Many expected a bit of controversy and outcry following Chaz Bono’s Dancing With The Stars selection, but the heated public debate is showing no signs of waning. For the first time, the man himself spoke out, admitting the naysayers have only strengthened his resolve to continue with the competition. “It's made me realize I'm really glad I'm doing this, because America really needs to see this,” he said, much to the delight of his mother Cher who has taken to Twitter to defend Chaz numerous times over the past few days.

According to ABC, much of the resistance has come from One Million Moms, a Christian public interest group, that recently fired off an angry blog post complaining Dancing With The Stars is providing “visibility for the LGBT community”. Here’s an excerpt from the essay…
Some families have already decided against watching Dancing with the Stars because of the skimpy costumes and provocative dance routines, but now they have gone too far! This year, not only are they casting Carson Kressley from Carson-Nation, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and How to Look Good Naked, but also transgender Chaz Bono- child to Sonny and Cher- from the documentary Becoming Chaz will be appearing in the show. Both are LGBT rights advocates and promote this destructive lifestyle.

It is truly incredible the amount of time and energy people spending hating choices other people make. Do television and the media have some impact on children? I think it’s fair to say they do, but what effect they do have pales in comparison to the influence parents have over kids. Dancing With The Stars has never turned anyone gay, nor has any other show convinced someone to change their gender. I fully support ABC’s decision to cast Chaz Bono, but my opinion is definitely not the only one. What do you think? Does his casting bother you? Sound off by voting in the poll below…

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