I haven't mentioned this with all the other news, but a church in Connecticut posted a gay "exorcism" video on YouTube. It's a distressing video to watch because it brings to mind the terrible isolation that so many gay kids and teens feel - because the most immediate source of bigotry can come from those they most love and trust. It's vile, and abuse, and one day will be looked back on as a hideously retrograde practice. In this, however, ridicule and humor can sometimes be better than outrage. Mark Twain was right. So I offer - what else? - South Park:

(Hat tip: Buzzfeed)

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