"Network television producers may or may not stop promoting homosexuality; but for certain they will learn to keep homosexual activism separate from the cash-cow of "family entertainment." There is of course the insane possibility that Hollywood will forsake ratings - and the dollars that follow - and continue down the path of change. Perhaps next we will see the pro-pedophilia group NAMBLA use its influence in Hollywood to have "Dancing with the Stars" seat Roman Polanski as a judge," - Gary McCullough, director of Christian Newswire, claiming that Ellen is the cause of American Idol's ratings slip.
Really? Are you frickin' kidding me? As a longtime American Idol watcher, I can honestly say that, until a couple of weeks ago, Ellen was the best thing on that show (until she stopped offering criticism and just started doing comedy and pretending to be Paula Abdul). The talent is thin this year; the two front-runners, Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox, don't have half the talent of David Cook, Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert, Clay Aiken, Kelly Clarkson, or even fourth place finisher Chris Daughtry. Hell, AI had Adam Lambert on this season as a mentor! On top of that, there is the constant attention paid to back-stories, the judges' (particularly outgoing curmudgeon Simon Cowell) pimping their favorites while levelling baseball bats to the gut to contestants like Siobhan Magnus and Didi Benami who didn't fit the mold they were in the mood to see filled, and the general feeling among the public that the outcome is in the hands of the millions of little girls who watch the show religiously.
Anyway, I'm only pretending to be shocked. Comments like this are obligatory amongst the Christianist media.