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A 14-year-old conservative talk show host with a substantial following is gaining even more attention in the aftermath of a virulently anti-gay rant he delivered during a recent broadcast.
The titular teen behind the West Virginia-based Caiden Cowger Program spent several long minutes excoriating homosexuals and their supporters — namely President Obama and Lady Gaga. "Homosexuality is a belief...it'ss not mandatory in that person. That person is not born that way, no matter what Lady Gaga says," asserts Cowger.
He goes on to claim that there are "about 30 teenagers in this county that I'm at that are homosexuals," a "fact" that he finds "sickening," not the least because he once considered some of them to be his friends. "They were not homosexuals. They just decided all of a sudden, 'you know, I think I'm going to be gay'."
Cowger, who regards Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck as role models, places the blame for these teens' extemporaneous "change of heart" on "indoctrinating" campaigns such as Dan Savage's It Gets Better project, and on encouragement from President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden.
"President Obama, Vice President Biden is [sic] making kids gay," Cowger declares. "If you're encouraging you're making kids gay. You are saying that it is all right to follow this belief, it is completely natural, there's nothing wrong with it, it's not immoral."
In a follow up to his May 26th broadcast, Cowger backs up his argument by quoting scripture. He maintains that those who claim that he "speaking bigotry" are blaspheming against the bible by saying that the bible "is full of bigotry."