In the aftermath of the Charlottesville riots, a Fox News guest has publicly equated the Confederate flag and the LGBT pride flag, saying they “represent the exact same thing”.
During an exchange with Fox News cohost Steve Doocy of Fox and Friends this morning, conservative columnist and failed Republican congressional candidate Star Parker came to the defense of the rioters.
“On Saturday, there were two sides that were in an American city that were [demonstrating.] Then it was escalating very rapidly. No, the question became then, well, do you denounce the one part of it?” she asked.
Then came the false equivalency about the flags.
“What’s really interesting, the really incredible irony 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.”
And she went on.
“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?”
You can watch her segment below.
Unsurprisingly, Parker has a history (dating back more than a decade) of making anti-LGBT remarks.