Sherri Shepherd, chronically “misunderstood” bigoted host of The View—quite possibly the only one who could ever make Elizabeth Hasselbeck look sane—sat down with Fusion this week to reflect on her six awful years as a woman who was paid to stand on a soapbox and insult homosexuals.
In case you forgot, Ms. Shepherd has previously blamed gay men for spreading HIV to women, lobbied for straight soldiers to have “access to counseling” after showering with gay soldiers, told viewers that gay relationships are “all about the sex,” said she is appalled by boys in dresses, told America that nothing predates Christianity, and made a case for heterosexuality by claiming lesbian women cannot defend themselves without men. Phew!
But you have it all wrong, guys. Sherri doesn’t hate you, she just doesn’t “agree with your lifestyle.” She’s also glad you still love her for speaking her mind:
I think people feel I’m very judgmental. I think people feel I’m very homophobic. If they knew me, and knew my heart … You grow up being a Christian and you grow up believing homosexuality is a sin; you’re going to hell if you’re a homosexual. This is something that they teach in churches. So it’s something that I grew up believing.
And by the same moronic logic, we guess she could also justify racism? She’d be okay with racist people so long as they “grew up believing” racism was acceptable, right?
I might not agree with your lifestyle, but I love you. You may not agree with my lifestyle, but you love me … I don’t say it’s a choice. If you tell me, ‘Sherri, I was born gay.’ Okay. I’m not gonna argue with you, because I can’t tell you how you feel and what’s going on inside. I’m trying to make it into heaven by the skin of my teeth … I don’t know who I’m gonna see. So if you tell me you’re born [gay], I’m not gonna argue with you. And I absolutely respect you for that. I just ask that people respect how I feel, [I] respect how you feel and we can have a great dialogue.
Sorry, Sherri. In order for us to “have a great dialogue,” you’d need to first clear the cobwebs out of that head and at least recognize how asinine you sound.