On yesterday's edition The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly blasted the San Diego Padres' decision to host a children’s hat giveaway and a gay pride night during the same baseball game. O'Reilly described the business decision as "almost unbelievable" and a "mistake" to "cluster" gay men and lesbians during a "hat giveaway for any kid under 12."
So thousands of gay adults showed up and commingled with straight families. Predictably, that caused some anger, some saying the promotions were inappropriately timed, and some parents echoing that...If you want to have a gay night, don't put a children's promotion along with it. That's just common sense.
It's interesting that on the same day two prominent "family values" conservatives are accused of sexual misconduct, O'Reilly's talking points would rehash cultural myths on gays and sexual predators. More than anyone else, Bill O'Reilly should know better.
Video at Media Matters