CNN's Velshi finally covers Stonewall...well, not really

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Earlier today I wrote about the media pretty much ignoring the 40th anniversary of Stonewall which is fast approaching. Now this from CNN.

Okay, it wasn't Stonewall. Instead we were treated to a nine-minute interview with the leader of a 25-member church that performed an exorcism on a gay man in hopes they could pray the gay away (more on the "ex-gay" movement here.)

According to Ali Velshi, it's the YouTube video of the horrific event (my words) that caught CNN's attention and resulted in the interview you can now watch below. I'll just say that the minister doesn't seem to be the brightest bulb in the box. Velshi does an able job trying to coax some sanity out of the woman but it would have been nice to see someone like Wayne Besen on to rebut her foolishness.

Perhaps if there was some kind of video on the YouTubes about Stonewall to catch CNN's attention and result in a segment or two. Oh wait a minute...

In fairness to CNN, they did host Matthew Shepard's parents, Dennis and Judy, this afternoon to discuss the Senate hate crimes bill.

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Ali Velshi
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