An Alabama radio team has slammed
President Barack Obama for proclaiming June Gay Pride month.
Rick Burgess of the Rick & Bubba
Show complained Thursday that the president's proclamation was an
endorsement of sin.
“We got an administration where we
all currently live that are asking all of us, including those of us
with a biblical world view, to embrace sin for a month and celebrate
it,” Burgess told his audience.
The president praised the LGBT
community in his June 1 proclamation, cheered lawmakers as they
inched closer to repealing “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” the law that
forbids gay troops from revealing their sexuality, and highlighted
some of the gay rights initiatives advanced in the Obama
Saying that “our Nation draws its
strength from our diversity,” Obama called upon Americans to
“observe this month by fighting prejudice and discrimination in
their own lives and everywhere it exists.”
In a segment that lasted nearly ten
minutes, the radio team slammed the president for recognizing the
contributions of gay Americans.
Co-host Bill “Bubba” Bussey called
the proclamation “hilarious” and asked, “Who at the White House
Burgess said the proclamation is
“offensive” because there is “no way … to biblically justify
this lifestyle,” and took the opportunity to liken gay
relationships to an adulterous affair.
“If you are struggling with
homosexuality, your sin in no more horrible than the sexual sins of
the heterosexual, but it's also not special, it doesn't get a pass.”
“I don't struggle with homosexuality,
but every man will tell you that [he] struggles with sexual sins that
are heterosexual, meaning lust, fornication, pornography. Which are
sins just like homosexuality.”
“But I would dare to say that we
would never declare fornication pride month, where we are to embrace
those who have multiple lovers and have been adulterers and what
they've done for America,” he added.
The Alabama-based Rick & Bubba
Show is broadcast over XM radio. The Facebook protest group Rick
and Bubba Must GO! has attracted 913 members who say the
radio show has “crossed the line.”
Blogging at Bessemer
(AL) Opinions, Joe Bessemer offered his own declaration, calling
the team “an embarrassment to our state.”