The host of Artimis Radio on 92.9 FM in Indiana had no idea that playing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' hit "Same Love" would evoke such a passionate and bigoted response from one listener, identifying himself only as "Craig." After initially playing the gay rights anthem, Craig berated the station with call after call -- eventually galvanivng the host to record the conversation and post it on the station's Facebook page.
"I'm a Christian, I'm a God-fearing man and I know those gays don't have no place in America," Craig adamantly proclaimed as he defended his stance on the song. The caller also shared with the radio host that he was only exposed to the track because his son attempted to share its message with his father. When the host pushed Craig on the reason his son wanted him to listen to "Same Love," the caller stated that his son "doesn't know no better."
After being informed by Craig that "God doesn't love all people," the radio host attempted to rationally remind the caller that America is the land of the free.
Craig's response? "Yeah! And I need to be free of gays!"
(h/t Have A Gay Day)
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