During an appearance on Fox News yesterday, disgraced former MSNBC pundit Pat Buchanan contradicted one of his most notorious claims. During a discussion of marriage equality, Buchanan rationalized barring gay Americans from getting married on the grounds that it’s a proud American tradition.
“The American people aren’t accepting of [gay marriage]. They’ve rejected it repeatedly,” Buchanan said. “And again, do you think for 2,000 years all of Western Civilization has been engaged in horrendous bigotry because they’ve denied the right of homosexuals to marry?”
The host, Megyn Kelly, observed that “we were bigoted and discriminating against blacks for a couple of hundred years in this country.” Buchanan replied:
Well, the idea of slavery is evil. We all agree with that.
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