Beyond Ex-Gay co-founder Peterson Toscano found himself on a broadcast radio show yesterday with a host, another guest and all but one caller holding staunchly anti-gay positions. His responses were responsive and calm in the face of some really vile commentary.
In one particularly egregious statement, the host suggested the real reason those who protested Love Won Out in Memphis did so was because the available population of men with whom to have sex would be reduced if more gay men were “turned straight.”
If you have ever had trouble keeping your cool when asked such things, you really should listen to this clip [mp3]. It’s fairly long and definitely not easy listening, but it’s an excellent example of how to debate such issues, especially in unfriendly situations.