Anderson Cooper On The Gay Agenda

  • NZArtist

    ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s adorable.

  • bambinoitaliano

    You go Andy!! If the crackpot would just leave it to beaver, it will not be such drama. If Larry would just come out and gnaw the lumbers, his world would be a better place.

    • Funny I grew up watching reruns of I Love Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, Leave it to Beaver, My Three Sons and Father Knows Best. Not a mention of the gays anywhere and yet here I am… GAY GAY GAY. Totally gay. So if someone thinks that avoiding the mention of gays is going to keep their children from being gay, well that just didn’t work out that way for the millions of gays who grew up before they talked about gays on tv or when they did it was negative or they were pathetic victims (usually of murder on a procedural show). That’s how gays were on tv when I was a kid. Didn’t even want to be one, but well it happened anyway. These people are morons and we need to call them out because it’s easy to take their arguments apart but I’m afraid the people who need to hear this most aren’t watching Anderson Cooper because he’s GAY. #facepalm

      • Bravo!!! They have this misguided idea that modern culture makes folks gay, what a crock. But those who believe in these crack pots dont have a very good grasp on history, or they would realize that falsehood for what it is, propaganda.

        • It’s tied into the lie that people choose to be gay. How could you choose something that you didn’t know was an option. You wouldn’t be hungry for Chinese food if you’d never know that such a thing existed. Isn’t it like that? No, it’s not. But they can’t admit that because otherwise their entire lie falls apart.

          • David Walker

            No no! Do not say “lie.” It’s a “belief system.” Like a “mattress” is a “sleep system.”

          • Bad Tom

            The only problem is I can actually sleep on a mattress.
            The use of their belief system? Not so much.

          • Brilliant reasoning.
            If only they could see the truth of what their lies do to the young and innocent. And I’m lumping straight kids in this as well, if they are taught to hate at home, it restricts their lives as to acceptable gender based behaviors and clouds their lives with hate.

          • I think we should talk about that more. These rigid gender roles hurt straight men to. They limit who they are allowed to be and the relationships they have with women. Most men were miserable in that system. It was bad for everyone. (Obviously worse for women but that doesn’t mean it was good for men.)

          • In our current society the folks that have it the hardest are straight men. They cant hug another fella without folks thinking they are gay. Women want sensitive men, but wont allow them to cry and think less of them if they need a cuddle because their entire day sucked.

            If we could just break down this nonsense of which gender is supposed to fill what what role, everyone would be happier, and be able to enjoy what they honestly and truly wish to do and how to live.

            Gender roles the final frontier.

  • Bill T.

    The real problem is that cable television has way more channels than it has programming, which is why The Learning Channel is no longer about “learning” but “mindless bullshit” instead. I’ll stick with Logo.

    • Palmer

      Ah, Logo, the Learning Channel of gay television.

      • Bill T.

        Because gay television has all those channels.

        • Even the gay channel doesn’t show that much gay content.

          • Bill T.

            I know. But it’s still better than no gay channel. I love the Science Channel, but get tired of watching How It’s Made. Guess I’ll have to switch to the Dog Channel.

          • This is why I got rid of cable. $100 a month, hundreds of channels and I only watched less than a dozens of them (several only for one show). Way too expensive for so little. There are thousands of tv shows and movies they could be showing. Instead it’s the same content we had with less than 20 channels spread out over 100s.

          • Bill T.

            Until they come up with an agreeable ala carte plan, I’m sticking with Directv.

          • I dumped all of it. I bought a Roku. I watch everything that way. I watch shows a day later on hulu plus and movies on netflix. I never watched shows when they were on anyway as I often have rehearsals at night. It’s a lot cheaper than cable or satellite and none of my money is going into the pockets of anti-gay bigots like Pat Robertson (which is happening if you are paying for any service that has their channels on it).

          • Bill T.

            I don’t have a flat screen. Roku doesn’t work that well with the old sets.

    • brian

      Up vote you x 100! The same can be said about The History Channel among many others. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb and state that TV programming in general continues its downward slide at a rapid pace. Guess I’m not missing much, if anything, by not tuning in.

      • Joseph Miceli

        I haven’t had cable television in over 20 years. What have I missed? Nothing. EVERYTHING ends up on Netflix eventually anyway.

        • Jim Detwiler

          Yes but you aren’t regulated by the craft and discipline it takes to consume broadcast in real time. The real phenomena of the original I Love Lucy was a shared, weekly experience in real time, no replays available. You had to be there, on time, period – an intangible charm you can still simulate, l little, on the broadcaster’s schedule.

          • Joe in PA

            aaahhhh, binge watching was just a dream. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Joseph Miceli

            You know, it is so amazing that you brought that up. I’ve been thinking over the last two weeks about how the national popular culture has fragmented. It used to be, when we had only 3 or 4 channels, that everyone had a shared experience. Yes, you did need discipline or you had to wait for stale summer reruns. When you went to work, EVERYONE was talking about the episode of “Green Acres” or “Bonanza” or even “Soap. ” We gained so much with the advent of cable and internet, but we lost some serious national unity, a shared experience that binds us. I think the “State of the Union” is important because it does in a small way what weekly showings of “McMillan and Wife” used to do.
            Oh…and I’m 50. I used to love “The Lucy Show.” Too young for the original broadcasts of “I Love Lucy,” but I adored her in reruns on channel 26.

          • B. Snow

            Actually, I realized a year or so ago that people have gone back to doing the shared cultural thing with TV shows via live tweeting. We record everything and watch it later, but there are people who watch shows in real time and discuss (tweet) in real time even though their friends are not in the same room with them.

          • Joseph Miceli

            Still, it was a different world when you could get 70 percent of tv owners to watch “The Tonight Show” and they’d all be talking about it the next day.

      • guest2015

        I totally agree, but I must reluctantly admit that I do miss watching episodes of Snake Salvation.
        I was hoping there would be a second season, but Jeebus obviously wanted it cancelled.

  • BobSF_94117

    Technically, an avalanche/tsunami is called a slushie.

    • Joe in PA

      why is no one up-voting this? Hey, a little corny, but come on folks. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good one.

    • Jeff D

      Yes, but then that leads to the “Big Gulp” metaphor. And…well…you see the problem.

      • OrliJoe in Fla

        Gee, I don’t see that as a problem, at all. I love a good ‘big gulp’ !

    • Miji

      Well, if you put it that way, maybe they wouldn’t mind having it shoved down their throats.

  • Bared Bear

    that anderson cooper… i like the cut of his jib.

    • Bad Tom

      I’d hoist my jib ashore with him.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Now THAT’S a take down. SUH-NAP!!!

  • BobSF_94117

    Is this one of those late-night things that Cooper does or did it get some playtime in the waking hours?

  • Dan

    Kathy has been coaching him…

  • Bj Lincoln

    Thank you Anderson for putting our “agenda” in perspective.

  • brian

    Whilst I’m no AC fanboy he did a good job of explaining that to middle America, nailed it, in fact.

  • billbear1961

    Protect your loved ones?

    From WHAT??

    From seeing their gay neighbours treated with the same respect every other citizen in this country has a right to expect?

    “Advocating” a gay “lifestyle”??

    You mean insisting you leave gay people alone so we can live our lives without being bombarded by your endless lies and harassment??

    Are you afraid that some of your GAY loved ones–the ones you’ve been oppressing, frighting into silence or torturing with your “therapies”–will turn to you and say, “FUCK OFF! There’s nothing wrong with being gay”??

    Too BAD!

    Fuck off–there’s nothing wrong with being gay!!


    They just don’t work, anymore: too many people know us now–we’re relatives, friends, neighbours, coworkers–and they see we aren’t the monsters YOU want them to THINK we are!!

    Even some of the people in your OWN congregations are starting to question your hateful insanity!!

    Your tyranny is coming to an END!!

    • Brilliant!

      • billbear1961



    • Prion

      All these self-righteous grifting bigots remind me of this perfect reply…

    • 1000 upvotes^^^All of this, man.

      “too many people know us now–we’re relatives, friends, neighbours, coworkers–and they see we aren’t the monsters YOU want them to THINK we are!!” – This scares the shit out of them the most.

      • billbear1961

        Yes, I think it’s the main reason they’re losing, and it’s why, in countries like Russia, they’re so desperate to SILENCE us–they KNOW that as people become acquainted with the truth about us, they become more tolerant and, eventually, equality is achieved.

        So, where they can, they intend to silence us.

        The only way they can win is to LIE, with us unable–forbidden–to reply.

        As we’re seeing in the courts, the scum can’t win a fair fight, not when the judges are fair-minded and open to FACTS.

  • AmericanPaPISSED

    He’s a hottie. Makes me want to leave my wife!

  • Joe in PA

    did AC just tell a beaver joke? Hmmm.

    • Joseph Miceli

      Yes. Yes he did. I’m more partial to bear claws, though.

      • Joe in PA

        I kinda like the ‘call me daddy’ thing. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Joseph Miceli

          Ha! I HATE being called “Daddy.” Now, if you call me “Papi” or “Papi chulo…”

        • OrliJoe in Fla

          Oh yeah, come to daddy!

        • David Walker

          Last time I resided in one of Harrisburg’s psychiatric wards, considerably younger person referred to me as Pops. Pops? Moi? I think not. Frankly, given my druthers, I preferred “the old white dude” over Pops. Pops. Lord.

          • Joe in PA

            I’m a ‘relative’ newcomer to PA, grandfathers are called popops. That was new to me.

            Ok, old white dude, with a great beard!

  • iwc

    Anderson would NOT have done this piece prior to his own coming out.

    It was worthwhile to campaign for him to come out.

  • Craig S

    Yo AC — props for the shoutout to daddies and bears. I much prefer the out anderson cooper to the closeted anderson cooper.

    • Joe in PA

      here here.

    • Gerry Fisher


  • MarkOH

    Ms. Cooper is on a ROLL! “I liked I Love Lucy, butThe beaver, yeah, never really got into that. Don’t know why”. “Lot’s of gay guys like to be called Daddy and you don’t have to be married to a woman”.

    • KnownDonorDad

      I’m still a bit shocked that Anderson Cooper made a beaver jokeโ€ฆawesome!

  • Jeff D

    Oriented towards donuts!
    No boy, you are clearly oriented towards hot dogs.

    • guest2015

      and quite possibly corn dogs.
      Lady Marcus Bachman sure loves him some corn dogs.
      Lazy Michele (one L) Bachman appears rather disoriented when tasked with eating a corn dog.
      The corn dog moments are the few times when her eyes glaze over and actually look less crazy.

  • sfbob

    Cooper has done us all a service, particularly people like me who have no interest in watching “My Husband’s Not Gay.” Nice clip he included there; I think it’s now abundantly clear that those “not gay” husbands are about as not-gay as I am.

    Is it possibly TLC intends to show how delusional those guys (and their wives) are? Or is such irony beyond them?

  • Gerry Fisher

    This is an example of why it matters having openly LGBT people in media (having us everywhere, actually). I haven’t seen a push back against the “gay agenda” crap quite like this, and I loved the subtle messages to the LGBT audience (bear claw, “daddy!”).

    • Yes! I loved how he tossed in references that many in the straight world just might not get!

      • Bad Tom

        Ooooo! Dog whistles they don’t get!!!
        This I like.

    • Sporkfighter

      “. . . having us everywhere . . .”

      The civil rights movement in the 40s-60s couldn’t succeed without black Americans standing up for themselves. It might not have succeeded without a lot of brutality on the evening news and a few deaths to shock the majority with the true brutality of Jim Crow.

      The gay rights movement is just a different arrangement of the same song. Until your human dignity and your human suffering become real to the majority, you go nowhere.

      Courageous people got hurt coming out, but a lot more people suffocated in a closet.

    • Lumpy Gaga


  • A gay agenda? That sounds like a good idea. We should get one of those. We should agree on a set of political goals and cut out the infighting and working at cross purposes which is why we often lose so badly at the polls. I wish there were a gay agenda, but there’s not and that’s what makes these claims from the right so ridiculous. Even more absurd is that people are dumb enough to believe this bullshit.

    • IamM

      Have a meet up and planning session in the gay lobby.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Yup, our agenda is terrifying…

      • Versailles

        And our agenda has to be By Appointment from Smythson

  • Michael Varian Daly


  • scottc

    come out come out wherever you are

  • goofy_joe

    Loved this. Also want to point out, again, that the guy making the donut analogy still admitted he sometimes eats donuts! He admitted right in front of his wife (the one with the pained look on her face) that he still sometimes sleeps with men, just not as often as he’d like.

  • ErikDC

    I want to be called daddy ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • David Walker

      I’ll try to keep that in mind, Daddy. No. Age issues.

    • bambinoitaliano


  • bambinoitaliano

    If there’s a gay agenda, the world will not stand a chance.

  • TKW

    So he looks at men like eating donuts…so his wife is like, what, eating broccoli? Yeah that’s really going to work out well.

  • Ninja0980

    Thank you Anderson for saying what we all are thinking.

  • cowboy

    Generally I would have advised Ellen to not give this pastor any more news-worth and national attention. He is just a lowly little pastor somewhere.

    But now I fully support Mr. Cooper’s reply and more importantly the national broadcasting of his thoughts…which also included the Mormon angle of late.

    It needed to be said. It sums up the ridiculousness of it all.

    After this coming June we will all move along. The next crisis for the 2016 election: How do we reword legal discrimination? Let’s call it Religious Liberty.

    I find any time someone uses the word Liberty in naming a senate bill/legislation or websites or organizations or universities…I’m certain they’re not meaning: Liberty for All. In fact, they’re usually meaning quite the opposite.

    For now I’m worried about my taxes getting done. I just wish I had the same deductions and benefits my married friends have.

  • Wilberforce
  • TampaDink



    I love listening to Anderson Cooper.

  • Happy Dance

    “…if you wanna be called daddy..” bahhahahaha! Love this man!

  • j.martindale

    This is good work. The best work he ever did, though, was to terminate “W’s” presidency when he went to New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and disemboweled the administration for their response to the crisis. It was the end of the free ride news people gave to shrub.

  • James Anderson

    The Mormon thing is even creepier than I thought possible. Mr Cooper did very well. I was particularly interested because his father was gay. It’s no secret. Married Gloria Vanderbilt and had two sons. In those days a great many gay men and women did that.

    • Porkie

      Ms Vanderbilt must have been run off her feet.