‘Ugly Betty’ star America Ferrera to DNC: America founded on diversity of sexual orientation

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While addressing the DNC with Lena Dunham, “Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera told the crowd that the United States was founded on diversity of sexual orientation.

“This country was founded on the belief that what sets us apart—race, language, religion, sexual orientation—should not dissolve what binds us,” she said to applause.

She also told the audience that that she owes her knowledge of American history to the public school system — which actually explains quite a lot.

“I am profoundly grateful for the access and opportunity that exists in this extraordinary nation. I was educated in public schools. My talents were nurtured through public arts programs,” she added.

Here’s video of her appearance with Dunham:

“Oh look, 2 children on a stage talking to children,” one person said on YouTube.

“Between reading Paine, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, Jay and other founding fathers, I completely missed their opinions on sexual orientation,” as did I.

Writing at Breitbart, Dr. Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., explained:

Despite Ms. Ferrara’s convictions to the contrary, the United States was not founded on the belief that differences in race, language, religion and sexual orientation “should not dissolve what binds us.”

In all thirteen original colonies, sodomy was a capital offense, following the English tradition that made it a capital felony for any person to “commit the detestable and abominable vice of buggery with mankind or beast.”

Eventually the harsh sentence of death was mitigated and in Pennsylvania’s “An Act Amending the Penal Laws” (1786), a provision was included that anyone convicted of “robbery, burglary, sodomy, or buggary” should suffer, not death, but the forfeit of all his lands and goods and servitude for a term “not exceeding ten years.”

Apparently, Ferrera was out the day this was taught.  Of course, that assumes the school she attended actually taught U.S. history…


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