Right-wing pundit Candace Owens said that the “trans movement ... is actually satanic” during a segment that fearmongered about schools affirming trans youth and encouraged parents to homeschool their kids.
During the September 6 segment of PragerU’s The Candace Owens Show, Owens and her guest, BlazeTV host Allie Beth Stuckey, encouraged parents to take their kids out of public school so that they wouldn’t be confused by the “trans agenda,” such as being referred to by their appropriate gender identity and pronouns. There is a vast body of research that shows that affirming children’s gender identity is a lifesaving practice that reduces depression and suicide.
Owens has a history of making extreme anti-trans comments, including saying that the movement for trans equality “is one of the most dangerous” and “evil” things that is happening. She has said, “I cannot think of anybody’s emotional capabilities that are more unstable than somebody that is transitioning from a male to a female.” She also called trans women competing in sports and Miss Universe pageants “a complete and utter mockery of modern feminism.”
Stuckey has similarly used her platform to attack trans youth. In an interview with right-wing outlet One America News Network about a Texas custody battle regarding a trans child, she claimed, “We are seeing children sacrificed on the altar of a twisted ideology.”