Casting Aspersions EXTRA
If they weren’t so tragically stupid, sometimes our enemies could be really funny. One such is Star Parker, one-time Republican congressional candidate in California and occasional commentator on Fox & Friends.
On a July 16, 2018 evangelical radio program, Star Parker explained that the “B” in LGBTQ stands for… wait for it… Bestiality! Yes friends, “behind closed doors” according to Ms. Parker our secret agenda calls for the legalization of sex with animals.
I immediately discussed this with my cat, Jasper. I pointed out we have been together for years now, and usually sleep in the same bed. Is it time to take it to the next level? Jasper replied that he has claws and knows how to use them. He had a few other pointed remarks but they are not suitable for a family publication.
Parker went on to say “we did the “L” and the “G.” They legalized marriage for themselves. We’re doing the “T” now, the trans, and this is a big, big challenge in our society right now.” Well, yes – it is a big challenge if you are unwilling to let other people lead the lives they choose or which they must lead if they are to be genuine about their true nature. However, if you are willing to mind your own business and let other people lead their lives without finding it necessary to put obstacles in their path, why then it is really no challenge at all.
Clarifying her position even further, Star Parker went on to say “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.”
Parker explained she is aware of this secret information because “we know there have been meetings behind closed doors.” Well certainly there have been. I’ve been to a lot of meetings over the years, where the doors were closed. It is usually to keep out drafts and flies or because “we’re not air conditioning the whole outside y’know.” I never got the memo about the meetings where bestiality was on the agenda. And I’m a bit miffed about that. I would have brought Jasper. It might have made him more open-minded.
This is not a new position for the Parker person. In a recent blog column she declared, “Gay Pride Month has become a time for LGBTQ storm troopers to pursue political enemies. Not much different from the infamous Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany, when Nazi brown shirts took to the streets to smash windows of shops owned by Jews.”
Wow! Know much about Kristallnact Ms. Parker? Know anything at all about the Holocaust? The comparison, besides being absurd on the face of it, trivializes the predominant horror of the 20th Century and the incalculable suffering of the Jewish people. There are no words to properly express the disgust these words of Ms. Parker’s must engender in sane, normal people.
In her blog, she goes on to compare the pride flag to the confederate flag, saying
“I equated the LGBTQ rainbow flag to the confederate flag. From my point a view, it’s a totally reasonable assertion. As a black American, the Confederate flag communicates to me that I am not welcome. As a Christian American, the rainbow flag communicates to me that I am not welcome.” If it communicates that to Ms. Parker it is only because that is the message she wants to receive. It certainly does not communicate that message to hundreds of thousands of LGBT Christians, nor to the churches that display the rainbow flag as a symbol of openness and inclusivity.
Finally, in her blog, Ms. Parker bemoans the loss of “carefully reasoned discourse.” All we can say is Parker should certainly know about that, since her interview and her blog is a shining example of that loss.
After many long years in the struggle for LGBT equality I am used to the insanity of the far right. I usually ignore it. In this case however, I really can’t forgive her for upsetting Jasper. He’s been keeping his distance ever since I brought the subject up.
Toby Grace is Out In Jersey magazine’s Editor Emeritus. You can hear the interview audio courtesy of Right Wing Watch at: rightwingwatch.org/post/star-parker-the-b-in-lgbtq-stands-for-bestiality/