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Dr. Laura's Statements on Gay's

  "'Unless I have hallucinated, I have never made an anti-gay commentary,' she said. 'I have made anti-gay-activist-agenda commentaries.'"
 - Dr. Laura quoted by the
San Francisco Examiner, February 24, 2000
"I'm sorry, hear it one more time perfectly clearly: If you're gay or a lesbian, it's a biological error that inhibits you from relating normally to the opposite sex. The fact that you are intelligent, creative and valuable is all true. The error is in your inability to relate sexually intimately, in a loving way to a member of the opposite sex ­ it is a biological error."
 - Dr. Laura's Website, December 8, 1998
''[Responding to a fax, Schlessinger says:] "It goes on and says 'Pedophilia and child molestation have zero to do with being gay, homosexual orientation' and thatís not true. That is not true. How many letters have I read on the air from gay men who acknowledge that a huge portion of the male homosexual populace is predatory on young boys."
 - Dr. Laura radio show, August 13, 1999 (quoted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC)).
"Her claim that pedophilia is more common among gay men than straights has gotten Dr. Laura in the most trouble. [Dr. Laura spokeswoman Keven] Bellows tries to say that her boss's comments on pedophilia have been taken out of context. 'Of course the vast majority of pedophiles are heterosexual, she knows that,' Bellows says. Then she repeats the charge.  'All she said was that gay men are more likely to be pedophiles, and I think that's true,' she says. Why does she think it's true? 'Most of what we know about the gay population,' Bellows explains, 'is from the audience, a number of whom are gay.' And they're telling Dr. Laura that they are pedophiles? 'Well, we're not talking 8-year-olds,' she says. When asked, then, how old she thinks boys are that gay men are having sex with, she replies, 'Oh, I don't know, 14 maybe, or 15.'  'Trust me,' she says later. 'These radical gay activists don't want to talk about pedophilia.' "
 - June 20, 2000, Salon.com

"What I did say is that when an individual is not so drawn to a member of the opposite sex, in biology that's some kind of error."
 - Dr. Laura, on her radio show, August 15, 2000 (sound file available)

"The well-funded and well-connected homosexual activist movement has become the McCarthyism of the 21st century."
 - 5/13/00, Deseret News.
"Political activists have successfully repositioned sexual deviancy as a constitutionally protected 'lifestyle' equivalent in every way to heterosexuality.... This is not about discrimination against homosexuals."
 "Parenthood by Proxy," a book by Dr. Laura Schlessinger, released summer 2000 (quoted by USA Today).

" 'Not being able to relate normally to a member of the opposite sex is some kind of error,' [Schlessinger] says. 'I do not see that as insulting at all. It is a statement of biological fact.' ... 'I regret that my words were taken out of context, distorted and lied about so people were hurt from the lies,' she says."
 - NY Post, 6/25/00.
"When we have the word homosexual, we are clarifying the dysfunction, the deviancy, the reality. We change it to the word gay, it makes it more difficult to pinpoint the truth. So one of the things that the homosexual agenda did was to change the name. Just like somebody complained to me yesterday about ethnic cleansing, that it sounds like washing machine as opposed to murder. They were right. Ethnic cleansing sounds nice. Murder is the truth, homosexuality is the truth. Gay isnít."
 - Dr. Laura's radio show, August 13, 1999 (quoted by CBSC)..

"I call homosexual practices deviant".
 - Dr. Laura quoted by the New York Post, 2/16/00
"The gay culture? Iím trying to understand, what is that? I remember the 70s and 80s that the line was that this is only about sex, itís not about anything else, right? So whatís the gay culture? Is that where we get into the promiscuity and the pedophilia? Or are these just regulation human beings, who somehow have an error in their sexual orientation but otherwise are seriously regulation human beings? Iím confused. First Iím told for 20 years that itís only about sex. Now Iím told itís a whole culture. So whatís in the culture? What is it? If itís just about sex, then the culture must only be about sex. Otherwise youíre American culture. But listen to this. 'They presented a slide show, Friday, during the schoolís popular culture assembly which also features dances from Polynesian, African and Latin countries.'  Thatís culture. Sexual deviations are not culture. Theyíre sexual deviations."
 - Dr. Laura radio show, April 16, 1999 (quoted by CBSC).

"Well, according to Dr. Aarden VanWeg [ph.], an expert in homosexuality and other forms of deviant sexual behavior in Holland, that although numerically there are more paedophiles that are heterosexual, percentage wise in a population, it is much greater in the homosexual community. So there is some relationship. No, not every homosexual is a paedophile. Obviously not. But it is a greater percentage, much greater."
 - Dr. Laura radio show, June 10, 1999 (quoted by CBSC).

[Explaining the use of the term 'gay'.]  "One of the first things you do is rename behaviors or what have you. Once you rename it... Itís like in Vietnam, I remember quite clearly. Instead of calling them North Vietnamese, South Vietnamese, Communist or what have you, they started calling the Vietnamese agents gooks. One of the reasons you call them gooks is because itís easy to kill a gook, harder to kill a person. So in changing the name of the thing, it changes how we perceive it and how we can behave toward it. When we have the word homosexual, we are clarifying the dysfunction, the deviancy, the reality."
 - Dr. Laura radio show, August 13, 1999 (quoted by CBSC).

"Please, this is not about civil rights ícause I would be the first one in the front of that line and Iím here to tell you that right now. Iíd be the first one in the front of that line. But this is about taking a deviant behaviour, a dysfunctional behavior, normalizing, sexualizing our kids."
 - Dr. Laura radio show, August 13, 1999 (quoted by CBSC).

"I have never called homosexuals biological mistakes. I have said the sexual orientation is clearly an error. With penises and vaginas we were meant for heterosexual sexual acting out in order to procreate the species. I mean that is just irrefutable. But she is outright lying by distortion. There are different ways to lie. This one is by distortion and misrepresentation. I have never called homosexuals errors. I have called the sexuality an error. ... I want you to know that Joan Garry completely misrepresented my presentation. I have never called a people an error. I have called the sexuality, orientation, an error. And I think that is irrefutable and obvious. Itís dysfunctional, itís deviant. According to religion it is not moral. But biologically it is clearly an error."
 - Dr. Laura radio show, August 24, 1999 (quoted by CBSC).

"The debate over gay rights. Rights. Rights? For sexual deviancy, sexual behavior, there are now rights. That's what I am worried about with the pedophilia, the bestiality and the sado-masochism. Is this all going to be rights too? To deviant sexual behavior. It is deviant sexual behavior. Why does deviant sexual behavior get rights? I don't understand that..."
 - Dr. Laura radio show, June 10, 1999 (quoted by CBSC).

"You know what was largely responsible for that guyís [Matthew Shepard's] death? Those two guys who killed him did not go out looking for a homosexual to kill that night. They were shooting pool. He went to the bar. He left with two guys he thought he was gonna have sex with. He got murdered. How many women has that happened to? How many women have left bars thinking they were gonna get some action with some guy who raped and murdered and tortured and murdered them? Far more women than homosexual men have ended up dead that way, I would guess. Is that a hate crime against women? I think so but they specifically picked the woman who was willing to leave for sex. If Matthew hadnít been willing to leave for sex, he might still be alive. That certainly doesnít make him responsible for his own death but when you put yourself into a situation of going off to have anonymous sex with people you meet at a bar, what kind of person is gonna leave with you? Usually scum.... This was a terrible tragedy but itís also one that might have been avoided if he had simply gone home with his friends instead of thinking he was gonna get a little."
 - Dr. Laura radio show, April 16, 1999 (quoted by CBSC).

"the ultra-conservative advice dispenser went on to report the results of her fax poll regarding controversial marriages. 'I asked for only those supporting legal gay marriages to respond to the question of whether it's OK for adult male and female siblings to marry,' Schlessinger said. 'Except for one fax, they all said yes,' she reported with disgust."
 - Dr. Laura quoted by the New York Post, 2/16/00
"Dr. Laura doesn't merely disdain gays. To her, gays are 'deviants,' products of 'a biological disorder' who can and should get themselves cured through 'reparative therapy.' "
 - Reuters/Variety on Dr. Laura, February 13, 2000
"Her [Dr. Laura's] perorations strongly suggest that many gays are predators, eager to convert new members to the faith. She urges parents to avoid bringing kids into the company of possibly gay relatives."
 - Reuters/Variety on Dr. Laura, February 13, 2000
"The self-appointed moral revolutionaries will reject the clear teachings of Scripture in order to justify sexual perversion and destructive behaviors and claim a religious mandate!" Dr. Laura quoting someone else - she then responds "Amen."
 - Deseret News, February 12, 2000
"she calls gays 'deviants,' products of 'a biological disorder' and suggests gays can and should get themselves 'cured' through 'reparative therapy.' She tells her listeners that gays are often predators. She insists gays should not be allowed to marry or have children, and says parents should not allow their kids to be in the company of possibly gay relatives."
 - Denver Post Radio/TV Critic Joanne Ostrow on Dr. Laura,
DENVER POST, February 16, 2000.
"Someone has finally noticed that she likes to call gays and lesbians 'biological errors' and 'deviants' "
 Tacoma Morning News Tribune, February 14, 2000
"Dr. Laura's comments, such as likening homosexuality to incest and bestiality".
 - Tacoma Morning News Tribune, February 14, 2000