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State senator tells Anderson Cooper there’s no discrimination in Arizona

Monday, February 24, 2014

In an interview with Anderson Cooper on Monday, Arizona GOP state Senator and gubernatorial candidate Al Melvin defended Arizona’s SB 1062, the controversial the bill that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays based on religious beliefs.

Under Cooper’s questioning, Melvin, who repeatedly insisted the bill was to ensure religions freedom, and not a license to discriminate, could not offer a single example in which someone in Arizona had been discriminated against based on their religious beliefs.

“If you can’t cite in the entire history of Arizona, one case where religious freedom has been under attack — or even in the last year where it’s been under attack — is this really the most important thing for you to be working on?” asked Cooper.

Later in the interview, Melvin insisted that he didn’t know anybody in Arizona who would discriminate against a “fellow human being,” so claims by the bill’s opponents are unfounded.

“Really? Discrimination doesn’t exist in Arizona?” Cooper asked incredulously.

“Maybe you ought to move to Arizona,” Melvin said. “We’re more people-friendly here, apparently.”

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  1. Huh??

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:51am
  2. Of course,it was a hoax like global warming

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:51am
  3. yes yes it’s not discrimination if it doesn’t affect me!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:52am
  4. Discrimination is when I can't get my way from you, but it's not discrimination if you can't get your way out of me.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:53am
  5. baffle em with science but a bigot is always a bigot

    Replied on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:28am
  6. it’s the Crypt Keepers Assistant! OIY!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:52am
  7. Asshole

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:52am
  8. Give me a F***** break

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:53am
  9. Interesting. ..are we stupid or him?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:53am
  10. Al looks like Jack Van Impe

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:53am
  11. Even Anderson’s face is like “The F am I hearing?”

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:56am
  12. I watch part of this, and like many politicians he danced around questions, rarely actually answering )unless reiterated many times).

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:56am
  13. he is old he is white a “christian” how the hell would he ever know what discrimination is anyways?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:56am
  14. Mr. Cooper is not pleased.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:56am
  15. the senator has eyes, but cannot see; either that, or his brain has completely turned to mush

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:57am
  16. I saw this whole thing live. Never heard such an in denial fool in my life. If Arizona elects this moron, they deserve him.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:59am
  17. We have an entire voting bloc of 70+ vegetables in Sun City. They're the reason idiots like this and Arpaio get any sort of political career above dogcatcher. When that bloc is dead and gone, you will see a better Arizona.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8:02am
  18. Not YET! They’ll wait for the bill to pass first!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:00am
  19. There isn’t any bigotry either.. right…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:00am
  20. Hopefully there won’t be a Super Bowl in Arizona anytime soon either.

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/move-the-super-bowl-out

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:01am
  21. I think this more important that it seems…Many people (straight people) don’t pay attention to this law cause it seems only affect gay people. But it also can targeted like Anderson said unwed women,divorced people,black people,Asian people,people with piercings,people with tattoos,men with long hair,Jewish people,Pagan people and pretty much anyone.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:01am
  22. this is one straight person who gets it....discrimination diminishes all of us....for every time we neglect to respect the person next to us, we fail to see all the possibilities.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:17am
  23. Anderson is gay he came out last year.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:52am
  24. These guys cannot be THAT naturally STUPID; it MUST take HOURS of practice every day.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:01am
  25. no, it's a GIFT!

    Replied on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:18am
  26. mama used to say you can’t fix stupid i fink mama was right.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:02am
  27. sighs

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:03am
  28. This joker thinks he is starting his campaign for Governor of Arizona, but acts ignorant about the consequences of his own law.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:06am
  29. So why pass a law then?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:07am
  30. Denial.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:07am
  31. The hypocrisy is staggering… apparently, the “protection of religion freedom” only applies to the prohibition of sins viewed by one’s own faith, but not sins viewed by others with a different objection of moral conscience…smh…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:07am
  32. We need to pass ENDA .

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:08am
  33. What ? Taxes payers accept this guy to represent them

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:09am
  34. Yeah, and there’s no stink in an outhouse!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:09am
  35. Just twist the key and wind him up. This dim-bulb bigot can only sing one note. And isn’t capable of grasping logic, reason, nuance or common-sense.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:10am
  36. Senator Melvin, is full of feces!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:11am
  37. Liar liar pants on fire . . .

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:11am
  38. What Sen. Al Melvin means is there is no discrimination if you are a white, straight, middle class or above and don’t use birth control.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:12am
  39. The road to hell is full of good intentions. :P

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:13am
  40. Al couldn’t even be honest enough to answer Anderson’s questions, because he’s such a good christian!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:13am
  41. Amazing! Seriously, can he really be that foolish? My father in law always said, ‘there are two kinds of people in this world: those that know and those that don’t. The ones you must worry about are those that “don’t know, they don’t know!” I’m not sure this man is even that smart….and my sympathies to those of you who live there and know better.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:13am
  42. I personally don’t think anyone intends for these laws to go into effect. I think they are posturing for the upcoming elections. More wasting of taxpayer monies for votes.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:14am
  43. Ridiculous, he isn’t even able to understand the correlations between one so called sin in the bible from the next. There are many Christians who don’t recognize that those sins are all equal under their faith. It is selective dogma that they preach under the guise of ‘religion’. If you are going to quote to me from any book of faith you had better be damn sure that you are following it word for word, because if you can excuse or over look one sin, than to stand against another is just a form of bigotry hid behind your interpretation of said book.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:15am
  44. Omg…………..this just sickens meeeeeee!! When….WHEN….will people open their damn eyes and just accept the difference in each other!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:18am
  45. great piece. sadly, not a great politician. But he’s young(?) and can grow up and develop taste.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:19am
  46. His lips are moving so we know what that means? He’s lying…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:20am
  47. I really wish people who oppose marriage equality and equal rights for LGBT persons would just be honest rather than pussy-footing around the issue.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:22am
  48. @ James - they KNOW it's discrimination, but their hate makes them do it anyway. And as bullies, they realize that if they speak the truth, the curtain is ripped down, as it were. So they try to speak in code, circumlocute and otherwise avoid clarity to not to catch themselves in the mirror as the bad bully in "A Christmas Story" and then be available to be beat up by the very person he thought he could taunt and shame without redress. See? If they speak the truth, they're OUTED.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:39am
  49. An other right wing homophobic wind bag ..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:22am
  50. Wow that guy was an idiot

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:23am
  51. WHAT AN ASS!! The GUY RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEGE THAT FIRING SOMEONE FOR BEING GAY IS DISCRIMINATION- HE WOULD NOT EVEN ANSWER THAT STRIGHT QUESTION. When directly asked if it was discrimination to fire someone for being gay that he was being set up and was not going to answer that question AT ALL!! WHAT AN ASS!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:23am
  52. A person like this has no business governing anyone.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:24am
  53. I love Anderson Cooper, typical they can never answer the question they are asked.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:26am
  54. wow what a fuckin dumbass… hes so holy but didnt kno its a sin to get divorced?? couldnt even answer a question with a straight answer and automatically assumes his words are being “twisted and turned” when hes called out on his fuckery. hes basically saying oh its not ok to discriminate against any other “sin” except homosexuals. and this folks is why religion is a bunch of crap!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:26am
  55. this is probably the most hypocritical shit ive ever heard or watched. when will people stop using the name of god as an excuse to express hatred and bigotry. god loves all... love thy neighbor... what happened to that?? oh thats right.. preach everything the opposite of what it actually is. clowns!!

    Replied on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:37am
  56. Wow – and he honestly thinks he can be a governor? Really? He can’t even answer a question.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:26am
  57. That state senator obviously has not been out in the public eye

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:27am
  58. Anderson Cooper. He seems like a real nice person.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:27am
  59. Another lying POS TEApublican.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:30am
  60. WHAT a retard ! He can’t even speak right ( there is no discrimination in Arizona ) WHAT ! REALLY !

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:30am
  61. yet more of, if you repeat it enough times, it will make it true BS.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:31am
  62. WOW What was I thinking that all politicians should have at least some basic debate skills. Fail.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:32am
  63. Anderson gave him a chance to save his own ass. He didn’t take it.. what a dummy. No discrimination anywhere.. pfft yeah he’s a Jack ass.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:33am
  64. If this asshat runs The Tourism Council for the state of Arizona, it might be time to start thinking about a new career choice, since he is already costing his state untold millions in lost business. Religious freedom does not mean that you can trample on the rights of other people because of what you choose to believe. Phoenix, we have a problem!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:33am
  65. Well done Anderson! You kept his feet to the fire and he showed his true colours.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:34am
  66. is it a sin to help an unwed mother his answer no the bible says yes, is it a sin to help a divorced woman his answer no, the bible says yes, did God say anything about gay people no the bible says nothing about helping gay people and his answer it is this law that is protecting businesses that want to use religious freedom to protect themselves from people they do not want to do business with. I hope people see right through this assholes game and keep him from becoming governor.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:38am
  67. saw the interview, Anderson was excellent and this senator is a total ASS a BIGOT a FARCE…If I lived in Arizona I would be packing who wants to live in such a place… cudos to Anderson

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:39am
  68. My brain feels like it could implode.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:39am
  69. And this guy wants to run for Arizona Governor?? I think NOT!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:40am
  70. Thanks For Posting!
    Philip Jones
    Black History Month!
    2014!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:42am
  71. This guy is a joke. Way to stay calm and direct, Anderson. Cooper 1, tea bag 0.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:43am
  72. That old relic has no idea what he’s talking about!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:43am
  73. Bull crap…. The powers that be, in Arizona seem to thrive on discrimination !!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:45am
  74. Painful

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:46am
  75. hahahaha!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:46am
  76. Guess he is living under a rock.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:47am
  77. It’s a shame that such a charlatan would even be allowed to run for governor. This old fart shouldn’t be in office anywhere.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:48am
  78. This man clearly has no idea what discrimination is… I loved how offended he was by the example of discrimination that would be legally protected by his proposed bill. Yeah, you idiot, THAT’s the kind of shit you’re saying is ok. It’s NOT!

    It doesn’t matter what religion you are, there is supposed to be a separation of church and state. If you feel so strongly about your beliefs that it would interfere with your job, get a different job!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:50am
  79. Can anyone in AZ prove this senator wrong?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:51am
  80. Note how very carefully he avoids saying the words “gay”, “homosexual”, “sexual orientation”, no matter how often Cooper puts his questions in those terms.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:52am
  81. So sick of these old giesers and their hate

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:53am
  82. That’s A CROCK Of S*** ! ! ! !

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:54am
  83. This old fart is lying through his teeth when he talks about how this bill cannot have alternate implications, especially since he talks about how people hate divorcees…This bill will give religious freaks the right to discriminate against unwed/divorced woman since they are living an unconventional and unapproved lifestyle in the minds of a bunch of closed minded senators.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:55am
  84. True to republican views they see & say what they want

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:55am
  85. U can’t adopt in AZ IF ur gay u can’t marry if ur gay that’s discrimination

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:56am
  86. maybe someone needs to tell him that they wont serve him for being a stupid asshat of a senator lol

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:56am
  87. Yuck!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:57am
  88. But they are trying…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:59am
  89. that, and denial is a river in Egypt.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:59am
  90. how far is your head stuck up your ass sir?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:01am
  91. There’s no discrimination? Yet businesses can choose not to serve LBGTQ people if they don’t want to? Hmmm…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:01am
  92. oh and out of 9 republicans in the senate legislature that he says they have He is the ONLY one in the senate Pushing this bill. The other 8 REFUSE TO SIGN ON THIS BILL AND THE ONLY DEMOCRAT in the SENATE REFUSES to sign on to this bill. I WONDER WHY!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:08am
  93. Dipshit

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:11am
  94. Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself. Robert G. Ingersoll

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:12am
  95. If you are feeling persecuted as a Christian in this country perhaps Uganda is for you.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:14am
  96. What a painful interview to watch ! Senator A Melvin!
    OMG is this guy for real? AWSOME job by Anderson C .

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:21am
  97. Omg I laughed so hard!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:23am
  98. Starts off with a smile and the second clip with an angry little republican dick. Ahaha! Fucking idiots.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:26am
  99. Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:34am
  100. Why do I bother reading this article… This senator is sooo #Clueless…. I can believe he is working for the government bahaha…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:35am
  101. Al Melvin is an old buzzard that can’t see what is going on in Arizona, why in hell can’t there be term limits to get rid of his kind.. His kind are all about greed and living off welfare.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:35am
  102. He is a fool!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:36am
  103. As if.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:36am
  104. I love Anderson. That aside.. great video set and interview. Al obviously was very unprepared.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:39am
  105. Im kind of worry of gay people of Uganda … omg

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:40am
  106. TEH stupid burns.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:40am
  107. he is running for governor and he cant even answer a simple question!!!!!!..oohhhhh cammon mr senator…..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:46am
  108. That senator is fucked up!!!!! Couldn’t even answer Anderson if Arizona or another state fired a gay person if it was discrimination!!!! What a piece of shit!!!! Then blaming Anderson that he’s setting him up?!?! OMG!!!! Hopefully the governor will have more sense and not sign the bill!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:48am
  109. How did this moron get elected in my state? wow what a idoit.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:50am
  110. I will never step foot in Arizona if this passes and will never buy any products made in Arizona. This guy is making this country go Backwards with these laws and he cant even answer a simple question . So glad hes not running for governor in my state.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:54am
  111. I HAVE been discriminated ALL my life even before i came out, I have been in Arizona since 1993

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:56am
  112. Hate stems from fear (even in tough guys). It’s important to talk about the fear on both sides rather than talking past one another.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:03am
  113. Is it just me, or did the State Senator cross the line of church and state. Sounds like church believes comes before Bill of Rights.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:04am
  114. Kudos to Cooper!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:06am
  115. This guy is a fool!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:06am
  116. That was ugly.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:10am
  117. Omg I had no idea what all my friends in Arizona were dealing with…… Pitiful….

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:11am
  118. I just went on his web sight, only 368 likes. Hmmmmm. Imagine that!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:16am
  119. What were they talking about? Anderson Cooper kept distracting me.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:18am
  120. none so blind as those who don’t wanna see

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:26am
  121. What are they gna say?? No Pie for Gays!! Bwahahaha LmAO just less money for all those hatin Ass businesses! Lol

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:43am
  122. Vanessa Richter

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:48am
  123. ……..this guy

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:48am
  124. I am glad it wasn’t me interviewing him …. OMG

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 7:53am
  125. Gutless lying bigot.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8:05am
  126. I can’t believe this guy is an elected official. Oh wait! Yes I can!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8:12am
  127. And bears don’t shit in the woods…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8:21am
  128. Wow wat a bitch!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8:50am
  129. I hope his bumbling on Anderson’s program help the voters to decide not to vote for him as governor!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:07am
  130. Discrimination is always wrong and anyone who lives here in AZ knows it goes on.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:15am
  131. No not at all lol

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:28am
  132. Are all these bigots using one brain connected to a centralized hive? Who is their queen?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:00am
  133. Idiot!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:09am
  134. Can’t wait till these old farts leave this earth. There thinking is old and not progressive vote them out Arizona

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:12am
  135. “You are trying to set me up and I will not stand for it.”…really…an old white man!…who wants to lead that state….that’s. What is wrong with the USA.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:14am
  136. Gee, what does a white man have to do to get some discrimination around here? If you need an example of “priviledge,” bookmark this article, because this is a classic example of how it manifests itself.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:40am
  137. Gerald: their Snow Queen Sarah.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:42am
  138. Is it just me or does it look like Melvin has the type of head that can’t retain more than the donut flavors at Tim Horton’s?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:55am
  139. Mr. Anderson Cooper’s face is like, “who the hell do you think you’re kidding?”

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:01am
  140. Anderson pissed him off..he couldn’t even respond..so off guard.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:09am
  141. Is he high? WTF

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:10am
  142. These old men when will be dead soon and the new generation will never have this type of discrimination ,just hope we survive until they are gone,,,

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:10am
  143. All eyes are on them….if this gets signed into law they are only setting themselves up for a battle in the courts

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:13am
  144. People need to stand n fight back for the rights we deserve. People that voted him in need to be over powered so he can be voted out. Before you know it, it’s going to like Russia here in the states

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:14am
  145. Sounds like the former leader of Iran What was that man’s name again?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:27am
  146. Do they not have common sense in Arizona?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:27am
  147. Anderson Cooper is a handsome, rich white guy. He could easily use his power to just stick up for gays, or for white guys. He uses his fame to call attention to a lot of causes that need it. A one percent who knows the rest of us are here.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:31am
  148. Insane

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:45am
  149. Stupid!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:50am
  150. Is he squinting because he just now pulled his head out of his ass! Stupid mother fucker.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:00pm
  151. al melvin needs to walk the streets at night without sunglasses

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:02pm
  152. …ohhh the blind senator……-.- moron

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:22pm
  153. I guess not all places in us is the land of dreams and freedom:(

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:25pm
  154. sick world .take some of the straight peoples rights away .or let them pay bigger school tax .And let me not pay at all after all I don’t breed !

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:35pm
  155. Melvin can do nothing but stumble over his words. What an idiot!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:35pm
  156. If it does not get vetoed bye Arizona

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:45pm
  157. It’s difficult to believe this idiot was ever elected!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:58pm
  158. and what idiots elected him.....

    Replied on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:09pm
  159. BLIND HAHAHA NOT discrimination in ARZ. STATE??????Hahhahaha

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:59pm
  160. set him up? he asked a simple yes or no question and he could not answer, he just set himself up

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 4:59pm
  161. the whole interview.. so frustrating to listen to this politician just stick with his message “we don’t discriminate” and “this law protects religious freedom” .. um.. it wasn’t in jeopardy and.. the law wasn’t needed you’re a moron melvin

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:00pm
  162. Man is a complete cretin. We were yelling at the TV!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:00pm
  163. Wow. No other words.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:01pm
  164. i am fuming and PISSED at that man right now…he couldn’t answer the simplest question in the whole interview.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:02pm
  165. “you are trying to set me up” no SIR!!! im asking u a simple question

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:02pm
  166. All politics are corrupted and cant be trusted just saying

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:03pm
  167. HAHAHAHA

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:04pm
  168. Go get ‘em, foxy.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:05pm
  169. I saw this interview this morning. Was not shocked to hear that the senator was every bit as ignorant as I expected him to be!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:06pm
  170. That shovel-faced, slicked-back, piggy-eyed politician actually said there is NO discrimination in Arizona?! He must have been one of those thick-as-a-brick block-headed kids who believed everything the school bully said as literal fact.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:07pm
  171. lol career destroyed in 10 seconds

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:08pm
  172. the republicans are going to pay such a big price in this electios and I am just enjoying that MARK MY WORDS

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:11pm
  173. I believe that he means it as some folks do not understand the nature of institutional racism (reviving the term) and never think to challenge their own attitudes, values and behavior.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:14pm
  174. Wow..I guess he doesnt know the meaning of discrimination..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:14pm
  175. If this is the best argument they have, it will convince nobody except for the ignorant of the extremist right wing religious nuts.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:18pm
  176. He’s so involved in it, he doesn’t know what it is!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:21pm
  177. I Love The example Anderson made of discriminating against an unwed or divorced woman and how this law could allow this too. But that politician will never get it. He must think the earth is flat.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:22pm
  178. Woooooow

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:25pm
  179. Bad law is bad law.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:26pm
  180. Right! (Pun intended. )

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:27pm
  181. Yup and there’s no Catholics in the Vatican either, asshole!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:33pm
  182. It’s classic GOP/Christian rhetoric. Divert, divert, divert

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:34pm
  183. good job anderson, i knew the fool would not ever answer your question

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:35pm
  184. Arizona politician lies on national TV knowing full well what this bill has in it. Discrimination against gays.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:37pm
  185. This is how Fox “News” helped promote these homophobic bills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz-OWXO7rak&feature=youtu.be

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:39pm
  186. And there really is an Easter bunny, too!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:39pm
  187. If there’s no discrimination, why do you need a law that can go nothing except protect discrimination?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:39pm
  188. On an unrelated note, Arpaio is from Arizona, isn’t he? That means there’s plenty of discrimination in Arizona.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:42pm
  189. If this bill is passed then doctors could based on their religious belief refuse to provide services to LGBTQ people. People could refuse to provide services or deal with LGBTQ people. Please tell me how this is not discrimination. Why is it ok that people of strong religious beliefs pass laws to ensure that everyone buys into their way of life. This law is a step in the wrong direction. We are supposed to be progressing as human beings not regressing.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:44pm
  190. I’m a gay FtM who is a Christian. Yes, this is illegal discrimination, and no, your religious freedom has nothing to do with this. Nobody is trying to keep you from your relationship with God. They are trying to keep people from being treated like we’re sub human and 2nd class citizens.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:46pm
  191. major bus. need to move from this terriost state

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:57pm
  192. wow so unaware of whats happening in his own state

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:06pm
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    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:08pm
  194. some senators just don’t have a clue………where does he keep his brain at night…….

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:08pm