Warren Olney Apologizes: ‘There is No Connection Between Pedophilia and Homosexuality’

Over the weekend, Brandon posted about Warren Olney's PRI news and analysis show To The Point, and a discussion of the Penn State abuse scandal which seemed to imply a link between pedophilia and LGBT parenting.

OlneyToday, on To The Point, Olney apologized for any misunderstanding.

Said Olney, in part:

“With hundreds and thousands of troubled children in need, we thought it was a good time to point out that gay and lesbian couples are often prohibited from both fostering and adopting, even though they can provide loving homes. we failed to point out explicitly that pedophilia and homosexuality are not connected, and that led some listeners to think we were buying into an infamous falsehood. Over the weekend, we received a lot of critical comments from people that by discussing both topics in one show, we had equated the two. We respect our listeners, and we want to respond. There is no connection between pedophilia and homosexuality, and we never intended to say or imply there is. But our failure to make that crucial distinction explicit was a serious oversight. We regret it, and we apologize.”

Listen to Olney's apology, AFTER THE JUMP...

To the Point: Warren Olney Responds to Listeners Critical of Friday's Show by KCRW

Posted November 14, 2011 at 6:15pm ETC by Andy Towle
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