Say Their Names as Anderson Cooper Confronts the Pampered Hypocrite


The pampered hypocrite may have a flowery pathway here, but he [generic man] cannot forever break the Golden Rule  and escape the penalty due.

Mary Baker Eddy


Video:  A day after fighting back tears while reading the names of the 49 victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, CNN’s Anderson Cooper challenged the state’s attorney general over her record on LGBT rights.

In the wake of Sunday’s massacre, Pam Bondi, Florida’s attorney general, vowed that “anyone who attacks our LGBT community” would be “gone after to the fullest extent of the law.”

On Tuesday, Cooper asked Bondi if such a statement was hypocritical, given her opposition to same-sex marriage before it became legal. The conversation soon became uncomfortable, as Cooper pressed her on the topic.


As we continue to mourn the victims of the horrific anti-LGBT attack in Orlando, it’s so important that we share the names of those lost to hate. Every person stolen from us that night isn’t just a victim — they are a family member, a friend, a loved one. Each one of them has a lifetime of stories behind their name.


Click here to share the names of the victims on social media.

GLAAD is on the ground in Orlando to support local LGBTQ advocates and organizations, including Equality Florida. We’re also working with media outlets across the world to share the stories of the victims, the majority of whom were Latinx. We’ll continue to keep you updated on the latest developments.

In solidarity,

Monica Trasandes
Director of Programs, Spanish Language and Latino Media,GLAADMonica Trasandes

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