GENE BAILEY (HOST): How has your life changed since all of this with Lia Thomas?
RILEY GAINES (GUEST): Drastically. This is never a position I would have imagined myself in, nevertheless anyone in.
I never would have imagined this is a position that had to be had, saying something as simple as men and women are different. And the opportunities that I've been able to have since saying this, and the impact that's been had, and the vitriol that I've been met with for saying this — I mean, I've been punched, I've been hit, I've been held for ransom through the night in San Francisco. I've been spit on, I've had drinks poured on me, bottles thrown at me, people showing up at my house.
I mean, all kinds of negative — along with the positive, the support that I've received over these past 2 years or so, really has been tenfold anything negative. And just keeping into perspective who you're fighting for. Because like I said, it is that next generation. That's who we're fighting for.
BAILEY: You sound like you're a Christian nationalist.
GAINES: Right? A bigot and a transphobe and a Christian nationalist — but of all the things to be called, I don't think a Christian nationalist is a bad thing.