No shame from PBS over 'Prideland' propaganda

Friday, May 15, 2020
Billy Davis, Steve Jordahl (

LGBT rainbow flagPBS is celebrating homosexuality, winking at polyamory, and shaming religious beliefs in a new documentary filmed in the South --- and using your tax dollars to do it.

For once a left-wing film crew didn’t venture through the Deep South to document poverty and look for the Klan, but the production crew behind “Prideland” did interview a homosexual minister in Mississippi and a lesbian rodeo performer in Texas, among other encounters.

“Propaganda is not too strong a term to describe it,” Peter Sprigg, of the Family Research Council, says of the hour-long show set to air June 12.

Sprigg says viewers won't be seeing anyone discuss the increased risk of disease in the homosexual community or the suicide rate among gay youth.

After all, the CDC reported male-to-male sexual contact accounted for 24,909 HIV cases in 2018, two-thirds of total confirmed cases in the U.S.

The staggering suicide rate is not news to the LGBT community either, which reports suicide attempts by LGBT youth average 4.5 times more than straight teens, and even suicide attempts by middle-age homosexuals is said to be above average, too.

When such issues are discussed, blame typically falls on the public.

According to one LGBT-produced document about suicides, “peers, family, colleagues, workplaces, houses of worship, schools, places of public accommodation, and health care settings” are to blame for the "stigmatized minority" who attempt to take their lives. 

According to Sprigg, good luck finding a documentary willing to discuss those issues honestly. 

Instead, Episode 3 of “Prideland” features interviewees talking “candidly” about “asexuality, polyamorous relationships and how to manage diverging expectations in the queer community.”

The six-episode documentary repeatedly and predictably attacks faith, such as the Mississippi minister and, in a second Mississippi story, a bakery store owner who stands for the “LGBTQ rights” while living in the “buckle of the Bible belt.”

The host of the documentary, actor-singer Dyllon Burnside, kicks off the first episode by traveling back home to Pensacola, Florida, where he confronts the community where he was fired from his church after coming out. 

The documentary’s obvious attack on orthodox biblical teachings caught the attention of Mississippi-based American Family Association, which is asking the public to demand that PBS pull the documentary.

“Sadly, PBS is proudly promoting a lifestyle that is unhealthy to both the individual who participates in the unnatural sexual behavior and to society as a whole,” an AFA “Action Alert” warned.

“PBS says that they are interested in hearing diverse viewpoints in their mission statement,” Sprigg says. “But on this issue that doesn't seem to be the case. I doubt that they are willing to present an opposing view.”

According to AFA, PBS received a whopping $445 million in taxpayer funding in 2020.

Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates



We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details





Do you agree the virus pandemic has impacted our constitutional rights?





Memorial Day weekend draws crowds and triggers warnings
Slowly, surely, US houses of worship emerge from lockdown
White House imposes coronavirus travel ban on Brazil
Israel’s Netanyahu attacks justice system as trial begins
Desperate Indian girl bikes 745 miles home with disabled dad
Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters
Taliban, Ghani declare three-day cease fire for Eid holiday


Sen. Rick Scott: Bill of Rights allows Americans to worship at church service, no matter what gov't leaders say
Will Trump order sanctions on China's president for Hong Kong crackdown?
Beto O’Rourke mocks Texas governor’s reopening message – then hears back from Crenshaw, Cruz
Opinion — Newt Gingrich: On Memorial Day, we have a duty to honor Americans who died defending our country
Trump to attend Wednesday's NASA astronaut launch in Florida


Cartoon of the Day
McCorvey's conversion wasn't a lie; FX special is

Norma McCorvey (FX documentary)Those who knew Norma McCorvey – the 'Roe' in Roe v. Wade – are taking exception to an FX special on her life.