Right-wing pundit and frequent Fox News guest Star Parker says the "B" in "LGBTQ" stands for "bestiality" - oh, and she also recently likened Pride parades to the Nazi atrocity Kristallnacht.
Parker made the bestiality comment while discussing her column on conservative radio host Jerry Newcome's Vocal Point show Monday, Right Wing Watch reports.
"They keep pushing out this idea, 'LGBTQ,'" she told Newcombe. "We did the 'L' and the 'G'; they legalized marriage for themselves. We doing the T now -- the trans -- and this is a big, big challenge in our society right now. They did the 'Q,' where they're changing all the textbooks, even as low as kindergarten, to reflect that you don't know what you are, you're questioning. But notice they skipped over the 'B,' and there are some that say this 'B' is going to bombard us with real vileness in our society if they get what they want because it's not about bisexuality, it's about bestiality."
"We do know that there is an agenda and we do know that there have been discussions about bestiality in their closed doors," she continued after Newcombe asked her for clarification. "I'm just saying don't be surprised if we find out that that 'B' is not what they said publicly -- that we just love each other -- that it may, in law, show up as something else." That echoes the hateful comments of many marriage equality opponents who said that legalization of same-sex marriage could lead to the legalization of bestiality. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, for instance, said that recognizing the right to do what one pleases in private could lead to legal recognition of "man on dog" sex.
In reality, the movement isn't skipping over the "B" -- there has been a push in the past few years to raise bisexual visibility. Her claim about bestiality, of course, is simply absurd and deeply offensive. And while some users of the acronym say the "Q" stands for questioning, more often it is used for queer.
Even more absurd and offensive is the column that led to Parker's appearance on the show. In a syndicated column released in June, Parker mentioned people who have lost their jobs due to antigay actions, such as Brendan Eich, who in 2014 resigned as CEO of tech company Mozilla after it was revealed he had donated to an anti-marriage equality campaign, and Russell Berger, ousted this year as chief knowledge officer of CrossFit after calling Pride celebrations sinful.
"It shouldn't surprise us, then, that Gay Pride Month has become a time for LGBTQ storm troopers to pursue political enemies," Parker wrote. "Not much different from the infamous Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany, when Nazi Brownshirts took to the streets to smash windows of shops owned by Jews." (Gay people, of course, were among those persecuted and killed by the Nazis.)
Parker, whose column is distributed by Creators Syndicate, has a long history of homophobic statements and ridiculous comparisons. Last year, appearing on Fox & Friends to comment on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., she likened the Confederate battle flag to the rainbow Pride flag.
"What's really interesting, the really incredible irony here, is the same people that are demanding that the Confederate flag comes down are the same people that are insisting that the rainbow flag goes up," Parker said. "These two flags represent the exact same thing. That certain people, groups, are not welcome here."
Back in 2013, she told a far-right gathering, the Values Voter Summit, that "homosexuality is now dividing us and bringing hostility into the public square." She also said the movement for marriage equality had "weakened women and opened a door to this new culture of meaninglessness."
Parker is founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, which promotes "market-based" programs to fight poverty. An outspoken supporter of Donald Trump, she last year joined the White House Opportunity Initiative task force, charged with addressing poverty.
Listen to her Vocal Point interview below.
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