Sounds like the whining of the usual gang of hypocrites.
"After a lengthy discussion on sodomy, the host says:
"You can do whatever you want as long as you can pay the FCC fines." "
There are no fines for discussing sexuality and sexual practices on the radio.
You would be hard pressed in a court of law to prove that this discussion is
contrary to community standards. Heterosexuals engage in forms of sodomy
on a regular basis.
First of all, unless the words:
are included in the broadcast, there is nothing illegal about broadcasting the word "sodomy."
Expressing one's feeling about that sexual act is also not illegal.
Of course, I'm not thinking that is the issue with the hypocrites, of course, it is their so called moral outrage at the notion that a discussion or opinion on the topic is somehow crossing some kind of community line in the sand.
Let's look at some of the similar topics discussed daily not only on radio but t.v. and cable as well. Before doing that, in the interest of information science, a brief definition:
Sodomy is sexual intercourse involving anal or oral copulation.
Now some numbers, since Herb is always using polls to somehow justify his aberrant postulatory nonsense:
Married couples in today's society may not be having intercourse any more frequently than those living twenty or thirty years ago. However, they do seem to be engaging in a greater variety of sexual activities. For example, although vaginal inter-course remains the most common form of sexual expression among heterosexual couples (Laumann et al. 1994), a greater proportion report practicing oral-genital sex today than a generation or two ago. Studies indicate that a majority of married and cohabiting couples engage in oral-genital sex at least occasionally (Blumstein and Schwartz 1983; Gagnon and Simon 1987; Laumann et al. 1994). Anal intercourse, while relatively uncommon, is tried at least once by 8 to 10 percent of heterosexual North American couples (Laumann et al. 1994; Voeller 1991), and many couples report experimenting with new sexual techniques or activities at least some of the time (Greeley 1991).
Even earlier, Kinsey reported:
In his first report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948), Alfred Kinsey found that fewer than half of the men interviewed engaged in fellatio or cunnilingus, even during marriage. In the category of highest incidence—married men with 13+ years of education—45.3% performed cunnilingus and 42.7% engaged in fellatio. Five years later, in his Sexual Behavior in the Human Female, Kinsey reported that 54% of the married women interviewed had engaged in pre-coital cunnilingus and 49% had engaged in fellatio, See also P. Gebhard and A. Johnson, The Kinsey Data (1979). In their 1977 Redbook Report on Female Sexuality, C. Tavris and S. Sadd found that 93% of wives responding reported having engaged in cunnilingus and 91% had engaged in fellatio. They concluded from this response that, "Today it is clear that if the sexual revolution has occurred anywhere, it is in the practice and acceptance of oral sex. Among people under age twenty-five, it is virtually a universal part of the sexual relationship."
There's plenty more like this, but I don't want to dwell on the fact that oral sex, a form of sodomy, is prevalent, perhaps even dominant with younger generations amongst not only married but unmarried heterosexual couples. I think it has always been that way, and the only real difference is that people are becoming more open about their sexual habits.
But before the hypocrites turn this into a gay lifestyle bashing anal sex thread, I wish to return to the hypocrisy angle I started this post with.
Every day media buffoons on the right display their disingenuous "knowledge" and dance around the words that might get them in trouble. Meanwhile, their behavior off the air is clearly an example of hypocrisy. The list of names is too long and not really needed here. The gay politicians that come on so anti=gay, the family values politicians and broadcasters that indulge in adultery (which more than likely includes sodomy acts of one form or another), and the many in the priesthood that hide behind their religious teachings and then abuse altar boys.
The fact remains that if you are outraged by a discussion of or opinion broadcast about sodomy, you are asleep at the switch. Daily broadcasts by the right wing calling for the destruction of life don't bother you?
Hypocrisy is a disease and you righties have it bad.
Seventy-four percent of American adults surveyed last month (April 2003) favor the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning antigay sodomy laws. This was the latest finding of a national online poll, released Tuesday by Witeck-Combs Communications and Harris Interactive. “Even when we exclude respondents who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered, support for overturning state sodomy laws does not change significantly,” said Darin Johnson, vice president at Witeck-Combs Communications. “It is clear that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe the Supreme Court should overturn all state laws that interfere with private sexual relations between consenting adults, whether same-sex or opposite-sex couples.” Currently the U.S. Supreme Court is considering Lawrence v. Texas, which challenges the antigay sodomy law in Texas.
These are highlights of a nationwide survey of more than 2,000 adults, of whom approximately 7% self-identified as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. The survey was conducted online April 17-23 by Harris Interactive, with analysis of GLBT data provided by Witeck-Combs Communications Inc., a strategic public relations and marketing communications firm with special expertise in GLBT issues:
1) 75% of self-described Republicans oppose state laws that regulate sexual relations that occur in the private home of an adult same-sex couple in a domestic partnership (as do 88% of self-labeled Democrats). In addition, seven out of 10 Americans (70%) who characterize their personal ideology as “conservative” also oppose such laws.
2) Americans from all regions in the United States express opposition to state sodomy laws, including 76% of Southerners, 80% of Midwesterners, 88% of Westerners, and 89% of Easterners, who say they oppose state laws that regulate the private sexual relations of adult same-sex couples in a domestic partnership.
3) 66% of adults over the age of 50 agree that the U.S. Supreme Court should overturn state sodomy laws that apply solely to same-sex couples.
4) A majority of all American adults surveyed said same-sex couples who engage in private, consenting sexual relations should not be denied basic rights and opportunities: 82% opposed denial of health benefits to a couple; 87% opposed denial of rental housing; 74% opposed denial of certain jobs, such as teaching; and 59% opposed denial of the right to adopt children.
Herb wants to impose his religious beliefs on schoolchildren, no less. Of course, it has to be his beliefs and his beliefs only. To Herb, "the Bible" is somehow above defect. We all know that's not the case.
You righties don't care about sending the youth of this nation to war if it fills your greedy coffers. You don't care about cutting off health support to the elderly or the very sick if it improves your bottom line. But heaven forbid somebody on the radio says "Hey, I like blow jobs" you become unglued.
You are such hypocrites it is not only amusing to the rest of us, but a clear admission of how out of touch you are with reality.
Posted on June 25, 2010 - 11:09 AM