Howard took a call from a man named Leonard, who explained how he "legally
died" after being beaten and claimed to have "seen hell" when
he did. Leonard then explained he was beaten because he "used to be gay,"
recalling he left a club that night and was approached by men with bats who
"pummeled" him. Leonard went on to say he suffered broken bones
and nerve damage from the attack, and that the afterlife he "saw"
was "misty and didn't smell very good," and that the light he saw
confused him. Which is why Leonard thought he was witnessing hell, not heaven,
and that God spoke to him and warned him he needed to change his lifestyle.
Leonard said his recovery from the beating took six months, and that he was
now in perfect health. Leonard added that, although he was still attracted
to men, he was listening to God and was now dating a woman. Upon hearing that,
Howard noted he thought Leonard would go back to having sex with men, but
he replied that wasn't the case. Leonard proceeded to admit he tried to "convert"
other gay men in chat rooms to help them, and claimed he was successful occasionally.
Howard took calls about Leonard's story, with one comparing him to Sylvia
Browne. Leonard then commented he'd made other lifestyle changes as well since
he died, including eating meat, hunting - which he claimed made him "manly"
- and not drinking soy milk, a product he thought increased the possibility
of making men gay. Howard ended Leonard's interview with another call, this
one from a guy who claimed he used to be black until he was beaten, died and
came back as a white man.