The idle ramblings of a Jack of some trades, Master of none

Here's an absolutely hilarious development. The American Family Network - a fundamentalist Christian organisation filled with froth-at-the-mouth types - believes that the use of 'gay' is euphemistic, and endeavours to replace all occurrences of the word by 'homosexual' in news reports that it publishes on its website. Naturally, any blind search-and-replace is fraught with peril, as they discovered to their discomfiture, when the blogosphere cottoned on to them. The US athletes Rudy Gay and Tyson Gay were referred to as Rudy Homosexual and Tyson Homosexual.

Read all about it at the Right-Wing Watch

Here's AFN's raison d'etre. All the relevant keywords, especially those that are cracking me up, are in bold:
Whether it's a story about prayer in public schools, workplace restrictions on Christians or battles for biblical truth within our denominations, the American Family News Network (AFN) is here to tell you what the newsmakers are saying.

AFN is a Christian news service - with more than 1200 broadcast, print and online affiliates in 45 states and 11 foreign countries - that exists to present the day's stories from a biblical perspective. We not only feature the latest breaking stories from across the United States and around the world, but also news of the challenges facing Christians in today's society.

At, you will get your news from reporters you can trust to give the latest news without the liberal bias that characterizes so much of the "mainstream" media.

For a refreshing and informative change in where you get your news, log on to


Paul said...

Ooooooh, I can't wait until they change the wording in the Christmas song "Deck The Halls".....
"Don we now our homosexual apparel"

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