Cognitive Dissonance

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From Queerty:

Is it wrong to have a soft spot for senile old Pat Robertson? Sure, he’s evil incarnate, filling your born-again senior relatives with crazypants lies about everything that frightens them. But it must be conceded that his bafflement, his doddering geriatric world view, his mystified-by-modern-times attitude, is hands-down hilarious. It’s like when your grandfather goes off on a rant about “race mixing” and “women’s libbers.” You just smile and nod and help him find his bag of Werther’s Originals.

Pat’s latest confusion, on display in this 700 Club interview with right-wing author Ben Shapiro to promote Shapiro’s book Primetime Progaganda, stems from his belief that Hollywood is involved in a conspiracy to brainwash America into becoming pro-gay and forcing straight actors to play homosexual roles in order to further those ends…

Best strung-together-words exiting Pat’s mouth in the above clip: “…inserting gays one after the other…”

One of the best explanations of Pat Robertson EVER.

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Tenn. Senate Panel Passes 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

Seriously:

A Senate committee Wednesday approved a bill that will prohibit teachers from discussing homosexuality in kindergarten through eighth-grade classrooms.

The measure (SB49) is sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, who unsuccessfully pushed the same idea - nicknamed the “don’t say gay” bill - for six years as a member of the state House before he was elected to the Senate.

As introduced, the bill would have put into law a declaration that it is illegal to discuss any sexual behavior other than heterosexuality prior to the ninth grade.

Campfield contends homosexuality is being discussed in classrooms. Spokesmen for the Board of Education and the state Department of Education told the committee they are unaware of any such activity.

The revised bill was then approved 6-3 and sent to the Senate floor. All no votes came from Democrats.

Volunteer TV further explains the bill:

"The Don’t Say Gay bill raises all kinds of issues about anti-gay bias, free speech and government overreach," said Ben Byers with the Tennessee Equality Project.

"It limits what teachers and students are able to discuss in the classroom," Byers said. "It means they can’t talk about gay issues or sexuality even with students who may be gay or have gay family."

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