Slog News & Arts

Line Out

Music & Nightlife

« Re: Re: What Should Obama Say? | In/Visible Is Up: Artists of t... »

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pardon Me…

posted by on June 25 at 14:23 PM

…But did Al Sharpton just call Anderson Cooper a big huge fag or something?

The transcript:

SHARPTON:..I think Senator Obama is right. None of us leave our personal convictions or religious feelings at the door. But we also respect the fact that everyone doesn’t have to have those same convictions in the public marketplace. So, I may have some very conservative personal feelings, but I feel you have the right to live your life differently. I might think what you do, Anderson, is going to put you in hell, but I’m going to defend your right to get there. So, I think that that’s where I differ with some of my other brothers.


PERKINS: I’m going to try and keep you from going there.

SHARPTON: Well, I am too, but I’m not…


SHARPTON: But there’s a difference in forcing him to heaven, Tony, and in legislating him in heaven, and converting him. I would rather convert him. Let me convert him, Tony.


COOPER: I appreciate both of your concerns about my — my afterlife.

Your “afterlife”, indeed, Mr. Cooper. Your big, screaming “afterlife”.

Well spotted, Rev. Sharpton. Your gaydar is totally ferosh. Or whatever.

(Thanks to Blaire, the big tipper.)

RSS icon Comments


Typical move from Sharpton. He doesn't respect homosexuality, so why would he respect Cooper's privacy?

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 25, 2008 2:40 PM

I'm not sure how you're reading this as homosexuality. I mean, granted Anderson's a closeted queer, but I'm sure he's got some skeletons in there with him, as well. The phrase "what you do" just means sin in general, not just bumtouching.

Posted by Ziggity | June 25, 2008 2:43 PM

Anderson is heavenly.

Posted by Vince | June 25, 2008 2:45 PM

I would love to sin with Anderson Cooper all night long!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | June 25, 2008 2:49 PM

I seem to recall that Sharpton and Kucinich were the only full-gay-marriage-rights supporters, the last go-round.

Posted by leek | June 25, 2008 3:00 PM

I agree with @2.

But, then, I have no idea about AC's sexuality - or care about it.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 25, 2008 3:05 PM


Posted by HULK | June 25, 2008 3:12 PM

"PERKINS: Iím going to try and keep you from going there."

That's the kind of pretentious shit that really makes me dislike a lot of Christians. Keep your fables to yourself. kthxbye

Posted by Giffy | June 25, 2008 3:13 PM

Anderson Cooper is closeted? Seriously? I thought he was out. Really.

Posted by Callie | June 25, 2008 3:57 PM

He is out, Callie. It's just not the "out" the majority of 'mos think he should be. Why they think we all need to announce our homosexuality to everyone, I don't know.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 25, 2008 4:09 PM

Ah hah. Thanks for the explanation. I was a bit distressed there for a moment.

Posted by Callie | June 25, 2008 4:16 PM

Sharpton wants to help AC "get there", i.e., Hell. Perkins wants to put up barricades on the Road to Hell. They're about to arm-wrestle over who gets to convert him.

Sadly, the video clip ends before the door opens and the Spanish Inquisition sweeps into the room.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | June 25, 2008 4:50 PM

You're reaching, Perez.

Is Blaire your BF? He's a twink, yakno. Wait, does sickly-thin qualify as twink?

Posted by Non | June 25, 2008 5:10 PM

aww anderson is so hot. It is sometimes very hard to pay attention to the news when it is coming from him. His reaction to them was great. Go go ac! who is the blaire person by the way?

Posted by Anthony, texas | June 25, 2008 6:10 PM

hey mr. poe.. just curious where you got the idea that al sharpton doesn't respect homosexuality ? everything i've heard him say on the subject sounds like it's a non issue for him i heard him say once when he was running for pres that the very question of whether gays should have the right to marry was as ridicuous as the whether or not blacks should have the right to marry.

Posted by reveren dr dj riz | June 25, 2008 8:04 PM

Kicking my foot in my mouth now that I've looked instead of assumed.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 25, 2008 8:46 PM

Comments Closed

Comments are closed on this post.