Viral Video: 14-Year-Old Boy Says ’Obama Makes Kids Gay’
A YouTube video of a precocious 14-year-old radio host from West Virginia went viral this week after he made homophobic comments saying that being gay is a choice and that President Obama is making children around the country gay because of his support for marriage equality.
Caiden Cowger’s homophobic rhetoric drew hundreds of thousands of viewers to his YouTube clip. The video shows the teen, who hosts the "Caiden Cowger" Internet radio show twice a week, telling his listeners that he is disgusted by watching his friends "turn to" homosexuality, which he says is a choice that Obama encourages, the New York Daily News reported.
"They are encouraging kids to think, ’Well, you know what? They’re talking about being a homosexual and they’re saying there’s nothing wrong with being gay, so you know what, I think I might try that out for a little bit," Cowger said. "That is what’s going on!"
He then goes on to say that Obama is advocating young boys and girls to "become" gay and that the president should be warning youth to turn away from homosexuality. He adds that he doesn’t believe in bullying his gay friends and classmates, however.
"We’ve got about 30 teenagers in this county that I’m at that are homosexuals ... and it is sickening," he said.
"When you’re trying to teach them the word of God and they consider that bullying ... I find that a big problem, not being allowed to convert other people to my religion," he said.