On the October 30th
broadcast of Savage Nation, conservative radio talk-show host
Michael Savage told listeners that gay marriage is a “threat to
Savage told an estimated 8.5 million
listeners on October 29th that you would need to be
“insane” or “hate the Bible” to support gay marriage.
“Now, in the state of California,
which leads both for the good and the bad in many ways politically,
there's a ballot initiative on homosexual marriage that is more
important than you could imagine,” Savage said.
“It's called Proposition 8, and you
must vote 'yes' if you're sane. If you're insane, hate the family,
hate man and woman, hate your mother and father, hate the Bible, hate
the church, and hate the synagogue, of course you're in favor of 'no'
on Proposition 8, which is where most of the Democrat politicians
are, because they are exactly what you think they are.”
The next day, the radio talk-show host
said: “[T]he people who don't have families don't understand that,
as difficult as family life is, life is impossible without it. ...
They don't understand what the family unit is. It's the strongest
bond on Earth, which is why homosexual marriage is such a threat to
Savage, whose talk show is rated 3rd
in the nation behind only The Rush Limbaugh Show and The
Sean Hannity Show, has often railed against gays and lesbians.
In August, Savage told listeners that
the Hispanic and gay lobbies of the Democratic Party are “against
the white person.”
“The Democratic Party is the minority
party. There is no question about it. Obama is a minority, a half
minority at least,” Savage said. “The membership is made up
largely of minority blocs, the Hispanic caucus and the gay caucus –
caucuses that are all against the white person.”
And in July, Super Talk Mississippi,
which owns and operates seven conservative radio stations in
Mississippi, canceled Savage and his radio show after he
crossed-the-line by claiming that autism was a “fraud” and a
“racket” where “99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't
been told to cut the act out.”
autistic children were outraged. They said the comments were cruel
and demanded an apology.
Instead of an
apology, Savage lashed out at the group that had originally reported
his comments, Media Matters. Savage called the group a
“Stalinist,” “anti-family,” “illegitimate, dangerous
He also said the
group was led by “men who like men.”