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WATCH: Gays Should 'Keep It Private,' Says Right-Wing Commentator

WATCH: Gays Should 'Keep It Private,' Says Right-Wing Commentator

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Appearing at the Values Voter Summit, conservative columnist Star Parker also claimed gays are 'bringing hostility into the public square.'

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The antigay rants have kept coming this weekend at the Values Voter Summit, with columnist Star Parker's opening Saturday's session with remarks that included "homosexuality is now dividing us and bringing hostility into the public square" and advice to gays to "keep it private."

At the annual gathering of right-wing activists, she also said the left has "declared a war on marriage which weakened women and opened a door to this new culture of meaninglessness." And she added that since "all sexual behavior is adult behavior," gay people should "keep it private."

The New Civil Rights Movement has a spot-on takedown of the last statement: "Should heterosexuals keep their lives 'private' too? That means no hand-holding or kissing in public -- even on the cheek. No photos of your spouse or family on your desk at work. No wedding rings for anyone. No engagement or wedding announcements in the paper. No water cooler talk about what you and your date/husband/wife/partner/significant other did over the weekend. No inviting work friends or neighbors to your home for a baby shower."

Watch video of some of Parker's choice remarks below, courtesy of Right Wing Watch.


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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.