CNN's Carol Costello abruptly ended an interview with American Family Association spokesperson Bryan Fischer, after the guest continuously spewed anti-gay rhetoric on air.
Costello's interview with the Fischer lasted for more than four minutes. She read a 2010 quote in which the AFA spokesperson alleged that Hitler recruited gay men as Nazi Stormtroopers to carry out "savage" acts.
"Hitler discovered that he could not get straight soldiers to be savage, and brutal and vicious enough to carry out his orders, but that homosexual soldiers had no limit to the savagery and brutality they were willing to inflict on whoever Hitler would send them after," Fischer said in September 2010.
Fischer started to elaborate on his previous comments, but Costello interrupted. "That, by many people's standards would be hate speech," she said. When Fischer responded by charging that homosexuality has "known health risks," the CNN host had enough.
"I'm going to end this interview right here, because that's just not true," Costello said. "I'm sorry, that's just not true. Mr. Fischer, thanks for sharing your views, I guess."
Costello's decision to cut the interview short is the latest example of the media changing its position on gay rights coverage.