Last night I was on my way to church with my husband and three children and you made a comment about how when America is allowed to vote we make the wrong decision. You mentioned American Idol, and America’s got talent…then for the number one bad vote you said it was this…and you played an excerpt of President Obama speaking. When he was done speaking you quickly announced that “you where just joking, don’t send me any emails about this.”
I really don’t appreciate my children having to hear you poke fun of our President. Their little minds are easily swayed by the thoughts and opinions of others, wrong or right. I want my children to be able to listen to what I listen to on the radio with out me having to A. censor it, and B. Explain why a Christian is unfairly making fun of OUR president or ANYONE for that matter. I just feel you are sending out the wrong message…to the wrong people.
I think your jests are completely out of line, and un-Christian like. We are to be respectful and tolerable of everyone, and I do not feel that you are showing this in your acts and “jokes”. I find it incredibly rude, and offensive.
Peace, Laughs and God Bless
I am very honest abut my feelings for Obama and Palin alike. I am not a fan of either and I do not tow any political party line. I do poke fun at things, including myself on the show. Regardless of my personal feelings about Obama, that was purely for humor sake. Drawing the parallel of America making bad decisions about TV shows culminating in the presidency is satire and text book comedy. I don’t find that joke offensive, and I am sorry if you do. Humor is subjective.
I do find it interesting that your email signature is peace, laughs, but you failed to get the humor or satire in that joke. I can’t make everyone happy and if this hit you wrong that is OK. We do all kind of things on this show and I personally know there are people who are alive today and have found faith in God here, so I am OK with how I approach doing the show. If it is not for you I totally understand that. You sound like a good parent who wants to monitor what your kids hear. That is your job as it is mine. I have never said anything I would not say with my 12 year old daughter in the room. So we just have different parenting tolerances.
Definition of Satire: the use of wit, especially irony, sarcasm, and ridicule, to criticize faults.
Doing something “purely for humors sake” does not make something fair, just, nor RIGHT! I understand the concept of Satire, and the humor at which you were attempting, but that humor was in bad taste, and in my personal opinion, UN-christian like.
I have no doubts that there are those who have found faith and God because of your show…but bringing people into faith through crude humor by making fun of people is NOT the way to go. The end result does not justify the beginning action. And these people who came to faith because of your “show” probably lived morally corrupt, spiritually bankrupt lives before listening. And your “show” wasn’t much different than any other radio show they were already listening to…except for the fact that it is on a “Christian” radio station. Maybe the music and the Holy Spirit are more responsible for converting non Christians into faith than your “Jokes”.
All I am asking is that you think about how your “jokes” affect others. What is that “laugh” worth? Your salvation…or a paycheck? You are most defiantly in my prayers.
Peace, Love, and Laughs (not at the expense of others),
God Bless ya
You and I are never going to agree on this. My friends and I make fun of each other, that is my sense of humor. I don’t find this as egregious as you find it. So we can either move on or continue to beat each other up. I prefer to move on. My show is not for everyone but it is for someone every day. I have seen God use the silly jokes to reach people. I had one guy thank me for my jokes after he lost his daughter in a car crash. He told me he had not laughed in six months and he needed that. That is God using the silly to start to heal someone. At the end of the day you have a choice. You do not have to listen to me and that is OK. If I’m not for you there are plenty of Christian stations that won’t offend you. I say this with no animosity whatsoever you should listen to them because life is too short to be upset with and idiot DJ.