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Glenn Beck returned to one of his favorite hobbies on Tuesday — bashing Hillary Clinton.

On his radio show, Beck discussed Democrats' reticence to support the gay-rights movement, and called Clinton a hypocrite for not supporting gay marriage until it became more popular. (For the record, Beck has supported civil unions in the past, and has argued for taking government out of marriage entirely.)

"Wait a minute. You're saying this is the civil-rights issue of our day, and you were such a coward you couldn't do it until Hollywood changed everybody's mind," he said. "These people are disgusting."

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One of Beck's guests pointed out that Clinton "came out" in favor of gay marriage last year — phrasing that Beck seized upon with aplomb.

"Hillary came out last year?" he asked incredulously. "Because I didn't think that had been officially ...," he trailed off.

Beck continued with a quip about Clinton's hypothetical sexual relations in the Oval Office.

"I'm telling you, Hillary Clinton will be having sex with a woman on the White House desk if it becomes popular," he said, to his colleagues' chuckles. "She will be! She'll be like, 'Look, the arc of history wasn't ready for a president to be a lesbian and have sex on the desk.' "

Beck's Fox News show was canceled in 2011 after three years on the air and an exodus of advertising dollars. In the three years since then, Beck has turned to other ways to boost his media presence. He started the conservative media outlet The Blaze, hosts his own radio show, and is even working on his filmmaking debut. If Clinton would do anything for attention, as Beck suggests, she's hardly alone in that quality.

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