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Viral Video: 14-Year-Old Boy Says ’Obama Makes Kids Gay’

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Sunday Jun 10, 2012

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.

Cowger also targets Vice President Joe Biden and says that his politics should not support "perverted belief."

The controversial broadcast was first aired on May 26 but it recently made headlines this week. Since the episode was posted on YouTube, Cowger told the British newspaper the Daily Mail that his account has been hacked and deleted.

"I am being targeted. I am responding tonight," he told the Mail in a June 6 article. He has since created a new YouTube account and has responded to his critics.

The Mail notes that the teen has attacked Obama before and also urged the government to create "straight pride month."

"June is no longer one of my favorite months," he wrote on his website. "So Mr.President, so it is not discrimination, I want STRAIGHT PRIDE MONTH! I mean, fair is fair here!"

Cowger's original video has been removed but another user uploaded the radio broadcast. Watch the controversial clip below:


  • jimbodapimp, 2012-06-10 01:37:58

    Obama is better than this retarded child. The child needs a psychiatric assessment. Where are his parents? They must be huge pieces of shit!

  • , 2012-06-10 09:54:30

    I feel pity for this kid. He is the product of, no doubt, his parent’s beliefs. My concern is that in four years he’ll be voting. I wonder if he’ll uphold his anti-bullying views then.

  • , 2012-06-10 10:03:18

    What a closet case!

  • Shwicaz, 2012-06-10 10:16:41

    from the kid’s own mouth: "I find that a big problem, not being allowed to convert other people to my religion" Ok, so you saw that Obama is making kids’ gay, which is ruining your changes of ’converting them’ to the way you want them to be. Seems kind of ironic, doesn’t it?

  • , 2012-06-10 12:02:03

    He’s just very young and immature. He probably is a product of his environment, he’ll open his eyes one day.

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-06-10 15:08:19

    Don’t bet on his eyes being opened. Unbelievable how many people live their entire shallow, unducated, unevolved little lives without ever opening their eyes.

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-06-10 15:19:58

    How much you wanna bet that this kids nickname in school has been Gayden? That explains a lot. Its a shame it want viral... But so does people eating what they shouldn’ go figure.

  • , 2012-06-10 18:20:13

    Every month is straight pride month.

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-06-10 20:33:17

    Yep, Gayden Cowgirl.

  • ktwolfman, 2012-06-10 22:21:13

    These are the kinds of people I hate...

  • , 2012-06-10 23:41:13

    West Virginia... Sure sleep with your sister but not a guy. Guess they like keeping it in the family.

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-06-11 03:05:26

    That Dana Loesch chick is a moron.

  • puck, 2012-06-11 13:00:58

    I live in WV and it seems only the Idiots make the news. Religious fanatics and Bertha in her moomoo standing in front of her trailer with her one tooth.

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-06-11 19:12:51

    Well, Bertha would be more entertaining spouting off her obscenities than these clowns.

  • , 2012-06-12 17:15:20

    He knows he’s gay and is trying like hell to convince himself otherwise. Eventually he’ll figure it out, but in the meantime his words just encourage the belief that being gay is a choice. I pray that God will come into his life and his hidden love and truth will emerge, and that he can actually help his community and country become a better place for all Americans.

  • , 2012-06-14 19:56:02

    Boy needs to worry less about why his friends are gay and worry more on learning proper grammar. "30 teenagers in this county that I’m at"??? "I see younger people that is turning out to be homosexuals...all of them are starting to turn to homosexuals..." His command of his native language is SICKENING!

  • , 2012-06-24 21:44:43

    I feel sorry for the pitty life he’ll be living

  • , 2012-06-25 16:22:49

    I’m in my thirties. I had my first crush in the second grade (and it might be a good idea for this twit to repeat

  • , 2012-06-25 16:27:54

    My second grade crush was not the result of Obama’s influence. He never twisted my arm to play with transformers instead of Barbies. Moron.

  • Wade, 2012-07-08 16:40:02

    West Virginia... I was born there and grew up there and can really say most of the people are religious zealots. This kid is only repeating what he hears on a daily basis. These people are uneducated, mostly poor and like Obama said frankly " they cling to guns and religion" we’ll there interpretation anyway. Remember this is the state where the democratic party voted for a felon currently doing time in prison... I can only feel shame for these people.

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