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Watch: Dan Choi Wipes the Floor with Harry Jackson on 'DADT'

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This segment took place on Monday nightbefore any of the action went down yesterday in the Senate, but it's still relevant, and nice to see religious bigot Harry Jackson put in his place.

Says Choi: "You know, something that we learned in Iraq is that when a military is subordinated to the interests of a religious minority or a religious group of any sort, you have the same kind of social problems that the Middle East has that the countries that we are trying to liberate and to improve have and I don’t think that America is built on those same foundations….I’ve faced racism in this country and homophobia and Harry Jackson I think it feels exactly the same."

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  1. maybe Bishop Eddie Long and Bishop Harry Jackson should get together

    Posted by: sonar | Sep 22, 2010 6:13:40 PM


  2. just in case you thought Fox there wasn't totally biased, rewind the moderator's closing statement: "You both spoke eloquently."

    He must have tuned out Bitch-up Harry Jackson, then. Because all I heard from Mr. Jackson were hackneyed lies that had been repeated to put up a barricade against any change. I find it somewhat amusing that he actually used the unit cohesion and morale arguments that were used against integrating black soldiers. What a maroon!

    Posted by: jonny | Sep 22, 2010 6:40:24 PM


  3. I think it's funny that these homophobes are so arrogant to think that they are so hot that a gay man would give them a second look. Straight men do not understand the concept of being able to do your job without hanging your sexuality out in front. Many straight men need to hang their sexuality out in front because of their own insecurities.

    Posted by: Dale | Sep 22, 2010 7:33:03 PM


  4. Dan Choi for President!

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Sep 22, 2010 8:02:56 PM


  5. @CHRISTOPHER

    LIKE. thank you, why is a pastor an authority at all to quote debate policy????

    Posted by: David Christopher | Sep 22, 2010 10:25:15 PM


  6. This is disgusting and so typical of our media. First, West Point Grad Choi has to be pitted against some nimrod “reverend” from some cracker jack box “seminary” who sits there with his fat condescending Cheshire cat grin. What was your dissertation on your fat holiness?

    I mean obviously this was a Fox affiliate, I can tell by the logo. And why was a military brass officer not debating Choi, instead they make this into a religious argument which it absolutely is not.

    Put “bishop” Tom on a treadmill and make him drop and do 50, fat pious HOG.

    Go Dan !!!!!

    Posted by: rich | Sep 23, 2010 12:01:46 AM


  7. Why does any news outlet put a religious figure on against a military figure to talk about a military issue. When did this idiot Harry Jackson become an expert on miliary service? Dan sounded more like a religious expert than this so-called religious expert...very sad that this is the best the opposition has to offer.

    Posted by: elcidinca | Sep 23, 2010 12:49:45 AM


  8. The TV announcer said the "pastor" would be having the last point.

    But the last words you heard were from Lt. Choi:
    "Discrimination does not need to be studied. It is wrong, period."

    Living it and loving it!

    Posted by: FunMe | Sep 23, 2010 1:44:57 AM


  9. MAD26 You said "does he not realize how many young GAY people toiled in the '60's civil rights movement so he can preach hatred today?"

    No disrepect I keep hearing alot of you say this. But no one ever produces any of these folks by name and never read of them in a history book, or anything. I would like to see PROOF?

    And please don't bring up the name Bayard Rustin you do know he was Black? regardless of his love for white men.

    Posted by: Red Devil | Sep 23, 2010 1:59:15 AM


  10. Matt - when you say "What Choi should have said is that if it wasn't for "liberal, democratic agendas" 50 years ago, Reverend Jackson wouldn't haven't even been allowed on this news program to discuss this issue. How quickly people forget in just 50 short years what discrimination in this country was like for African Americans. And how they don't seem to recognize the same discrimination against gay americans today."

    I really have to take exception with your use of the word "THEY." Feel free to say "HIM" because all you can categorically comment on is the opinions of Mr. Jackson, not anyone else.

    Posted by: PRE | Sep 23, 2010 2:12:15 AM


  11. @PRE,

    "they" really don't have a clue. nor, do you.

    Posted by: nic | Sep 23, 2010 5:33:59 AM


  12. Jackson is a idiot, I wonder how many young men he's "converted" just like the rest of the hypocrites they call religious leaders have done. Dan Choi is a brave and handsome man!

    Posted by: GaryJ | Sep 23, 2010 11:44:47 AM


  13. Choi is awesome and gets better every time I see him!

    The uncomfortable argument is so lame I can't even believe that any intelligent person would use it. And note to world just because someone is gay doesn't mean they want to sleep with you, get over yourself. I mean seriously!

    Posted by: Warren | Sep 23, 2010 12:39:26 PM


  14. These Christian bigots keep talking about the Bible and especially the writings of Leviticus. I defy you to find any single Christian, from the Pope in Rome down to the latest to be baptized that has ever read all the chapters of Leviticus AND lives and observes each and every one of their dictates. Forget the entire rest of the Bible, just find me one person who observes and lives this one book of the Bible.

    Then we can talk about Homosexuality as an item.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Sep 23, 2010 9:40:50 PM


  15. Dan's integrity, dignity and eloquence on civil rights shows the places where African Americans have become complacent, institutionalized and fossilized.

    With Obama dependent on the fossil vote we need more courageous people like Dan to hold up the living end of the American dream.


    Posted by: mark | Sep 24, 2010 3:10:01 AM


  16. Eloquent LT Dan Choi!! Thank you for being the leader that you are.

    Woww...Harry Jackson sure is an incredible hypocrite and bigot!!

    Posted by: Antonio | Sep 24, 2010 2:52:32 PM


  17. `Hey Jackson, remember when the bible was touted as proof that God wanted slavery? That black people were only 3/5 of a white man? How did you ever get past that "teaching"?

    The bible is interpreted by people seeking power as a means to power. People in power use it to maintain power. The constitution says all men are created equal. The bible breaks it down into us and them. Based on the narrow interpretation of "god's word" written by men with there own agenda to put forth.

    Posted by: kodiak | Dec 15, 2010 10:25:45 AM


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