Perhaps he needs a chalkboard to figure it out, but Glenn Beck says he can't understand why people think homophobia is widespread in the Republican Party.
On the Tuesday edition of his radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, Beck decried the statements made the previous day by former U.S. senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming, himself a Republican.
"We have homophobes in our party. That's disgusting to me," Simpson told Chris Matthews on MSNBC's Hardball. Simpson cited the "don't ask, don't tell" policy as an example of Republican homophobia.
Beck and a sidekick pointed out, correctly, that DADT was enacted under Democratic president Bill Clinton, but they failed to mention that it was repealed by another Democrat, President Barack Obama, while Republicans fought to maintain it. "Nobody's saying [of gay soldiers] 'They can't fight,'" Beck said, ignoring, as Equality Matters points out, that Republican congressman Louie Gohmert said allowing gays to serve was equivalent to sending people in wheelchairs into battle.
Beck also claimed to be mystified as to why Simpson would say that former senator Rick Santorum "has said some cruel things, cruel, cruel things about homosexuals." "What did he say?" Beck asked, saying that was a cruel remark about Santorum.
Santorum, however, has compared gay relationships to "man on dog" sex and said that children adopted by same-sex couples are in danger. Read more here, and watch the video below.