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Prepare for some serious sanctimony.

At a campaign stop in a church Thursday for the Louisiana gubernatorial race, Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter denounced supporters of gay marriage with some very colorful language, saying that the views of marriage equality advocates are being “shoved down the throats of folks who have sincerely held religious views that marriage is between one man and one woman.”

This might sound improbable coming from a man who was caught up in the 2007 “D.C. Madam” prostitution scandal, in which he admitted to a “very serious sin” for which he had been forgiven by his wife — and, he said, forgiven by God.

“Now obviously, that doesn’t mean I haven’t sinned — I have, and I’ve fallen in substantial ways. But my faith was there when my family offered forgiveness — my faith was there when they offered love. My faith was built around the story of redemption.”

So there you have it: David Vitter is the candidate of love and redemption — and for protecting marriage between one man and one woman.

Video via Right Wing Watch.

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Actor as Donald Trump in Russia Today video ad

Screenshot from RT's 'Trump is here to make RT Great Again'

Russia Today, the network known in this country as RT, has produced a new "deep fake" video that portrays Donald Trump in post-presidential mode as an anchor for the Kremlin outlet. Using snippets of Trump's own voice and an actor in an outlandish blond wig, the ad suggests broadly that the US president is indeed a wholly owned puppet of Vladimir Putin– as he has so often given us reason to suspect.

"They're very nice. I make a lot of money with them," says the actor in Trump's own voice. "They pay me millions and hundreds of millions."

But when American journalists described the video as "disturbing," RT retorted that their aim wasn't to mock Trump, but his critics and every American who objects to the Russian manipulations that helped bring him to power.

As an ad for RT the video is amusing, but the network's description of it is just another lie. Putin's propagandists are again trolling Trump and America, as they've done many times over the past few years –- and this should be taken as a warning of what they're doing as Election Day approaches.

The Lincoln Project aptly observed that the Russians "said the quiet part out loud" this time, (Which is a bad habit they share with Trump.)