Laura Schlessinger

March 30, 2000

Radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger has had the courage to speak out on many moral issues and say things which could hardly be considered politically correct. But it is her comments about homosexuality that have put her in the crosshairs of the media elite and the homosexual lobby.

Almost everywhere she goes these days, she encounters demonstrations orchestrated by The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG). Many of these demonstrations (and counter demonstrations by pro-family groups) have taken place outside of Paramount Studios. Pressure is mounting to drop her program. Before this is all over, Dr. Laura may pay a heavy price for speaking the truth. She has become the Anita Bryant of this decade.

Anyone who has listened to Dr. Laura knows that she hardly goes out of her way to address homosexuality. But when it comes up on her program, she addresses two of the prevailing homosexual myths: "I was born gay" and "once gay, always gay."

She is aware of the scientific literature that is far from compelling on whether homosexuals are born with a particular sexual orientation. Although studies by Simon LeVay, Michael Bailey, Richard Pillard, or Dean Hamer have been promoted in the press as firm evidence of a biological origin to homosexuality, further analysis leaves these studies lacking. And the existence of groups like Exodus International along with thousands of ex-gays testify to the fact that a person can leave the homosexual lifestyle.

Dr. Laura could hardly be considered a "gay basher," but even her honest talk about homosexuality is enough to bring on a campaign of propaganda and intimidation. It will be interesting to see if the broadcasters give Dr. Laura a platform or cave to the demands of the homosexual lobby.

Iím Kerby Anderson of Probe Ministries, and thatís my opinion.