I Was On the Radio This MorningYep, I was on the radio this morning. I'm not quite famous, though--yet.
I'm not sure if I have said this before, but I listen to a lot of talk radio. Most of it is conservative (mainly because conservative shows are easier to come across), but some is liberal.
Anyway, this morning I decided to call in to the local morning talk show that I listen to to comment on the Foley scandal. Caller after caller kept phoning in to say that the Foley issue was a result of his being gay, or if it wasn't the reason for it, it at least had something to do with it.
I called and said that the Amish school killer admitted to molesting and wanting to molest little girls, and we aren't blaming his molestation on his heterosexuality. The host conceded my point but quickly said that he didn't feel like his callers were blaming all gays--they were just pointing out a possible connection. I brought up the APA's statement that gays do not molest at a greater percentage than straights do, and he simply said that he'd need to do some research.
So, that was it. Fun times for me. Maybe I need my own radio talk show!
Of course, when I hung up the phone the host quickly brought up the worst that the gay world has to offer--George Michael in parks, HIV bug chasing, etc. As nice as he was--he wasn't going to lose an opportunity to do a little gay bashing. God forbid we judge straight people based on the actions of O.J. Simpson, Mark Kay LeTourneau, swingers, etc.--that just wouldn't be fair. At least I admit that.