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Report on Dave of Liberated Christians on KFYI Barry Young Show
November 5, 1998
Well I survived 2 hours on the air even though they switched topics on me and the Rush Limbaugh show was on next - that may tell you their audience may be a bit conservative!
They Changed Topics On Me
Other than the fact I would have preferred it have been less about religion and more about swinging, polyamory, positive aspects of dance clubs and the Phoenix proposals, I thought it went quite well.
I do apologize for those more interested in the strip club issues that I was not able to discuss them or how at the public hearings there has been virtually no support for the city proposals.
Host was VERY Challenging
After about the first 5 minutes all 10? phone lines were lit up but Barry didn't take any calls until the second hour. Actually this was probably good since he was a very good interviewer. Barry probably knew most of the callers would be just trying to quote bible verses and be traditional upset Christians he was right. I know I had a bunch of supporters, including a bunch from the Phoenix Couples Group wanting to get on who had to hold for the whole two hours and never made it.
Only four callers got on the air. All were conservative Christian types. One women was planning to have a nice lunch but after hearing me was too sick to her stomach to eat.
Another caller said, she had planned a candlelight vigil for Ruby but after hearing me thought I needed to be prayed for more! (Ruby is an elephant at the Phoenix zoo undergoing risky surgery and the topic of the earlier part of the show (before Dave).
Other than the callers questioning if we are sex addicts or mentally ill, I thought I handled the religious issues reasonable well.
I tried to show all the positive aspects of swinging/polyamory/responsible non-monogamy and how openness and honestly is the opposite of cheating etc. One woman went on and on how her ex (a minister) thought like me, cheated, gave her diseases and destroyed her family. All the opposite of what I discussed but the issue was too emotional for her for any logical discussion.
We are Just a Bunch of Old Hippies
Website Had Huge Increase in
Barry had me discuss the web site and had me give its address a couple of times. I know lots of folks are coming to it as I'm getting lots of E-mail from listeners. Since I did not give my E-mail address on the air, they had to have gotten it from the website http:www.libchrist.com.
Apparently lots of listeners did go to our web site. We normally have a surprisingly steady 300-400 different accessors a day (different IP address hits). But on Thus the day the show aired the site log showed: Total accesses: 10,246 (quite meaningless) and Total accessors: 1,045 (different IP addresses). Then Friday was one of our busiest days ever: Total accesses: 16,766, Total accessors: 1,531!
Overall Went Well
I more or less wasn't coming up with any answer in those split seconds I had to think to an anarchistic question. Didn't make sense to me why consenting responsible adults doing what they choose based on individual beliefs related to anarchy which Barry raised. (See later comment by Eric on this)
I did get in a lot of discussion about the bible translations being based on tradition vs "dynamic equivalency" of what the words meant at the time written. I discussed serious biblical research using the Kitel vs. Strong's and how I started out as a conservative Christian many years ago trying to prove the liberals wrong. But over time the evidence became clear I had been wrong in my conservative views. Now I am the liberal I started out to prove wrong.
Share Sample E-mail's Received After Show
Sample E-mails of course with no specific identification shown for privacy, except where used by request or to show first name.
"I was listening to you (Dave) on 910 am in Phoenix Az. I was quite interested in what you had to say. I am glad that you have the courage to stand against the dogma of tradition! I wish you luck in your ventures! GodSpeed!!! Stephanie"
"what a bunch of garbage....LOL ....do you really believe the crap you spout. 51 and still messed up.....always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth huh."
"Dave, good show. I thought you held your own pretty well. I sat with my ear pressed to the phone for almost two solid hours trying to get on. Oh well maybe next time we can get in. I was loaded for bear too. Good job though. BTW I got four calls from LC people during the show so I know there were a lot of us out there listening."
"Buddy if your a christian, then christ must have been an atheist."
"Great Show! You came across well."
"You did a good job, man! Barry was, I think, in a round-about way, actually supporting what you were saying. Dave says: Yes I agree Barry was a very good interviewer with hard-hitting tough questions he knew his listeners would want to ask."
" i think it is important for people to remember that the skinheads and kkk members also refer to themselves as Christians, and that it is God's will for the white race to rule over the others. you can twist the Bible to mean anything you want it to, provided you begin with a certain goal in mind. you can justify this however you want and attempt to convince others of your position, but I am willing to bet my 6 years of theological training that you are dead wrong. God have mercy on you "dave", you are going to need it. todd"
"I was also rather annoyed when, discussing the Christianity aspect, he asked a question that you began to answer with a St. Augustinian example, and were cut off from doing that. It struck me a bit as "here, stay on this focus of topic, but I'm taking away all your tool-kit FOR this focus!"
And I didn't feel Ruby needed a candlelight vigil any more than you needed egocentric iconoclastic prayer!"
The following very good comments from Eric in Phoenix who helped lead the LC Phx Group:
I thought you really did great though. You are developing your "think on your feet skills" I was really ready to jump in and and kick ass over the sex addict issue....but you did make the right point in the "addictive behavior is a destructive thing" enjoying something in a non-destructive manner is not addictive ... it is at most an indulgent behavior ... and any psychologist could and would tell you that an occasional indulgence is a healthy thing and repression is the destructive opposite.
I was also a little peeved at his anarchistic correlation. Anarchy is freedom from LEGAL structures, what you are dealing with is an issue of MORAL freedom. Morality is the expression of the tradition of a culture, and morality should never be an issue of legislation. Our AMERICAN morality differs greatly from that of the rest of the world, so I guess it just follows that ours is the only right morality (or the only right religion???).
I would have also jumped on his Chevy or Ford analogy. He said (in reference to being non christian to appreciate christian philosophy) that you had to drive a ford to appreciate the value of a chevy ... I would say that it is more like Most people saying that chevy is the only car on the road so if you don't drive one (and stay on the road with it) then you are walking. A single product mentality is what the contemporary christian ethic preaches."
"You were wonderful on the Barry Young show this morning! Talk about someone being out of their intellectual depth - Young has always impressed me as being someone who attempts to cover his lack of rationality and understanding with far too many words, and the contrast between his whining and nit-picking and your forthright and articulate responses was marked!"
"I listened for the whole 2 hours this morning. I didn't see any point in calling in, probably would have been impossible anyway. Even though he was a bit argumentative, Barry Young did good in letting you get your points across, and some of his earlier questions were actually fairly helpful. Even the callers weren't complete idiots. I have never listened to KFYI before, because I tend to get annoyed and bored with all that right-wing ranting (which I can hear from my own brother-in-law as well) <bg>. I was hoping more of the show would get in to the strip clubs and decriminalization or even have some of the city people on, but a lot of people were exposed to some interesting ideas. If I had called I would have said this: Suppose Dave is 100% wrong on his interpretation of the Bible, and swinging, non-monogamy etc. is completely wrong and sinful. That still would not be a justification for the City of Phoenix to outlaw swing clubs due to the separation of church and state (which by the way comes from the founding fathers, not the communists as Pat Robertson has alleged)."
"To the comments like are you a addicted to sex. I think I would have laughed and said asked him the same thing. Also I would not have allowed him to bait me on the theology of the question. I think the answer I would have tried would have been something like "The point is Under the constitution I can believe whatever I want who are you or anyone else to tell me what I should or should not believe". Then move the conservation back to the laws. Where you can win. I think you didn't do bad, but I have heard him joke about sex addicts before (I don't think he believes in sex addicts:)) and I think you could have turned that into a joke and moved on."
Voicemail From Fundie Christian
Its these fundies that typically are the only group that really gets upset. Especially against Lib Christians since they think we are so unchristian. And once they've done their Godly duty of spouting off (makes them feel more holy) they are relatively harmless...unless your an abortion clinic!
I can say after doing this for so many years, have had very few problems other than these silly messages on our voice mail once in a while. But that is also why I don't use my last name so won't have pickets coming to house etc. However on yesterdays talk show the host went a bit overboard saying topic controversial etc. and that didn't want to use last name.
Sometimes Worst Attackers Become Supporters
The following are comments directed at KFYI Radio regarding my appearance:
Geez Barry! This guy's a nutcase! He needs to re-name his "organization" to "Free Will Christians" because it is free will they are pursuing and not liberation. What a crock. I hope he discovers the truth before he dies. -- SAHMmy
The message here is that loving more than one is okay!! As long as all agree!! The important part is that they are helping a great deal of people get through "hang-ups" about normal sexuality. -- kathe in phx
Unfortunately, the views of most people regarding sex, with or without love, are heavily tied to religion and are therefore not rational. These religion-based views are not based in reality and consequently not in the best interest of human beings here on earth. Loving more than 1 w/ honesty is quite acceptable. -- KARL in cg
shut down the clubs and the disease that frequents them. This is bottom feeding behavior of the worse sort. No wonder society is a mess -- cured
With regard to the on-air discussion, it's stupid and a violation of freedom of religion for religious groups to try to regulate the sex industry based on their beliefs. -- Jeff in Gilbert
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