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Gina Louden (left) and Bob Dutko in 2010
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Bob Dutko is a Christian radio personality in Metro-Detroit, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri. He can be heard on WMUZ 103.5 "The Light" and on AM 560, as well as other Crawford Broadcasting stations across the country. One of his most popular segments is called "Defending the Faith", in which he tries to logically defend certain items essential to Christian faith (blind faith, ignorance, gullibility, etc.). He is a frequent critic of the liberal media and how they "stack" shows with pundits who only agree with the host, yet all his guests appear to be crazy creationists, ministers, pastors, or priests. Another frequent theme on his program promotes homophobic and transphobic comments, alleging that all male-to-female transsexuals are "deep-voiced 'girls' with hairy backs and stubble" and that reparative therapy actually works. He also claims that in his youth he saw a flying saucer, which he claims was a demonic entity.

Bad heart[edit]

Dutko has claimed in the past that the reason why he came to Christ was because his girlfriend (now wife) said a prayer to fix his faulty heart and it happened. In a debate with him, a representative from Michigan Atheists asked him whether or not he believed that it was actually his wife who had this power, and not Christ. Dutko answered in the negative.


He claims that Jesus would approve of capitalism, despite the Gospels often reporting Jesus' warnings against the accumulation of wealth, specifically, "I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." (Matthew 19:23-24) He also hosts daily prayers for American soldiers which is about as consistent with the spirit of Christianity as the rest of his behavior. Although it is probably a good thing for a Christian to pray for people (Jesus even told Christians to pray for their enemies), Jesus said that one should pray in a closet Matthew 6:6, which probably means that Jesus wanted his followers to pray in private instead of praying publicly over radio broadcasts that can reach millions of people at a time.

Notable guests on his show have included Kent Hovind, Ken Ham, and other assorted nutballs.

He is also a pusher of the claim that autism is caused by vaccines.

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External links[edit]

  • "Top Ten 'Proofs'": A site where you can buy "proof" of God. Who knew you could sell that kind of thing today?
  • [1] A now-defunct blog that critiqued Dutko.
  • [2] Typical interview where he reverts to straw man and silencing tactics to misrepresent his guest's position and not allow him to respond.