Watch: Conservative Firebrand Candace Owens Claims 'Freaks, Predators, and Pedophiles' Hide Behind LGBTQ Banner

Thursday April 28, 2022
Originally published on April 28, 2022

 Candace Owens
Candace Owens   (Source:Media Matters)

On a recent broadcast of the Daily Wire's "Candace," Owens claimed that "freaks, predators, and pedophiles that are all hiding under the LBGT flag," as reported by Media Matters.

"I mean, I'm a big believer — and I've said it once and I'll say it again — that there are freaks, predators, and pedophiles that are all hiding under the LBGT flag," she continued. "Right? They're waving the flag and going, oh we're this, queer, whatever, but, you know — and in reality this is a perfect place if you're a child predator for you to hide. And what better place than in the classroom when now the classroom is protecting you and they're trying to box out the parent. And I keep saying what will naturally come now, and you're starting to see this, is pedophilia."

She continued to say that a good conservative parent would recognize those who are in favor of creating a safe space in schools for children regarding sexuality as "unstable," pointing to Abigail Disney as an example. Ms. Disney recently spoke out against Florida's recently passed "Don't Say Gay" bill in an op-ed in the Washington Post.

"I mean, I don't even look at Abigail Disney when she speaks and she's crying about what Disney needs to do. She looks like an unstable adult that needs to be medicated. And she's not someone I would ever want around my child. And I feel this way about these educators which, I want to be clear, it's a fringe minority. The majority of teachers are learning just along with the parents how predatory the system has become. A lot of them feel handcuffed to the system and a lot of them are doing what they can to slip documents to, whether it's a journalist or it's to people like me or it's to parents, to say hey, we're not OK with this going on and we don't know what to do."

She continued on, claiming that this fringe minority "has gained a lot of power and this fringe minority are people who need to be called out because, trust me — and I will say it a thousand times, pedophilia is around the corner. There are going to be kids that start to get abused. They're going to establish that relationship with them. They're going to say, don't listen to your mom and dad, I'm here for you, you're transitioning, I went through this, I'm your friend, I can help you outside of this. And I'm so terrified that so many children are going to be harmed in the process."

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