During an appearance on Newsmax’s Eric Bolling: The Balance, Shemeka Michelle, a former ordained minister, told the TV audience, “We need to be more homophobic.”
Her remarks came from a conversation bemoaning that U.S. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine is transgender – someone Ms. Michelle says would have been “locked up in an insane asylum” 20 years ago.
Transcript via MediaMatters:
“We need to be more homophobic. We need to take it up a notch because these people have continued to do this because we failed to shame them. We failed to put our feet down and stand tall and say what we believe without the fear of being canceled.
“Now is not the time to worry about having friends. It is about linking up with people who have the same values as you and realizing this is a war between good and evil. And if we don’t stand tall, we’re going to lose.”
This tweet, regarding the LA Dodgers holding a Pride Night this year, is pinned to the top of her Twitter account:
RECLAIM THE RAINBOW!! https://t.co/RgBiQBujFR
— Shemeka Michelle (@ShemekaMichelle) June 18, 2023