Sunday, March 20, 2005
Stop contributing to child pornography! Listen to progressive radio
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Agents with the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force arrested a Christian radio station personality as part of a child pornography investigation.
Bureau agents began investigating Chris Ruleman, 40, a midday host for WFFI, 94FM The Fish, earlier this week after receiving information that he possessed child pornography.
Links are disappearing quickly from the Christian sites, but there's always the cache.
Here's what his station WFFI, whose motto is "Safe for the Whole Family" used to say about him—
Chris Ruleman is quickly becoming known as America’s top Christian adult contemporary radio voice. He's personable and friendly, and perhaps one of the silliest people you'll ever meet.... Chris is a smart dresser who enjoys collecting unique ties, colognes, pens and cuff links.
Doesn't that just say it all? How could they not have known?
Before launching a career in radio, Mr. Ruleman apparently was the "voice" in your voicemail—
Chris ... is a widely recognized voice talent throughout the mid-south region. (We're tired of calling folks on their mobile phones and hearing Chris's voice come on to tell us "the customer you're trying to reach is not currently available").
But it gets better. If you go to the page devoted to Chris Ruleman at todayschristianmusic.com [actually the Yahoo cache], you'll find—
Kids QuotesAny little comedians living in your house? Contribute your "Kids Quote" by email at Chris@todayschristianmusic.com. If your child or a child that you know has said something really funny or cute, email me and I'll use it on the air!
Two years ago the Tennessean did a feature on gastric bypass surgery and quoted the well-known radio personality—
... the thought of not being able play with his children spurred Chris Ruleman, 38, of Brentwood to weight-loss surgery last month.
And finally there's the Chris Ruleman laugh [Audio. Warning! Very scary].
Really, I hope Mr. Ruleman can get his life back together. The laws against downloading kiddie porn are draconian, as are so many others. But I always enjoy a bit of embarrassment for the holier-than-thou Christian right. After all, it was only last month that they prevailed in keeping the sight of Lesbian moms in a children's show off the air in the majority of PBS markets.
A postcard from the edge