Fox News Contributor Guy Benson Comes Out As Gay
Guy Benson, a prominent conservative media personality who often contributes to Fox News and has his own right wing radio show, has come out as gay. The admission happens in a "footnote" of Benson's new book with Mary Katherine Ham, End of Discussion: How the Left’s Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun), and reads: "Guy here. So, I'm gay."
“Gay rights is not something that dominates my attentions — or my passions — and that may seem incongruous, that may seem counterintuitive to a lot of people,” Benson tells BuzzFeed, “but the issues that I care about most undergird the reasons why I’m a conservative and have been forever and will be a conservative moving forward.”
Though Benson isn't passionate about the rights of his fellow LGBT community, he is passionate about the rights of the devoutly religious.
“I’m for civil marriage, I’m for nondiscrimination laws — but I think there should be broad carve-outs for religious organizations, in particular, and narrow carve-outs for closely-held businesses that serve the wedding industry."
Though Benson and Ham tackle the movement to legally stop serving gays in business based on Jesus plenty in the book, he does tell BuzzFeed that he's frustrated by gay people's unwillingness to be discriminated against.
“I think a lot of gay people have felt for generations, obviously, that they have not been treated fairly, and I don’t think that coming to a point of social harmony and then pushing further in this almost vengeful, ‘Let’s get ‘em,’ hounding people out of jobs … [I]t’s not productive, it’s not good for the country."
Welcome to the club, Guy!