Friday, June 15, 2012
Letter to OETA's Stateline Program
To Whom It May Concern:
I have just finished watching your program on Thursday, 14 June, on the topic of homosexuality and homosexual marriage. I am frankly horrified at the amazingly one-sided treatment you gave the issue. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
You interviewed a transgendered person who had been a married man with children, presumably because s/he is suing the OKC PD. Yet you apparently found it too difficult to explore the question of how s/he got to where s/he is with respect to his/her marriage and children. Marriage includes vows such as "...'till death do us part"; where was any treatment of this person's forfeiture of the vows s/he took? Of the effect his/her actions have had and will yet have on his/her children? You interviewed the homosexual founder of IDEA. You interviewed Kathy McCallie, a pastrix so incredibly liberal that she was disciplined and defrocked by the United Methodist Church, and that's really saying something!
The biblical text cited - the one, single, solitary biblical text cited - was Leviticus 18, and Rev McCallie put forth the predictable, disingenuous, and inane argument that since Christians today don't also abstain from shellfish, etc, they have no consistent reason to call homosexuality sin. Where was the response? The best you could do was to show a few graphics of hateful ignorants with badly-printed posters saying "HOMOSEXUALS ARE POSSESSED BY DEMONS"? Really? No dealings with Jesus' specific endorsement of marriage according to God's created order in Matthew 19? Nothing about Romans 1? 1 Corinthians? You do know, don't you, that there are other books in the Bible besides Leviticus?
Are you unaware of the numerous thoughtful Bible-believing pastors in your area? It is unbelievable you could be ignorant thereof. Honestly, it is difficult to conclude that you were pursuing anything other than a prejudicial appeal for acceptance of this lifestyle. You put on airs of seriously engaging the disagreement, yet you hosted zero content from the other side of things. Perhaps for your next show you could display a comparable level of fairness and invite several science professors from OU and OSU to discuss whether science is a good thing and show some pictures of snake handlers in backwoods Kentucky so as to poke further fun at Christianity.
Thank you at least for reinforcing my already well-founded conclusion that liberals much prefer monologue to dialogue. Tolerance is a one-way street with leftists like you.