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Greg in the Afternoon: Real World’s Chet says Mormans are not anti-gay; eHarmony comes out of the closet

I never got onto The Real World this season as I’ve been avoiding pretty much any reality show these days. But I do keep up with the news and as the season comes to an end tomorrow night, I was incredulous when reading an interview with Morman cast member Chet Cannon in today’s Los Angeles Times.


Cannon, 24,  starts off by saying he has lots of gay friends: “A couple people take the LDS church for being anti-gay and they’re not at all. They’re very pro-family, but they’re not anti-gay.”

Okay, what about the fact that the LDS church funded opposition to the anti-gay marriage measure Prop. 8?

“People want to get on the LDS church,” he said. “They don’t even have enough members in California that the vote could be swayed. To isolate the LDS church and attack them is unfair.”

This kid sounds very brainwashed misinformed. Hopefully he won’t always be.

Marriage News: Vermont’s  House Judiciary Committee voted 8-2 in favor of approving same-sex marriage in the state. On Thursday, the bill will will be debated in the full House. The former governor of Vermont, Howard Dean, has expressed his enthusiastic support of the marriage equality bill which current  Governor Jim Douglas has already promised a veto if it hits his desk. *** West Virginia’s House of Delegates voted along party lines Monday to end this session’s chances for a proposed constitutional amendment on marriage. An evangelical group has pressed lawmakers this session to have marriage defined as between one woman and one man.

EHARMONY’s NEW GAY SITE: I ask you, with so many dating sites out there for gay people, why the heck would anyone use a service that is essentially being forced to offer same-sex match-ups? EHarmony has accepted only male-female couples since its inception in 2000. Now it is launching a gay matchmaking service called Compatible Partners ( The company agreed in November to start the dating service as part of a settlement with the New Jersey attorney general in the wake of a discrimination suit.

Gee, how romantic.


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