Season 18, Episode 10 Assault on Gay America

First Aired: February 15, 2000

Correspondent Forrest Sawyer explores the “cultural war” being waged over homosexuality. The hour's springboard: the 1999 murder of a gay man in Alabama named Billy Jack Gaither. The program also looks into reasons why homophobia exists (sociologist Michael Kimmel and forensic psychologist Karen Franklin are interviewed); and examines religious ramifications. Also: comments by Rev. Jerry Falwell and historian Daniel Helminiak.