Fox New Guest: The Confederate Flag And The Rainbow Flag Stand For “Exactly The Same Thing” [VIDEO]

According to right wing nutjob Star Parker, the Confederate flag and the rainbow flag both stand for “exactly the same thing.” No, really.

The HuffPost has the quote:

“But you know what’s really interesting and really incredibly ironic 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. These two flags represent the exact same thing. That certain people groups are not welcome here. So 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?”

  • matrem

    Sure, Jan.

  • Jonathan Smith
    • another_steve

      Daniel Radcliffe is so cute.

      I regret not having seen him naked when he did “Equus” on Broadway.

      • Silver Badger

        Surely, someone took pictures!

        • Lizard

          They did.

          Don’t ask me how I know that.

          • FAEN

            It’s on the net.

          • ..And my hard drive, if I could just find it.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok
        • another_steve

          Nice. Our community has lots of supportive and straight mega-stars.

          From Bruce Springsteen’s wiki page:

          “Springsteen is an activist for LGBT rights and has spoken out many times as a strong supporter of gay marriage. In 2009, he posted the following statement on his website: “I’ve long believed in and have always spoken out for the rights of same sex couples and fully agree with Governor Corzine when he writes that ‘The marriage-equality issue should be recognized for what it truly is—a civil rights issue that must be approved to assure that every citizen is treated equally under the law.'”

          In 2012, he lent his support to an ad campaign for gay marriage called “The Four 2012”. Springsteen noted in the ad, “I couldn’t agree more with that statement and urge those who support equal treatment for our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters to let their voices be heard now.”

          In April 2016, Springsteen cancelled a show in Greensboro, North Carolina days before it was to take place to protest the state’s newly passed Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, also referred to as the “bathroom law”. The law dictates which rest rooms transgender people are permitted to use and prevents LGBT citizens from suing over human rights violations in the workplace. Springsteen released an official statement on his website. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) celebrated Springsteen’s statement and he has received much praise and gratitude from the LGBT community.”

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Springsteen

      • M Jackson
        • another_steve

          Oh my.

          What’s that that he’s grabbing with his left hand in the picture of him without the horse mask on.

          (rhetorical question)

  • Harveyrabbit

    Auntie Ruckus sez what?

  • Ziad Baaklini

    The entire point of the rainbow flag is to denote that you ARE welcome here.

  • Ninja0980

    Yup, remember when LGBT folks fought to keep slaves and uphold white power?
    Good times!

    • Todd20036

      Well, I agree with you on the “white power” thing
      But as far as slaves are concerned….

      • Silver Badger

        I know of people who still keep “slaves”, but the slaves are willing.

        • Todd20036

          True, there is that.

  • another_steve

    I hate the world today.

    I think I’ll go kick my cat now.

    • Todd20036

      That’s one way to commit suicide….

    • Lizard

      Oy, the world being a shitty place is not the cat’s fault. Give your cat a snuggle.

      • another_steve

        No, you don’t understand: The cats are our overlords.

        We only think they’re our pets. In reality, we’re their pets. :-/

        • Lizard

          That’s the dogs. Haven’t you seen all the humans being led around outside by them?

          • another_steve

            Dogs are cute but mindless.

            Cats are cunning and crafty.

          • Lizard

            “Cats are cunning and crafty.”

            That’s why I like them. That, and how low maintenance they are.

          • another_steve

            LOW MAINTENANCE !!!1!

            What planet do you live on !?!

          • Lizard

            A planet where I like to tell cat owners that cats are low-maintenance to watch the reaction.

            For real, though, you don’t have to let them out twice a day or walk them. They’re perfectly happy in a small space like an apartment.

          • another_steve

            G…url, my Maine Coon wants to rule the world. She already rules my husband (whatever she wants, he gives her) and she’s been working intensely on me.

            She’s watching me type this as we speak.

            I’m frightened.

          • thatotherjean

            Dogs aren’t really mindless; it’s just that most of them are remarkably agreeable. Cats need to be politely convinced.

    • Jonathan Smith
  • bkmn

    Of course you see cars with both flags all the time. /s

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Imagine homosexuals walking through an American city….

  • Lazycrockett
  • Natty Enquirer

    Makeup-brain.

  • Silver Badger

    I didn’t know the Confederate Flag supported gay people!

    • TheManicMechanic

      I’m sure it’s hidden more than a few. Lots of awkward mansex between all the chaw and beer and hating PoC. No homo, of course.

  • Gustav2

    She thinks E pluribus unum or many become one, is about monoculture and is not about multicultural folks or many cultures becoming one nation.

    This is Dominionism. Or the Borg.

    • Chucktech

      So little Latin…

      • Gustav2

        “Resistere futilis”

        • Jonathan Smith

          Viri autem illi Latine

      • thatotherjean

        What was that poem we all learned?

        “Latin is a language;
        At least it used to be.
        It killed the ancient Romans,
        And now it’s killing me.”

  • MBear

    LOL

    Troll

  • Talisman

    Yes, because one has been used by groups that advocate oppression and slavery, while the other has been used by people who advocate freedom and equal rights. Totally the same thing.

  • DreadPikathulhu

    Everytime I get behind a pickup truck with a confederate flag on it, I’m struck by just how inclusive the driver seems to be based on their other bumper stickers.

    • The_Wretched

      or how when i find a neighborhood with equality stickers on the cars, how it’s nothing but bigoted red necks.

  • Star Parker of the ‘Obama is a rapist.’ remark. Pissed me off. So I wrote about it.
    http://plumstchili.blogspot.com/2015/02/stfu-star-parker-just-stfu-now-asshats.html

  • The_Wretched

    Ah yes, I remember how the Battle of Bowling Green topped off a interstate war in the US where on one side were LGBTQ secessionists and treason-mongers who created their own country carved out of half of the US….so many needless glitter bombs.

    • Lizard

      I’m going to invent “glitter bombs” and make a fucking killing!*

      *So to speak.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      The real tragedy is all the planted glitter mines.

      • Lizard

        Perfectly heterosexual soldiers had to walk home with glitter up one leg. Other men might think they’re gay! The horror!

        • Mordred LeFey

          But the PoWs! Subjected to such horrible, sexy torture. 🙁

        • Exatron

          It’s the herpes of craft supplies.

      • Ahh… I remember when we forced our captured prisoners to toil in the great glitter mines of Queenshade – sweat dripping from their chests and brows.. Good times

      • Kevin Perez

        I stepped on a glitter mine once. It was fabulous.

      • gothambear

        Drag queen drill marches

    • TexasBoy

      Please don’t use words to desecrate all those brave Americans that gave their all in the great Bowling Green massacre.

      • (((GC)))

        And we can’t even begin to count those brave souls!

      • M Jackson

        All those brave boys who lost their lives defending The Apple Store in The Battle of Fifth Ave/59th St.

    • Tawreos

      Please tell me they didn’t use all of the glitter bombs. I need some for party.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Dark days indeed.

    • TrueWords
    • Paula

      Yes, I still recall the squadrons on flying unicorns carpet bombing with glitter bombs. Oh the humanity.
      🌈🌈 🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄

    • (((GC)))

      And any public displays of heterosexuality were strictly outlawed in the new nation; you couldn’t even think of female-male marriage! Oh, wait…

    • Uncle Mark

      I lost so many dear friends…brutally impaled…stabbed to death by sharpened glow sticks. So senseless. So tragic.

  • Frostbite

    Well I get it. They are both made of fabric. Wave in the wind. And are about the same size.

  • Michael R
  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Star Parker is so stupid, even the person deemed by Trump to be the dumbest person on TV (The Hasselblecch) sort of disagreed with her.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXiz8UjTPVg

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      And just because I enjoy this clip so much, Barbara Walters couldn’t stand her when she was on The View.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7UTm0UpX5g

      • The_Wretched

        Question, when do you need to ever buy heath care insurance from another State? If you travel, it’s still managed from your resident State.

      • John Ruff

        Star is so coked out in that vid. Lol

    • John Ruff

      She’s a real double talking pos

  • Jerry Hinnant

    Difference is honey you will make it through a neighborhood flying the rainbow flag unscathed, but if I were you I wouldn’t try that in a neighborhood flying confederate flags. If you want to test you theory then by all means give it a try though.

    • Chucktech

      I’m afraid there’s also a disturbing corollary to that: There are plenty of neighborhoods in the land of Dixie where driving with a Confederate flag is okey-dokie, but a rainbow flag? Not so much…

      • Tatonka

        A few years ago I drove from Houston to eastern Tennessee with an HRC sticker on my rear window. You bet there were a few times when I was nervous about it.

        • GayOldLady

          I’ve had both the Equality sticker and the Rainbow flag on my vehicles for years. I’ve had comments, sneers, a few “birds” flipped at me, but that’s all the mustard the cowards have. I have a car window rainbow flag that I keep in my car for those occasions when I pass a car with the Rebel Flag I can wave it at them as I pass. Just want to remind them that we’re here!

          • Octavio

            The nice boyze I lived next to at 264 North State Street, SLC had their front and rear car windows smashed out every time they bought a new car and insisted upon putting even the most discrete of rainbow strips just above the trunk and hood. Eventually we discovered it was the alcoholic shit for brains son of their landlord. He went to jail where he simply died one day. Good times. Good times.

          • GayOldLady

            It’s always the losers who lash out. So far, so good with our auto and our home.

          • Octavio

            So many of our friends have told me to “Stay safe. Take care of yourself.” when they hear I’m heading back to my new home in Buenos Aires. Before we moved back to El Squeeze’s country we NEVER held hands or walked around with our arms over each other’s shoulders. Too dangerous, even for Las Vegas. But in Buenos Aires it’s a common sight to see two gay men walking arm-in-arm. No one looks twice at us. Hell, we even kiss each other in public. So much for ‘Mericuh, greatest country on planet Earth.

            Stay safe here in the States, GOL. 🙂

          • GayOldLady

            I’m so happy to know that you and squeeze can show affection without fearing for your safety. The older we get the more we need the hand holding and embracing. My darlin and I hold hands all the time. Maybe because we’re old women, people just think it’s eccentric and don’t say anything, but so far, crickets. I want you to know I’ve missed seeing you commenting and I hope that you continue to comment when you return home to Buenos Aires. If that’s not possible just know I will miss you!

          • juanjo54

            Octavio – are all those nice you men still just standing around late at night over there right off of Santa Fe near the Dentistry school? I always felt so sad for them standing there for hour. My cousin always referred to them as the “taxi boys” so I assume that they were waiting for a taxi to take them home. Some were quite good looking. LOL

          • Octavio

            Yes. They still ply their wares on Ave. Santa Fe. A few years ago they changed the traffic on Santa Fe from one-way to two-way and moved all the buses that crowded Marcelo del Alvear heading to Belgrano and Olivos with the heavy traffic on Sante Fe. The taxi boys still hang out on the street corners, but they have a harder time plying their trade. For one thing, there are no longer any buses along Alvear so they can;t appear to be waiting for a bus. It was much easier when they could spread out along Alvear. The part of Barrio Norte from the gay Megatlon gym to Contramano is still pretty much the gay cruising part of the city. But the traffic is . . . well, traffic.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            I like happy endings like that.

          • (((GC)))

            Yes! Now to continue working towards same-sex couples being unremarkably accepted everywhere!

          • Paula

            Problem solved! 😈😈😈

        • Lizard

          I drove a bus in college, and one route always led me right past a car with a “HILLARY FOR PRISON” sticker. *eyeroll*

        • Frank Conway

          Every once in a whole my father would drive my VW Jetta with a pink triangle on it and he’d always comment on how friendly people were- waving and honking at him. Haha! My brother finally told him,

      • JCF

        “Neighborhoods”? Isn’t it basically Entire States? (except for, in Rick Perry’s colorful phrase re Austin, “the blueberry in the tomato soup”?)

  • Lizard

    I’m trying to figure out how the rainbow flag represents that “certain groups aren’t welcome here.” I just can’t bend my brain around that much stupid.

    • clay

      It’s why conservative Christian street preachers never attend Pride events.

      Oh, wait.

      • Todd20036

        To be fair, they are seriously ridiculed.

        • FAEN

          They believe in ridiculous shit.

          • Todd20036

            Agreed. They deserve it.

        • Lizard

          The one that I remember was a guy passing out flyers. There were a lot of those, so I took one. It was the typical stuff– “It’s not too late, Jesus can save you from your sin,” blah blah blah. Everyone was just handing them back to him and ignoring him. It was lovely.

          I mean, not him. He’s a hateful asshole. But it was the day after the SCOTUS ruling, so nobody much cared.

          • Todd20036

            Funny how you have to hate fellow man in order to appease an invisible sky monkey who seems to talk only though bigots.

            Which means:

            1) they are lying and know no one is “communicating through them”.
            2) God does not exist.
            3) God exists and he’s a dick.

            No matter which is right, I’m not having sex with a woman just because some preachers says I’m supposed to

    • Todd20036

      Especially after all the major gay pride parades I’ve seen, and straight people enjoying them there as well.

      • Lizard

        I was one of ’em.

        • FAEN

          Atta 🦎 !

    • bsinps

      When’s the Last time she saw a rainbow flag and a riffle on a rack in the window of a ford pickup? 😁😁😁

      • kiprian

        Oh! That’s my dad!

    • I sprained my frontal cortex trying to understand her.

      • thatotherjean

        Really, it’s not worth the effort. There is no “there” there.

    • TampaZeke

      Don’t try. You’ll hurt yourself and it just isn’t worth it.

    • boatboy_srq

      Haven’t you heard? It stands for the denunciation (and mass execution) of all heteros, and the continuation of the human species by cloning, embryo implantation and other test-tube-miracle foeti. In between monthly queer/lezbo orgies, natch.

      See: How To Be A Good Card-Carrying Straight-Hating Homo, pp. 269-332.

      /s

    • Octoberfurst

      The problem is that you are expecting something logical to come out of a right-wingers mouth and that will never happen. They live on bullshit and Parker’s stupid comparison is just one example.

    • Steverino

      I call remarks like hers a bothsiderism fail.

    • Randy503

      Because in their mind, religious people and people of faith are not welcome in gay communities.

  • Bluto

    oh for fucks sake you insane nazi sympathizer! That breaks the record for absurd false equivalencies.

    • jerry

      You should try to read any of her syndicated columns sometime. She really ties herself in knots trying to explain how conservatives are so much better for black people. And, like practically every conservative writer, she has to start every column with a straw man (liberals believe this totally ridiculous thing), and then proceeds to knock it down…sort of what she’s doing above with the false equivalence of the rainbow flag.

  • FAEN

    Did she go to Regent or Liberty University? Sounds like something one of those graduates would say.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    Really, is she that stupid? Really?????????

    • Lizard

      Twenty bucks says she’s on an alt-right group’s payroll.

      • Chucktech

        “We need a token colored gal…”

    • thatotherjean

      I saw her once on “The View,” and yes, she’s that stupid. Really.

  • AtticusP
  • John Ruff

    Meh. Fox viewers don’t listen to women, especially if they’re black. So, let her spout her nonsense. No one is listening.

  • Ninja0980

    The only people upset by rainbow flags are bigots.
    No one else gives a damn.

  • Will Parkinson

    Yup, we want to keep slaves. And not in the fun BDSM kinda way. Silly wench.

  • kcken
    • Todd20036

      But not the one holding the drink. That’s alcohol abuse.

  • The_Wretched

    Damn, that intro my Doocy is moronic. It’s not just ‘some on the political left’ who found Trump’s comments an inadequate condemnation of the alt-right. Alt-right ‘hero’ Richard Spencer laughed about how Trump’s comments entirely failed to adequately condemn them (via lack of sincerity).

  • Michael R
  • Tatonka

    I’m a gay man who has to deal with the fact that many of my ancestors owned people and fought to defend slavery. I am acutely aware that they do not stand for the same thing.

    • Silver Badger

      Did your ancestors ask for your approval? Mine didn’t when they were stealing Indian land. As they didn’t ask, I do not feel guilty.

  • Belthazar

    Someone pulled her braids too tight – not enough oxygen circulating up there.

  • AJ Drew

    My PSA: eating lunch and listening to Star Parker speak are incompatible.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8bc19606c076d31d2e07274df8916cd80d062958e6d6ba61a4599f5397396fc1.gif

  • Octavio

    Oh my heck! I did not know this! Quick,where do I buy my confederate rainbow flag?

    • Lizard

      I thought this was interesting so I Googled it.

      Ask and ye shall receive, apparently.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a4c813633b737b4bffe49a8e260cb9cc6b47e18a607162f1105be74782f0522f.png

      • clay

        Not, I imagine, a top seller.

      • coram nobis

        That doesn’t look right, somehow.

        • Lizard

          It doesn’t look right for a lot of reasons.

          • coram nobis
          • Lizard

            Palette swaps are the laziest possible design alteration. Can the Nazis at least be creative and come up with their own damn design?

          • coram nobis

            It’s an allusion, I think, to a series of Harry Turtledove alt-history novels, in which the South won the Civil War and eventually turned fascist.

          • Lizard

            Let me guess: the irony sails gracefully over their heads.

          • coram nobis

            Yes, but I’m sure some of the alt-right have read the novels. It’s called Timeline-191 or Southern Victory series. The first novel, How Few Remain, isn’t bad (imagining Lincoln as a Marxist orator), though the series tended to drag as it went through two world wars.

            The reversed rebel battle flag was the emblem of a nazi-type CSA political party in this series.

          • clay

            tying it more closely to Florida and Alabama?

      • Octavio

        Yikes!

      • Hank

        Must be the GLBTQs, that voted for Hair Drumpf! /s

        • Lizard

          Has anyone pitched it as the official flag for the LCRs?

          • clay

            might have come from that Dallas chapter

    • Reality.Bites

      Sickeningly, I’m sure they exist.

  • GayOldLady

    Oh no, another homophobe making sick moral equivalencies. It’s sad that this woman doesn’t know the difference between fighting for equality and fighting for superiority. Nor does she know the difference between fighting for justice in the law and fighting for the right to legislate prejudice into the law. Nor does she understand that the Confederate Flag was the symbol of a Country that was established to keep her a slave, while the Rainbow Flag is the symbol of a People working to be free and equal in the law.

    • Gustav2

      I want to meet some of these people and ask, “Do you really believe this BS or are you just doing it for the money?”

      • Ben in Oakland

        Why “or”?

        How about BOTH.

  • coram nobis

    We have yet to take 11 states out of the Union and start a civil war, lady. Get back to us when we bombard Fort Sumter. Till then, no equivalence.

    • clay

      California, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, New Hampshire, the Conch Republic, Center City, Hawaii, the Weirderness, . . .

      Oh, I’m not supposed to do that in public, am I?

      • Bad Tom

        I kinda like the idea of the Weirderness.
        I would fit right in.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Orwell already said it.

    Liberation is slavery.

    • motordog

      Star Parker is double-plus ungood, and guilty of thought-crimes.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I think she’s merely a colossal hemorrhoid, but without the sparkle.

  • OdieDenCO

    “These two flags represent the exact same thing. That certain people groups are not welcome here.”
    right, that’s why LGBTQ… looks more like a alphabet instead of an acronym, cause we’re excluding people.

  • clay

    Ok, which one of y’all’s been insisting that Mississippi (or any other state) add the Rainbow to their state flag? Who’s been demanding that North Carolina pass a state law disallowing local municipalities from taking down a rainbow flag?

    • Lizard

      That jackass from Utah (I think) is suing to have rainbow flags removed from congressional offices.

      • Octavio

        Actually, he’s from California. But he’s suing in Utah as well as several congress critters in Washington.

        • Lizard

          Ah. My bad. Thank you!

          • Octavio

            He might as well be from Utah. He’s that creepy.

      • Bad Tom

        The dude who wants to (literally) marry his laptop.

        • Lizard

          Yeah, that guy.

    • jerry

      And the demands for every capitol building to add a Harvey Milk statue…

  • bsinps

    The difference, stupid lady, is LGBTQ people want equal rights like anyone else. Although Right want to take the country backwards.

  • popebuck1

    Who can forget the war we fought over the right of gay people to own straight people as slaves? Or when Harvey Milk got elected on his platform of rounding up all the straight people into camps?

    • Pip

      Let’s not forget the protests to keep straight kids out of gay schools. Then of course all of the lynchings of straight people by the oppressive gays just because they had the nerve to look at a lesbian.

    • BobSF_94117

      Have you ever tried to get one of them to clean your windows? Utterly useless.

      • Adam King

        You have to promise to whip them if you see any streaks.

  • alguien

    sorry i’ve been mistaken all these decades. i had NO IDEA the rainbow flag represented anything other than inclusiveness for all.

    thank star parker for removing the scales from my eyes and allowing me to see that it’s EXACTLY the same as the flag that represents the philosophy of the old south where white people were in charge and actually OWNED people whose skin was a different color because they were deemed inferior by the whites who considered them chattel.

    so yeah, the flag of inclusivity must be that because star parker says so.

  • Hank

    Star Parker, of ALL people, ought to be ashamed of herself!!! No “memorial”/symbol of the Confederacy should be acceptable to HER of all people!!!

    • Gustav2

      Yeah and that burning cross on her grandparents’ front lawn was really saying, “Welcome Christian!”

  • Blake J Butler

    i see a stupid homophobe, instead i choose to see a dancing kitty to protect my brain from such lies that are being told by a homophobe fox “news” “contributor”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c3f0e03d0afc4ee67678e692b47bdbf2b3c808c677c743d8d2f8f54eda51506.gif

  • 2patricius2

    Oh, I didn’t realize that the Confederate battle flag stood for racial equality, the inclusion of LGBT people, full equality for women, support for immigrants and people of all nations, religions (and no religions) and ethnicities….. I thought it stood for slavery and white supremacy. Silly me. And this from an African American woman.

    And I must have misunderstood Drumpf all these years. He is totally for all people and equality and justice. I guess I didn’t realize that all those instances in which he derided people and called for violence and told lies, and all the people he placed in his administration, and all the actions he has taken to cut inclusive programs, were really inclusive, and benign and peace-loving.

    • clay

      (and the dissolution of the Union)

  • Daveed_WOW

    All by design. This woman was hired to say that. That’s their game plan: cast enough doubt and pander to the base.

  • Bad Tom

    The Rebel flag stood for the idea that people can be owned.
    The Rainbow flag stands for the idea that LGBT people are people, like everyone else.

    • Octavio

      Yeh, but you can’t tell her that. She’s too fuckn’ dumb.

  • Dave Evans

    One flag is about equality and the other is about supremacy………

  • TJay229

    Y’all have to forgive Starr. She’s had far to many abortions and her brain has been affected by the anesthesia… She doesn’t think well.

    Carry on

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
  • Stubenville

    I hope one of her relatives explains the difference at Thanksgiving dinner. As a woman of color she should be ashamed to be an apologist for the Confederate flag.

    • kareemachan

      Who says they invite her to family gatherings?

    • sfbob

      She strikes me as the sort of person who is unclear on the concept of shame, just as she is unclear on the concept of irony.

  • Gustav2

    Holy Greens, Batman!

    Rich Lowry of the National Review is calling for the removal of Confederate monuments from public spaces, saying they should be reserved for museums and other locations. (born in Arlington VA went to UVA)

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/national-review-calls-removal-confederate-monuments

    • Adam King

      Rich Lowry’s knee has been known to jerk to the left on occasion.

      • Gustav2

        It’s his damn edumication.

  • Adam King

    The reason it’s a rainbow is that the rainbow includes all colors, and the equal rights movement is also inclusive. It only excludes people who exclude themselves.

  • kareemachan

    Her organization is CURE (Center for Urban Renewal and Education). But only from a christian point of view, ya know.

    From the website: ‘Build awareness that a conservative
    agenda of traditional values, limited government and free markets is of
    the greatest marginal benefit to low-income Americans.’

    ‘The mission of CURE is to fight poverty and restore dignity through the message of faith, freedom and personal responsibility.’

    ‘Religion has long brought valuable culture and values to daily life, and
    therefore it must not be muted or smothered, but given its rightful
    place as the backbone of society. Freedom of religion is the first of
    our liberties–not just freedom to worship, but to be protected in
    conducting life conscientiously by religiously informed rules and
    beliefs. Too many laws have been passed and court decisions made which
    frame religion as opposed to freedom rather than vital to ensuring it.
    CURE opposes government action which limits any citizen’s free exercise
    of religion or equal protection of the laws as guaranteed by the First
    and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution.
    Marriage was a
    religious institution far before it became a civil practice. We must
    renew appreciation for marriage as squarely directed toward the
    establishment and support of family devoted to raising natural
    offspring, for through this the values of social coherence may be best
    transmitted. No civil provisions for marriage should in any way direct
    the principles and practices of religiously founded marriage rites; in
    fact, the civil recognition of such religious rights may not operate so
    as to govern them, it being a matter of discretion with civil authority
    whether to acknowledge them for merely civil purposes. What civil
    authority may and ought to appropriately acknowledge is that family is
    the key institution through which personal responsibility is
    transmitted, and thus a crucial pillar of society. As a matter of public
    policy, CURE deplores the redefinition of marriage in America as a
    social and cultural disaster. While such misunderstanding holds sway, we
    urge, as a matter of religious obligation, all clergy to preach the
    vital importance of traditional marriage.’

    tl’dr? Translation: If you’re not a hetero christian, then screw ya. And if you dare to want to be the same as everybody else? Screw ya.

    • Adam King

      What a completely useless, feckless “organization.”

      • kareemachan

        Yup.

      • Lizard

        Goodness. I didn’t even finish that paragraph. I got to “Marriage was a religious institution far before it became a civil practice,” which is 1) so wrong it should be criminal and 2) has nothing to do with their own damn stated mission.

        • Ben in Oakland

          They don’t believe their own rhetoric. No one wants to have civil marriage control religious marriage. It’s quite the opposite.

          • Lizard

            That’s true, but they rile up their supporters by threatening that priests and pastors will be forced to marry gay people at gunpoint.

            Those members are either young, gullible, or have short-term memory loss considering the exact same threats were made during the Civil Rights movement about marrying interracial couples even though to this day all pastors and priests are within their rights to refuse to marry couples for any reason.

    • Lizard

      I’m beginning to take personal offense to Republicans preaching about “personal responsibility.”

    • Snarky

      From their ridiculous statement: “Marriage was a religious institution far before it became a civil practice.” Sorry, you can try to rewrite history all you want, but marriage started as a way to pass property from one generation to the next through “legitimacy” of offspring, to exchange assets with other families, etc. Rich and powerful people were afforded the luxury of marriage while slaves were forbidden access to it. Men having multiple wives were therefore commonplace, because, hey, more land and goats or whatever. Marriages cemented tribal and political ties. The notion of marriage being tied to the Church goes back to the mid-16th Century, though religious types discussed the idea for hundreds of years before that without codifying it.

    • sfbob

      We tried actual urban renewal. Turns out it was a really bad idea in that it destroyed neighborhoods. Neighborhoods that in fact mainly housed people of color, like the Fillmore District of San Francisco, Southwest DC and other neighborhoods in other cities. A good part of the middle class housing in Manhattan’s Upper West Side was the result of urban renewal. Poor and working class people of color were displaced; their modest but functioning houses were bulldozed. And in their place came sterile townhouse and apartment developments. Some of the replacement housing was subsidized or otherwise set aside to re-house folks who’d been replace (the AA population of San Francisco declined dramatically as a result of the wholesale demolition of what was once a thriving neighborhood but the majority was market rate housing that came to be occupied by middle class, mainly white people. In a way I suppose the intention behind urban renewal was to stop the migration of those people to the suburbs but rather than do something sensible it instead wound up being a program that mainly functioned to take something away from poor minorities and give that to people who were “better situated.” It was done in a manner so utterly clueless that SF is now faced with having to rename Justin Herman Plaza which sits at the foot of Market Street in downtown SF. Herman was the head of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency from 1959 to 1971. It was under his direction that the Fillmore District was “renewed.” His name has now come to be associated with a program that is now associated with destroying San Francisco’s African-American community. That might not have been the (conscious) intention of urban renewal but it was the result.

      And this idiot woman wants to head up an organization with “urban renewal” as part of its name. Seriously, how do people get so clueless?

    • Friday

      What an utter crock of shit from the get-go. The only ‘benefits on margin’ from the same old ‘conservative’ BS are for those who already have big money and don’t mind screwing urban poor people. Never mind black people in general.

  • Gerry Fisher

    “I wanna get on TV and be famous SOOOOO BAD that I’m willing to say *anything*.”

  • TampaZeke

    That argument goes both ways sugar plum! The people who are complaining most about rainbow flags and boycotting everything that hints at rainbow flags and demanding that gay people stop using rainbows are the same people who are screaming “FIRST AMENDMENT” and “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” to support the treasonous confederate hate flag.

    Strangely, I didn’t see this snowflake going on Fox News before making her argument in support of the rainbow flag.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Wait a minute, wait a minute! Don’t you guys remember the great war between gays and straights where thousands of lives were lost? Our rainbow flag flew over battlefields red with blood.

    Okay, I really need to stop smoking that stuff.

    • EdA

      Sadly we now have a non-fake alternative to the actual fake Bowling Green Massacre.

  • Javier Smith

    LGBT/Civil rights are about inclusion. Straight Pride/White Pride/etc. are about exclusion.

  • jsmukg

    “Parker opposes abortion, divorce, homosexuality, marriage equality, and birth control.”
    When *was* the last time this delusional bitch got any? 1979?

    • carrot festival

      She and Monica Cole are Skype masturbating buddies. Now excuse me while I go wash my hands from typing that.

      • jsmukg

        Ew. I feel sick and dirty just from reading it. 🙂

  • Irish856

    Here in Philly, a few are trying to turn the rainbow flag into an attack on white LGBT people. They added black and brown stripes to celebrate their heritage… and of course no other stripes for any other race. That flag reminds me of the stars and bars.These people are the ones the the big mouth is talking about. They want everything to be about them.

    Time to take the rainbow flag back as it should be… where we all are welcome under the rainbow without singling out race.

    • Stubenville

      And anyone who politely complained about an ad agency altering the rainbow flag without understanding the underlying design, was summarily told that their opinion was unwanted because they weren’t a member of a minority group.

      • Irish856

        But we ARE a member of a minority group… the LGBT+ minority group.

        • Stubenville

          Apparently that doesn’t matter to them, only the color of our skin, as I was fairly bluntly told. People who are white and cisgendered are unworthy of having an opinion.

    • Friday

      Frankly, there have ben countless variations on the rainbow flag for particular things, the real problem was presuming “We should change this traditional symbol of a movement somehow ‘officially’ just cause some are trying to divide LGBT people against black people without realizing who’s already been involved.”

      Frankly, messing with the very symbol of a movement that’s *working* sounds more like some provocateur’s attempt to *divide* us and *nullify* the thing.

  • Michael

    “the homosexuals”

    Give me a f*cking break bitch. Go f*ck yourself and say “hi” to Uncle Tom when doing so.

  • -M-

    Umm, no. The rainbow flag 🏳️‍🌈 is anti bigotry and anti discrimination while the confederate one is used by groups promoting bigotry and discrimination.

    • KarenAtFOH

      Also, we haven’t enslaved anyone, ever.

      • Mikey

        well….
        *blush*

        • RJ Tremor

          Oh you.

        • sfbob

          Doesn’t count if there’s a safe word.

          • Mikey

            the safe word is “harder!”

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    The Alt left does NOT EXIST!

    • sfbob

      YES. I keep saying this. It’s a made up thing intended to sow discord among Democrats and other progressives. It is bullshit. Bullshit that unfortunately some people who really ought to better have bought into.

    • Gustav2

      Notice they never say that shit outside of their own silo of media.

  • barrixines

    Surely they have a black woman on Fox to give time for the viewers to go empty their piss bags.

  • LovesIrony

    The wizard was out of brains when she showed up

  • KarenAtFOH

    I wish someone would haul Fox News down off its pedestal and into the dirt to be kicked.

  • JCF

    OT: there was a JMG post on Roy Moore that just went away? What’s up w/ that?

  • Robert

    is it Aunt Tom or Aunt Jemima?

  • Friday

    Err, actually, Faux News ‘lady,’ the rainbow flag is neither a symbol of treason nor bigotry. In fact, quite the opposite in the case of what America stands for and your Dominionists and Nazis and Trumpublicans work against.

  • Luther Kreiger

    Holy fuck. The fact that she can say utter evil tripe like this and not immediately curl up into a fetal ball of shame really illustrates how disgusting a person you have to be to push this line of thinking. It’s absolutely revolting.

  • MB

    I just have one question:
    Who, tha” FUCK, is Star Parker ?????

  • Kenster999

    One group celebrates putting Jews into ovens, and the other holds up signs saying “Love Wins.” Darned if I can’t see the difference…

  • LovesIrony
  • sfbob

    Yeah, sure. Whatever, lady.

  • fuzzybits

    The homosexuals. Piss off bitch.

  • Ben in Oakland

    The confederate flag was the symbol of 11 states that rebelled, wracked the country with a civil war, lost the war, and surrendered.

    This is the rainbow flag: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e5c8f7c7253372e720006536d1f4eafebf7e01e1294cf10ec1bcd54bf12165b8.jpg

  • Slim Compersion

    For some strange reason there were no rainbow flags being flown by the white supremacists at last weekend’s KKK and Nazi rally in Charlottesville.

    Come to think of it, I didn’t see any Confederate flags at the last LGBT pride parade I attended.

    I can’t figure it out!

  • John Westphalen

    Oh, my goodness! She is so dumb!

  • JCF
  • rextrek

    Sooo – How Much does One’s Self-respect and Dignity go for these days??

    • Friday

      Guessing not much in her case.

  • M Jackson

    Are there any reaction shots of the others on the panel listening to her?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • JDS

    This Uncle Thomasina needs to shut up.

  • Bob Conti

    What the fuck is this woman talking about? Yeah, the rainbow flag means gays only. Sure Star, you gobsmacked git. And honey, do you know where the pink triangle symbol comes from? Yeah, the same fucking thing as the swastika as adopted by the Nazis. Dipshit.

  • Vinnie NYC

    She’s an idiot and a homophobe. Faux news always seems to scrape the bottom of the barrel in order to drive their ridiculousness to the (M)asses.

  • TKW

    I can’t believe a black woman is supporting the Confederate flag. She must have been paid a lot ot in denial about American history.

  • Frank Conway

    There is NO Alt-Left Aunt Thomas!

  • SFBruce

    Sure, because inclusion and exclusion are exactly the same things.

  • Tom Chicago

    “exact same thing”? Nice try, Star. It probably will play very well in the Deplorable Realm.

  • colo303

    Alt-left??? WTF.

  • susan faccone

    Well, if the two are interchangeable why didn’t we see any rainbow flags being carried by the nationalist? hmmmmmmmmmmmm?

  • Rick Hammond

    Where do they find these house Negros?

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    I would bet money that white nationists have killed more people than LGBTQ people have. So go fuck yourself Star

  • seant426

    Star? More like Uranus Parker.

  • dcurlee

    I haven’t seen any of us kill some one in a protest. You insane woman

  • If the rather tarnished Star Parker really believes that confederate flags and rainbow flags are equivalent and represent the same thing, then she and her alt-right ideas clearly show that she is a dirty HO (i.e. Heterosexist Oreo). The rainbow flag celebrates INCLUSIVENESS! The Confederate Flag celebrates DIVISIVENESS and WHITE SUPREMACY! Perhaps her defects in logic are the result of her “Christian” religious beliefs that are drenched in unChristian bigotry.

  • Rick Zajac

    Glitter mines…..isn’t that where they get the glitter?