Sometimes in the course of bringing equality to all Americans, we end up with something called "Strange Bedfellows."
Although that is not to be taken, in this case, literally... Bill O'Reilly of Fox News has ended up... bless his 'lil heart... Bill O'Reilly has ended up defending Ellen DeGeneres.
The Department Store JC Penney, now sometimes calling themselves JCP... has chosen to hire Ellen DeGeneres... daytime host of The Ellen DeGeneres program, and one of the sweetest, most beloved GAY people in the country... as a "corporate spokesperson.
All has been just fine... until over the last few days... another one of those "PAC" groups... One Million Moms... has decided to try their darndest to get JC Penney to fire Ms DeGeneres. Why ? Because she is a "lesbian, and lesbians are an affront to traditional family values."
Here it is again, folks. That "traditional family values" montra being emblazoned on a flag, waived for one and all to see, and then used in an attempt to cement so-called "traditional family values"... a silly euphemism in this case for blatant discrimination and hate.
Personally, for the most part, I view Mr O'Reilly as a stand-up comedian. Actually... since he stands six-ft five inches tall, he is more of a "sit up" comedian. He is actually one of the most "fair and balanced" of the troup "over there" at Fox News.
And last night... Bill O'Reilly had a far-right conservative on his show, and debated the "JCP needs to fire Ellen DeGeneres" issue with this bigotted woman.
O'Reilly compared the One Million Mom's attempt at denying Ellen her job as spokesperson for JCP... to the McCarthy hearings in the 1950's that sought to smear anyone who did not agree with Senator Joe McCarthy's ultra-conservative beliefs... as a "Communist..." and additionally sought to have them "blacklisted."
For those of you too old to actually remember this happening in person (I do, I was a young teen-ager, and I remember the horror)... this was a horrible time in Our Nation's History.
So... believe it or not... I say... Bless Your Heart... Bill O'Reilly.