Earlier this week, we reported on the controversy that erupted when Kyra Phillips asked: Homosexuality: Is it a problem in need of a cure? One of her guests was “former homosexual” Richard Cohen.
According to Andy Towle, who got the transcript, Kyra addressed the controversy yesterday. She said some people sent her “vicious” emails, but wants us to know about her “unswerving support for all communities in the battle for human rights, including gays, lesbians, and transgendered individuals.” She admitted that “ex-gay” Cohen was an inappropriate guest. But, she’s a reporter who loves to discuss issues.
My beef wasn’t just her creepy guest. My biggest problem was with the question Phillips asked on behalf of her network about whether homosexuality is a problem in need of a cure. Kyra said she “love[s] debating issues. But, that is not an issue for debate, except in the far reaches of the ultra-crazy anti-gay world. Kyra gave legitimacy to the idea that gays can be or need to be cured. It was absurd and detrimental. I hope she gets that now, you know, since she likes us so much.