Bob Dutko

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Bob Dutko (1960–) is a Christian radio personality, pseudoscience promoter, and conspiracy theorist from Detroit, Michigan. Dutko hosts radio shows that are syndicated nationally by the Crawford Broadcasting Network.[1][2][3]

One of Dutko's 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. Dutko is a pusher of the claim that autism is caused by vaccines. He has a paranoid distrust of vaccines, and has featured anti-vaccine quacks on his radio show.[4] Dutko is a right wing conspiracy theorist who spreads lies about voter fraud in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and panders to the Trump crowd.[5]

Notable guests on his show have included Kent Hovind, Eric Hovind, Ken Ham, and other assorted nutballs.[6][7][8]

Dutko's common interview tactic is to revert to straw man and silencing tactics to misrepresent his guest's position and not allow them to respond.[9]

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.

Capitalism[edit]

Dutko claims that Jesus would approve of capitalism, despite the Gospels often reporting Jesus' warnings against the accumulation of wealth.[10] 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,[11] 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.

Buy the truth[edit]

Dutko hawks collections of his recorded audio to evangelicals, that claim to give evidence for commonly held Christian beliefs using "science, logic, intellectual reasoning, history and factual evidence."[12] Among the topics covered in his overpriced audio collection are why the Bible is true, why evolution is scientifically impossible, why the earth is young, why humans lived with the dinosaurs, why homosexuality is bad, why Mormonism and Jehovah's Witnesses are "false religions," and why Islam should not be supported in any way.[13] A companion webshite peddles even more Dutko audio recordings related to Christian apologetics and debating the unbelievers.[14]

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References[edit]

  1. The Bob Dutko Show with Bob Dutko. Archived from the original at wmuz.com, 6 January 2021.
  2. The Bob Dutko Show. bobdutko.com.
  3. About Bob Dutko, toptenproofs.com.
  4. Dutko on autism and vaccine hysteria. bobdutko.blogspot.com, 2009.
  5. Bob Dutko Show Summary – Thursday 01 – 07 – 20. thebobdutkoblog.com, 7 January 2021.
  6. Bob Dutko Show Summary – Tuesday 11 – 07 – 17. thebobdutkoblog.com, 17 November 2017. Eric Hovind pimps his pseudo-documentary "Genesis: Paradise Lost" on Dutko's radio show.
  7. Darwin was a Racist? bobdutko.blogspot.com, 27 February 2008. Ken Ham pimps an anti-evolution book on Dutko's show.
  8. Bob Dutko Show Summary – Tuesday 09 – 08 – 15. thebobdutkoblog.com, 8 September 2015. Kent Hovind, fresh out of federal prison for various crimes, appears on Dutko's radio show.
  9. AronRa vs. Bob Dutko. YouTube, 19 September 2013.
  10. For example, see Matthew 19:23-24.
  11. Matthew 6:6.
  12. Top Ten Truths. toptentruths.com.
  13. Products, toptenproofs.com.
  14. Bob Dutko's Anchoring Your Faith series. anchoringyourfaith.bobdutko.com.