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MSNBC Should Sanction Pat Buchanan for Anti-Gay Remarks

​Post submitted by Charlie Joughin, HRC Press Secretary

MSNBC contributor and political commentator Pat Buchanan has made a number of public anti-LGBT comments throughout his career.  Most recently, he told NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show that homosexuality is “unnatural.”  Here’s what he told the show’s host, Diane Rehm:

“I believe that homosexuality is -- that it is unnatural activity. Unnatural and immoral… I would say that kind of conduct should be discouraged in a good society, in a healthy society.”

As you know, every credible major medical and mental health organization in the United States has stated that homosexuality is normal, and attempts to alter or oppress a person’s sexual orientation can be dangerous and damaging. 

HRC is joining Media Matters' call for MSNBC and its parent company, NBCUniversal, to sanction Pat Buchanan.  Here’s what HRC President Joe Solmonese had to say:

“While Pat Buchanan is free to hold and express his views, the fact that MSNBC has given him a public platform to spew this sort of dangerous rhetoric is unacceptable, “said HRC President Joe Solmonese.  “MSNBC should sanction Mr. Buchanan, as his extremist ideas are incredibly harmful to millions of LGBT people around the world.”

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