Appearing on MSNBC, gay activist Dan Savage assailed Republican politicians for lining up behind so-called “Religious Freedom” legislation in states like Indiana, Georgia, and Arkansas, singling out Senator Tom Cotton (R) for his “bigot blender brain.”
On CNN yesterday, Cotton said, “I think it’s important we have a sense of perspective about our priorities. In Iran they hang you for the crime of being gay. They’re currently imprisoning an American preacher for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in Iran.”
Speaking with host Alex Wagner, Savage noted that leading GOP candidates have endorsed legislation seen as anti-gay, and that they would be remembered come election time.
“You’ve seen Jeb Bush and the entire Republican field endorse these religious bigot-enabling acts. Chris Christie, today after Bush walked it back, he endorsed this act,” Savage explained. “Rand Paul, the libertarian has endorsed anti-gay legislation. People are going to remember.”
Savage pointed out that gays in America are already working on the issues of gay equality in other countries before slamming Cotton for his comments.
“The hypocrisy of people like Tom Cotton, who wants America to get credit for being better on gay issues but will point to how bad it is elsewhere to justify making it worse here,” Savage said. “How do you rationalize that except through some bigot blender brain.”
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