Sean Hannity worries parents won’t be able to teach kids ‘gays are not normal’
Fox News host Sean Hannity fretted on Tuesday that “liberals” were going to use the allegations of child abuse against NFL running back Adrian Peterson’s as an excuse to infringe on parents’ rights to instill their values upon their children, Media Matters reported.
“Here’s where my fear goes with all of this,” Hannity said on his radio show. “You guys are gonna tell parents what they can and cannot do — for example, is it gonna become illegal if a parent teaches the politically [incorrect] view that being gay is not normal?”
Peterson reportedly admitted to causing a scar and a head wound in one of his 4-year-old sons in an incident this past June.
Last week, Peterson was indicted for allegedly hitting another 4-year-old son with a wooden “switch” hard enough to leave cuts and bruises to the boy’s back, buttocks and scrotum, as well as “defensive wounds” to his hands. But co-host Noelle Nikpour seemed to downplay the boy’s injuries.
“He has a right to discipline his child,” she said of Peterson.
Hannity said that, though he felt Peterson “went too far,” that government was encroaching upon conservative parents’ beliefs.
“The problem is, we send these kids off to school, and maybe they’re taught that God is dead,” he argued. “Or maybe they’re taught that it’s OK to have sex, or maybe they’re taught values that contradict what the parents are teaching.”
Listen to the discussion, as posted on Media Matters, below.