Skip to comments.Fox radio affiliate cancels program over interview with LGBT advocate
Posted on 08/31/2012 4:14:02 PM PDT by scottjewell
RENO, Nev. A Fox Radio affiliate in Reno, Nev. has cancelled a public affairs program because the shows host conducted an interview on Aug. 12 with Dallas-based social commentator and LGBT advocate Will Kolb.
According to Eddie Floyd, producer of the House of Savoy program hosted by ordained minister Sean Savoy, KKFT-FM (99.1) station manager Jerry Evans informed him of the cancellation, citing the Kolb interview as the basis for his decision.
The interview with Kolb touched on a variety of topical issues related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, including same-sex marriage and the recent controversy over the statements by Don Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A.
Savoy, an ordained minister with the International Community Of Christ, Second Advent Church, said he was shocked that he could be silenced in this manner, especially when there has been no prior complaint of the shows content.
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Doesn’t make sense. Why cancel a program over a political issue?
I would also cancel any program that expressed a favorable opinion toward homosexuality. The only way having an LGBTQ person on would be OK would be if it was to try and get them to repent and turn from their ways - the ways of the devil.
The reason seems obscure, yes. Unless they feared the host was attempting to turn his program into a pro-gay venue and they didn’t want to go in that direction. I imagine the gays will be bringing a lawsuit.
Odd. I wonder when the stations in my area will close. While I suppose it is possible, it seems more like another attempt to paint FOX/GOP/the Right as racist. Simply, it sounds like the peanut incident.
The radio station owner can do what he likes, he owns it
A lawsuit for what?
I hadn't though of that. Running a business is tough nowadays. You can find yourself boxed in pretty easily.
Who knows with LGBT advocates, just noticed they are posting the story on their sites.
to their thinking, a human rights violation:
Mr. Evans and his company certainly have the right to control their opinion, Savoy told LGBTQ Nation. But censoring any message that benefits the LGBT community is wrong and detracts from basic human rights. It means that he is gate keeping and not allowing the public to make their own informed decisions.
To your thinking, yes. To lgbt advocates obsessed with signs of human rights violations or discrimination, no. As the radio host is already hinting:
“Mr. Evans and his company certainly have the right to control their opinion, Savoy told LGBTQ Nation. But censoring any message that benefits the LGBT community is wrong and detracts from basic human rights. It means that he is gate keeping and not allowing the public to make their own informed decisions.
and in a facebook posting:
“If we can draw attention to the discrimination that does not allow affirming voices to be heard on all types of media, regardless of bias, then we have done our job as advocates. “
Probably because the station didn't want to receive a ton of calls and defend the program content of a bunch of whiny faggot perverts, bitching about nothing.