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02/14/2008

Audio: 'Indoctrination' -- the heterosexist's phony cliché

by Jeremy Hooper

The folks at MassResistance have uploaded this audio from WBZ radio's "Nightside with Dan Rea," touting David Parker's appearance as "the gold standard of how to get it done without compromising." Listen for yourself and see if it is Mr. Parker (who at one point discredits gay families by saying "gangs consider themselves families, there's all kind of things that you can consider families," at another juxtaposes lesbians with prostitutes, and in another calls homosexuality a "disease") that makes the more valid argument, or if it's the pro-gay reasoning that fares better:


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Now, despite libertarian host Dan Rea's continual desire to talk over Ms. Tully, his throwing up strawmen like polygamy to question her views, his referral to homosexuality as a "lifestyle" (which he likens to things like sadomasocism), his presentation of Mr. Parker as merely a concerned parent with personal goals rather than an anti-gay person who truly wants queer lives removed from public school visibility, and the general pass that he gives to Parker on several occasions, the reasoned listener can still hear the obvious here. In fact, the widely inappropriate ideas that are thrown out in this piece by Mr. Parker, many of the callers, and even Mr. Rea himself, only highlight the misunderstanding that still exists in this world, which further demonstrates why kids so desperately need to learn about the LGBT population!!

This is not a victory for David Parker. What we hear in this recording, as with the recent court decision against Mr. Parker, are the last gasps of the movement that wishes to foster a heterosexist, anti-gay society. Grown adults who, instead of likening homosexuality to HETEROSEXUALITY choose to compare it to behaviors that exist within each sexual orientation, will never win. Rational thought has already defeated their logic.

David Parker hits home run debating on major Boston talk radio show [MassResistance]
Nightside with Dan Rea [WBZ]

**Another note: It's highly inappropriate that host Dan Rea allowed David Parker to speak in favor of the "ex-gay" movement on several occasions, yet shot down callers who tried to call that movement into question by saying that the topic is for another show. The idea that gays can "change" is the heart of Mr. Parker's argument!!

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