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Tampa TV station airs 1-hour Christian commercial with extremely anti-gay statements on Gay Pride Day

”It was a slap in the face of the gay pride movement. It was an hourlong attack on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.”

R. Zeke Fread, the director of Pride Tampa Bay, commenting on the decision by WFLA / News Channel 8 to show the over-the-top propaganda piece being paid for and peddled by conservative Christians like the program’s host, Jan Parshall, in an effort to pit the interests of the gay community against children, families and America in general. The video commercial called “Speechless: Silencing Christians” was aired on June 27, the same day as the St. Pete Pride Parade. It is reported that 100 people showed up at the station on Wednesday to picket against the station’s decision to accept payment for the what they’re calling free speech access to the airwaves. (Tampa Bay Online)

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