Bill O’Reilly took time during one of his recent shows to discuss the Illinois lesbian couple voted “cutest couple” at their high school.
O’Reilly believes the students at the school voted for the girls because the student body – as a whole – wanted to play a prank on the teachers and administrators of the school.
He said, “the kids voted…this couple the cutest couple to tweak the adults…to cause trouble, to make an issue of the yearbook.”
Panelist Dr. Laura Berman – who teaches psychiatry at Northwestern University – responded:
“I don’t think that this is necessarily completely about them (the students) trying to tweak the adults and trying to be provocative. I think this is about – and we’ve seen this in other high schools, as well, it’s starting to become at least a small trend, if not a large one, that homosexuality is becoming, thankfully, more normalized, because this is the time in adolescence that kids are exploring their sexuality and in fact starting to identify what their sexual orientation is.”
Media Matters published the entire transcript. Here’s just a portion:
O’REILLY: …we don’t want to normalize homosexuality in a public way in an academic setting, high school, among minors. We don’t think that reflects…
O’REILLY: …how we feel about it. Well, for a number of reasons. One, social. It’s much more difficult to be homosexual than a heterosexual in America. Two, religious. There are people who believe that that kind of a life style…
In the clip below, O’Reilly talks about the national crisis of kids learning about sexuality.
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