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  1. Sean says

    Yes Ken, you ARE a bigot and a homophobe. If you have a “deeply held religious belief” that women are not to tell men what to do, and you have a female police officer try to arrest a man, does that mean they can not follow what she says? If a Muslim said he would not serve women at his store he would be run out of town by EVERYBODY. SO yes Ken, IF you choose to open a business, you do not get to pick and choose who you will serve based on your religion. If you want that, make your “business” a private club.

  2. SteveDenver says

    Cucinelli can’t carry on civil discourse. His constant interruption and smug little grin shows he is an absolute troll and time waster. He asks questions to which he doesn’t seek answers. He LIES about so-called religious freedom laws being in place that allow discrimination.

    I wish the host would have given him time to talk and then told him to shut up and listen. He thinks he’s a bully, but he comes off as a punk.

  3. Caliban says

    Bravo for LZ Granderson for NOT backing down. Based on not just his words but his actions as Gov of VA, Cuccinelli IS a homophobe and deserves to be identified as such.

  4. american says

    I enjoyed that!!! Cuccinelli has a huge-ass history of homophobia, and that must never be forgotten or ignored. He’s truly a terrible, terrible person. “Faith,” my ass. Yes, a sociopath.

    And not long ago at all, Ken, people absolutely used “faith” to discriminate on the basis of race.

  5. says

    How do you always manage to capture a screen shot of the Cooch with his mouth open like that?

    Bravo for LZ & Van.

    Gingrich. What a bad joke. Still on the airways chirping about the bad that is going to come in this country after all the damage he has personally inflicted. The ‘bad’ for him means the good for everyone else. Being that old white Republican men no longer get to dictate national policies that privilege themselves.

  6. Chrislam says

    “I’m not a racist! I just think coloreds should not be allowed to marry and should drink from separate fountains. That’s the way God intended.”

    Gotta love the modern day bigots .

  7. Chrislam says

    “I’m not a racist! I just think coloreds should not be allowed to marry and should drink from separate fountains. That’s the way God intended.”

    Gotta love the modern day bigots .

  8. Reality says

    In my view, two of the most evil slimes in the Republican party right now are Ken Cuccinelli and Mike Pence. Both have ambitions to run for higher office, and President. EVERYTHING needs to be done to stop them. EVERYTHING.

  9. James says

    LZ Granderson is absolutely right. These hate-filled homophobes like Ken Cuchinelli and Rick Santorum wouldn’t know true Christianity if it fell on their head. Jesus taught us to love one another—not discriminate against each other.

  10. Mike says

    This is a great example of why I hate Crossfire and what John Stewart criticized Crossfire for on Crossfire years ago. That aside, yes Cuccinelli, you are a racist and a homophobe. If you want proof, it’s in the fact that the people of Virginia would rather have a smarmy Clinton boot licker for their governor than a racist homophobe like you. What’s that, you’re not afraid of gay people so you’re not a homophobe? OK, I’ll concede that. No, you’re not afraid of gay people, you just hate them and you invoke the name of Jesus to justify your hate.

    The most pathetic part of Cuccinelli’s performance was when he started to decry the “personal attacks.” Really? He made a career of hate-mongering attacks against all sorts of minorities. They took those attacks personally, especially we he moved to have them codified into Virginia state law. His pathetic whimpering reminded me of the “Dear Abby” story that was on Towleroad a couple days ago. A bigot complained to Abby that their new neighbors were intolerantly snubbing them because they intolerantly snubbed some of their new gay neighbors. Abby’s advice was kinder than what I would have suggested, but it’s the same advice I now offer to Cuccinelli. Go to Hell!

  11. simon says

    Gingrich decried the political correctness of a society against homophobia. What is his “opinion” about the political correctness against racism? Years ago he might have been “brave enough” to speak against this kind of political correctness. Now I don’t think he has the guts to go there about racism. If he does, he will never appear on TV again.

  12. chuck b. says

    Cuccinelli’s reputation for dickishness precedes him and he doesn’t like that, so he tries to shut the other guy down by badgering him, reinforcing his reputation for dickishness. A perfect circle.

  13. says

    Wish LZ had been able to clarify the fact that the bible WAS used to justify racial segregation and discrimination (Ham and his dark-skinned descendents condemned by god to serve the light-skinned descendents). And that he had been able to clarify what “phobia” means: Cuccinelli isn’t personally afraid of gays, he’s afraid of his god who will punish america for allowing gays rights equal to their detractors. Remember it was Newt Gingrich along with Pat Robertson who claimed 9/11 was god’s punishment of america for progress in gay/women’s rights.

  14. Gigi says

    LZ to The Cooch: “Well all know your history.
    You’ve made several remarks over the years that I would say were homphobic…” Ya think?

    Love have Kenny keeps trying to shut LZ down by trying to talk OVER him. Didn’t work. Coochie’s still reeling from his epic loss in the last election. There weren’t even enough bigots in the state of Virginia willing to put up with his homophobia.

    Suck it Cooch!

  15. says

    As heartening as it is to see great activists like LZ calling out homophobes for trying to pass off their bigotry as religious conviction, it’s disappointing that this country makes its minority citizens work so long and hard to gain their basic civil rights. I must add, these debates would likely have been over centuries ago in common society if it hadn’t been for organized religion.

  16. 1♥ says

    Thank you Van Jones and LZ Granderson
    The KKK is a Christian based organization. Everything the KKK believes in is a deeply and sincere religious belief. Ken and Newt are the KKK without the sheets.

  17. Jack M says

    I would have liked to see the rest of this discussion. I’ve never heard of LZ before, but I’m glad to see him now! He masterfully summed up the BS involved in using Christianity as a pretext for discrimination and hatred.

    Ken is a real loser, and I have no idea why he was on the show. Isn’t he no longer holding political office?

  18. Jack M says

    I would have liked to see the rest of this discussion. I’ve never heard of LZ before, but I’m glad to see him now! He masterfully summed up the BS involved in using Christianity as a pretext for discrimination and hatred.

    Ken is a real loser, and I have no idea why he was on the show. Isn’t he no longer holding political office?

  19. Caliban says

    @Mike/Tundra My bad. I knew the Cooch was AG of VA but for some reason I had it in my head he had served one term as VA Gov then lost the last election. Either way he has a history of not just homophobic statements but homophobic policies, like telling VA universities that their anti discrimination policies were in opposition to VA law, basically threatening them with potential legal challenges. I looked it up to check my facts and he’s an unmitigated POS but thankfully never made it to the Gov’s office. Thanks for the correction. IIRC the Gov at the time was also a right winger so I had them confused.

  20. Luke says

    LZ was fairly good here, but on legal issues and court cases, he was not so great. Cuccinelli is an attorney, and when you speak on legal issues, he is clearly gonna have a better command of the legal issues. I wish LZ had a little more legal reasoning to counter Cuccinelli. On the non-legal matters, LZ was strong.

  21. Jay says

    I am disappointed that the panel let Kuccinelli get away with the bald face lie that Arizona has had this bill for years and that it is the same as the federal law. The federal law protects churches, not private businesses and individuals as this law does. I am glad that LZ walloped Kuccinelli on his homophobia.

  22. Liam says

    God! I thought John Stewart drove a stake through Crossfires heart 10 years ago. And yet here we are again, its risen from hell to inflict America with its stream of people screaming over each other to no point what so ever, other than desperately trying to increase CNNs floundering ratings.

  23. Mags says

    Ken Cuccinelli is perplexedly the most obsessed politician with anal sex. I truly wish I was kidding, or was being facetious in any way. Sadly, I am not.

    If you search Cuccinelli regarding laws he tried to push, cases he fought for or against, you would be flabbergasted at how many have to do with anal sex. The way he manipulates words, situations and cases just to make them all about anal sex is bizarre. His one-way thinking is truly as badly misconceived as witch hunting for the Church.

    I dub thee The Grand Anus Inquisitor!

  24. jamal49 says

    For the whiny-white boys here: Van Jones is not anti-white. He just calls out your sad-ass white boy hypocrisy and ignorance regarding white racism.

    Give me Van Jones any time, any day, any way. He speaks truth to power.

    Besides that he is damned sexy and hot.

  25. Bernie says

    I have always and will always be a huge fan of LZ’s……he has guts, brains and articulation to go against these brainless right wingers………Cuccinelli is further to the right than most and has federal criminal charges pending… and what is really funny is that Rand Paul teamed up with Cuccinelli on the NSA suit, which has little to NO chance of movement…..Kudos to LZ!

  26. DavidinChelseaMA says

    Yes Ken, you ARE a bigot and a homophobe. If you have a “deeply held religious belief” that women are not to tell men what to do, and you have a female police officer try to arrest a man, does that mean they can not follow what she says? If a Muslim said he would not serve women at his store he would be run out of town by EVERYBODY. SO yes Ken, IF you choose to open a business, you do not get to pick and choose who you will serve based on your religion. If you want that, make your “business” a private club.

    POSTED BY: SEAN | FEB 25, 2014 9:25:41

    Pervectly stated !!!!!! These bigoted idiots have gone too far once again.

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