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04/25/2014

Audio: Exceedingly anti-gay radio host ticked at SBC leader for calling out hosts just like her

by Jeremy Hooper

Mefferdnommarch Janet Mefferd is one of the most anti-gay Christian radio hosts out there, regularly playing host to (and agreeing with) fringe voices like Peter LaBarbera and Matt Barber so that they can push their sweepingly offensive views.

Screen Shot 2014-04-25 At 9.22.04 Am Russell Moore, the head of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, is also very anti-gay—let's be clear about that. However, he's been moderating a bit in recent months, even admitting that his side's fight for marriage is pretty much lost.

Now the two conservative figures are at odds, since the former basically called out radio hosts just like (if not specifically) Janet for being so strident that they turn off reasonable voices across the nation. In a humorously nerve-struck monologue on her show, Mefferd made her frustrations about Moore's comments very much known, only highlighting the very obvious in-fighting that is going on with the opposition movement. Enjoy:


(*Oh, be sure to also note, at 10:45, when Mefferd says Carrie Underwood needs to repent for supporting marriage equality)

Oddly enough, I do kind of agree with Janet, in a way. I mean, it really is Russell who's trying to have it both ways. Janet goes out there and admit she doesn't care for LGBT people (because she loves us, natch) and that she wants us to "change." She brings on the most overheated guests who advocate for scientifically discredited things like "ex-gay" therapy because that is what she wants for us. She makes no bones about it. She is strident because that, the call to essentially eliminate the truths of an entire population of human beings, is a strident call.

People like Russell Moore are the ones who seem to want to have their cake and eat it too. On a practical level, Moore would surely still like us as denied as Janet. The big difference is that he seems more sensitive to our changing times and discrimination's lost favor than Janet does. He isn't as willing to be seen as mean. That does seem kind of fair-weather.

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