Phyllis Schlafly, the homophobic, anti-feminist activist has died.
She’s best known for her opposition of the Equal Rights Amendment in the early ’70s, Schlafly opposed the ERA because she believed it would open the door to gay marriage, abortion, the military draft for women, co-ed bathrooms and the end of labor laws that barred women from dangerous workplaces. Schlafly’s vocally opposed LGBT rights her entire life, even though her son was gay.
Schlafly spoke with SiriusXM Progress host Michelangelo Signorile last year following the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage equality:
“The gays have their argument about inevitability… I don’t think that’s so. I’m extremely disappointed that the Republican Party, the conservative movement, even the Democratic Party and the churches, have been saying, ‘Well soon the court will decide, and that will be it.’ Well, a lot of people thought that about Roe v. Wade, and we’ve seen the whole abortion movement turned around in the last ten years.”
Schlafly called on states to ignore the Supreme Court’s ruling and also claimed that marriage equality advocates want to wipe out the Christian religion.
She spoke out for “harassed” business owners in an interview with conservative radio host Chuck Wilder last year,
“Have you noticed that only Christian small-businesspeople have been harassed and sued for refusing to participate in same-sex marriages even though our fast-growing immigrant populations, you know of Muslims, Hindus and other faiths are also opposed to that concept? They want to wipe out the Christian religion. And most of these other religions do not recognize same-sex marriage. I assume there are some Muslim bakers and photographers and other people who have been harassed, but they’re not being attacked and they’re not being criticized.”
Schlafly’s final tweet was the promotion of a column she had written attacking Obama’s transgender rights policy for schools, which was halted by a federal judge in late August. Needless to say, she was a big Trump supporter.
So, I don’t feel badly saying it at all,
“Ding-Dong, the wicked witch is dead.“
You can have her, God.