The gay conservative group the Log Cabin Republicans (LCR) has named far-right commentator Isabella Riley Moody as one of its “Outspoken Ambassadors for 2023.” She has openly wished for a more homophobic society, has called gay people “groomers,” and recently said “Heil Hitler” after interviewing an antisemite.
In its public announcement of her ambassadorship, the LCR called Moody a “funny, fierce, and fiery female.” Moody shared the announcement by erroneously writing on her Twitter, “Happy to be a the [sic] token straight homophobic b**ch ambassador for @GetOutspokenUSA!”
On her podcast, MOODY with Isabella, she ended an interview with antisemite Dalton Clodfelter, a man who said he wanted to visit the Pulse nightclub with a Nerf gun, by saying, “Heil Hitler.” A 2016 shooting at the Orlando, Florida gay bar killed 49 people and wounded 53 more.
In a February 15 tweet, Moody wrote that public schools have “groomed” kids to be gay, echoing a far-right claim that gay people sexually prey on minors.
In a January 29 tweet, she asked her followers “What’s your favorite word that rhymes with trigger??” Numerous commenters predictably insinuated that the n-word was their favorite. She also regularly calls anything she disagrees with “gay.”
In a February 14 livestream of her podcast, she repeatedly used the anti-gay slur fa**ot, stating, “Hey fa**ot, are you being serious right now?… Our society literally puts fa**ots on a pedestal and worships them as God. The rainbow flag is everywhere. We love it. It’s such B.S. to say that we’re a homophobic society. I wish we were a homophobic society, and that’s the goddamn truth!”
In a February 15 tweet, Moody expressed delight with the “media outrage” over her being named as an LCR ambassador. “The Left wants to groom & mutilate our kids while simultaneously destroying America,” she wrote in a February 16 tweet, echoing claims that have encouraged death threats against children’s hospitals.
The LCR has been compared to “Jews for Hitler.” It has defended Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill by comparing its opponents to pedophiles who have “wet dreams of gender fluid, indoctrinated, and groomed children.” The group’s President Charles Moran has written op-eds opposing transgender civil rights and also the Equality Act, legislation that includes LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination protections.
The group’s executive director Jerri Ann Henry called U.S. President Donald Trump’s numerous anti-LGBTQ+ policies “hiccups.” The organization also endorsed 14 anti-LGBTQ Republicans during the 2018 midterm elections and 12 anti-LGBTQ+ extremists in 2020, including Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and a woman who thinks pedophiles are part of the LGBTQ+ community.
More recently, Texas LCR members joined armed extremists to protest a drag show. The national organization continues to praise Trump, and never condemned his incitement of the January 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
The group compared the 2022 FBI raid on Trump’s Florida residence to the 1969 police raid at the Stonewall Inn, which sparked the modern American LGBTQ+ rights movement.
The group also held its 2021 Spirit of Lincoln Gala at the residence Mar-a-Logo and honored former First Lady Melania Trump with a “Spirit of Lincoln” award even though she never publicly opposed her husband’s numerous attacks on the LGBTQ+ community.
Update (March 10, 2023): The LCR quietly removed Moody from its list of ambassadors after she said “All this pro-Log Cabin Republican stuff, it really just grosses me out and makes me want to vomit.” She also said LCR had specifically encouraged her to make homophobic videos.