Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas has a message for all the gays of America: Be thankful you’re not living in Iran, where they hang gay people.
In an appearance on CNN yesterday, Sen. Cotton said critics of Indiana’s controversial “religious freedom” law need to get a life, not to mention some “perspective,” implying that LGBT people in Indiana have it pretty darn good compared to countries where gay people are executed.
“I think it’s important we have a sense of perspective,” Cotton said. “In Iran they hang you for the crime of being gay.”
Don’t believe a lawmaker would say something so incredibly daft on national television in the year 2015? See for yourself in the video below.