XM Radio host says Obama OK'd sin with gay pride proclamation

Sat. June 19, 2010 3:51 PM by OnTopMag.com

Facebook protest group 'Rick and Bubba Must GO' started following anti-gay comments

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 administration.

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 wrote this?"

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."

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