Search Results for: Al Kielwasser

Jan
01
1998

Rumors of Homophobia

Coverage of Promise Keepers failed to check the record

The "Promise Keepers" rally in Washington, D.C., was, if nothing else, a victory of public relations over professional journalism. Media coverage was decidedly skewed toward the shallow end of the press pool. At best, both print and broadcast journalists glossed over the Keepers' homophobic agenda. At worst, they supported it. Promise Keepers was founded nearly a decade ago by former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney. A notorious homophobe, McCartney championed Colorado's Amendment Two—a 1992 measure that, had it not been struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, would have denied basic civil rights to lesbian, gay and bisexual […]