THE WISE SHALL UNDERSTAND

Number Of Gay And Bisexual TV Characters At Highest-Ever Level

| October 7, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV is at its highest-ever level in the season ahead, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The total on cable television is also going up.

The 17th annual “Where We Are on TV” report, released Friday, found that 4.4 percent of actors appearing regularly on prime-time network drama and comedy series during the 2012-13 season will portray lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender characters. That is up from 2.9 percent in 2011, which saw a dip in what had been a growing annual trend.

The study reviewed 97 scripted TV programs scheduled to air in the upcoming season on the broadcast networks, counting a total of 701 series regular characters. The study found that 31 of them are LGBT characters.

ABC has the highest amount, with 10 out of 194, or 5.2 percent, of their regular characters identified as LGBT.

After leading last year, Fox ranks second with six LGBT characters out of 118 total series regulars, or 5.1 percent.

CBS was saluted as much improved, with four out of 142 LGBT series regulars, or 2.8 percent, up from 0.7 percent last year. Among CBS’s new fall series is “Partners,” a comedy about two childhood friends and business partners, one of whom is gay and in a relationship. The network’s lineup represents “an authentic and conscious effort by CBS to improve its diversity,” the study said.

Regular gay and lesbian characters on what the study termed “mainstream” cable television has also risen this season to 35, up from 29 last season.

Among those networks, Showtime leads with 12 LGBT characters. The study also cited HBO, FX, Adult Swim, ABC Family, MTV, Syfy and TeenNick. The HBO drama “True Blood” remains cable’s most inclusive series, featuring six LGBT characters.

After leading last year, Fox ranks second with six LGBT characters out of 118 total series regulars, or 5.1 percent.

On broadcast TV, male characters (64 percent) continue to outweigh female characters (36 percent, including the transgender character Unique on “Glee”). Compared with last year, African-American representation has grown from 9.9 percent to 12 percent, while Hispanic representation has decreased from 5.6 percent to 4.1 percent.

“It is vital for networks to weave complex and diverse story lines of LGBT people in the different programs they air,” said GLAAD President Herndon Graddick. “More and more Americans have come to accept their LGBT family members, friends, co-workers and peers, and as audiences tune into their favorite programs, they expect to see the same diversity of people they encounter in their daily lives.” source – CBS Washington

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  1. Bekah says:

    Time is long over-due to kill your T.V.

  2. Raymond says:

    If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13

    Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. Romans 1: 24, 25, 26, 27.

    The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 22:5.

    Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner,giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 7

    Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, noridolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. 1 Corinthians 6: 9.

    Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and forsinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine. 1 Timothy 1:9,10.

    And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast. And if a woman approach unto any beast,and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. Lev 20: 15, 16.

    Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Leviticus 18: 22, 23.

    Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20,21

  3. Rodger says:

    Makes one wonder. A clear majority of Americans self identify as Christian {somewhere between 75 to 80 percent) and yet I don’t see this reflected in the characters written for network tv. Could it be that a true representation of the American culture is not the goal after all?

  4. Raymond says:

    Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords.
    Praise His Holy name.

    May the Lord Bless & Protect Israel
    & the Jewish people. My heart is with
    the Jewish people & the nation of Israel.

    • Sonya says:

      My heart is with my favorite person and Jew, Jesus Christ.

    • BBill says:

      You seem a little too far on the extreme side to be a fan of a self-proclaimed metrosexual and a man who has pre-marital sex. Just saying: I would have assumed Tebow would have been more up your alley.

  5. Very well said Raymond

  6. Jody says:

    This is all part of the leftard agenda. One of the new shows is actually called The New Normal! They are indoctrinating our children, trying to overwhelm all opposition, so we will grow weary, stop fighting, and accept this filth. The Bible tells us this will happen in the days before the End Times. In Toronto, the school board has released a new policy: any transgendered, or “other gendered” student may chose which bathroom they want to use in school. This applies to teachers and staff, too. Privacy issues are being swept under the rug. That school board is actually encouraging schools to hire gays, lesbians, and transexuals, so the students will be exposed to them! Parents have NO SAY in the matter! We can turn off the tv. We cannot all afford private school for our children. When the government thinks they know how to raise our children better than we do, it’s time to get on our knees and pray for our Lord to return! I’m listening for a Mighty Shout!

  7. Los says:

    I wonder if there will be characters with other dead end defects.Charles Darwin must laugh in his grave over “proud” of being a dead end evolutionary wise..its about as good as being born sterile or anacelaphic to be gay if you believe in science and evolution.&.5 Billion people are not here because of defects.They are here because most aren’t defective ..so whats to be proud of?Imagine USA all Gay ..well ..thats the end of the USA right?

  8. Lorietta says:

    I am picky with the shows I watch and for my son. He already knows the difference between good as well as bad shows along with good versus bad people. He will be 3 soon. We plan to homeschool him.

  9. Joesph says:

    I just vomited……..Ahew….let me clean my mouth with acid and listerine…….now what were we talking about?………

  10. Since the 1960′ still living in a great delusion.

  11. Carol H says:

    Come LORD JESUS Come we want to be surrounded by your BEAUTY and MAJASTY FOREVER. YOU ARE KING OF KINGS and LORD of LORDS. MY GOD REIGNS. The GOD of ABRAHAM, JACOB, ISAAC,( ISRAEL IS FOREVER ) AND BELONGS to the PRECIOUS JEWISH PEOPLE GOD”S PEOPLE. CREATOR of OUR UNIVERSE I AM GLAD YOUR CHILDREN ARE IN YOUR HANDS LORD, and YOU are in charge MOST HIGH.

  12. Sonya says:

    It’s called mainstreaming, in order to make normal something that’s completely aberrant. Next, we’ll have a president and his first man, won’t we?

  13. Zion says:

    Gays defame and blaspheme Jesus Christ.
    1 Corinthians 6:8-10 (NKJV)
    8 No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren! 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
    Romans 1:God’s Wrath on Unrighteousness
    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.
    24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
    26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
    28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

  14. Zion says:

    1 John 3
    New King James Version (NKJV)
    3 Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

    Sin and the Child of God
    4 Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin. 6 Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him.
    7 Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. 8 He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.

    The Imperative of Love
    10 In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. 11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, 12 not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.
    13 Do not marvel, my brethren, if the world hates you. 14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. 15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

    The Outworking of Love
    16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

    18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 19 And by this we know[d] that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. 20 For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. 21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. 22 And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. 23 And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

    The Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error
    24 Now he who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. And by this we know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.

  15. Zion says:

    Either we believe in the power of the Holy Spirit, Blood of Jesus, and His Father, to be giving eternal, immortal, pure life through righteousness to everyone and nature in existence and receive that reality right here and now in everything and being, eternally forevermore, or you can believe in the power of man’s sin, impurities, mortality, diseases, fear and death, and receive that destiny, right now. Why waste the time? Keep sinning against nature and man, and receive that destiny. Or follow Jesus’ pure reality and the commandments, and live. It’s a personal choice of free will. You cannot believe in both the Blood of Jesus and man’s mortal anti-living conscience, and receive both in the same body. Verry soon you are going to receive in the body, your faith in the blood of Jesus, or your faith in man’s conscience you accept as truth, as your faith, knowledge and truths is added unto the energy of sunlight, sun substance, water, air and solar flare, which creates your accepted conscience, inside of yourself. They are your truths and they are already in you. Call All of your truths, LIES, and start over again with a new knowledge and reality with Jesus and His Father in All of it, with purity and life to every truth accepted, brought to life in you. In the name and Power of The Father, The Holy Spirit and Our Lord, Jesus The Living Christ with His Blood; In, With and Around Us All, Amen!

  16. Zion says:

    Bank of America and other banks greed and exploits of peoples wages are finished, same with governments and gas and tax price manipulation. Pull your money out NOW and stop voting for these things to govern you as slaves!
    Cyberattacks on Banks and Governments are God’s Judgement via solar flares, not terrorists. This is God taking care of the terrorists banks, govs and nations against American Christians. https://www.facebook.com/notes/zion-omega/it-is-done-god-and-jesus-is-alive-in-all/531930000155637
    God plus Jesus, plus solar flares, protecting, His Children. Everyone wants to blame others or take credit for what God is doing to banks greed, exploitation of peoples wages and affliction against His Children. This is what’s up. God and Jesus added to the Sun’s energy, substance, power and light which is added to our atmosphere, light, air, water, earth and beings, to perform His will and judgment. Solar Flares, CME’s and sunlight, sun’s energy, radiation and substance added to Water, air, and food with God, His word, His Son, His Son’s Blood and Holy spirit, truth, purity and righteousness, is coming for Bank of America and all that exists in the universe, Earth , All heavens and beyond, Past present and future, Eternally and NO-ONE can remove Him from there in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
    Solar Flares and CME’s Plus God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in the Light and energy of the Sun is upon the wage earner exploiters of Bank Of America and other banks as the Lord being a swift witness against them and those who support them, as well as All others for a blessing or curse, to each his own reward for what they have done to others and continue doing so without repentance when asked to.
    Matthew 3:11
    I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
    The Reign and Indignation of God
    Isaiah 66:14 When you see this, your heart shall rejoice, And your bones shall flourish like grass; The hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants, And His indignation to His enemies.
    15 For behold, the Lord will come with fire And with His chariots, like a whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire.
    16 For by fire and by His sword The Lord will judge all flesh; And the slain of the Lord shall be many.
    17 “Those who sanctify themselves and purify themselves, To go to the gardens
    After an idol in the midst, Eating swine’s flesh and the abomination and the mouse,
    Shall be consumed together,” says the Lord.
    Psalm 21:9
    You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; The LORD shall swallow them up in His wrath, And the fire shall devour them.
    Psalm 89:46
    How long, LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
    Isaiah 9:19
    Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts The land is burned up, And the people shall be as fuel for the fire; No man shall spare his brother.
    Ezekiel 21:31
    I will pour out My indignation on you; I will blow against you with the fire of My wrath, And deliver you into the hands of brutal men who are skillful to destroy.
    Ezekiel 22:21
    Yes, I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst.
    Ezekiel 22:31
    Therefore I have poured out My indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of My wrath; and I have recompensed their deeds on their own heads,” says the Lord GOD.
    Ezekiel 38:19
    For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel,

    Malachi 3
    The Coming Messenger
    1 “Behold, I send My messenger, And he will prepare the way before Me.
    And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple, Even the Messenger of the covenant, In whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,”
    Says the Lord of hosts.
    2 “But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears?
    For He is like a refiner’s fire And like launderers’ soap.
    3 He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the Lord An offering in righteousness.
    4 “Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem Will be pleasant to the Lord, As in the days of old, As in former years.
    5 And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien— Because they do not fear Me,” Says the Lord of hosts.
    6 “For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
    7 Yet from the days of your fathers You have gone away from My ordinances And have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you,” Says the Lord of hosts. “But you said, ‘In what way shall we return?’
    Do Not Rob God
    8 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings.
    9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation.
    10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it.
    11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, Nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” Says the Lord of hosts;
    12 “And all nations will call you blessed, For you will be a delightful land,” Says the Lord of hosts.
    The People Complain Harshly
    13 “Your words have been harsh against Me,” Says the Lord, “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’
    14 You have said, ‘It is useless to serve God; What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance, And that we have walked as mourners Before the Lord of hosts?
    15 So now we call the proud blessed, For those who do wickedness are raised up;
    They even tempt God and go free.’”
    A Book of Remembrance
    16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, And the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the Lord And who meditate on His name.
    17 “They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them As a man spares his own son who serves him.”
    18 Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him.
    Malachi 4
    The Great Day of God
    1 “For behold, the day is coming, Burning like an oven, And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” Says the Lord of hosts, “That will leave them neither root nor branch.
    2 But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
    3 You shall trample the wicked, For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet On the day that I do this,” Says the Lord of hosts.
    4 “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments.
    5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
    6 And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

  17. Ronald Warren Morgenthaler says:

    Is America becoming this nation? Revelation 18:2-3 She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal. For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”

  18. BBill says:

    I can’t believe Jesus would let this happen to AMERICA!!! The best nation on Earth. It is so sad that a BLACK man (who pretends to be a Christian, but is really MUSLIM) rules this once great nation; now the Liberal media imposed by this man is attempting to brainwash our children with these lies that it is OKAY to be black or homosexual.

    • Sonya says:

      It’s perfectly okay to be Black. What’s wrong with you, BBill. You’re befuddled! You don’t even recognize irony when you see it.

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