HOPE AND CHANGE: Actor Says We Need Woman and Then Gay President to Fulfill ‘Obama’s Legacy’

Published on September 9, 2014

The character and quality of the leader of the United States apparently doesn’t matter anymore, they just have to check the list as either gay or a woman. This Brit wants to see Obama’s “legacy” live on. Check it out…

Benedict Cumberbatch would like to see an openly gay president in the White House.

“You need to have a female president next, and then after that, a gay president. That’s the full journey from Obama’s legacy onwards,” the Emmy-winning “Sherlock” star tells Daily Beast writer Marlow Stern. “There’s a great Morrissey lyric from ‘America Is Not the World‘ from ‘You Are the Quarry’ that goes, “In America, the land of the free, they said/And of opportunity, in a just and truthful way/But where the president is never black, female or gay, and until that day/You’ve got nothing to say to me, to help me believe.'”

He went on to note, “It’s quite an old song from before Obama took office, but you’ve done black, then you need to do female, then the next, gay.”

Read more: Huffington Post

Get Doug Giles’ new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation today!