The “B” in LGBTQ doesn’t stand for bisexual. According to a frequent Fox News pundit, it stands for bestiality.
Conservative talking head Star Parker rewrote the queer alphabet during a Tuesday radio interview with Vocal Point host Jerry Newcombe. Parker was slated to discuss a column in which she claimed that 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,” she wrote in a June 20 blog for Creators.
Parker doubled down on her anti-LGBTQ rhetoric in conversation with Newcombe.
“They keep pushing out this idea, LGBTQ,” she claimed. “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.”
And that’s when the bi-erasure began.
“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 said.
Newcombe then paused to ask the right-wing commentator to clarify her remarks. She admitted she’s “not sure what they mean by ‘B.'”
“We do know that there is an agenda and we do know that there have been discussions about bestiality in their closed doors,” Parker added. “I’m just saying don’t be surprised if we find out that that ‘B’ is not what they said publicly.”
The conservative concluded that bi acceptance is part of a slippery slope that ends in widespread tolerance of human-on-animal intercourse. Parker argued that the LGBTQ agenda might start out as “we just love each other” but then it “[shows] up as something else” in the legal system.
These sentiments — if uneducated and incorrect — aren’t all that surprising given Parker’s track record of making extreme homophobic remarks.
The failed 2010 nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives has said in the past that homosexuality is “unacceptable by … moral standards” and leads to the “unraveling of our society.” After predicting that the legalization of same-sex marriage would lead to an outbreak of HIV/AIDS, she once claimed marriage equality is a sign the United States is “sick as a country.”
Most famously, Parker claimed the rainbow Pride flag and Confederate banner are interchangeable.
“[T]he same people that are demanding that the Confederate flag comes down are the same people that are insisting that the rainbow flag goes up,” she said during an August 2017 appearance on Fox & Friends. “These two flags represent the exact same thing.”
In her long career of being wrong about everything, Parker has been (accidentally) right about exactly one thing: The LGBTQ community has “skipped over the ‘B.'”
Although bisexuals make up the largest segment of the LGBTQ population, they experience widespread marginalization and discrimination, even from other queer people. Bi people are more likely than their gay and lesbian counterparts to report depression and suicidal ideation, as well as more likely to live in poverty and more likely to experience sexual assault.
Reports indicate that just 28 percent of bisexuals are out to most or all their friends and family members, while 77 percent of gay men and 71 percent of lesbians said the same.
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