Nationally syndicated call-in radio program Dawson McAllister Live has come under fire recently after reports emerged that the show’ representatives were directing teens struggling with their sexuality to Exodus International, an “ex-gay” program that purports to “reverse” homosexuality through prayer and Christian-based therapy.
Truth Wins Out, a national program that counters the “ex-gay” industry, has also been vocal against McAllister’ ties with Exodus. “Dawson McAllister Live is sending LGBT youth to programs that have damaged many people and have caused much harm,” said Wayne Besen, executive director of Truth Wins Out. “If he wants to dole out religious advice contrary to every respected medical and mental health organization in the nation, he should be relegated to fundamentalist radio. It is outrageous and insulting that mainstream radio stations would give him a platform to pose as secular while offering medically unsound and sectarian advice.”
Question for readers: Should Dawson McAllister Live be taken off the air, since it is posing as secular show – when it secretly has a fundamentalist agenda?