John M. Becker

Dallas Sportscaster vs. Hate Group Spokesman

Filed By John M. Becker | May 14, 2014 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Media
Tags: CNN, Dale Hansen, Dallas, Family Research Council, football, FRC, gay athletes, gay football, homophobia in sports, Ken Blackwell, Michael Sam, National Football League, NFL, NFL draft

hansen-dallas-cnn-FRC.jpgRemember Dale Hansen, our favorite homophobia-fighting, Michael Sam-defending Dallas sportscaster? Turns out he was on CNN on Monday night and squared off with anti-gay hate group spokesman Ken Blackwell over Sam's famous kiss.

Equality Matters reports:

During the May 12 edition of CNN Tonight, anchor Bill Weir invited local anchor Dale Hansen, whose February speech in support of Sam created an Internet sensation, and the Family Research Council's (FRC) Ken Blackwell to discuss the controversy. The segment - during which Blackwell asserted that Sam kissed his boyfriend to help push an "agenda" and speculated that the kiss was a "political prophylactic" to protect Sam from getting fired - disintegrated into a back-and-forth over whether homosexuality is a choice and a sin, highlighting precisely why it's never a good idea for national outlets to provide a platform to hate groups like the FRC...

But Hansen pushed back with his usual eloquence. Watch, after the jump.

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