Ellen DeGeneres Shuts Down Homophobic Pastor in the Best Way — VIDEO
If you ever need advice on shutting down the haters in your life, just turn to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. During her monologue on Wednesday, Ellen DeGerenes responded to a pastor's accusation that she's spreading gay agenda. But she did it Ellen-style, with a lot of humor. Even though the tone of her response was funny, it was also serious. The things said about her were hurtful and DeGeneres wasn't going to let him get away with it.
She starts her speech out by telling her audience what was written about her. "I don't look at the tabloids or the Internet. Unless it's about me being pregnant and then how else would I know? Got to find out," she joked. "But I heard there was an article written about me and I would like to address it right now."
In the article for Christian Post, anti-gay pastor Larry Tomczak accuses DeGeneres, Glee, Modern Family, and even Anderson Cooper of promoting a gay agenda. He claims that The Ellen DeGeneres Show "celebrates her lesbianism and 'marriage' in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls."
Understandably, DeGeneres had a response to this notion that she's brainwashing America's youth.
OK, let's just break this down. First of all, I'm not "married." I'm married. That's all ... The only way I'm trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another. That is the message I'm sending out. I don't have an agenda.
Then in typical Ellen fashion, she busted out a hypnosis wheel and attempted to brainwash the audience with really insidious advice like, "live your lives being exactly who you are. Be true to yourself — the most important thing is to be true to yourself." Oh, and also, "wear Ellen underwear and only Ellen underwear."
Tomczak's whole post is very offensive; he suggests parents stay alert during TV time to warn their children about these "unseemly characters." But DeGeneres combatted his intolerance in the best way: with humor, and a message to be compassionate and be true to yourself.
That's the kind of agenda I'll listen to all day long.