Anderson Cooper gets ‘outed’ talking faith… kinda’

Posted: June 28, 2008 in IJS, Keep it real, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture
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Amazing how certain stories never get mentioned by a certain [COUGH… biased… ultra liberal media… slanted… COUGH] audience. Nonetheless, it’s Wall worthy because something as brazen as Al Sharpton’s comment gets swept under the rug and over everyone’s numb conscience on the issue.

Did you see catch this talk on the tube concerning Al (shouldn’t be called Rev. any longer because the last cloth he saw wasn’t around his neck, but rather used a wiping device) Sharpton, the respected and noted Roland Martin and Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins? If not, click, enjoy and carry on the post:

  1. First and foremost, yes ladies, Anderson is gay. Rumors floated back when he was host of ABC’s “The Mole” (anyone?). Then, Cooper was the subject of a much discussed Out magazine cover last year that named the news anchor and Jodie Foster among the 50 most powerful gay men and women in America. Not such a stunner, but his mom would be proud because those Gloria Vanderbilt jeans are probably still in his closet (Oh come on. We’re just funnin’, no?)
  2. Al, your work in the 60s and on into today for blacks everywhere has been noted, welcomed, appreciated and honored. And I thank you. But after two failed presidential bids, get the picture. Either go back to the pulpit or continue your travesty of a political career. You sir, are not someone that can pat your head and rub your tummy simultaneously.
  3. Kudos to Al for having the chutzpah to bring that up in the first place. You catch that nervous laughter from the cameramen and producers off-screen? Nice.
  4. What about Tony Perkins’ comment? “I would rather keep him from going [to hell].” Good for you, Tony. But um, you weren’t there for relief because the dire southern wind – known as Al – had the floor.
  5. And there’s Anderson’s quip. “I am personally not that concerned about [the afterlife and my position in it].” Unlike some folk in America, I like Anderson’s broadcast. Although he has writers, some of those questions are original and poignant. I’ve seen the guy in action, and he is serious about news. However, MEMO to Anderson Cooper 360: Unless you do a 180 into a prayer for salvation, you will be MUCH MORE concerned about hell than you think.
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