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To Demonize Gay Marriage, Pat Buchanan Flip-Flops On Slavery

To Demonize Gay Marriage, Pat Buchanan Flip-Flops On Slavery

 

Written by Elon Green

During an appearance on Fox News yesterday, disgraced former MSNBC pundit Pat Buchanan contradicted one of his most notorious claims. During a discussion of marriage equality, Buchanan rationalized barring gay Americans from getting married on the grounds that it’s a proud American tradition.

“The American people aren’t accepting of [gay marriage]. They’ve rejected it repeatedly,” Buchanan said. “And again, do you think for 2,000 years all of Western Civilization has been engaged in horrendous bigotry because they’ve denied the right of homosexuals to marry?”

The host, Megyn Kelly, observed that “we were bigoted and discriminating against blacks for a couple of hundred years in this country.” Buchanan replied:

Well, the idea of slavery is evil. We all agree with that.

Watch it:

As it happens, this is not what Buchanan believed after he heard “A More Perfect Union,” the speech then-Sen. Obama delivered on race in March 2008.  He wrote:

America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.

“We hear the grievances,” wrote Buchanan. “Where is the gratitude?”

Buchanan has gone through his own evolution on slavery, but his change of heart is appreciated.

This post was originally published by ThinkProgress.

 

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10:54AM PDT on May 18, 2012

NANCY B.
Please don't degrade animal's like that ...they are much better than that !
ANIMAL'S THAT IS !

10:52AM PDT on May 18, 2012

WHO CARES ABOUT ANYONE'S SEX LIFE..IT WILL ALL BE TAKEN CARE OF IN THE END...REMEMBER..." SODOM & GOMORRAH " NO NEED TO WORRY OURSELF"S HERE ON EARTH ABOUT THAT WHEN THERE ARE SOOOOOOO MAY OTHER THING TO WORRY ABOUT... WE NEED TO WORRY ABOT OUR LITTLE ANIMAL FRIENDS.. AND OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS..NOT WHO IS DOING WHO " HUMAN WISE " :

9:27AM PDT on May 18, 2012

The fact that anyone actually asks for opinions from and listens to people of his mentality reflects very badly on the US. His type should be relegated to the fringes of society.

8:06AM PDT on May 18, 2012

@Sandy E. Notwithstanding the expletives, I can't make any sense of what you are saying. Just how are gay people supposed to "stand behind" America? What exactly are you expecting of them? Just how are Americans supposed to save their country? Please clarify, as I'm curious to understand your point.

2:37PM PDT on May 17, 2012

I DON'T GIVE A RAT'S AS* ABOUT GAYST THIS TIME. RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO BE AMERICANS AND SAVE OUR COUNTRY! IF GAYS CANOT GET BEHIND AMERICA>>>THEN FU*K THEM!

9:57AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Homophobia=Racism.
Yup, he's a racist.

8:39AM PDT on May 17, 2012

There is far too much emphasis on a persons sexuality and how it defines them as a person. It really shouldnt matter what a persons sexual preferences are just the same as it doesnt really matter what choices people make about food, religion where they live etc etc. As long as they are decent human beings who cause no pain or suffering to any other living thing is all that matters. I just wish these narrow minded people would quit spreading their germs onto impressionable people especially kids as shown.

7:19AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Hhmm!!

6:55AM PDT on May 17, 2012

noted

6:55AM PDT on May 17, 2012

noted

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