Many domestic violence advocates are dismayed at the tasteless imagery that he has chosen to use in order to attract listeners (and presumably, more advertisers & money). I am also astonished that a Christian radio station would endorse such imagery, particularly with Burke's history of domestic violence, animal cruelty, and firearm charges.
A domestic violence advocate contacted Carl Como, owner of the radio station, with her complaint. He told her:
- She must be one of those women who'd had a bad experience with a man.
- That before Shannon shot his wife and her dog, it had been over two years since he'd beaten a woman and he deserved another chance.
As Chief Judge Belvin Perry once said at a sentencing hearing I monitored, "I often hear from defendants who find Jesus when they're in jail. It's too bad that when they get out, they leave Him there."
UPDATE 2/3/11: Shannon Burke billboard comes down
UPDATE 2/11/11: New "billboard" on Burke's facebook page