Today, it's faith-based religious bigotry.
From the NYDaily News:
A vehemently anti-gay radio show host is making headlines with his latest proclamation that Obama is “making kids gay” — and he’s only 14 years old.And:
Caiden Cowger of West Virginia hosts the “Caiden Cowger” Internet radio show twice a week, where he gabs about his staunchly conservative political beliefs.
“They are encouraging kids to think, ‘Well, you know what? They’re talking about being a homosexual and they’re saying there’s nothing wrong with being gay, so you know what, I think I might try that out for a little bit,” Cowger says. “That is what’s going on!”At this point I have to add something I am sure many many people have already pointed out: If Caiden thinks the only thing standing in the way of "making kids gay" is the the silence of public officials, then that tells you lots about what young Cowger thinks about human sexuality.
Of course Caiden is a pentecostal Christian who equates bullying with proselytizing:
“When you’re trying to teach them the word of God and they consider that bullying ... I find that a big problem, not being allowed to convert other people to my religion,” he said.Then there's this from the Daily Mail:
'Homosexuality is a belief,' the outspoken West Virginian begins his speech with.And this from a 14 year old West Virginian. Refreshing, isn't it?
'It’s not mandatory in that person. The person is not born that way, no matter what Lady Gaga says... it is a decision.'