The Radio ‘Hopeline’ Teaching America’s Gay Kids to Treat Their Homosexuality

Dawson McAllister Live, a syndicated radio show distributed to over 160 American stations, many of them owned by Clear Channel and aimed at young listeners, promotes a so-called help line, called Hopeline, which you can call at 1-800-394-HOPE, and which tells youth calling with questions about their sexuality they “could be cured” and how homosexuality is like suffered from “alcoholism or pornography or [a] drug addiction.” Not surprisingly, McAllister Live is rooted in purported Christian teachings — and we say “purported,” because we don’t believe true Christians traffic in such hatred. So, yeah, that’s a pretty great use of airtime. [Know Thy Neighbor]