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This is what a loser sounds like.

Today, during the South Carolina Legislature’s debate on whether to remove the Confederate flag from the State Capitol, Republican Senator Lee Bright attempted to sideline the issue at hand by calling for a debate on gay marriage. No one listened despite Bright’s insistent, three-minute rant that included statements like, “We can rally together and talk about a flag all we want, but the devil is taking control of this land and we’re not stopping him!” and “We talk about abortion, but this gay marriage thing, I believe, we will be one nation gone under. Like President Reagan said, ‘If we’re not one nation under God, we’ll be one nation gone under.’” C-SPAN broadcast the debate live.

That Bright is flailing for relevance in light of the recent Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide should come as no surprise. He’s the type to whine in public the homosexual “agenda” and “indoctrination”—he did that alongside morality bastion Josh Duggar last year on C-SPAN. Bright also recently announced he’d be offering Confederate flag bumper stickers to campaign contributors for the sake of combatting “radical liberals.”

Toward the end of his rant today, he began one sentence by saying, “Now I believe that Christ teaches us to love the homosexual...” I’mma cut you off right there to tell you that you’re a terrible lover, Lee Bright.

[h/t Jezebel]