– Dan Savage expressing disapproval with the 8-year-old who told ex-gay loving Michele Bachmann that his mommy “doesn’t need fixing.” In the video above, comedian Patton Oswald disagrees, saying that no matter whether the kid was fed the line or not, he still made a good point that Bachmann ignored.
As a gay parent I’m really not comfortable with this. Even if that eight-year-old kid wanted to do it, even if confronting Michele Bachmann was the kid’s idea, even if the kid was excited about being in a YouTube video, this just isn’t cool. The enemies of LGBT equality use small children as props in their misleading commercials and at their hate rallies all the time. It’s a credit to our side that this sort of thing—a gay parent pushing a child into the face of a hater like Bachmann—is so rare that this video shocks the conscience.”