O'Donnell Complained That Gays "Get Away With So Much!"

September 15, 2010 5:20 pm ET — Matt Finkelstein

Christine O'Donnell

Despite her sudden rise in national politics, Christine O'Donnell (R-DE) has been advancing her far-right views in the media for years, particularly at conservative outlets like Fox News.  For instance, most political observers are already familiar with O'Donnell's 1996 appearance on MTV, in which she warned against the evils of masturbation.  In 2000, during an interview on Fox's Hannity & Colmes, O'Donnell decried "offensive" behavior at gay rights parades, complaining that "homosexuals' special rights groups can get away with so much more than nobody else can!" (transcript via Nexis): 

O'DONNELL: But let me tell you something! They -- homosexuals' special rights groups can get away with so much more than nobody else can!

COLMES: Well, what are they getting away with here, Christine? Tell me what you're seeing...

O'DONNELL: They're getting away with nudity! [...]

They're getting away with nudity! They're getting away with lasciviousness! They're getting away with perversion! [...]

They're getting away with blasphemy!

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