Dr. Laura

Octobert 2, 2000

Most of daytime television is a vast wasteland and a waste of time. One of the few programs that might improve that condition has been under attack for months. I'm talking about the television program with Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Long before it aired, homosexuals targeted the show and tried to keep it from going on the air. Two weeks ago, her program began airing.

Now, I certainly don't want to endorse everything she says on her radio program or TV program. You might want to visit the Probe web site and see what Sue Bohlin of Probe Ministries says about her in an article appropriately titled "Why Dr. Laura is (Usually) Right." Her no-nonsense style may turn off a lot of people, but her attempt to spread morality and ethics are commendable.

She says she "preaches, teaches, and nags." They combination may sound harsh to modern ears, but that is precisely what so many in the current generation need. They need someone to stand up to them and challenge them to do what is right. Her success in large part is due to the absence of parents and friends who should already be doing that in the lives of those who call into her show with personal moral dilemmas.

Dr. Laura is in trouble with homosexuals for questioning whether homosexuality is a lifestyle or a biological error. It appears that she has been able to avoid the subject of homosexuality on her program, but it is only a matter of time before the subject will surface. That is when a show of support would be helpful.

Dr. Laura is an Orthodox Jew, but nevertheless, was the first non-Christian ever honored by the National Religious Broadcasters. They see the value of her message and made it a point to encourage her. Perhaps you might want to do the same.

I'm Kerby Anderson of Probe Ministries, and that's my opinion.