An anti-gay teen radio show host claims that President Obama is “making kids gay.” Caiden Cowger of West Virginia hosts a show called “Caiden Cowger” on the Internet. He is obviously a conservative.
The boy got attention this week when he said that he is “sickened” by seeing his friends at school “turn to homosexuality,” which he believes is being encouraged by the Obama Administration.
“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!”
The boy says that President Obama should urge young people to turn away from homosexuality, not believe that it is ok. He also says that the definition of bullying has been skewed in the wrong direction.
“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.
The teen has had Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain on his show, and John Raese, a Republican running for Senate in West Virginia. He is a Pentecostal Christian and names Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck as his role models.
Critics have been vocal of the boy’s comments on his YouTube page:
“Tell me: If it was a choice to be gay, who in their right minds would choose to be discriminated against, choose to live a harder life, choose to be constantly harassed?” one commenter wrote. “I’m so sorry that you’re so brainwashed.”