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Jesse Lee Peterson
- Updated: April 21, 2023
—Tweeted the false and baseless claim that “diversity” and “inclusion” based on race, gender, sexual orientation or any other physical attribute is a cancer on America culture.”
—Called the advancement of LGBTQ rights an attack on “man and woman,” and are “evil.” “The children of the lie, they are pushing for no gender. They don’t want you to identify as a man or as a woman,” he said.
— After Hillary Clinton encouraged children to read because it teaches compassion for others, told his radio listeners to not let their children read the Harry Potter books. “If that is true, immediately stop your children from reading Harry Potter. If it’s true that reading Harry Potter causes kids to be more open to immigrants and LGBT people, then you’re going to pay for brainwashing, traumatizing, turning your children away from good toward evil. I would shut down those books right away if that’s true.”
—Complained that married same-sex couples using the words “husband” and “wife” and have forced straight couples to use “partner” to describe their spouses. About presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, Peterson said: “You have a homosexual—a radical homosexual—running for president, and no one seems to care, no one is rebuking him. And he even flaunts his so-called husband with no shame, kissing him in public, and people applaud like it’s real. They call a man ‘husband’ like it’s real. It’s shocking.”
—Called Rosie O’Donnell a “fat demon” from hell who hates men: “She tends to go down to the gates of hell and she oils up and gets her demon instructions and then she comes out and she puts hell out on earth, and then she goes back underground into Hell and then she comes back. This woman hates President Trump because he is not afraid of her, he stands up to her, he calls it as he sees it and she hates men. Rosie O’Donnell, in my opinion, hates men.”
—Said gays and lesbian should not be allowed to adopt children and said he does not “know why anyone would trust children with lesbians and homosexuals who call themselves to be married because they are very violent toward each other, especially the so-called lesbian couples. Lesbians are really violent in their relationships.”
—Said “radical homosexuals” with a “perverted lifestyle” have destroyed the Black family.
—Claimed President Obama commuted the sentence of whistle-blower Chelsea Manning because Obama “seems to have a weakness, he seems to identify in a way that I’ve not seen a man identify—I’m not calling him a homosexual because I don’t know that at all … I don’t know if something happened in his childhood or what it is, but he has some type of issue going on that causes him to identify with these type of people in a way that I’ve never seen before in my lifetime.”
—Said intellectual “nutcases” are responsible for same-sex marriage and drag queens.
The GLAAD Accountability Project catalogs anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discriminatory actions of politicians, commentators, organization heads, religious leaders, and legal figures, who have used their platforms, influence and power to spread misinformation and harm LGBTQ people.