'For some parents, what has been considered acceptable in the past - such as that Brookside kiss - is not appropriate for children to see early in the evening.'The Brookside kiss being referred to here is the one from 1994 where two lesbian characters kissed on screen. So what he's saying is that rather than society becoming more liberal and accepting homosexuals for who they are, we should return to the old system of mass homophobia. Perhaps after supporting this ban he will stop gay marriages, reintroduce Section 28 (this stated that local authority "shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality" or "promote the teaching in any maintained school of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship", y'know a generally pretty horrible thing) or perhaps we should just go the whole hog and ban being gay again.
What's great about this story, though, is the response on the Daily Mail website to the story. There are the usual horrible comments, such as:
But, shockingly, rather than receiving praise by the other site users, that comment got a rating of -162. On the other hand, this comment got a rating of +179:
When even the Daily Mail commenters are saying you've gone too far, then you really are in trouble...