Comedian Margaret Cho, known for her outspoken views on sexuality and politics, took aim at the Republican Party in a candid interview with the Washington Blade, assailing vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
“I think [Palin] is the worst thing to happen to America since 9-11,” Cho said. “Someone who has no thoughts about women’s rights and who wants to send women back to the Stone Age? You might as well not let women vote. I came out of the Democratic convention feeling so proud and excited, but now I fear that our country is so backwards in so many ways and the ignorance that exists is greater than we can even imagine.”
Cho singled out Palin in part because the Alaska governor’s church has encouraged discredited reparative therapy techniques to help gay people become straight.
“The reach of homophobia and hatred is so wide, it’s disturbing how deep it is,” Cho said. “Now with Sarah Palin, who is so anti-gay and advocated camps for them to go to be brainwashed, she is a real sign of something very wrong with this country, a real problem. We are battling homophobia on so many fronts.”
Read the full story from the Washington Blade.