Wednesday, December 9, 2009

“It’s In Your Book, Dude!”

Rachel Maddow takes on Richard Cohen, the charlatan behind the “cure the gays” movement and a cited source for the proposed legislation in Uganda that would subject gays and lesbians to the death penalty.

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It’s obvious that Mr. Cohen has found a way to make a lot of money as a sexual predator in that he exploits homophobia for his own gain. He tried manfully (oops) to disavow the draconian law being proposed in Uganda, but it’s clear that whether or not he and his minions want to make the world gay-free by selling nostrums and snake oil for people who think that being gay is something that needs to be cured.

If, as he claims, Mr. Cohen is no longer gay, then what I would say we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is the world’s biggest cured ham.

(Is it me, or does the expression on Mr. Cohen’s face look like he’s been programmed: “Oh-yes-I-am-so-happy-to-be-straight….” It’s creepy; like something out of The Manchurian Candidate. And I wonder how many of the “thousands” of people he has claimed to have cured still have their profiles up on MANHUNT.net.)

It would all be ridiculously funny if lives — both here and in Uganda — weren’t at stake.