Rape Away The Gay? Radio Personality Tells Father To Get A Man To Rape His Daughter Until She Turns Straight

Author: April 28, 2012 1:53 pm

A radio personality in Cleveland is facing tremendous backlash after telling a father that he should get one of his male friends to rape his daughter to force her to turn straight.

In response to an email from a father who suspected his daughter was gay after discovering her kissing another girl, DJ Dominic Deiter declared on the air that “You should get one of your friends to screw your daughter straight.”

You read that correctly. An apparently anti-gay radio personality told a father that he should arrange for his daughter to be raped repeatedly until she magically turns straight.

After the disgusting remark, GLAAD received multiple reports about the incident, which was said during ‘Rover’s Morning Glory’ radio program that airs on WWMS 100.7 FM radio station on Clear Channel Communications, which includes radio shows hosted by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and several other right-wing radio shows. Clear Channel is also owned primarily by Bain Capital, the company that Mitt Romney began and is still involved with.

GLAAD’s Director of News & Field Media Aaron McQuade says “It was appalling and dangerous for this show to tell a father that he should have one of his friends rape his daughter. 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.”

Clearly, this disc jockey needs to be fired immediately for his comment. Advocating for rape to change homosexuals into heterosexuals is egregiously wrong on so many levels. Rape is a violent act against women, and to say that a father should have his own daughter raped for any reason is flat out evil. If Republicans needed a reason why the Violence Against Women Act and the update to include gays and lesbians should be passed, this is precisely why. Without this Act and the crucial updates, measures would not be in place to prevent the kind of violence Deiter is suggesting be used to curb homosexuality. Furthermore, members of the LGBT are human beings who have rights. Nobody deserves to be raped because of who they are.

Unfortunately, many people heard Deiter’s remark. And undoubtedly, many anti-gay activists may indeed harbor similar feelings. Could they switch their strategy from ‘pray away the gay’ to ‘rape away the gay’? I wonder how many of these anti-gay activists will be courageous enough to condemn Deiter’s response. Probably none of them.


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  • It concerns me to see how theoretically liberal commenters are showing themselves to be so intolerant. Yes, what the DJ said is reprehensible (stupid, wrong, evil, adjective-of-choice), but no one is showing him the understanding that we all wish he had shown. I don’t know the man or his show, so I can’t say that he habitually has a small mind and a big mouth. What I *can* say is that no one deserves to be fired for making one mistake. I hope his employers take note of this incident, maybe put him on probation, but I don’t want to see him fired for a single error. Would anyone out there want to be judged solely on the worst mistake they ever made at work?

    I’m also surprised to see people suggesting that he should be raped or beaten, or on the receiving end of any violence, just because he suggested it. If we’re acknowledging that he was stupid to say it, why would any of us say something similar in return?

    I’m a very tolerant person, but I can’t stand intolerance. (yes, that’s a joke) When I run into it, I try to react by showing the intolerant person what tolerance looks like. If that DJ read these comments, all he’d see are further examples of how to be intolerant. We can do better than that.

  • EarleyDaysYet

    Yeah, I’ve never understood the mindset behind “whatever it takes to turn ’em straight!”

    I have a very close friend who is a lesbian – on the 1-10 Kinsey scale, where 10 is ALL GAY, she’s about a 12.5. We house-shared in London, and a few colleagues of mine had met her. One, in particular, was mildly offended when I said she was gay; he said, “she’s not unattractive… How about I date her a bit? She’s obviously not had a good partner.”

    He genuinely could not grasp that lesbianism was not a butthurt response to being let down or disappointed by a male. I said, “she’s as much interested in having sex with a man as you are”, and he literally recoiled, his face scrunching in disgust. “Exactly. That’s how she feels about it, too.”

  • News director says it’s not ok? Is that the best he can do? He needs to fire Dieter’s ass, after making a public apology. Dear Lord, this kind of hate speech is flat-out unacceptable any time, anywhere — but especially on broadcast media.

  • i find several things troubling about this story. the first is the fact the deejay thinks being gay is bad, but rape is ok. the second is why the father thought it better to seek advice from a mere deejay rather than speaking to his daughter and tell him of his concerns. thirdly, i have a problem with people phoning deejays and seeking their advice about such issues. they are not qualified, as his answer reveals.and finally,we do not know how the 2 women kissed. was it a friendly kiss? a good bye kiss? it’s going to be ok kiss? i’ll miss you kiss? where was the kiss. two people of the same gender can kiss and not be gay. european men kiss each other n the cheek, and they are not gay. and if she is not gay, i can think of nothing that will turn his daughter against men more quickly than being raped multiple times by one.fifth, this mornon actually asked this dad t find a man to commit a crime. rape is a felony,and is punishable by incarceration. the deejay should be fined

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