I just can't get enough of this video! Finally someone has said it. Former NBA star Charles Barkley has been very vocal about his support of LGBT equality in the past so I wasn't surprised to hear that he supports gay marriage. But his recent comments about conservatives were right on.
"Every time I hear the word 'conservative,' it makes me sick to my stomach, because they're really just fake Christians, as I call them. That's all they are. ...
"I think they want to be judge and jury. Like, I'm for gay marriage. It's none of my business if gay people want to get married. I'm pro-choice. And I think these Christians, first of all, they're not supposed to judge other people. But they're the most hypocritical judge of people we have in the country. And it bugs the hell out of me. They act like they're Christians. They're not forgiving at all."
Surprisingly, Charles Barkley wants to run for governor of my home state of Alabama in 2014. All I can say is good luck with your campaign Charles. Your opponent will surely play this video in an attack ad that will have the good Christian folks in Alabama running away from you with their bibles in tow.
Hi-five to Rod and AlterNet