Morning political program Fox and Friends invited Republican columnist Star Parker on to their Tuesday show to discuss the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia that resulted in the deaths of three people. The conversation between Parker, the President of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, and host Steve Doocy sparked controversy when Parker compared the confederate flag to the LGBTQ pride flag.
“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 groups are not welcome here."
This comment was in response to a question in which host Steve Doocy asked for Parker’s thoughts on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s statement that “It shouldn’t take the president of the United States two days to summon the basic decency to condemn murder and violence by Nazis and white supremacists.”
Parker elaborated on her point by saying, “If Nancy Pelosi wants to say that we’re going to start shutting down First Amendment rights of a certain group of people, then what happens the next time that the homosexuals want to walk through an American city and protest, and counter-protesters come out?”
This is not the first time that Parker has made inflammatory comments about the LGBTQ community. She has previously described same-sex marriage as “a sign of a lost society.” In 2006, she wrote that “Growth in black lesbianism is generally the product of a culture where families already have been destroyed.”
— LGBT+ News (@mondokoosh) August 16, 2017