Last login: Thursday, January 7, 2010
I would just like to thank Linda for publishing her book which provides a much needed perspective on such an unnecessarily controversial topic. Gay people are here and have been here since we all crawled out of the same primordial ooze, so get over it. I would also like to state that I am more than disappointed in PBS for airing such a one sided show. I feel that Linda was subjected to a repeated feeding frenzy of ignorant and homophobic callers trying to grandstand their beliefs. What was the point of the show? To place a gay person in the spotlight so that delusional religiously supercilious callers could have a target to vent their nonsense against? This has been done far too many times of late to be anything worthy of this station. I am disenchanted with PBS, as only a comatose person would not realize just what a difficult and politically sensitive time the gay community is going through. We are fighting for our basic civil rights in California, and thus need community support. By only airing homophobic caller points of view, this show helped to spread the idea that gays are completely reviled by the community at large, which is not true.
I also found it amusing just how many callers purported to speak for God, as if a walking oracle. To which I can only retort, I think if there was a god she would probably pick her representatives from Harvard/ MIT rather than San Diego’s greatest hits.
January 7, 2010 at 10:55 a.m.
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