In New Jersey, the legislature is poised to vote on whether gays can marry. In Uganda, they're debating legislation to kill them. Last night, Rachel Maddow interviewed an author named Richard Cohen, who says he used to be gay—until he cured himself. Now he writes books helping others straighten up too! His book Coming Out Straight has been cited by the Ugandan proponents of executing homosexuals, because in it Cohen claims that homosexuals are much more likely to molest children. Watch Maddow respectfully hand his ass to him:
If you don't have time to watch the whole thing now, jump to the ten minute mark, when Maddow reads this excerpt from Cohen's book Gay Children, Straight Parents: A Plan for Family Healing: "Among the list of factors that may lead to homosexual desires: divorce, death of a parent, adoption, religion, race."
Cohen replies, "Race? That's not in there."
Maddow: "Yes it is. Here I am, page 75 of your book with your name on the cover. I gotta ask you. Every single one of those ideas is insane to me..."
Cohen: "You're taking it out of context, Rachel."
Maddow: "I'm reading it from your book, dude!"
Also don't miss the part where she asks him if he's a licensed therapist, and he says he's not, because he was the victim of a hate crime!