KISS-FM’s morning co-host Kellie Rasberry set off a firestorm of criticism on her Facebook page when she said on the air the she doesn’t support same-sex marriage.
Rasberry has been a popular figure in the LGBT community and has been the guest celebrity at GayBingo Dallas on a number of occasions.
Her comment was accompanied with the explanation that her belief is related to how she was raised.
The Facebook comments ranged from disappointment to viciousness.
Resource Center Dallas’ Communications and Advocacy Manager Rafael McDonnell said he was trying to contact Rasberry for a clarification.
“Your opinion was not innocuous, it was bigotry, and bigotry is social poison,” wrote Gabriela Equality Valdepeña.
“Man, Kellie, that’s just all kinds of wrong what you said,” wrote Emily Scott. “And your reason was lame. It wasn’t even a reason, just an excuse for you not to think.”
“Just because you were raised ignorant don’t mean you have to remain so,” wrote Paul Jay Ritter, Jr. “People change, and it’s okay.”
Rasberry sent out the below statement that she’s posting on her Facebook page: