Over at The BLAZE, the right-wing showcase for journalism college dropout Dana Loesch and other unsavory characters, they report that a “gay Libertarian” is up in arms, literally because his group was banned from the Capital City Pride festival in Olympia, Washington because of their support for the Second Amendment and wanting to open carry at the event.
James Holcomb, a Libertarian Party of Washington member, said that tension friction between the organizers and the libertarians began when he inquired if open carry would be permitted during the festival. Holcomb said he knew some members regularly carry their firearms and wanted to ensure it would be OK.
Holcomb claims that unbeknownst to LPWA, and himself that a local open carry activist group had planned to attend the festival and Capital City Pride confused the two groups, despite his adamant clarifications that the two organizations were not affiliated whatsoever.
Our message wasn’t even about guns at all,” he said. “Our message was about the Libertarian Party and how we stood for equal rights since 1972 when we became a political party. “It just shows that the ultra-left who are mainly the organizers of these kinds of events, they aren’t really for everybody’s rights if it doesn’t suit their fancy,” Holcomb said. “They want to preach ‘we’re for everybody getting married and having civil rights,’ but it doesn’t go for everybody’s rights — just them.”
Later that day a video posted to YouTube, shows a group of obviously straight people trying to dress-up to be gay with firearms attempting to get into the festival —. Holcomb of course said these people were not affiliated with the LPWA.
“We are asking you to respect our right to feel safe,” one woman can be heard telling the group.
When asked why the gun-touting people were at the festival, they responded that they were there to support gay rights. One man said he was “bisexual” to which an event official said, “Where’s your boyfriend?”
“It’s your constitutional right to keep and bear arms, very well,” one man said in the video. “What are you trying to achieve in bringing these machines designed to kill human beings to this public event? What are you trying to achieve with this?”
They were trying to achieve a set-up. Because all we know being a gun owner is the same as being gay.
TLC has remained stubbornly silent about the Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal and even now has not acknowledge the oldest Duggar son’s scandal. lBut according to TMZ it has pulled the Duggar family show “19 and Counting” from its schedule. For now.
“Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, the fate of the show is uncertain, but there’s now so much heat in the wake of Josh Duggar’s molestation confession … the network had to make the decision,” TMZ reports. “We’re told they absolutely have not made a long-term decision, but it’s clearly a bad sign for the show.”
TMZ is also reporting that General Mills has “blacklisted” the show.
So how much more disgustingly can this situation become? Well there are some in Teabagastan who are actually trying to defend Duggar and his family.
1) The Duggars are Christian. The Duggars are conservative. The Duggars don’t believe in gay marriage. Someone in the Duggar family did something terrible.
These are all facts. None of these facts conflict. None of these facts disprove any of the other facts. From the way liberals always react in these situations, you’d think that a Christian committing a sin somehow delegitimizes the faith itself, but that’s not quite accurate.
They would indeed be correct in their assessment if the central tenet of the Christian faith was that all believers in Christ are without sin or blemish. But far from that being a doctrine of the religion, it is actually the precise opposite of what Christians believe. None of us — not the Duggars, not anyone — claim that a faith in Jesus bestows perfect holiness on the faithful. It is because of our sinful nature that we need Him. When we sin, we do not disprove that thesis; we underscore it.
A Christian failing to live up to his faith does not make him a hypocrite. It makes him cowardly, perhaps. It makes him selfish. It makes him flawed. It makes him sinful. It makes him any number of things, but not necessarily a hypocrite. A hypocrite is an insincere person who misrepresents his own beliefs. But saying that you believe something is wrong, only to turn around and do it, doesn’t prove that you never held that belief. It just proves that you were too weak to stand by it.
I’m not diminishing Josh Duggar’s infractions. As I said, he did something very bad. Horrendous. Disturbing. Evil. These were major sins. But Christians commit major sins sometimes, which is the whole reason why Jesus died on the cross.
That doesn’t negate or condone anything, but it shows that Christianity does not hide from the sinfulness of man. A Christian understands the depravity of human nature, so when a brother or sister does something depraved, our faith is not shaken.
2) Speaking of hypocrites, I’m going to be very frank with you: I simply don’t believe most progressives actually care that Josh Duggar touched his sisters when he was 14. I don’t believe they are upset about it, or that it offends them, or that they are morally troubled by it. I don’t believe them. I just don’t.
I think they’re the real hypocrites.
After all, Lena Dunham admitted to inappropriately touching her sister, and she told the story in a jovial way, as if it were an amusing anecdote. Unlike Josh — who repented long ago, and when it was made public owned up to it and apologized again — Lena responded by telling her critics in the right wing conspiracy to “back the f**k up, bros.” While Duggar called his own behavior inexcusable, Dunham described the people upset about her behavior as “disgusting old men.”
Yet Dunham remains a liberal hero.
Just like Bill Clinton, who was credibly accused of rape multiple times. And Harvey Milk, a gay rights icon who got his very own Hollywood biopic, and a creep who regularly sodomized teenage boys. Progressive culture is filled to the brim with rapists, molesters, and deviants, but they never seem worried about any of it until some well known Christian crosses the line.
It’s always interesting to watch progressives discover sexual morality just in time to denounce a right winger, only to shed the pretense as soon as the next liberal pervert comes out of the woodwork.
hey are moral opportunists. They are the actual hypocrites. This outrage is a charade. A circus. A show. A political ploy.
It always is.
3) I know I’m opening myself up to serious criticism here, but let me be honest with you: If my own son, God forbid, came to me and admitted to doing what Josh Duggar did, I don’t know that I’d immediately run to the cops.
Would you? Is it really that simple? The decision to have your child arrested as a sex offender would be an automatic thing for you? Really?
I guess I’m just a horrible person then.
I don’t know all of the details. Nobody outside of the family does or ever will. But it appears that Josh’s parents attempted to address the situation within their family before going to the church, and then eventually to a law enforcement officer. Again, there might be parts of this story that would change my analysis, but right now, based on what we know, it seems that they handled this the right way. Or at least, I can’t say for sure that I would have known any better way to go about it.
As a parent, you have to think whether your 14 year old son deserves to have his life ruined over his mistakes. Maybe you’d decide that he does. I can’t say I’d agree.
Either way, there’s no good answer. No simple answer. No happy answer. Something really, really bad has happened, and now you have to figure out the next step.
It’s not easy to know the next step, but it is certainly easy for the rest of us to stand off at a distance, 12 years later, and declare that they took the wrong one.
4) I’m confused about when past sins are relevant and when they aren’t. Today, I’m told Josh Duggar’s actions from 12 years ago ought to be enough to, as Montel Williams declared, forever brand him a “slimebag” and a “danger to kids.” But I can recall recent cases, like Mike Brown’s, where past crimes were completely irrelevant, even though the past crime happened, like, three minutes before he assaulted Officer Darren Wilson.
I’m having trouble following the logic.
5) Not that it matters, but I don’t say any of this as a fan of “19 Kids and Counting.” I respect the fact that it’s wholesome entertainment, but if not for my wife demanding we watch it every Tuesday, I doubt I’d ever tune in.
That said, I admire the family. They are living by their convictions, in defiance of cultural trends, and clearly bestowing a strong faith in all of their children. That faith hasn’t, as we established, made any of them perfect saints, but it seems genuine.
This is the oh so very moral right standing up for an admitted sexual molester who fondled his own sisters.
Exactly how much of a pathetic sleazebag is Matt Walsh for trying to spin this into “progressives are the real problem.”
The REAL problem is Josh Duggar sexually molested his younger sisters while they were sleeping.
The REAL problem is Jim Bob. Duggar LIED about enrolling Josh in a “Christian program” for treatment.
The REAL problem is Jim Bob and Michele Duggar LIED about Josh receiving counseling.
TheyREAL problem is they lied and pretended to get their son help, rather than actually doing it.
Walsh glosses over the fact that “they sent Josh to do physical labor for 3 months.” Yes, but they LIED and said he was enrolling in a Christian program. They LIED and said that Josh was receiving counseling.
And they have ADMITTED to these lies.
They didn’t help their son, they lied about helping him.
That right-wing “journalist” like Matt Walsh would perversely twist this situation to try to defend Josh Duggar and his family. THAT is the REAL problem. Not the progressives.
Florida police are investigating death threats to the owners of a bakery in Florida after a “Christian” pastor urged his followers to contact the bakery after they refused to bake a cake reading: “We Do Not Support Gay Marriage.”
Joshua Feuerstein encouraged viewers to call the bakery and and help “expose the hypocrisy” they’re supposedly engaging in. Well, in a parallel of what happened to Memories Pizza in Indiana, Cut the Cake ended up receiving quite a lot of angry messages, including death threats. Sharon Haller, who Feuerstein spoke to on the phone, said, “We started getting some hundreds of phone calls and making very nasty and negative gestures towards our business, towards us.” Feuerstein took down the video at their request, but Cut the Cake posted it online so people could see it, along with a GoFundMe page that has raised, as of this posting, over $2000.
Why do I suspect the death threats this bakery received are real since they have police reports to back them up compared with the alleged “threats” that Memories Pizza received.
Back2Stonewall .com contacted journalism college dropout Dana Loesch and “pompous bag of hate” Ben Howe of TheBlaze who championed the GoFundMe page for Memories Pizza after they closed their doors because they were “supposedly” getting death threats. And sked if they were going to start a GoFundMe page for the Cut The Cake Bakery in Florida?