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Milo Yiannopoulos has made the bizarre claim that dogs no longer bark at him – and he sees it as a sign from God that he should be “ex-gay”.
The far-right pundit and former Breitbart editor told Christian outlet TruNews on Wednesday (2 June) that God gave him a rather, well, oddly specific sign that he has been cured of being homosexual (which, it goes without saying, can’t happen).
“When I made my announcement [about being ‘ex-gay’], the first thing that happened,” he explained, “which will make you laugh, but it’s true, is dogs stopped barking at me.
“This is going to sound so stupid, but this is just how I think that God reveals himself to us, right? This is just my experience of it.”
Dogs, he added, just “didn’t like me, at all”.
“But dogs don’t bark at me anymore,” he said, “it happened almost overnight.
“Now they seem to quite like me and it sounds like the stupidest thing in the world.”
Yes, Yiannopoulos. Yes, it is.
Yiannopoulos explained this while hosting TruNews, which is typically helmed by emphatically anti-LGBT+ pastor Rick Wiles.
You know, that Wiles, the one who said the coronavirus pandemic was “God’s judgement” against queer people – who was just diagnosed with COVID-19.
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To make it clear that he has cut ties with the LGBT+ community, he lobbed a so-called “sodomy stone” – an engagement ring – into the Pacific ocean.
“The more I looked at this gigantic four-carat money pit, the more I thought this is the perfect example of some of the lies I bought into in my previous life,” he said in a video.
“For instance, the lie that I could be a rabid culture warrior for the right and a sodomite at the same time. I can’t.”
Yiannopoulos was once a soaring torch-bearer of the modern far-right, only for his fire to be doused repeatedly by scandal after scandal.
Such as his career, for example, which tanked when it emerged that he had never actually written for Breitbart – a team of ghostwriters had.
His reputation was similarly dragged in 2017 when he was accused of endorsing pederasty with comments about “younger boys” having sex with “older men”.