Earlier this week, I mentioned that Fred Luter, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, enthusiastically agreed with right-wing talk show host Rick Wiles' claim that North Korea's latest instance of saber-rattling is directly related to the prospects of DOMA and Prop 8 going down in flames and the Boy Scouts considering allowing gays to become leaders. Well, Anderson Cooper got his hands on that tape, and decided to invite Luter for a friendly chat Wednesday night on CNN. Watch here:
When Luter tried to falsely claim that he denied there was any connection between the two events, Cooper played back Luter's own words. And yet, Luter STILL insists that he denied there was a connection. Cooper didn't need to say anything--he just let Luter's own words speak for themselves.
Later, Cooper called out Luter for saying that if the Supremes strike down DOMA and/or Prop 8, it could open the door for our destruction à la Sodom and Gomorrah. Luter's response was pretty tortured. He said homosexuality was on par with abortion, gun violence and racism--but then said he didn't personally think homosexuality was a sin comparable to gun violence.
Wiles hit the ceiling yesterday on his TruNews show, accusing Luter of acting like "a frightened puppy" when Cooper called him out. What's the matter, Rick? You don't expect your compatriots to be called out when they actually sit down for a real interview?