This week's Entertainment Weekly cover story on gay visibility on teen shows has been called “gay propaganda” by a social conservative.

The issue begins with a cover of Glee stars Darren Criss and Chris Colfer snuggling up to each other.

Colfer plays gay bullied student Kurt Hummel on the Fox musical comedy. Criss joined the show's cast in its second season. He plays out-and-proud student Blaine Anderson.

While Colfer and Criss anchor the story, its writer, Jennifer Armstrong, also discussed television's slow acceptance of gay characters on shows geared to teens.

“As you might suspect, Entertainment Weekly didn't plan to debate gay teen propaganda, but to encourage it, energetically,” wrote Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center.

“They are not celebrating diversity,” Bozell said, referring to gay-inclusive teen shows. “They are intimidating dissidents.”

“No one should be surprised that Armstrong and her GLAAD [media watchdog the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation] allies are also pushing to take the pro-gay message to grade-schoolers,” Bozell added in response to Armstrong noting the absence of gay characters on tween networks such as the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

“'Age-appropriate' is not a term these activists recognize. Parents should understand that their young children are the next propaganda targets.”