and gays in partnerships exploring homes,” he noted. “Anderson Cooper boasts openly on TV he’d rather ‘have sex’ with a man plus co-hosts New Year’s Eve festivities nationwide. LGBTQ advocates are extremely deceptive, sophisticated and strategic in working to lead a generation over the cliff to destruction. As ‘salt’ and ‘light’ Christians, we represent a bulwark against this tidal wave of unprecedented evil.”
For her part, Ellen DeGeneres is no stranger to strong right-wing opinions, which often condemn her and the way of life she stands for. Like, for example, One Million Moms, a division of the American Family Association, which threatened to boycott JCPenney after the retail chain appointed DeGeneres as its spokeswoman in 2012.
By way of a response to the JCPenney issue, DeGeneres unsurprisingly addressed the matter on her talk show, noting, “Here are the values I stand for: I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you’d want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values.”