Carol Swain Can’t Go Out In Public With Her Female Friends Without Wondering ‘Do People Think We’re Gay?’

Last week, Religious Right activist and college professor Carol Swain spoke at the Family Research Council about her latest book, “Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children’s Hearts and Minds,” where she complained that she cannot even go out in public with her female friends without worrying that people might think that they are gay.

Swain said her book has a chapter on “parenting the gender-confused child,” which she claimed is vitally important today because “we’re all going to have gender-confused children and grandchildren before it’s over because the culture is trying to confuse them.” Swain said that when she was a little girl, she never had any thoughts about whether she might marry her best friend, but “in today’s culture, I think I would have questioned myself, maybe there was something wrong with me.”

Even now, as an adult, Swain complained that when she goes out in public with her female friends, “we have to wonder, do people think we’re gay?”

“We don’t care,” she said, “but just the fact that we live in a culture where you can’t have close relationships between men and women with women without wondering whether someone is going to think there is more to it, that is not the way society is supposed to operate.”