Conservative radio host Lars Larson on
Monday accused Mary Cheney of subjecting her sister Liz Cheney to the
“gay agenda” by pressuring her to endorse gay marriage.
“It's sad Liz Cheney's sister has
chosen to make this a public fight, to damage her political
ambitions, and to do it in a way that doesn't respect Liz Cheney's
personal beliefs and personal values,” Larson, the host of
Portland's The Lars Larson Show, said
during an appearance on Fox News' The
Real Story with Gretchen Carlson. “We hear a lot about
personal values from the left, and yet it sounds like, as far as the
gay agenda goes, it's take no prisoners and yes is the only answer.
And if you don't agree, we'll do everything we can to hurt you.”
Larson's comments were in response to a
public scuffle that broke out between the sisters after Liz Cheney,
who is challenging Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi in the upcoming
Republican primary, reiterated her opposition to gay nuptials during
an appearance on Fox News Sunday.
“Listen, I love Mary very much. I
love her family very much. This is just an issue on which we
disagree,” she said.
Mary Cheney responded in a Facebook
post that she was “wrong” and “on the wrong side of history.”
Mary's wife, Heather Poe, wrote that she was offended.
Cheney, wife offended that Liz Cheney doesn't support their
“I don't know what the gay agenda
is,” guest Julie Roginsky, a Democratic Party strategist, said on
the program. “But if she were so offended by the concept of gay
marriage, she shouldn't have gone to her sister's wedding. But she
did. She apparently claimed she was very happy for her sister Mary.
To now come out and say publicly she's opposed to her sister's
marriage seems like a political ploy.”
Larson defended Liz Cheney: “That's
not what she said. There's a difference between saying I disagree
with homosexual marriage – which I disagree with – and saying
that I oppose your marriage. … When I speak of the gay agenda, I
mean there are homosexuals in this country who say, 'We demand that
you not just tolerate, not just accept, but that you endorse what