Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I Was On the Radio This Morning

Yep, 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.


At 4/10/06 1:45 PM, Blogger Jay said...

I would have loved to have heard you on the talk show, Brady. It sounded interesting.

I've given up on keeping up with the Foley scandal on the blogosphere. I'm certainly not going to Townhall for a while, since all the commentators (and a few of the columnists) have been reduced to calling gays "perverts" and "deviants" or, if they're liberal, calling Christians "fanatics" and "hatemongers." Partisan politics at its finest. :-/

There is no connection between Foley's homosexuality and his predation, except for the fact that it might not have been such a scandal if he had been pursuing 16-yr-old girls.

At 4/10/06 1:52 PM, Blogger Jay said...

Oh, and I noticed a few posts back that you linked to me. Thanks. That was a good post, and if you don't mind, I might post my own opinions about that article in the future.

Don't mean to be copying, of course, but I have to admit it was a surprising piece to see in "The Advocate."

At 4/10/06 4:08 PM, Blogger Brady said...

Hey, Jay. Yeah, the Foley thing is ripping me up, and I should take your lead and not follow it. At this point, it's like a car wreck for me--I can't help but look. The partisan politics are really out of control. I just hope people can see through all of this and notice what both parties are doing to the story (neither is good).

You know, I would've liked to hear myself on the radio too--but it was only on a 2-second delay, so I heard my final word or two and that was it :-(

You're welcome for the link. As for the post--definitely feel free to write your own post. I'd love to hear your thoughts about the post. Besides, blogging's all about playing off of others' thoughts to experss your own anyway, right?

At 5/10/06 9:24 PM, Blogger grace said...

Hey Brady! I've missed reading you and hearing from you! It's been so insane..and I realized after the fact that I'd left you out of my little list of people I miss in the blogosphere in a post I wrote. I'm sorry...cause I have missed you! :) Anyway....I think this whole thing is just a testament to the sad sad state of our culture of "blame". Teaching middle schoolers I find myself reverting constantly to the theme of PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. It is just as appalling to blame gays for this guys action as it is appalling that he did this stuff in the first place. And HE is responsible.
love ya!


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