Caiden Cowger is a 14-year-old who hosts a twice-weekly radio show based in West Virginia. It may be safe to assume that Cowger’s following is relatively small, but he’s getting now national attention.
In late May, Cowger went on a rant against homosexuality stating it is a belief and a choice — not something a person is born as.
Cowger says that homosexuality is “not mandatory in that person. That person was not born that way, no matter what Lady Gaga says.” He explains that he feels homosexuality is becoming more prevalent in society. Why is this? According to Cowger, “it’s because they’re being encouraged by it.”
He goes as far to say President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are “making kids gay.”
Cowger does say that he is against bullying of homosexuals but feels “when you’re trying to teach them the word of God and they consider that bullying” this is a problem. He says that it is a getting to a point where he can’t express his beliefs to homosexuals about God anymore.
Watch Cowger’s full rant:
Ever since the video of his rant began going viral, Cowger has been facing an onslaught of negative criticism on his Twitter and in the video’s comments. TMZ went as far to criticize Cowger’s grammar. Cowger even wrote on his Facebook page that his YouTube account had been hacked within the last day.
This isn’t the only time Cowger has slammed President Obama for his stance on gay marriage. On the program’s website, which airs Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. EST., Cowger recently wrote that he wants a “Straight Pride Month” in opposition to Obama’s recent naming of June as “Gay Pride Month.” Cowger had a video to accompany this post but it was removed as “hate speech.”