Ellen DeGeneres slams anti-gay pastor

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Ellen DeGeneres has hit back at a US pastor who claims she is part of the “gay agenda”.

In an article on Christian Post, pastor Larry Tomczak claims the US media has a gay agenda and “work aggressively to convince Americans that homosexuality is a beautiful way of life”.

As well as targeting Ms DeGeneres who apparently “celebrates her lesbianism and “marriage” in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls”, Mr Tomczak mentions Glee which “features over five gay characters”, Anderson Cooper, Modern Family and “Home and remodeling reality shows [which] regularly feature lesbians and gays in partnerships exploring homes.”

He claims: “Regularly on TV celebrities and “experts” celebrate the “fact” that probably 25-30% of Americans are really gay. Accurate statistics don’t bear this out as the actual figure is somewhere between 2-3%.”

He also provides suggestions for how to combat the gay agenda: “Purchasing wholesome DVD series and streaming selected programs are great alternatives. The Fugitive, Gunsmoke, Little House on the Prairie, I Love Lucy and other award-winning shows are all available and cheap.

“Stay engaged and alert to teaching opportunities when unseemly characters “pop up” on the screen.”

On her talk show, Ellen DeGeneres responded to Mr Tomczak’s article with “Larry’s watching a lot of gay TV!

“I’m not “married”, I’m married.

“The only way i’m trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with each other, that is the message I’m sending out, I don’t have an agenda. I’m not here to brainwash anyone.”