NBC News is filming inside a tent, reporting on what NBC sports analyst Tony Dungy called an “anti-LGBTQ history.”
Last week, Dungy came under fire for a tweet peddling a debunked claim that schools in the U.S. had started putting litter boxes in “school bathrooms for students who thought they were cats”. He later deleted the tweet and issued an apology.
But NBC Out, the LGBTQ segment of NBC News, published a scathing report of colleagues at its parent company, accusing him of spreading “transphobic myths” and digging into his past tweets to cast the NFL Hall of Famer Portrayed as paranoid.
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In addition to recounting the backlash Dungy received in the media, NBC News reported that “from 2012 to 2022, at least a dozen tweets critical of same-sex marriage, homosexuality, and the LGBTQ ‘lifestyle’ were identified from Dungy’s account.” text,” quoted two tweets.
A June 2022 tweet quoting Dungy reads: “No one said God would only send gays to hell. Jesus said anyone who wasn’t born again by accepting Him as Savior wouldn’t go to Heaven. This is Standard hell to avoid.”
Another from 2020 reads, “You and I disagree on whether LGBTQ is a way of life. But that has nothing to do with the way I ‘treat people.’ There are many more of my comments in that story that have never been What was written. But it happened a lot. We saw it today.”
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The report also reproduces comments made by the former Indiana Colts head coach in 2014 that he would not allow openly gay player Michael Sam to join his team, saying: “It’s not going to be completely smooth… …things happen.”
The report quoted Shefik McCauley, who had been described by NBC News as an “NBC Sports employee who was one of the leaders of NBC Universal’s LGBTQ employee resource group,” and how he “unsuccessfully” had NBC Sports force Dungy issued an on-air apology, and the network defended NBC News, saying a Twitter apology was sufficient because of offensive tweets posted on the platform.
Macauley told NBC News: “If someone has the right to be in front of the camera and be the face of any platform, then we should be able to work that out with those audiences that we empower that person to be in front of them.”
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NBC News also cites an LGBTQ activist who denounced NBC’s handling of Dungy, noting that he will be present at a men’s senior meeting hosted by evangelical pastor Andrew Womack, who NBC News says is “known for his anti-LGBTQ views.” “.
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NBC News investigative reporter Mike Hixenbaugh cautioned Dungy as he shared the report, writing, “Read to the end to find out that Tony Dungy will be speaking at a Christian nationalist convention led by a key supporter of the Seven Hills mandate, which argues that evangelical Christians are being demands domination of every aspect of American society.”
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While many on the left have attacked Dungy, the NFL icon has received lavish praise from the right for his recent appearance at the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C.