‘Most disingenuous headline of 2020’: NBC News reports on new anti-gay adoption bill in Tennessee
The story itself comes from the Associated Press, but NBC News has posted it on their website, so we’re guessing NBC came up with the headline to this piece. It really doesn’t matter, though — the two news organizations are obviously in sync.
In either case, we’re supposed to believe that Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is ready to put his signature on an anti-gay adoption bill.
Tennessee governor says he will sign anti-gay adoption billhttps://t.co/i8uGFHYghy
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 15, 2020
The comments are already full of things like, “Republicans are garbage” and “Boycott Tennessee,” but the whole article is worth reading before commenting.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that he’ll sign into law a measure that would assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if they exclude LGBT families and others based on religious beliefs.
The GOP-controlled Senate gave the bill final passage on the first day of the 2020 legislative session after it was initially approved by the House last April. The bill was sent to the Republican governor amid warnings by critics of possible negative consequences for Tennessee’s reputation.
Oh no — possible negative consequences for Tennessee’s reputation. Does that mean Hollywood will have a fit and swear not to film there ever again?
So it’s an anti-gay bill because it funds Christian-based adoption services? Let’s see how that worked out for the children:
In 2011, Illinois declined to renew its state contract with Catholic Charities adoption services due to its policy of refusing child placement to same-sex couples. Catholic Charities has also stopped handling adoptions in Washington D.C., Massachusetts and San Francisco over concerns they would be required to act against their religious beliefs.
I’m glad I read the article before commenting, since the actual bill is not what I assumed just reading that headline https://t.co/KUKNwu9YyK
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 15, 2020
Not saying everyone will be similarly confused! But I was, and I think it’s not the best headline.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 16, 2020
Always skeptical of the “anti-gay” classification.
— PegLeg👨🏼✈️✈️ (@PegLegPilot) January 16, 2020
Good thing you did, because no one commenting on it did. pic.twitter.com/nz7Z8de0Il
— Chris Hynes (@realchrishynes) January 16, 2020
That’s not anti-gay, that’s religious freedom. Yeesh. No one is stopping other agencies from allowing homosexual couples to foster or adopt. We’re still the land of the free, you know,
— Nancy (@SameOldNancy) January 15, 2020
Possibly the most disingenuous headline of 2020. However it’s early.
— Joe (@Sparky0426) January 16, 2020
#Fakenews @NBCNews. The bill doesn't prevent any gay individual or couple from adopting/fostering. They have lots of other agencies to adopt/foster through. It protects faith-based agencies & their guaranteed First Amendment rights. Here's the real story: https://t.co/uWyEtpGbJZ pic.twitter.com/WwiimxkPm7
— Radiance Foundation (@lifehaspurpose) January 16, 2020
They're going to continue funding foster agencies even if they're religious. This headline is why NBC is the enemy of the people.
— Media Doesn't Matter 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Always_1A) January 16, 2020
— Coble (@thepeachcobler) January 16, 2020
@NBCNews you should be ashamed of this horribly misleading headline!
— Matt McGauley (@mattmcgauleyCHA) January 15, 2020
Read the damned article.
Another super unbiased headline from NBC.
— This Really Happens (@teaching4reals) January 15, 2020
This is such an irresponsible headline. Disgusting.
— TJR90 (@jaildprutnik) January 16, 2020
Should taxpayer money go toward faith-based organizations? That’s an honest debate, but this headline is anything but honest.
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