It wasn’t too long ago that the Catholic Family Human Rights Institute’s Austin Ruse was forced to see a lesbian couple call each other “wife” on the Food Network. Now another right-wing activist has reported a harrowing brush with gay people on television.
Iowa-based talk show host Steve Deace wrote on Twitter this morning:
So I'm on an @AmericanAir flight and the inflight TV show for all to see just had a seen of a grown woman kissing a teenage girl.— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) September 10, 2014
A few minutes later he tweeted again about the “lesbian make out attempt” he had been forced to witness:
Lesbian make out attempt on in-flight TV show on @AmericanAir flight from D.C to Chicago = You will be made to care, even at 30,000 feet.— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) September 10, 2014
American Airlines responded to both of Deace’s tweets, promising to “forward” his “concerns,” at which point Deace took to Facebook to congratulate himself as a lone protector of liberty on a flight full of moral cowards:
Now, this is a full-flight, and I'm sure I'm not the only person that finds this programming objectionable. So why was I the only one to say something? When you find the answer to that you'll discover a major reason why we are in the shape we are in as a people. Of course, all those who remained silent now will come to people like me later and ask us to defend them when it's their liberty on the line. Funny how that works.