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- March 21, 2000

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  • Newsweek, March 12, 2000, "Dr. Laura, Talk Radio Celebrity"
  • Time Magazine, March 20, 2000, "Dr. Laura, Heal Thyself"
  • Entertainment Weekly, March 17, 2000, "A proposed Dr. Laura TV show outrages gay activists"
  • Associated Press, March 11, 2000
  • LA Times, March 11, 2000
  • People Magazine - March, 20 2000 - HEAT WAVES Radio Provocateur Dr. Laura Schlessinger Raises a Ruckus with Controversial Talk About Gays
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Criticism sends ‘Dr.' Laura into a tizzy," March 8, 2000
  • New York Daily News, "Gay groups turning up the heat on radio host Schlessinger," March 8, 2000
  • New York Post, March 7, 2000 "No one spared as radio shrink boils over"
  • New York Times, "Gay Groups Campaign Against Radio Hostīs Plan for a TV Show" March 6, 2000
  • San Francisco Chronicle, "Dr. Laura Talk Show Provokes Backlash," March 4, 2000
  • Channel 2000, "Gay Activists Step Up Dr. Laura Campaign," March 4, 2000
  • TVSPY.COM, March 3, 2000
  • PoliticsOnline.com, "Activists Go Online to Stop Dr. Laura," March 3, 2000
  • Los Angeles Times, "Site-ing Dr. Laura," March 2, 2000
  • USA Today, "Talk show host's TV spot sparks a protest site," March 2, 2000
  • CNN, March 2, 2000
  • Access Hollywood, March 2, 2000
  • Salon, "StopDrLaura.com," March 1, 2000
  • BBC Radio, March 1, 2000
  • CNet Radio, March 1, 2000
  • Potomac Tech Wire, March 1, 2000
  • Southern Voice, "'Frasier' Producer Slams Paramount on Dr. Laura," Feb. 24, 2000
  • O'Reilly Factor, FOX News, Feb. 18, 2000
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May 9, 2000


BREAKING NEWS: NEW LAURA BOOK ATTACKS GAYS
- Call gay "lifestyle" a "sexual deviancy"
- Accuses gay "agenda" of undermining family
- Implies gays are neither "healthy" nor "normal"
- Say she has "tons of gay friends"

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PLEASE CALL PARAMOUNT AND VIACOM, AND TELL THEM:
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH - Cancel Dr. Laura's TV Show

1) Mr. Kerry McCluggage, Chmn. of Paramount
tel. LA 323-956-5076
fax: 323-862-1823

2) Mr. Sumner Redstone, CEO of Viacom (which owns Paramount)
tel. 212-258-6310
fax 212-258-6311

SEND THIS TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS

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LAURA ATTACKS GAYS YET AGAIN

Washington, DC - In a move called "the last straw" by gay civil rights advocates, USA Today this morning revealed that in the introduction to her new book, "Parenthood by Proxy," Dr. Laura Schlessinger makes a blistering attack on gays and lesbians. She condemns what she calls the gay "lifestyle" as "sexual deviancy," blasts the gay "agenda" for "undermining" the definition of family, and laments the existence of same-sex marriage.

NEW BOOK TOUR BEING USED TO ADVANCE ANTI-GAY AGENDA

Schlessinger's just-begun big-money media tour touting her new book, has already been tarnished by growing protests over her on-the-air remarks about gays and lesbians being "biological errors," and about a "huge portion" gay men being pedophiles. And while Paramount Television, which has announced its intent to syndicate a TV show hosted by Ms. Schlessinger this fall, has promised that Schlessinger will not create a climate of hate and intolerance for gays, many fear that promise is now broken.

THIS IS THE LAST STRAW

This is really the last straw. Dr. Laura is an anti-gay activist with a very clear agenda, and she simply cannot control her own rhetoric. How many 'Dr. Laura eruptions' does Paramount need before they get the picture?

According to USA Today, the introduction to Ms. Schlessinger's book says: "The agenda of homosexual activists has moved past the demand for tolerance and respect to demanding acceptance of homosexuality as healthy, normal and equivalent in every way to heterosexuality. Necessary to advancing this agenda is undermining the significance of the traditional definition of family as husband, wife, and children."

The newspaper reports that later on, in a chapter in which Ms. Schlessinger explains her opposition to gay marriage, she says: "Political activists have successfully repositioned sexual deviancy as a constitutionally protected 'lifestyle' equivalent in every way to heterosexuality.... This is not about discrimination against homosexuals. Same-sex marriage affects the child's right to have a parent of both sexes. These children are not tragically
fatherless or motherless, but purposely fatherless or motherless. How dare a society condone or encourage such loss!"

Schlessinger also tells USA Today that she has "tons of gay friends."

http://www.usatoday.com/life/enter/tv/let003.htm


IMPLIES GAYS AREN'T HEALTHY OR NORMAL

In her latest attack on gays and lesbians, Laura Schlessinger accuses us of sexual deviancy and undermining families, implies that we are neither healthy nor normal, and suggests that we are unfit parents. And now she'll be using her subsidized book tour to spread more disinformation about gays and lesbians. It's time to tell Paramount and Viacom one more time that enough is enough. How many more time will Laura Schlessinger have to call label us a "sexual deviancy" before they do the right thing?

FLIP-FLOPS ON RELIGIOUS DEFENSE

As an aside, USA Today says that Schlessinger is again claiming her views are "religiously based," and that criticism of her is actually anti-religious prejudice.

But Schlessinger herself has said repeatedly that her views on gays and lesbians are NOT based on her religion, but rather on her "clinical" background ("Words that I have used in a clinical context have been perceived as judgement." - Schlessinger, March 10, 2000, Dr. Laura's Web site.)

She also has used her PhD in biology to defend her "clinical" analysis of gays ("Well my PhD is in physiology, so when I talk about biology, I'm talking about it from a bio-clinical point of view" - May 7 FOX news interview, respond to the "biological error" quote).

And, even more damning, she told Larry King on May 3 that "I'm not the expert" regarding the origins of homosexuality. So next time Dr. Laura tries to defend her "religious reasons" for calling a "huge portion" of gay men pedophiles, be sure to ask her to explain her previous quotes that show her reasoning had nothing to do with religion.

CALL PARAMOUNT AND VIACOM, THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS.

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DR. LAURA ON GAY PEDOPHILES

"How many letters have I read on the air from gay men who acknowledge that a huge portion of the male homosexual populace is predatory on young boys?"
- Dr. Laura quoted by Reuters/Variety, February 13, 2000

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Thank you so much for your help, and please visit the StopDrLaura.com Web site (www.StopDrLaura.com) for more information on this issue, and for updates on the latest Dr. Laura protests in your town.

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