The lady with the Wookie-inspired haircut is Oklahoma lawmaker Sherrie Conley.
She's a former public school teacher turned right-wing theocrat from Newcastle. She's pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and, apparently, pro-spreading bullshit conspiracy theories about Hollywood injecting the gay agenda into space operas!
Last night, we obtained a video of Sherrie speaking to a fringe anti-public education group called Reclaim Oklahoma Parent Empowerment. In the video, she claimed that a scene from "Star Wars: A New Hope" where Darth Vader uses an IT-O Interrogator droid on Princess Leia is an example of Hollywood folks "injecting alternative lifestyles."
Check out this madness, and pay attention to the gasps in the audience:
Listen, I think we can all agree that Star Wars was the first time many of us were exposed to sibling incest, but it seems like a pretty big reach to claim that some colorful fluid inside a syringe connected to a robot is evidence of Hollywood "injecting alternative lifestyles" into our culture.
This is doubly true when you consider there isn't even any rainbow fluid in the damn syringe! I found the clip on YouTube, and, well, check this out:
I know George Lucas loved to tinker with Star Wars over the years – Han shot first, dammit! – so who knows, maybe there's some Pride edition of the original trilogy where they slapped a rainbow on everything and had Nathan Lane voice C3PO, but it appears Sherrie's spreading absolutely false and fake news about Star Wars to support her anti-gay views.
All that being said, maybe Sherri has a point.
Sure, we still have anti-gay bigots like her and her Edmond pals out there living amongst us, but since the Star Wars movies were released in 1970s, western societies have gradually become more and more accepting and tolerant of the LGBTQ culture. Hell, I'm a perfect example. I probably watched "Star Wars: A New Hope" 200 times in the 1980s, and as a result, I'm now a flaming and tolerant heterosexual.
Anyway, I guess if anyone else has clips of Sherrie saying stupid things, or equating Indiana Jone's whip to promoting bondage, send it our way.
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