Man with a hat and Good Times alum Jimmie J.J. Walker is shilling a memoir, so CNN had him on recently. During the interview, he expressed his stance against gays being able to get married.
Generally, this sentiment is worth ignoring, and this is especially true when it comes from a source who hasn't been relevant in almost 40 years. However, his labyrinthine, self-effacing logic regarding the issue is truly special and worth reading. Here are his words in full:
There's just certain traditions that need to be upheld. I'll give you the other side of it, no it doesn't affect me, no it doesn't change my life. There's just traditions that need to be dealt with. I'm a believer that gay marriage should be passed because the battle is not worth the war. The gay lobby is very loud. I'm totally against it.
In 100 years from now, people are going to go, 'Who was against gay marriage?' And I'll be one of those idiots and say, 'That's me.' I'm just against it on moral grounds, that's it. I'm as much a heathen as anybody. I just don't believe on moral grounds it should be done. I don't like it, I don't accept it.
He's more right than not: It should be passed, it doesn't affect him, gays are loud and he is an idiot. Everyday, we get closer to "I'm stupid" being explicitly synonymous with, "I don't think gays should get married." This is progress.