Ellen DeGeneres destroys pastor over homophobic screed

Larry Tomczak wrote an op-ed in the Christian Post hand-wringing over Hollywood's "gay agenda"

Published January 14, 2015 5:49PM (EST)

 Ellen DeGeneres    (EllenTube)
Ellen DeGeneres (EllenTube)

Ellen DeGeneres doesn't often read press about herself, she explained this week on "The Ellen DeGenerous Show." Yet, she made an exception after hearing about pastor Larry Tomczak's op-ed in the Christian Post.

The op-ed, titled "Are You Aware of the Avalanche of Gay Programming Assaulting Your Home?," is a basic homophobic screed, which lists television programming that Tomczak believes is promoting a "gay agenda."

In is bigoted rant, Tomczack singles out DeGeneres stating: "'Ellen DeGeneres' celebrates her lesbianism and 'marriage' in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls."

DeGeneres's response to the pastor is absolutely perfect: "Attention youth of the world, I want you to live your lives being exactly who you are. Be true to yourself."

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By Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email sgray@salon.com.

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