Allie Beth Stuckey teeters between culture war crusader and fundamentalist Christian propagandist
Stuckey regularly spews hateful misinformation about LGBTQ people on her Relatable podcast, hosting anti-LGBTQ guests and pushing far-right talking points
On her Relatable podcast, anti-LGBTQ right-wing pundit Allie Beth Stuckey pushes a far-right, Christian agenda to young women. Stuckey weaponizes her Christian faith to attack non-traditional gender roles, often targeting and spreading misinformation about LGBTQ people and those that do not adhere to her prescribed fundamentalist lifestyle.
Stuckey, who gained notoriety in 2018 after posting a fake interview with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to Facebook, appears to fantasize about a society where scripture and evangelical, far-right Christian ideology drive politics and cultural norms.
Behind a laptop adorned with stickers that read “raise a respectful ruckus” and “millennials against low-rise jeans,” Stuckey promotes her vision of a God-fearing, anti-LGBTQ country by hawking her Christian ideology to her followers through a narrow feminine aesthetic. Stuckey’s bright pink Twitter header, instagrammable set decorations, and aesthetic podcast apparel are in stark relief against the backdrop of the virulently anti-LGBTQ rhetoric that fuels her extremist right-wing worldview.
Her show is a part of BlazeTV, and she is colleagues with other bigoted hosts, including Steven Crowder, Dave Rubin, and Mark Levin. She has also appeared frequently as a guest on Fox News in the past, with at least 74 appearances during weekday coverage since September 2017. So far in 2022, Stuckey has appeared only once on Fox, to discuss the leaked opinion draft overturning Roe v. Wade on The Story with Martha MacCallum. Stuckey has also amassed large followings on Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, where she regularly shares her far-right and bigoted political opinions.
On Twitter, Stuckey has attacked and demeaned the queer community. She bluntly says she doesn’t care about being labeled a blatant homophobe.
Stuckey’s fundamentalist Christian vision
According to her website, Stuckey is “passionate about helping women build their worldview upon the truth of God's Word.” The Relatable podcast covers a variety of female-centered topics through a hard-line Christian lens, including abortion, fashion choices, surrogacy, homeschooling, contraception, and family values.
Stuckey has used her podcast to push her fundamentalist worldview, particularly focusing on enforcing traditional gender roles and family formation.
While speaking at the recent Turning Point USA Young Women’s Leadership Summit that was focused on instructing young women to get married and have babies, Stuckey provided a clear view into how patriarchal right-wing Christian values should guide the lives of young women.
During her remarks, she explained that “every woman has not only the capability, but also the calling to be a mother,” which includes “spiritual motherhood.” She said being a “biological mother” is the best thing she has done other than being “a follower of Christ and a wife to my husband.”
These fundamentalist values appear to inform every aspect of her life and guide her commentary.
While discussing LGBTQ rights, Stuckey said that because she is a “Christian conservative,” she opposes the idea “that men can become women and vice versa.”
In an episode dubbed “There's a Better Way to Educate Your Kids than Public School,” Stuckey advocated for children to be homeschooled with a “classical Christian curriculum.” Stuckey said that religious parents have a “responsibility” to raise their children through a Christian lens.
On fashion, Stuckey cited a Bible verse to suggest that women should dress with “humility” and “modesty.”
Additionally, Stuckey attacks fellow Christians for not being sufficiently devoted. After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Stuckey railed against Christians who were not “celebrating” the decision. She derided Christians who decided to not be outspoken about women’s rights being stripped away as “lazy” and having a “lack of clarity and courage.” Stuckey’s tweets suggest she believes her version of rigid fundamentalism is the only acceptable path for an American Christian.
Stuckey also weaponizes her Christian doctrine to criticize ideas and people she disagrees with; often taking core Christian virtues and warping them into right-wing ammunition to target progressives.
In June 2021, Stuckey said Christians should “refuse to tell lies” and “love your neighbor,” but “love does not mean the tolerance or the acceptance of that which we know is not good and right and true.”
Stuckey attacked the concepts of inclusion and empathy during an episode titled “Christians: Beware of Toxic Empathy.” Stuckey said that “empathy and inclusion are the values that have sucked so many people, … especially Christian women into accepting ideas and policies that are actually very harmful” to society.
Stuckey tweeted that Christians “can’t help but engage” in “culture wars” on abortion and gender because they have “real victims” and “fighting for them is a way to love these neighbors.”
Stuckey uses misinformation to attack LGBTQ people
Stuckey’s evangelism relies on conspiracy theories and blatant misinformation about gay and trans people. She hosts a litany of anti-LGBTQ guests on her show who help her spread her hateful messages.
During an episode dubbed “Pride Month & the Christian Response,” Stuckey read off a “mega drag thread” from anti-trans Twitter account Libs of TikTok. The thread detailed where drag queen events for kids were happening across the country. Stuckey described these events as “abuse” meant to “groom children.” This language is part of the right-wing playbook meant to label LGBTQ people as pedophiles.
Stuckey singled out one of Libs of TikTok’s tweets about a drag queen event for kids in Dallas. This event was subsequently disrupted by a far-right, self-described “Christian fascist” influencer and her mob of anti-LGBTQ extremists.
On May 19, 2021, Stuckey hosted anti-trans activist Meghan Murphy to suggest that being trans is “a form of mental illness” and such people “are not operating in reality.” In the same conversation, Stuckey described people who use inclusive language as “delusional.” YouTube’s hate speech policy prohibits content that incites hatred against individuals or groups based on their sex and/or gender.
On June 24, 2021, Stuckey interviewed The Christian Post writer Brandon Showalter, who pushed a baseless conspiracy theory that “there are very, very wealthy people who are pushing” people to be trans because there is “a massive amount of money to be made.” Showalter falsely claimed trans people are “enslaved to the medical industrial complex for life” and cannot go off of hormones.
Stuckey suggested that people who decide to transition are part of “progressive social experiments.”
In the same interview, Stuckey suggested that “a foreign power looking to take down America” would be “really pleased” that Americans are trying to “weaken kids in that way.” She also described being trans as “spiritual warfare” and “the result of godlessness.”
In an interview with Dr. Joseph Boot, a Christian author and president of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity in Canada, Stuckey said, “The numbers of post-transition suicide are astronomical.” In reality, gender-affirming care is linked to lower rates of depression and suicide in trans youth.
Boot also called gender-affirming care “a new form of slavery” and “totalitarian.”
False claims about trans youth suicide rates are a common talking point for Stuckey.
During an episode on June 13, Stuckey quoted a junk science study from the right-wing think tank The Heritage Foundation, suggesting that there are “elevated suicide rates” in states where minors can easily access gender-affirming care without parental consent. The results from The Heritage Foundation’s study are deeply flawed and have been discredited by experts.
On a June 13 episode, she claimed that trans kids commit suicide “because you're not supposed to mess with your hormones.” This is false; research shows that trans people who began hormone replacement therapy as teens had better mental health than those who waited till adulthood or wanted it but never got it.
Stuckey also appears to be aligned with Moms for Liberty, a “parental rights” nonprofit that advocates for anti-LGBTQ, far-right policies. Stuckey included a promotion for the group on a recent episode of Relatable.
Stuckey’s ability to camouflage her Christian fundamentalism through a glittery aesthetic is dangerous to susceptible viewers. Building a young audience and indoctrinating them into a radical ideology “is how you build the next generation of fascists” and mainstream dangerous right-wing dogma.
While Stuckey does not embrace the label of a Christian nationalist, her bigoted commentary comes at a pivotal moment in history when Christian nationalism threatens American democracy. Stuckey appears to want to infuse Christianity into politics and culture without dissent, thus teetering on this dangerous worldview.
In the same way that Christianity was used to justify slavery, Stuckey is using her fundamentalism to justify her bigotry and discrimination against the LGBTQ community. America is not a Christian nation, and boorish right-wing vitriol against sexual minorities will not change that — no matter how many anti-LGBTQ podcast episodes or tweets Stuckey publishes.