Group protests Radio Hall of Fame induction

November 9, 2008 8:30:41 AM PST
There was a protest Saturday night outside a Chicago hotel by a group opposed to James Dobson's induction into the Radio Hall of Fame.Dobson hosts the program "Focus on the Family" and opposes same-sex marriages. Dobson also supported passage of Proposition 8 in California, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

The protestors say he uses the airwaves to spread a message of hate and should not be honored.

"If you advocate the taking away of rights for a whole group of people, you may be a Christian, you may be any number of other things, but one thing you certainly are is you are a hater, and you are a bigot. James Dobson is a bigot," said Andy Thayer, Gay Liberation Network.

Dobson received his Hall of Fame award Saturday night at the Renaissance Hotel. The Radio Hall of Fame is a project of the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Chairman Bruce Dumont wrote in the Sun-Times that a nominee's political or religious views aren't taken into consideration by the hall of fame.


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