Conservative radio host Sean Hannity on
Tuesday said he worried that taking action against an NFL player over
allegations of child abuse could lead to parents not being able teach
their kids that “being gay is not normal.”
Houston officials over the weekend
booked NFL running back Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges
stemming from a June incident in which he struck his 4-year-old son
with a tree branch on his back, buttocks and scrotum. Peterson is
currently free on bond, according to multiple sources.
Peterson has also acknowledged injuring
another son, also 4.
“Here's where my fear goes with all
of this,” Hannity
said. “You guys [liberals] are gonna tell parents what they
can and cannot do. For example, is it gonna become illegal if a
parent teaches the politically view that being gay is not normal?”
“He has a right to discipline his
child,” co-host Noelle Nikpour added.
“The problem is, we send these kids
off to school, and maybe they're taught that God is dead,” Hannity
“Or maybe they're taught that it's
okay to have sex. Or maybe they're taught values that contradict
what the parents are teaching. Whatever it happens to be. You know,
Heather has Two Mommies, daddy's roommates. That's the
government circumventing parental values,” he added, a reference to
children's books about gay parenting, except dad only has one
roommate in Daddy's Roommate.