The moment we heard about the show, Equality Florida jumped into action and you responded. In just two hours, EQFL members in Tampa Bay
Sent 1,000 email letters to WFLA
Made hundreds of phone calls
After talking with Equality Florida, WFLA held an emergency meeting of top executives to review this program. Their decision: General Manager, Mike Pumo, said there were "no red flags" regarding the show's content and proceeded to air it.
"We have 20,000 members in the Tampa Bay area," Pollitzer said. "We reached maybe 10,000 through the e-mail network. And, we only sent this to the greater Tampa Bay area, to folks within this media market. All the calls are from people who watch WFLA.
"By broadcasting this homophobia," he said, "WFLA is willing to make a profit off the dehumanization of the Tampa Bay gay and lesbian community."
"This show paints the entire gay community as being anti-Christian and that's just not true," said Brian Winfield, director of communications for Equality Florida. "On a day when tens of thousands of Tampa residents and their friends gathered together to celebrate diversity and pride, WFLA chose to profit from screening a show that was dehumanizing to gay people."