Steven Crowder says he understands Russia's draconian anti-LGBTQ law

Crowder: “I understand this reaction”

Video file

Citation From the December 6, 2022, edition of Louder with Crowder, streamed on YouTube

STEVEN CROWDER (HOST): So they banned the materials that promote gay, queer, whatever lifestyles.


CROWDER: So, here's the thing, some of that seems fair. And if we put that into effect here, we could just, basically, eliminate the national debt just from the fines to Disney. So, you can comment below on what you think about this. And, at least understand where they're coming from. Of course, I don't think that anyone should be punished just for being gay –


CROWDER: Of course, I think everyone should have equal rights here in this country. I don't believe that marriage is a fundamental human right but I believe in civil unions, that's always been my position. But I certainly don't think that someone should be arrested for being gay, someone should be mistreated for being gay, someone should not enjoy the same rights as everyone else. But I do understand them right now trying to safeguard, when they look at the United States and they see children being put on puberty blockers. When they see hypersexualized issues being taught to children, ages kindergarten through third grade.

And you hear some people say this is a boogeyman argument. I hear people from the left saying – no, no, no, no. It's not a boogeyman argument. It's not a what if, it's not a slippery slope argument. There had to be legislation proposed to stop it because of the policy of the entire DNC, to be clear. So, I understand this reaction. It might be an overreaction from Russia, but you also have to understand like with Brittney Griner, they don't share your values.


CROWDER: They don't see a bunch of guys with leather chokers on floats having sex on the streets of San Francisco as something they want in Russia. And, by the way, I would say that that's our best export as a United States.