Monday, April 8, 2013

"I Have No Dog in This Fight Except For Human Equality": Doug Stanhope Made His Presence Felt at Bisbee's Civil Union City Meeting

Posted By on Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Comedian Doug Stanhope makes his home in Bisbee, which recently made a name for itself by becoming the first city in Arizona to recognize same-sex civil unions — and as it turns out, he was at the historic meeting where that ordinance was passed.

Stanhope, as quoted in the headline, appeared only to offer his support for human equality, saying "I'm not gay, and I think marriage is stupid," before declaring that he came down in order to help prevent "buses of churches that were going to filibuster" the meeting — though he soon launched into complaints regarding the opening of the meeting with a prayer, saying "I found it absolutely abhorrent that this would be opened by a preacher preaching Jesus in a city function," and noting that he, as an atheist, doesn't get to begin city council meetings with his comments.

Check the video out below.

[h/t: Phoenix New Times]

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