Conservative Denver radio host who spurned vaccines, mocked AIDS patients dies of COVID-19
For years, Bob Enyart used his conservative media platform in Denver to mock those who died of AIDS by name or call for women who receive abortions to face the death penalty. Recently, the radio talk-show host – who had successfully sued the state over mask mandates and capacity limits in Colorado churches last year – joined a chorus of conservative voices who have bashed the coronavirus vaccine and vowed to stay unvaccinated.
Enyart is at least the fifth conservative radio talk-show host to have died of COVID-19 in the last six weeks after speaking out against vaccination and masking. The others are Marc Bernier, 65, a longtime host in Florida; Phil Valentine, 61, a popular host in Tennessee; Jimmy DeYoung, 81, a nationally syndicated Christian preacher also based in Tennessee; and Dick Farrel, 65, who had worked for stations in Miami and Palm Beach, Fla., as well as for the conservative Newsmax TV channel.
On his defunct TV show, Enyart “used to gleefully read obituaries of AIDS sufferers while cranking ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ by Queen,” Westword reported. Freddie Mercury, the band’s lead singer, died of AIDS in 1991 at the age of 45.
“Listen to the words of that song, and you’ll understand why I did it.”