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MAGA pundits want Christians to beat up kids with same-sex parents

MAGA pundits want Christians to beat up kids with same-sex parents

A trio of white Christian Nationalists put the unmitigated bigotry of the MAGA era on full display last week by gathering on the online program CrossTalk to reveal the depth of their animus for gay people — and gay children in particular.

The three panelists openly promoted beating up the children of gay parents. They also endorsed school children serving as moral referees who safeguard Christian values on the playground.

As for gay kids, children with lisps “need to go back in the closet.”

CrossTalk is hosted by right-wing conspiracy theorists Edward Szall and Lauren Witzke, who were joined by Vincent James, an antisemitic and self-declared fascist who is treasurer for white nationalist Nick Fuentes’ America First organization.

Szall and Witzke created CrossTalk after they were fired from another bigoted and virulently antisemitic program, TruNews, in 2021.

On Wednesday, the trio’s conversation revolved around their paranoid assertion that the LGBTQ+ community is infiltrating the conservative movement to weaken and ultimately dismantle it.

Soon enough, the group began expressing nostalgia for a time when kids like them policed the playground.

“There used to be a day and age,” Szall recalled fondly, when “we beat up the kid at school who had two dads.”

“And we weren’t jerks for that,” Szall says laughing. “That’s just what we did.”

Szall claimed beating the children of gay parents was for their own good, and done in service to their faith.

“I mean, if you think about the kid in this situation, [being the child of two gay dad] was just bad for the kid.”

“I never knew any kid who had two dads,” remembered James. But “even the gay kids, even the kids who we knew were obviously gay — who had like the lisp, like, pretended not to be gay — had the most girlfriends so they wouldn’t get bullied.”

“That’s right,” agreed Witzke, who has a well-documented obsessive animosity for gay kids and gay parents. The onetime GOP nominee for the Delaware Senate has accused all gay couples of wanting to molest children, and called out the Teletubbies as “demonic”.

Beating gay children is “how we kind of maintained the line, as far as behavior, you know?” Witzke said of gay kids. “I think they all need to go back in the closet.”

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