Dancing With The Stars Praised, Assailed For Chaz Bono Casting

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The casting of Chaz Bono on Dancing With The Stars has sparked serious debate.

That watershed moment for the gay and lesbian community has been hailed by many, calling it a breakthrough and a triumph for diversity in America.

“Chaz Bono joining the cast of a series like Dancing With The Stars would be a tremendous step forward for the American public to recognize that transgender people are another wonderful part of the fabric of our culture,” said GLAAD.

However, the move has prompted backlash from critics as well.

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A spokesperson for the Media Research Center, which “seeks to bring balance to the news media and prevent liberal bias from undermining traditional American values” says that Bono's addition to the DWTS Season 13 cast is taking things too far.

“Whether it’s Glee or Dancing With the Stars, this is Hollywood’s insistence on tearing down traditional families," said Dan Gainor, VP of Business & Culture.

"Parents now more than ever must realize they cannot let their kids watch TV without supervision or risk advocating lifestyles that most do not approve of."

Your comments are encouraged below.

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I'm toltaly with you although I think we have different ideas about how to accomplish the same goal which is showing kids why it's important to have some self-respect and conduct themselves appropriately.

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ABC can pretend to take the 'high road' by having Chaz Bono on dancing with the stars, but it was a freak show for ratings. Good dancers were thrown off while Cher's mutilated daughter jiggled all over the dance floor. I really feel sorry for her partner who could have gone much further in the competition. Chaz is a mutilated woman on hormones, that's all. Check the DNA. She has insured that her mother will never have grandchildren through her only daughter.

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I have been reading these comments and I am going to put my 2 cents worth in. Now I am as far right wing as they get . But if Chaz wants to dance , let him dance. If you don't want to watch , don't watch !
If the girl dancing with Chaz has no problem with it, then we shouldn't . God judges the heart . If I don't forgive someone else, then I won't be forgiven. When Chaz was Chastity I thought she was pretty as a doll. Who knows why she didn't feel comfortable being a female. I am sure she had some dimwits coming up all the time wanting to know if she was going to be like her mama. Tough shoes to fill.
Normally I don't watch Dancing With the Stars. Maybe I will have to tune in to watch this season.

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God alone is Chaz and my judge. The bible says there is no one with out sin. The bible also says judge not lest you be judged. I see Chaz as a fellow human being whose journey is unigue. I applaud DWTS for being open to anyone. To txgirl who stated she does not see Christians celebrities offered a spot on the show, I believe you are mistaken. I have to say a lot that has been said does feels like hate to me. Forgive my judging.

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I won't be watching this season. I have no desire to watch this freak make an absolute fool of herself on Television. I do not want to explain lesbianism and cross dressing to my children. I feel all parents need to shield their children from the Alternate lifestyle agenda that is being forced upon Americans.

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We need not judge Chaz but pray for her. Satan has a stronghold in her life. She is a lost Lamb.

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....This girl needs serious help. She refuses to get a penis? How can she call herself male? She is anatomically female. She's a homosexual.

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Ok scre the christians and screw these freak show gays. I dont care what bono does in HER spare time. But she is not a star. She just wants attention. This is stuipid.

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You people obviously don't have children or just don't care about their well being. All of your endless rambling means nothing to me. DWTS is a freak show and a train wreck waiting to happen. All this about equal rights well I don't see any Christian celebrities being offered a spot on the show. Pitiful show :(

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Who cares you are going to have to explain it to your kids eventually dont you want to explain it before they go outside and hear it so watch and explain and.u stillhave that prob think of him as born as a man people need to relize this is life and it out whats the diffrence if he was guy would you still feel this way werent we all taught not to bully and.not to judge you are sending your kids the wrong message by judging and bulling.