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Comedian Russell Brand Tears Apart Dr. Ben Carson's Anti-Gay 'Logic' - VIDEO

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British comedian Russell Brand made a video criticizing Dr. Ben Carson — an anti-gay pundit who embarrassed his alma mater by comparing homosexuals to child and animal rapists.

While viewing Carson’s past interview clips, Brand hears Carson talk about “getting rid of political correctness and replacing it with civil discourse.” Brand then responds, “When people talk about political correctness, it’s not long before they say something either racist or homophobic.”

CarsonIn the same interview, Carson says that he only has a problem with gays redefining marriage, but that if gays want to call their unions something else, we can.

Oh wait, we tried that. They were called “civil unions” and they weren’t recognized as marriages by the federal government and were thus denied the “1,138 benefits, rights and protections provided on the basis of marital status in federal law.”

Brand adds that gay marriage stops personally affecting people the instant they stop worrying about it, because apart from worry, gay marriage affects straight people in absolutely no way at all.

Later, when Carson goes onto say that gays who want to call their unions “marriages” are like people who’d like two and two to equal five, Brand responds:

“By comparing a social and civil idea like sexuality to an objective system of signs like arithmetic… the only point about [math] is that it’s about definitive systems and symbols… if you apply that to social structures which are cultural and constructed then you’re saying that your opinion is as objectively righteous as mathematics, something is beyond morality and is absolute.”

In a later Fox News segment with Sean Hannity, Carson casually lumps gays in with the pedophile group the North American Boy Love Association and those who support raping animals. Sean Hannity then casually throws incest and polygamy into the mix, supposedly paraphrasing Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

“I suppose what they’re doing is they equate something that they personally dislike with other things they assume a larger category of people find objectionable,” Russell says.

Although Carson eventually offered a self-serving apology for his hateful remarks (largely in an unsuccessful attempt to keep from being ousted as John Hopkins’ commencement speaker), he continues to shill for the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage.

Watch the video AFTER THE JUMP…

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Russell Brand Offends Students with Gay Slur at Cambridge University Talk

Russell Brand offended some students during a recent talk he gave at Cambridge University, after using a gay slur to quiet the audience, the Varsity reports:

Brand"At one point he jokingly reprimanded the audience, exclaiming, 'Shut up you Harry Potter poofs!' While most in attendance seem to have found this funny, some have spoken out against the use of the term. The CUSU LGBT representative Charlie Bell said, 'It was a bit of a shock to hear that the word poof is considered an appropriate term to level as an insult, especially by someone like Brand, who models himself as the very model of a modern liberal... he should apologise unreservedly and immediately.'"


Watch Russell Brand Throw 'Morning Joe' Hosts into Complete Disarray: VIDEO

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Russell Brand made an appearance on Morning Joe yesterday. Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist may have thought they were in for a lighthearted segment with Brand but his brilliant, subtle ruthless mocking of the morning show format completely pulled the rug out from under them.

Enjoy, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Russell Brand Tweets Gay Kiss Photo

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Russell Brand likes to open his FX talk show by proving he's live.

Last night his method of proof was asking two male audience members to kiss so he could post it instantly to his Twitter account.


Russell Brand Interviews Two Westboro Baptist Church Members: VIDEO

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Russell Brand brought two members of Fred Phelps' Westboro Baptist Church to his show to explain their anti-gay hate.

BRAND: "Have you considered that the Bible, like all religious doctrine, may be allegorical and symbolic to direct us toward one holy entity of love, as opposed to a specific litiginous text to direct the behavior of human beings? The Bible wasn't literally written by a cosmic entity. It was written by people."

WBC: "It was written by the holy spirit."

BRAND: "The holy spirit ain't got a pen!"

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(h/t jmg)

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NEWS: Gingrich Cries, Mexico Marries, And Katy And Russell Split

Katyrussell Road It's over: America's worst singer and Britain's worst comedian to divorce.

Road Newt Gingrich tears up discussing mother.

Road The scheduled end of the world next year will be excellent for Mexico's tourist industry.

Road Cancun to exploit vague legal verbiage to perform gay weddings, attract tourists.

Road The NYT on the fine line Obama walks on LGBT issues:

Mr. Obama’s strategy, administration officials and gay-rights advocates said, reflects two conflicting forces. He recognizes that support for gay rights and same-sex marriage is growing, particularly among young voters.

But he is reluctant in an election year to be drawn into a culture-war issue — one that reliably helps Republicans turn out evangelical voters in their favor and that also strikes a particular nerve with religious black voters, a bedrock Obama constituency in battleground states like North Carolina and Florida.

PattiSmith Road The 10 best physics books of 2011.

Road Happy birthday, Patti Smith. Catch some vintage, savage Smithery AFTER THE JUMP ...

Road The AP's big story on the plight of LGBT seniors:

Experts say many gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender seniors fear discrimination, disrespect or worse by health care workers and residents of elder housing facilities — ultimately leading many back into the closet after years of being open.

That anxiety takes on new significance as the first of the 77 million baby boomers turns 65 this year. At least 1.5 million seniors are gay, a number expected to double by 2030, according to SAGE, the New York-based group Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders.

Road "Sista P" to return to Jamaican leadership after "landslide" election.

Road Neal Polack knew Christopher Hitchens better than anybody:

It was 1972, the height of our mutual virility. He and I went to a pub to celebrate his most recent intellectual victory over the establishment press. I intimated that sometimes women could be funny on purpose. Even back then, the thought enraged him. Hitchens threw a drink in my face, pressed a lit cigarette into my neck, and hit me over the head with a barstool. The next thing I knew, it was two days later and I was lying hogtied and naked beside the M5. Hitch had already severely damaged my reputation in a vicious essay in the Guardian. But that’s how he operated, and that’s why we loved him.

Road Need a New Year's resoluton? Presenting Paul Angelo, gay matchmaker and noted crazyperson, who suggests an "urgent" moratorium on anal intercourse. (HT: Michelangelo Signorile)

Road Longform.org names the 10 best long-form sex stories of 2011. I wrote one of them!

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