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Sandy Rios To Gays and Liberals: 'God Will Even The Score'

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LGBT people and their allies have scored decisive and historic victories in recent months, both here in the United States as well as around the globe. Such rapid progress is almost certain to prompt a verbal backlash by opponents of equality. However, one recent comment made by ultra-conservative and vocally-homophobic radio host Sandy Rios proved to be a bit more ominous than usual:

"I would not want to be in the shoes of any of the left right now. I would not want to be in Barack Obama’s shoes. I would not want to be in the shoes of homosexual activists. I say that with humility and with fear for them because God will even the score, he will sort things out, he will be God and he will not be mocked. Whereas they think they are getting away with breaking all kinds of moral laws and mocking everyone in the process, they just don’t know God, they don’t know who they are up against and we do. And that should bring out some mercy in us because I wouldn’t want to be—what did that old evangelist say: ‘it’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God.’"

Thankfully, Rios' diatribe does not appear to be a veiled threat that references any specific retribution that should come from this so-called "angry God". Nevertheless, these comments come as part of a trend of especially violent comments that Rios has been making as of late. She has also recently expressed her support of the massacres taking place in Egypt, saying that she was "grateful" and claiming that the more than 600 victims were not "innocent". She also expressed an opinion that Muslim-Americans do not deserve to be protected by the First Amendment. 

Listen to Rios' foreboding comments, thanks to Right Wing Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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AFA's Sandy Rios Links Homosexuality to Pedophilia, Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro

RiosAmerican Family Association talk show host Sandy Rios was joined by Chicago pastor Erwin Lutzer late last week in a discussion on how the growing acceptance of homosexuality was muddying the waters of what 'love' truly means in society. Right Wing Watch reports how the two believe their disapproval of homosexual relations is warranted because pedophiles and even Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man who held three women captive in his home for a decade, claim to 'love' those they abuse. 


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Rios Radio Show: Teaching Kids About Equality Just Like Teaching Them To Use Crack

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Sandy Rios of the American Family Association has already warned that the equality "freight train" is fast approaching, demanding God-fearing Christians "to bow the knee or to be crushed." More recently, on an episode of her radio show, Rios resorted to another common fear-mongering tactic: claiming that America's children are in danger. 

Rios devoted part of yesterday's show to discuss the National Education Association. More specifically, she wished to decry the NEA's commitment to including LGBT-inclusive curricula. "The NEA has been for the last twenty years indoctrinating our children," she cautioned, and went on to place the blame of our culture's recent "decline" solely on them. "I think that we can lay at the feet of the National Education Association the reason why this culture has been slouching toward Gomorrah."

Rios then brought on a guest, a South Carolina teacher pastor Ira Thomas. Both attended the NEA's recent conference in Atlanta, and were naturally appalled at the "indoctrination" they saw. Thomas was eventually the one to utter the offending quote, saying that "to me it’s like teaching people about how to use crack. It’s a dangerous game to play on."

Listen to the clip from Rios' show, thanks to Right Wing Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Cumulus Media Dropping Sean Hannity And Rush Limbaugh

Cumulus Media, the nation's second-largest owner and operator of AM and FM radio stations, will not be renewing the contracts of hyper-conservative pundits Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. According to Politico, the decision comes after a breakdown of negotiations between Cumulus and Clear Channel "over the cost of the distribution rights," and supposedly has nothing to do with any comment made by either of the hosts. While this is not the first time that Cumulus and Clear Channel have had disagreements, Politico'c source, who was apparently close to the negotiations and who declined to be identified, told the news publication that "Cumulus is known to drive a hard bargain on costs, and Clear Channel is known to seek top dollar for big names...Clear Channel was unlikely to reduce the cost for distribution rights to a level that would satisfy Cumulus." As of this morning, neither company has issued a comment.

Sean hannityAccording to industry insiders, however, Cumulus has already started reaching out to other conservative personalities to potentially fill these upcoming vacancies. Others predict that Cumulus will likely use one of their existing talents to fill such slots, such as Mike Huckabee, Mark Levin, or Michael Savage, Meanwhile, Hannity and Limbaugh will likely migrate over to Premiere. It is not yet clear if either host will suffer from decreased syndication as a result. 

Limbaugh and Cumulus were already at odds earlier this year, when Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey blamed Limbaugh's tasteless comments about Sandra Fluke for their "$2.4 million first-quarter decline in revenue related to talk programming." Neither host has issued any sort of comment about their negotiations with Cumulus since then. 

Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee: 'I am Not Gay' - AUDIO

Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee sought to clear up speculation surround his arrest last week for allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer posting as a prostitute, MTV reports:

MrceeThe legendary turntablist, who broke some of rap’s biggest acts, including the Notorious B.I.G., took to the airwaves Monday to tell listeners his side of the story concerning his arrest last week after allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute.

Numerous outlets reported that the solicited prostitute was male, so the disc jockey, born Calvin Lebrun, directly refuted those claims on air.

“I am not gay,” Mister Cee told program director Ebro Darden on the station’s morning show. "They tried to turn it around and say the female officer was a male officer. It was a sting operation.” ...

Despite the former Big Daddy Kane DJ’s adamant claims that the officer was female, rumors abound that this incident, combined with 2011’s charge of engaging a male prostitute named “Brook-Lyne,” proves that when it comes to sex, he prefers the company of men.

"Let's say if I'm lying, that's my choice," Cee said. "If I'm lying and I chose not to come out, that's my choice."

Listen to his appearance on Hot 97 this morning, AFTER THE JUMP...

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D.C. Radio Hosts Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin Spew Disgusting Transphobic Rant: AUDIO


An inexcusable exchange between 980am ESPN radio shosts Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin has folks calling for their suspension, and rightly so.

LudwigThe hosts unleashed a transphobic rant last Thursday about trans college basketball player Gabrielle Ludwig, Outsports reports:

They said transgender people should not be allowed to play sports. ”Whatever you’ve got to do to scratch that inner itch and quell those inner demons, that’s fine. But don’t go playing sports then. And don’t go playing sports saying, ‘but I’ve go the rights of everyone else.’”

They make fun of Ludwig’s appearance, including her biceps and tattoos. Clearly reacting to photographs, they expressed deep-seeded disgust at her appearance. “That could be a Russian chick,” they said as they cackled.

They referred to her as “he/she” and as “it.” “I think ‘it’ is the politically correct term.”

Listen to the rant, AFTER THE JUMP...

The hosts reportedly made a 10-second non-apology for their language.

Writes Outsports: "These men are a disgrace to their profession, and they should be suspended without pay."

The NCLR's Helen Carroll released a statement:

The horrific comments by ESPN’s Radio’s Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin show a level of disrespect and harmful rhetoric that is inexcusable.  They called Gabrielle Ludwig, transgender  California Community College student-athlete, “it”.  This and their entire transphobic rant shows a level of ignorance and just plain ‘meanness’ that I try to stay away from.  Unfortunately, the many transgender sports participants I have had the privilege to work with, are not shielded from hateful people such as Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin.  I would think that a sports network that espouses respect for LGBT people will see the harm that is occurring with this rant, be forthcoming with an apology and take immediate action against these two so-called sports radio professionals.

Contact information for the station is located HERE.

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