Carl Paladino Says Awful Things About Homosexuals

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"There is nothing to be proud of in being a dysfunctional homosexual. That's not how god created us, and that's not the example that we should be showing our children. Children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family than being gay. And I don't want them to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option. It isn't. Don't misquote me as wanting to hurt homosexual people in any way — that would be a dastardly lie. My approach is live and let live." —Carl Paladino, everybody, Republican nominee in the New York gubernatorial election, at a small Hasidic synagogue in Brooklyn, of all places, this afternoon. If you've had enough of that homophobic awfulness for a Sunday night, here is a link to a very cute 20-year-old participant in Dan Savage's It Gets Better campaign, and here is a just plain awesome video of Anderson Cooper making friends with Eminem on Sixty Minutes. [NYP]