TWO Echoes GLAAD’s Call For Station To Discipline Morning Radio Personality

CLEVELAND — Truth Wins Out called on WMMS, a Clear Channel radio station in Cleveland, to suspend or fire radio personality DJ Dominic Dieter for reportedly telling a father he should arrange to have his daughter raped to turn her heterosexual. The noxious comments on the Rover’s Morning Glory show came in response to an email from a father who was upset when he came across his daughter kissing a girl. DJ Dominic Deiter declared on the air, “You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight.”

“These comments are as unfunny as they are unconscionable,” said Truth Wins Out’s Executive Director Wayne Besen. “We call on WMMS and Clear Channel to immediately take action and hold DJ Deiter accountable for his grotesque and unprofessional actions. Deiter’s remarks were particularly troubling because so-called ‘corrective rape’ is actually an ‘ex-gay’ technique used on lesbians in some countries.”

Earlier, The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) called on Clear Channel to hold Dieter accountable for his comment.

“It was appalling and dangerous for this show to tell a father that he should have one of his friends rape his daughter,” said Aaron McQuade, director of News & Field Media at GLAAD. “That’s essentially how Dieter responded to this listener, and this is no laughing matter in a world where people are too often the victims of violence and sexual assault based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation. And Dieter gave this vile advice to everyone who was listening, including educators, parents and children – sending the message that it’s okay to physically or sexually abuse people who are perceived to be gay.”

Truth Wins Out is a nonprofit organization that fights anti-LGBT extremism. TWO specializes in turning information into action by organizing, advocating and fighting for LGBT equality.

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