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Video: CNN anchor cuts interview with anti-gay guest

October 17, 2012

CNN news anchor Carol Costello abruptly ended an interview with the American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer, after he was accused of making “hate speech”.

During a discussion about Mix It Up Day, an anti-bullying initiative for US schools, Fischer attacked the idea and said:

“It is a thinly-veiled attempt to push the normalisation of homosexual behavior in public schools and to eventually punish students who express a Judeo-Christian view of homosexuality”.

Costello’s interview with Fischer lasted for around five minutes, before she decided that his outspoken language was too much to bare.

She read out a 2010 quote in which Fischer alleged that Hitler recruited gay men as Nazi Stormtroopers to carry out “savage” acts.

Fischer then argued that homosexuality had “known health risks” – at which point the interview was terminated.

More: American Family Association, Americas, Bryan Fischer, Carol Costello, CNN, Mix It Up Day, Nazis, stormtroopers, US

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