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Anti-Gay Radio Listener Enraged By Macklemore's 'Same Love': VIDEO

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The host of Artimis Radio on 92.9 FM in Indiana had no idea that playing Macklemore's "Same Love" would cause such a fuss, but one listener named "Craig" completely flipped out, calling the station time after time after time to rant about the station promoting their "homosexuals and gay tendencies" after Craig's own son had him listen to the song.

The host finally had enough of the caller and decided to record the conversation between the both of them. As to be expected, Craig is a devout "God-fearing man" who says that "Jesus hates gays" and seems to have missed the fact that his son might be trying to tell him something. When the host points out that America is the land of the free, Craig responds that he needs to be free of gays. After Craig rants repeatedly about how he'll never listen to the station ever again, the DJ tells him,

Please, please, please promise me that you'll never listen to this station again, and that you'll never call in again because, honestly, I could probably talk to the GM and owner here and they probably don't want you to listen to the station ever again.

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  1. Rap music was created by and for homophobes.

    What is the one thing that most gay bashers have in common, whether it be black, white, latino, russian, etc? Rap and Hip Hop, which inspires gay bashers with messages of violence, masculinaty and homophobia.

    Just the sound of rap music can trigger post-traumatic stress in the victims of gay violence, regardless of artist or message. If you're serious about ending homophobia and gay bashing, you should never support rap music.

    Posted by: Kev C | Sep 11, 2013 1:45:20 PM

  2. "Just the sound of rap music can trigger post-traumatic stress in the victims of gay violence."

    This is the stupidest thing I've seen said on the internet all day.

    Posted by: denizo | Sep 11, 2013 1:51:44 PM

  3. That DJ is AWESOME. Thank you sir!

    Posted by: zeddy | Sep 11, 2013 1:53:03 PM

  4. It sort of reminds me on a great-uncle of mine, back in the early 70s, who was "tired of seeing the colored people" everywhere on the news and TV.

    "Except that Fred Sanford. He knows his place."

    The times, they are a-changin. As they always do. And some people have a REALLY hard time with it.

    Posted by: Jeff Kurtti | Sep 11, 2013 1:54:22 PM

  5. Thank you Kev C! That is the funniest collection of words since Colbert's Correspondents Dinner address.

    Posted by: David Schmader | Sep 11, 2013 1:56:49 PM

  6. Do we really want this guy to think too hard about why his son keeps playing the song?

    Posted by: BobN | Sep 11, 2013 2:00:00 PM

  7. Don't record phone conversations without permission.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 11, 2013 2:03:28 PM

  8. @Anon: If you call in to a radio station and talk to the DJ (as opposed to management) during his show, then you are pretty much asking to be recorded and put on the air. You have no reasonable expectation of confidentiality or privacy, no more than you can be expected to have your conversations private if you are shouting into a bullhorn in the middle of Times Square.

    Posted by: atomic | Sep 11, 2013 2:15:21 PM

  9. @ANON - recording broadcasts to the public and replaying them is legal. This was not a private phone call - it was an on-air call to a radio broadcast.

    Posted by: Alex | Sep 11, 2013 2:15:29 PM

  10. He reminds me of Butter's father. Must be closeted homo!

    Posted by: litper | Sep 11, 2013 2:23:25 PM

  11. I see some people are not serious about ending homophobia.

    In Israel, the music of Richard Wagner is permanently banned from the radio out of respect for the victims of the Nazis (Hitler's favorite composer, played in concentration camps). Too bad gays can't show respect to their victims of hatred.

    Posted by: Kev C | Sep 11, 2013 2:26:02 PM

  12. @ALEX, so why can I listen to podcasts and watch youtube videos of radio station brodcasts as many times as I want? Once you go on air on a call in radio show, then it is open season for anyone that wants to listen.

    Posted by: Stephen | Sep 11, 2013 2:26:06 PM

  13. Rapper Macklemore is building on a legacy of hatred and homophobia. He is a fool and he will be hated as a result. Did anyone expect different results? Seriously.

    Posted by: Kev C | Sep 11, 2013 2:32:27 PM

  14. Kev C: Of all the trolls (and there's a lot) in this site, you are probably the most ridiculous. Congratulations.

    Posted by: jjose712 | Sep 11, 2013 2:36:33 PM

  15. I sure hope that Craig's son is not gay.

    Posted by: John P. | Sep 11, 2013 2:47:25 PM

  16. Selling gay rappers to a hip-hop audience is like selling ice-cubes to eskimos. Only an idiot would buy it.

    How many here bought it?

    Posted by: Kev C | Sep 11, 2013 2:53:03 PM

  17. @KEV C: OK, darlin, now take a deep breath. There. One more. OK, now, listen up. You need to go and do a little research on the history of rap and hip-hop and who started and when and where and why. OK? It's really easy, you know, because of Google and all.

    Then, just so you know, not all rap or rappers is nor are homophobic. Yeah, some of the sh*t has been, but just so you know, some of the newer rappers and Hip-Hop people aren't really bothered by gay people any more.

    Even the older rappers aren't so hung up on it anymore. Live and let live. Life goes on.

    Really. Don't get your panties in a bunch, Kev, because you talk some really stupid sh*t about sh*t you know nothing about.

    Now, Kev, do us a favor. Sit down and shut up.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Sep 11, 2013 3:02:17 PM

  18. I guess I don't understand what internet trolls get out of saying hateful and stupid things online, just for the sake of it.
    No hobbies? Or a job for that matter?


    Posted by: Matt | Sep 11, 2013 3:10:00 PM

  19. Supporting any type of rap is supporting homophobia. The music, and the industry surrounding it, was built by and for homophobes. Anyone who doesn't think so, is an idiot. Trust me, Macklemore is not wanted in the hip hop community, and this will become more apparent so that even an idiot can see it.

    Posted by: Kev C | Sep 11, 2013 3:15:52 PM

  20. Sounds like Craig's trying real hard to rid himself of anything that reminds him of his natural tendencies. To homophobes, Gay People are their biggest fear and BEST fantasy. Truth.

    Posted by: Jonster | Sep 11, 2013 3:19:50 PM

  21. This is great 92.9 is not a station in an urban area. It's got South Bend and Notre Dame, but by and large this is farm country in north central Indiana. Nice to see someone taking such a strong stand on the issue in a place you might not expect it.

    Posted by: brian | Sep 11, 2013 3:20:09 PM

  22. DJ - "Peace and love be with you, sir."
    Craig - "GOD IS WATCHING YOU!!"

    Posted by: Lucas H | Sep 11, 2013 3:21:04 PM

  23. Am I the only one who's noticed that the caller is obviously a troll, much like Kev C?

    Posted by: Chip | Sep 11, 2013 3:23:30 PM

  24. Well Kev C certainly has made the comments for this article interesting.

    I don't think his opinions speak for most of us (at least, I hope not). Rap and Hip Hop certainly have their bigotted tones, but what about the hatred directed towards us from country artists?

    Good for this radio station for their posture (especially in a state that tends to be backward socially).

    Posted by: TonyJazz | Sep 11, 2013 3:24:29 PM

  25. This DJ is great! I wish good things for him.

    Posted by: John | Sep 11, 2013 3:31:22 PM

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