Business Insider's senior political correspondent said in a series of messages this weekend that anyone who thinks there are two sides to the gay marriage debate is guilty of "reprehensible bigotry."
"This is basically the one issue where I make no pretense or effort to be remotely unbiased on here," Business Insider's Hunter Walker said on social media.
"The arguments against gay marriage are so utterly stupid and hateful that I feel no need to pretend otherwise," he added. "And, as far as I'm concerned … anyone else who suggests gay marriage should be anything but cheered can go f--k themselves."
Asked whether it is Business Insider's position that there is only one side to the debate over same-sex marriage, executive editor Jay Yarrow told the Washington Examiner, "Business Insider doesn't take positions on issues. Occasionally our editors, writers, and contributors do, as Hunter has here."
He declined to say what other contentious policy debate Business Insider considers one-sided, or whether the outlet's reporters are permitted to pick a reporting position on hot button issues like immigration, abortion and universal health care.
Walker's Twitter sermon comes on the heels of the Supreme Court ruling in June that all 50 states must recognize same-sex marriage. Reporters and commentators alike cheerily welcomed the court's decision, and many of them dropped all pretense of objectivity, the Examiner reported at the time.
Walker, who has reported previously for Talking Points Memo and the New York Observer, took exception to the Examiner's report, characterizing it as "hateful."
"I generally like to think I am fairly objective and unbiased in my reporting and even my comments on this personal Twitter. I think many people on all sides of the spectrum would back me up on that," he said. "However, as a child of two gay moms, I make absolutely no effort to hide the fact I am totally, completely pro-gay marriage."
He asserted that although he clearly has strong feelings on the issue, his reporting has been fair and balanced.
Being "publicly biased" is justified by his family history as well as his opinion that gay marriage is "a civil and human rights issue," he said.
An Associated Press/GFK survey found in April that 48 percent of American adults believe the Court should not rule that same-sex marriage must be legal nationwide.
"Gay marriage is fantastic," he wrote. "To say anything otherwise is a personal insult to me and my family."
A Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey taken just before the court's decision in June showed that 57 percent of Americans said they supported a ruling that same-sex couples have a right to marriage, while 37 percent said they opposed such a ruling.