On the heels of President Obama's public endorsement of gay marriage, Todd Starnes, host of the daily radio show "Fox News & Commentary," has said he blames public schools for the increased support for same-sex marriage in the country.
"... The reason why is because of the public school system," Starnes said on "FoxNews.com Live" on May 10. "Look at what's happening in public schools, they're indoctrination centers. Boys and girls are having their views formulated on gay marriage through the public school system and that's why it's becoming generational."
The LGBT blog "Equality Matters" noted that Starnes took to Twitter after making the comments, posting a series of tweets carrying the same message.
The reason younger Americans support gay marriage -- public school indoctrination.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) May 10, 2012
Other Fox News commentators have also been critical of Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage, perhaps most famously when its conservative blog, "Fox Nation" ran the headline, "Obama Flip Flops, Declares War On Marriage," shortly after the president's announcement. Hours later, the site revised the headline to read, "Obama Flip Flops On Gay Marriage."
Conversely, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith notably seemed to endorse Obama's announcement, saying the president was "now in the 21st century" and that Republicans were "sitting very firmly, without much question, on the wrong side of history on [the issue]."