Right Wing Pundits Equate Confederate Flag With Gay Pride Rainbow Flag
As more and more politicians and retailers renounce the Confederate flag (which is amazing to see), the latest bizarre, hateful meme to emerge from the right wing fever swamp is equating the Confederate flag to the gay pride rainbow flag.
Yes, they really are this twisted.
This is a mayor-approved crosswalk in Seattle. This is city hall in West Hollywood. Yes, they are discriminatory. pic.twitter.com/RJ4D5iXEJE
And of course, cretinous American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer has to weigh on this as well: Fischer: If You’re Going to Take Down the Confederate Flag, You Should Also Remove ‘The Rainbow Flag of the Gay Reich’.
On his radio program today, Bryan Fischer once again contributed some of his typically well-reasoned and insightful thoughts on the controversy over the Confederate flag by demanding that if this flag is going to be removed, so too should the rainbow flag, which is the symbol of “the Gay Reich.”
“If we are going to remove symbols of oppression from our culture,” Fischer said, “if we come to the point where we say any flag that represents bigotry, any flag that represents hatred, any flag that represents slavery or oppression needs to be removed, then I want to suggest to you that the next flag to go ought to be the rainbow flag of the Gay Reich.”