More Companies Pushing the Gay Agenda: Expedia’s New Ad ‘Connections’

The onslaught of companies and their commercials celebrating and advancing the “gay” lifestyle seems to be increasing at an exponential rate.

Several years ago I began to notice a drastic change on the Food Network and HGTV. Chefs were competing for their same sex “spouse,” same sex couples were looking for houses.

I finally made the decision to stop watching my favorite FN Show, “Chopped” after a particularly offensive episode and wrote the network last year:

Dear Food Network,

I realize I am just one person, so this may be an exercise in futility. You have been one of my favorite channels, and Chopped has been my favorite show on the Food Network.

But the last 2 episodes I found so offensive, I deleted them from my DVR after just the first few minutes and have deleted Chopped from my series recording.

I realize many channels, in an effort to advance the “Cable Positive” vision, are implementing gay characters and a pro-gay message. I love ALL people, but I believe in a biblical worldview. I don’t enjoy seeing same sex folks kissing and chefs in drag.

It has nothing to do with hate; it has everything to do with my faith and values.

Let me be clear: I believe EVERYONE has sinned and fallen short of God’s glory and standards. That includes me and and my friends…should they choose a heterosexual or homosexual lifestyle.

I am a writer, editor, and talk show host, and am doing all I can to uphold solid, biblical values: to love God and people and be an instrument of His grace.

Unfortunately, I won’t be watching your channel in the future, and I will tell friends and followers why. Again, I bear no ill-will nor hatred for anyone.

But some things are worth standing up for, and to the best of my ability, I choose to do what pleases God.

Although I don’t expect one email from one person to sway your determination to impose your agenda, perhaps it’s a start. My listening audience is a paltry 100- 200K…not large. But they will know and be informed.

I am so sad that I cannot simply watch a wonderful show, with talented chefs, many of whom cook for causes.

By the way, my favorite Chopped episode of all time was the show where Lance, the Evangelical Christian, won the redemption re-match and then gave money to the runner-up to see her dying grandmother in France.

That was so moving — I watched it several times and had friends watch.

Unfortunately, the Food Network has chosen a different, stringently pro-gay agenda to showcase…and lost a formerly faithful viewer.

With great sadness,

Tamara Jackson

That was February 2014 and I had just learned about “Cable Positive” TV, a network of broadcasting affiliates working to advance a “positive” image of homosexuals and the homosexual lifestyle.

Now, a little over a year later and the real occupy movement is the radical homosexual activists, representing a segment who comprise a very small 2.4% of America’s population.

How is it that less than 5% of the U.S. population is able to completely saturate our media and education?

Just a few weeks ago Franklin Graham made news by pulling the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association accounts from Wells Fargo bank after the bank began airing a TV commercial featuring two lesbian partners adopting a child.

Franklin explained the move:

I think there is a difference between being friendly and being a public advocate. By staying at Wells Fargo, we would not only be associating with the promotion of a lifestyle we believe to be wrong, we also would actually be helping to pay for the advertisements by virtue of banking with them — because a bank has no money to advertise with other than the money its customers place in its trust and the interest earned on that money. We simply chose not to continue doing business with a bank that is promoting something that violates our conscience and beliefs.

This morning, per usual, Fox News was on (online writers and editors must be abreast the latest news). I happened to walk into the kitchen and glanced at the TV in time to see a new ad. I had no idea what company it endorsed until the very end.

The ad, titled “Connections,” is a new Expedia commercial, and features a same-sex (male) couple introducing a baby (apparently adopted) to the grandparents.

I stared at the commercial, then grabbed the remote to quickly replay.

Yep. It might have been a scene from the Waltons — a tender home-coming and a new grandchild.

Except it’s not.

What the advertisement was about was normalizing perversion. Making what the Bible calls sin acceptable. Many folks think that’s archaic — Old Testament judgement as opposed to New Testament grace.

But consider these very clear and explicit New Testament passages. 

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men. 1 Corinthians 6:9


21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. Romans 1: 21-27

I speak daily with other believers who are equally stunned at the rapid disintegration of America’s culture. And what is completely astonishing is that 2.3% of our population is affecting this change.

We are being overrun by a powerful, ungodly worldview at a breathtaking rate.

And so I write, so I do talk radio. I will cling to a verse written by the Apostle Paul:

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9

I will also encourage every Christian in America: now is not the time to be timid or to circle the wagons into a neat little Christian enclave.

The battle is here and now. It’s not of our making, but yet we must fight.

Fight for righteousness; fight for godliness.

It’s not just our level of comfort at stake: the souls of men and women are in the balance.

Never has 1 Peter 5:8 been more clear:

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

As for me, I choose to be alert and of sober mind, to stand for the Bible and it’s precepts, no matter the cost.

May the Lord God Almighty help us overcome.