American Family Association (AFA) radio host and spokes-bigot Sandy Rios is back in the news again after targeting the LGBT community again on her radio show Friday. In discussing the overwhelming support for LGBT rights nationally (and how it's increasingly acceptable to be LGBT), Rios blamed television shows like TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” for normalizing LGBT persons and making it look "kind of fun." Saying that the LGBT community has only been "painted with a positive brush," Rios claimed that gay rights advocates are "forcing little children to be educated, they call it educated, I’d say sexually abused by information their little ears are not ready to hear." And that advocacy - as she's said numerous times - leads to "the raping of the innocence of our children."
We hear so much first of all about young people being in favor of gay marriage and I believe that’s true, I believe those stats are probably for the most part true and I believe it makes sense because our children, for the most part, have heard nothing but positive things about homosexuality and its effects; it’s kind of fun. We see “Say Yes to the Dress,” which by the way I love, and we see the gay characters on that and the one in Atlanta and the one in New York and those guys are really, I really, it has nothing to do with ‘like,’ but it is the face of the homosexual community that is only pained with a positive brush when those of us that have been involved in issues related to this know that there’s a very dark side, that this is not a good thing for people ultimately in their lives and it is a destructive force. It’s a destructive force especially — my concern, more than that for the gay community which I am very concerned about — is for the raping of the innocence of our children, forcing it in public schools, forcing little children to be educated, they call it educated, I’d say sexually abused by information their little ears are not ready to hear. In states where homosexual advocacy is strong this is exactly what’s happening, it’s happening to some degree all over the country in all school rooms, but it’s worse in states like Massachusetts.