Fox’s “news” anchor Shannon Bream hosted anti-LGBTQ pastor John MacArthur, who claimed that there is a “dynamic movement in the culture toward evil at all levels” that includes the ” homosexual revolution," which he called part of “30 years of [people] trying to destroy morality” in the U.S.
Bream regularly gives anti-LGBTQ guests a platform to spread misinformation about queer and trans people, particularly demonstrated by her cozy relationship with extreme anti-LGBTQ group Alliance Defending Freedom. She also serially misgenders trans people, a form of harassment that goes against journalistic standards.
MacArthur has a history of making extreme anti-LGBTQ remarks. He has compared being gay to robbing banks and told his congregation, “No one is gay. … They are not gay any more than an adulterer is hardwired to be forced by his own nature to commit adultery.” He also advised parents with adult gay children, “You isolate them, you don’t have a meal with them, you separate from them, you turn them over to Satan.”
During the September 10 edition of Fox News @ Night, Bream asked MacArthur about Cuties, a new film on Netflix that has been targeted by right-wing media for sexualized content including children. In response, MacArthur said this is “exactly where we would expect to be … if you had 30 years of a sexual revolution, a homosexual revolution.” He claimed, “This is just the next small step in the disintegration of an entire nation that has no conscience.” He also said that “when you have a dynamic movement in the culture toward evil at all levels, it just is not possible to stop it.”