CNN Crossfire host Van Jones had some harsh words for Governor Jan Brewer regarding her state’s shiny, new Jim Crow law.
[box type=”shadow”]”One of the greatest achievements we ever had in America is simply this: We got rid of six words. Those six words [are] ‘We don’t serve your kind here.’ Now, we take it for granted today but it took a civil war and the civil rights movement a century of struggle to get rid of those six words. Now you have some folks in your state–they want to take those six words, wrap them in religious garb, and re-inscribe them back into American society.”[/box]
Jones and child labor advocate Newt Gingrich were joined by CNN contributor and gay Christian LZ Granderson and failed Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli(R) to chat about the law–and Cuccinelli doesn’t quite seem to understand that if you regularly make homophobic remarks people tend to characterize you as a bigot.
Granderson asked Cuccinelli, “Are you wrapping your homophobia around the Bible and trying to find scripture to justify your homophobia?” He reminded him that “Just because you’re uncomfortable with something does not mean it’s against your religious faith.”
Cuccinelli took offense at the “homophobe” accusation. “And just because you disagree with me doesn’t mean I’m a homophobe, does it?” he replied. “Will you agree to that? Will you have an intellectual disagreement that isn’t personalized?”
We all know your history,” Granderson shot back at the homophobic former Virginia attorney general. “You’ve made several remarks over the years that I would classify as homophobic. I would say you, personally, are probably a homophobe. ”
Undeterred by references to his many verifiable bigoted statements, Cuccinelli whined, “So you walked in at the beginning of the discussion and said I’m a bigot, so my position doesn’t count.”
Watch Cuccinelli embarrass himself below: