Carl Paladino, a candidate for governor of New York, made a few comments in recent days that have come off sounding just a bit, well, homophobic. Paladino, a Republican, is running against Andrew Cuomo in a not-so-hotly contested race.

Paladino made a statement to a group of Hasidic Jews saying that single mothers and gay men and lesbians should not teach in public schools. He also said that children would be much better off, more successful, if they “get married and raise a family.”

Daily Show takes on anti-gay NY candidate Paladino

“I don’t want them to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid successful option,” Paladino said. “It isn’t.”

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” highlights the fact that Paladino doesn’t have such a clean record when it comes to “family values.”

“That’s Carl Paladino making the case that he is the family values candidate because he would never take either one of his two simultaneous families to a Gay Pride parade,” host Jon Stewart joked.

Check out the video segment below. Skip ahead to 6:00 for the Paladino grilling.

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