Skip to comments.CNN Plans One-Hour Special: 'Gary and Tony Have a Baby'
Posted on 05/15/2010 5:13:54 PM PDT by Zakeet
CNN likes to paint itself as the "objective" middle ground in cable news between Fox News and MSNBC. But you don't find the middle with a one-hour June special titled "Gary and Tony Have a Baby." A duo of "gay marriage" activists are the stars "on their quest to have a biological child of their own" -- using an egg donor and a surrogate mother. The trailer is here, championing "the support, the drama" behind "the new American family." The pro-gay blog AfterElton.com noted CNN's own explanation of the Soledad O'Brien documentary:
Unable to legally marry in the U.S., [Gary and Tony] travel to Canada, get married, and spend thousands on an arduous journey toward parenthood via surrogacy and in vitro fertilization. ... Though Gary and Tony had hoped for a happy extended family, they discover instead ambivalence about same-sex marriage. With court battles, and struggles against their hometown community can these men achieve a life as mainstream as their parents?
CNN is not the "mainstream" media. Like the other liberal networks, they are the "mainstreaming" media, the idealistic leftists who want to take every sexual orientation straight into the center of respectability. "Transgenders" were honored with the two-hour special "Her Name Was Steven" in March. Soledad O'Brien talked to Michael Jensen at AfterElton, and explained this project was never meant to be two-sided:
JENSEN: How did the special come to be?
O'BRIEN: For In America, I'm very interested in telling stories that don't get a lot of play, and don't get told very often. That fly a little bit under the radar. I was noticing at my daughter's school and in the places around the city, the number of male couples having children. I was interested and noticed a trend. Then I ran into a couple my producer knew well who were thinking of having a baby. I thought it would be very interesting to follow the process financially of finding a donor, and the emotional processes and psychological journey. In some ways, the most radical thing to do [for a gay couple] is to circle around and have a bigger family unit.
JENSEN: What more can you tell me about Gary and Tony?
O'BRIEN: They've been together for twenty years. They are two guys who have described themselves by saying they grew up when they found each other and they transitioned from young men to grownups together. Their marriage was in Canada in 2005 and while they were happy with that, they eventually decided that they really wanted to have a baby. They loved each other so much that they decided the next natural step was to become a bigger family.
JENSEN: What's the structure of the special?
O'BRIEN: We tell the story of how they come to this place. We go with them every step of the way as the implantation happens, as they are navigating all the drama that comes along with having a surrogate. There is a lot of legal maneuvering. By the time we meet them they have the egg donor and surrogate.
JENSEN: The description of the show referred to the guys having problems with their community and encountering "ambivalence." Can you elaborate?
O'BRIEN: What has been interesting to watch is that the process isn't always about you, but is sometimes about your family. Not so much what will your family members think, but what will their friends think? What will the surrogate's friends think? In Gary's home town [in central Pennsylvania], the church was very uncomfortable with him.They talked about the evil that is homosexuality.
How is that going to make them feel? For our purposes, what it spurs in their head is really interesting. It takes them back to their childhood, back to not being accepted as a gay kid.
JENSEN: Is this just their story or is "the other side" represented here?
O'BRIEN: We tell their story very organically. They are activists and there are times when their activism brings them into contact with those that oppose them and we show that. But we don't go out and solicit opinions from those against gay parents.
In other words, CNN only covers the "LGBT" activists sympathetically and on their own terms. "Objectivity" is not the watchword, and detachment is not an option. Sympathy, not debate, is the point. Debate is something that needs to fade away, like an illness. "Her Name Was Steven" was a two-hour special, in which CNN allowed 47 seconds of dissent. "Objective" is the last word anyone should use.
Once again, the Libtards at CNN have completely lost sight of decency as they seek to advance their radical leftist anti-family agenda.
where’s your super-nuclear BARF alert?
/end dripping with sarcasm
What’s wrong with this sentence? Ping.
A duo of “gay marriage” activists are the stars “on their quest to have a biological child of their own” — using an egg donor and a surrogate mother.
So I guess the baby does not deserve a mother, because they have intentionally deprived the child of having a Mother and Father, so they can pevert the meaning of Family with immoral behaviour...
If this crap is gonna be on tv then CNN is where I would expect to find it.
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That’ll be fabulous!
So sorry. Gary and Tony CAN’T have a baby. That requires a woman. The Left will beat us over the head with their Liberal BS until their Liberal BS is accepted. Not from me! Every child deserves to have a MOTHER and a FATHER. Period.
What a sorry state this country is in....
I guess I just don’t get it, it won’t be “Theirs”.
It will be just one of theirs, anyway why don’t they just
CNN strives for even worse ratings and eventually being dissolved.
Nobody’s asking about the health of the children and none of them care. To a leftist, a child is nothing but a resource and an instrument of pleasure. Gay people adopt children to feel like a “normal” couple, not out of some saintly desire to shelter the innocents of the world. That’s why they still go through divorces and custody battles.
In the end, the children lose.
CNN... Where you go when you need a great example of how to dig a really deep hole for yourself.
Natural? Despite a few billion years of reproductive history, I suppose ...
“Surrogate mother”...Whew, thank goodness.
When I read that Gary & Tony were going to have a baby, I immediately started to worry about (knowing that these were 2 gays...er...guys), WHAT was going to substitute for the womb...exactly WHERE was the baby’s egg going to be placed...
Wasn’t a pretty picture...
Which of the two had labor pains, when did the water break...how can it belong to them both. Poor kid growing up.
Mentally sick people take razor blades and make cuts on their bodies. That behavior; like homosexuality; is abnormal and harmful to the human body.
We need to pray that these two and others like them will someday change their wicked ways and turn to God. Eternity is a long time.
It’s the “Brave New World” where sex is for pleasure and children are grown in laboratories. The children are basically PETS for leftist freaks. They have no hope whatsoever of growing up to be a happy and well rounded adult. They are absolutely cursed from the very first breath.
Civilization is already finished. There is nothing left. It has gotten to the point where the birth of a child should no longer be a happy event. They don’t stand a chance in this hell.
Well...they’ll have a new pet to deal with.
Is the genetic material Gary’s or Tony’s? Or do they stir up a cocktail and pledge to never check in the future?
“In other words, CNN only covers the “LGBT” activists sympathetically and on their own terms. “Objectivity” is not the watchword, and detachment is not an option. Sympathy, not debate, is the point. Debate is something that needs to fade away, like an illness. “Her Name Was Steven” was a two-hour special, in which CNN allowed 47 seconds of dissent. “Objective” is the last word anyone should use.”
Yeah, and I’ve noticed too how the liberal side always gets its “counterpoint time”
I wonder if MSNBC has anything similar planned with Chris and Keith.....?
Gary and Tony DID NOT have a baby they BOUGHT a baby.
Homosexuality is a dead end street.
You better choose a side soon.
I have, no brainer.
Soothsayer wrote: Gay people adopt children to feel like a normal couple, not out of some saintly desire to shelter the innocents of the world.
You nailed it.
Church lady doesn't approve.
Yes, indeed. All who care about them need prayer, too.
Great maybe this can be followerd with Solidad Obriens “Black In America” just riveting television
I bet they will do that gender selection stuff and make sure it’s a boy and they will raise him up to be gay. Imagine their pride when their son goes out on his first date with a boy. The birds and the bees discussion will be about anal sex, condoms and AIDS. How lovely.
must miss tv...but then all CNN is must miss tv
Also note that there is nothing “controversial” about this to CNN.
If only the right would hold those red com symp sex pervert loving baby killers at CNN nose to this piece of crap and potty train them.
Ok, so who’s the pitcher and who’s the catcher? Let’s take a poll. Wait a minute, let me rephrase that! Let’s take a survey. I say the poofter on the right is the catcher!
I feel so sorry for the poor kid. No mother.
I'm at a loss for words. Don't get me wrong... I do weird sh$t. Love to watch my dog lick his nuts after a good meal. But I don't want CNN to broadcast it nor do I want the federal government passing a law saying I am special because of it. Sheeze.............
Leviticus 18:22 anyone? Or is abomination so passe?
Here’s a newsflash, no matter how often Tony and Gary do the nasty they will never, ever have a baby. It’s a Darwinian thing.
I can only imagine the conversation, oh maybe, around the 5 year old mark, "Daddy and Daddy, why don't I have a "mommy" like the other kids at school?" "Well, we're very glad you asked that "True", we paid your mommy a lot of money so that she sold us the egg that made part of you, and then we paid a doctor to mix up stuff from us - we'll tell you about that when you are a little older - and then we paid another mommy to carry you in her tummy until you were grown enough to be born. So you REALLY have TWO mommies and TWO daddies so you tell everyone at school , nyah, nyah, nyah!"
Sound about right?