Urge Clear Channel to Address Radio Host Who Supports Ex-Gay Therapy
  • Petitioned Mark Mays

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President and Chief Executive Officer, Clear Channel
Mark Mays
CEO, Dawson McAllister Association
Tim Altman
Communications/Media Relations, Clear Channel
Lisa Dollinger

Urge Clear Channel to Address Radio Host Who Supports Ex-Gay Therapy

    1. Michael Jones
    2. Petition by

      Michael Jones

      Boston, MA

Dawson McAllister is a radio host who takes to the airwaves each week to dispense advice to millions of American young adults. It's a show mixed with advice, counseling, and pop music, drawing a large audience and being carried by more than 160 radio stations around the country, including many Clear Channel stations.

But does Dawson McAllister urge lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young adults to try and cure themselves of their sexual orientation or gender identity? It sure seems so. A recent caller to McAllister's show said that he was a teenager questioning his sexual orientation. What did the counselors with Dawson McAllister's show tell this caller?

Well, they told him that homosexuality was as evil as drug addiction and alcoholism, said that homosexuality was as bad as murder, and said that he needed to be cured. They also referred this caller to an ex-gay organization, Exodus International, that has been involved in places like Uganda in working with legislators to create extreme anti-gay sentiment.

Is this the type of "counseling" that Clear Channel wants to broadcast on their radio networks? Email Clear Channel today and urge them to investigate Dawson McAllister's show. "Counselors" that tell LGBT young adults that they're worse than murderers, and should be cured, have no business being broadcast across mainstream American radio.

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