A Tuesday guest on “Fox & Friends” said that the Confederate flag and the pro-gay rights rainbow flag “represent the exact same thing.”

Star Parker, a conservative commentator and author, appeared on the Fox morning show to speak on the deadly Charlottesville, Va., rally over the weekend involving white supremacists protesting the removal of a Confederate statue.

Parker compared the Confederate flag to the rainbow LGBT pride flag, defending Americans’ ability to display their beliefs as a First Amendment right.


“The same people that are demanding that the Confederate flag comes down are the same people that are insisting that the rainbow flag goes up,” she said. “These two flags represent the exact same thing: that certain people groups are not welcome here.”

Parker also responded to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) calling out President Trump’s delayed explicit condemnation of white supremacists, with Parker saying that she believes Pelosi is violating the First Amendment with her suggestion.

“So if Nancy Pelosi wants to say that we’re going to start shutting down First Amendment rights of a certain group of people, then what happens the next time that the homosexuals want to walk through an American city and protest and counterprotesters come out?” Parker said.

Parker added that there is currently a “culture war” between the far right and the far left.

“We don’t want to end up in a civil war,” she said. “We battle in the voting booth.