Tampa Bay Channel 8 to Air Homophobic Infomercial Tonight
Tell NBC Channel 8 to NOT air this hour of lies!
Tonight at 7pm - unless we act RIGHT NOW- NBC 8, WFLA, is planning to air Silencing Christians- a one-hour anti-LGBT propaganda piece designed to "reveal the truth about the radical homosexual agenda."
This ugly infomercial is filled with outrageous, bigoted, and long disproved claims about the LGBT community. It highlights a parade of right wing speakers talking about gay conversion therapy and describes our families as diseased and dangerous.
We need you to speak out IMMEDIATELY against this paid campaign of lies before the program airs on WFLA Channel 8, the local NBC station in the Tampa Bay area.
Other networks in Michigan and Ohio have refused to air this dangerous and misleading piece of homophobic propaganda, but not this station. Instead WFLA NBC 8 is choosing to make money off the demonization and dehumanization of LGBT people in Tampa Bay by running this 60 minute paid program.
To add insult to injury, they've chosen to air this hateful piece on the same day as St. Pete Pride, the largest pride celebration in Florida. So, while tens of thousands are celebrating diversity and inclusion, WFLA will be broadcasting homophobia. It is an outrageous attack on our families.
Just as we are on the cusp of historic change - a federal hate crimes law, protections for LGBT workers against job discrimination - extremist groups like the AFA are launching a well-funded national campaign of hatred and fear to halt our progress.
This program recycles familiar lies: that hate crime laws will "do away with our freedom of speech," or that pastors will be "criminalized for sharing the love of Jesus Christ." (In fact, the proposed federal hate crimes law explicitly states that it only applies to physical violence - not speech.)
To view this horrendous program, click here, then call WFLA.
Ask to leave a message for News Director Don North and General Manager Mike Pumo.
WFLA Newsroom: 813-221-5788