WOOD TV Rescinds Offer to Air Anti-Gay Program

WOOD TV Rescinds Offer to Air Anti-Gay Program Following Public Pressure

Within an hour of the Human Rights Campaign issuing an action alert to its supporters urging them to contact WOOD TV to demand that the station not air an anti-gay program produced by the American Family Association, WOOD TV announced that it is no longer going to air the program.

In a statement, Diane Kniowski, General Manager of WOOD TV, said:

“We made a gesture of the 2-3 p.m. Saturday time period. It’s been 24 hours and we had no response… Our station is being bombarded with calls and messages, and we find ourselves in the middle of someone else’s fight. Ours was a fair offer and we are removing ourselves from this matter.”

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization. The group’s action alert urged the station to pull the program and instead air a fair discussion or debate on both the issues and pending legislation.

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