Tom Cotton Sets a New Low Bar for American Exceptionalism

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) doesn't know what all the fuss is about.

So-called "religious freedom" bills under consideration across the country may make it legal to discriminate against gay people, but at least you're not being executed.

Appearing yesterday on CNN, Senator Tom Cotton (R) urged critics of Indiana’s “religious freedom” law to get “perspective,” suggesting the treatment of LGBT people in Indiana compared favorably to countries where gay people are executed.

I think it’s important we have a sense of perspective,” Cotton said. “In Iran they hang you for the crime of being gay.

See? We're exceptional. We don't execute gay people.

This is the gay rights edition of saying poor people are actually doing pretty well because they have microwaves.