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Parents of Gender Non-Conforming Children Speak Out For Tolerance

Letter from a PFLAG mom

I can’t believe you can continue to advertise with KRXQ after such a disgraceful program, they will have blood on their hands with such type of programming and I as a bussiness owner would not like to be associated with them, how about you?

I can’t believe that you have such ignorant people with a radio show! you just can’t allow that kind of irresponsible radio shows, they can cause the death of our transgender children. I Demand that KRXQ Radio Hosts Rob Williams and Arnie States publicly apologize and take back their remarks. It is irresponsible and harmful. If they don’t know anything about the subject they should abstain from making hateful remarks.

Because some people are not exactly like you it does not mean they are wrong or bad. We are all God’s children and I pray that you don’t cause more harm to others with these remarks.”

Thank you,

Patti Boman a PFLAG Mom

Parents Family and friends of Lesbians and Gays

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One Response

  1. Gavin says:

    Everyone…Your efforts have helped, This is now posted on: http://www.robarnieanddawn.com/

    UPDATED JUNE 7TH, 2009, 11:50AM

    TO OUR LOYAL ROB, ARNIE AND DAWN FOLLOWERS,

    WE HAVE FAILED YOU. AS A SHOW, AS PEOPLE, AS BROADCASTERS, WE HAVE SIMPLY FAILED ON ALMOST EVERY LEVEL.

    WE PRESENTED OUR OPINIONS ON A VERY SENSITIVE SUBJECT IN A HATEFUL, CHILDISH AND CRUDE FASHION; AND THEN, GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO RETRACT THOSE REMARKS, WE DEFENDED THEM.

    SINCE THEN, YOU, OUR LOYAL LISTENERS, HAVE MADE IT CLEAR TO US THAT WE WENT TOO FAR. THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING. NONE OF YOU SAID THAT WE COULDN’T HAVE OPINIONS, YET SO MANY OF YOU SAID THAT THE WAY WE GAVE THEM CROSSED THE LINE. FURTHER, YOU SAID THAT OUR ATTEMPT TO MASK OUR COMMENTS AS “JOKES THAT WOULD BE UNDERSTOOD BY OUR AUDIENCE,” WAS UNACCEPTABLE. I WOULD SAY NOW THAT IT WAS WORSE THAN THAT, IT WAS COWARDLY. YOU HAVE MADE THAT CLEAR.

    WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO VARIOUS GROUPS AND ASKED FOR A CHANCE TO MAKE THIS RIGHT; TO RESPOND, WITH THEIR PARTICIPATION, TO THE EDUCATION THAT OUR AUDIENCE HAS PROVIDED US. THAT OPPORTUNITY HAS BEEN GRACIOUSLY GRANTED THIS THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 11TH. AT 7:30 A.M.

    THE WORD APOLOGY APPEARS NO WHERE IN THIS LETTER FOR A REASON. WE ALREADY HID FROM DOING THE RIGHT THING ONCE AND WE’RE NOT GOING TO MAKE THAT MISTAKE AGAIN. APOLOGIZING IN A WRITTEN, POSTED STATEMENT IS A FORM OF COWARDICE. WE WILL SAY WHAT NEEDS TO BE SAID THIS THURSDAY.

    ON A FINAL, PERSONAL NOTE, AS THE LEADER AND OWNER OF THE SHOW, I HAVE MADE THE DECISION THAT WE NEED TO REFRAIN FROM BROADCASTING NEW EPISODES UNTIL WE CAN ADDRESS THIS ON THURSDAY . WE WILL RETURN TO THE AIR AT 7:30 A.M. JUNE 11TH.

    ROB WILLIAMS
    ROB, ARNIE AND DAWN

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