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George Takei Calmly Eviscerates Anti-Gay Tennessee Lawmakers in New 'Fireside Chat': VIDEO


In a new 'fireside chat", George Takei calmly shreds Tennessee lawmakers for the anti-gay legislation they're pushing. First, he takes on Stacey Campfield and his "Don't Say Gay" bill, followed by Rep. John Ragan and his bill that protects bullies of LGBT kids behind a veil of religious freedom, and finally, Rep. Richard Floyd, who threatened to "stomp a mud hole" through any transgender person coming near his family.

Takei explains why they all remind him of 'friends of Dorothy' in his delicious takedown.


Tennessee Lawmakers: We Need To Chat from Allegiance - A New Musical on Vimeo.


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  1. Everything in the universe should be narrated by George Takei.

    Posted by: Dev | Mar 7, 2012 8:21:31 AM


    Especially the Lane Bryant gift card.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 7, 2012 8:25:02 AM

  3. If only he would have "shredded" Donald Trump instead of kissing his ring.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Mar 7, 2012 8:35:57 AM

  4. Love this man!!!

    Posted by: s | Mar 7, 2012 8:39:58 AM

  5. "Plus size I believe?" ... Mr Takei is so damn funny and charming!
    Keep up the activism George...

    Posted by: George F | Mar 7, 2012 9:13:11 AM

  6. To think, when I was a young boy growing up in a small farming community there was no one in the public eye fighting for our rights. This was in the early '80s and at that time I never imagined we'd have made as much progress as we have. It's easy to get frustrated and forget just how far we've come but we must stay focused. Way back when, if someone like Kirk Cameron had made that comments on gay people that he did most recently he would have been applauded by all. Today, thankfully, that isn't the case. I agree that he has the right to express his feelings, but so do I. The one thing that is very destructive to society is Mr. Camerson's chosen lifestyle. That of a bigoted, narrow-minded lover of Jesus.

    Posted by: Gigi | Mar 7, 2012 9:24:22 AM

  7. Excellent.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Mar 7, 2012 10:39:29 AM

  8. genius. i'm ready to start having a takei'ol time!

    Posted by: DRG | Mar 7, 2012 10:41:17 AM

  9. and where do i find an 'it's okay to be takei' teeshirt? i need one. now.

    Posted by: (adam) | Mar 7, 2012 10:49:33 AM

  10. Yes, I need an "it's okay to be takei" t-shirt too!! I love this man!

    Posted by: Lucas | Mar 7, 2012 11:07:15 AM

  11. Super funny! In Tennessee, and loving this!

    Posted by: Deee! | Mar 7, 2012 12:18:43 PM

  12. George Takei inspires me to class up my act.

    Posted by: John | Mar 7, 2012 1:19:42 PM

  13. The Oz analogy was great. Thank you for being such a strong ally for those of us from TN, hidden away in the LGBT community.

    Posted by: TC | Mar 7, 2012 1:51:24 PM

  14. Takei not only has class, he has gravitas. I'm so glad he's on our side!

    Posted by: Perry | Mar 7, 2012 2:46:14 PM

  15. You Go, George! Still....wouldn't it be Easier to Just Drop a House on Them!?


    Posted by: Bruce Wayne | Mar 7, 2012 5:00:47 PM

  16. Adam and Lucas,

    I've found it! Here's the "It's Okay to be Takei" store :)

    Posted by: Tom B. | Mar 8, 2012 2:31:42 AM

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