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Listen: Chick-Fil-A, Mike Huckabee And NOM — Amazing Lies And Hypocrisy



Former Governor Mike Huckabee spoke with National Organization For Marriage (NOM) president Brian Brown today on the Mike Huckabee Show about Chick-Fil-A and its president Dan Cathy, and proceeded to spend five minutes lying about what’s really going on.

For the record, first, remember that Chick-Fil-A has donated $5 million in the past few years to anti-gay hate groups and other organizations that are actively working to prohibit same-sex marriage. Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy isn’t just going around the country shooting off his mouth, invoking the Bible in his attacks on same-sex marriage, he’s putting his company’s money where his Bible is — which is his right, although it’s despicable. But Dan Cathy and his supporter are lying if they say all Dan Cathy and Chick-Fil-A have done is talked about supporting “traditional marriage.”

When Mike Huckabee says, “Chick-fil-A just wants to sell chicken don’t really get into politics all that much,” he is lying.

Huckabee today was sitting in his studio, talking on the phone to Brian Brown, an invited guest.  Huckabee said, “Well the activist gay community has just gone crazy about this, and called for national boycotts and essentially trying to put them out of business which is a form of economic bullying…”

Brian Brown and his organization, NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, have been waging boycotts for years. Currently, NOM swaging war and making money off their “Dump Starbucks” boycott, and their new “Dump General Mills” boycott.

Did Mike Huckabee ask Brian Brown,” Why have you called for national boycotts? Why are you essentially trying to put Starbucks and General Mills out of business? That’s a form of economic bullying!”

No. And does Brown mention it? No.

Huge hypocrisy!

Jeremy Hooper at Good As You, writes:

Such victims. To hear them tell it, you might think a prominent American businessman had just accused them and their loving bonds as having the power to draw the wrath of a vengeful deity. But then you remember, “Oh wait, no—that wasus who experienced that indignity, delivered by the man they are so disingenuously defending!”

It is quite curious that the staunch, brave, “refusing to be quiet” Brian Brown never actually tells listeners what Dan Cathy said. Must have been an oversight, huh?

Here’s the audio with my transcript below — I’ve left out a tiny portion of Brian Brown’s droning. He talks about Prop 8 and the waitress who supposedly came under attack for donating $100. I’m mentioning it so no one says I’m purposely leaving it out.

MIKE HUCKABEE: I’m sure you are aware that a few days ago I decided that enough was enough when I heard all of this incredible hate speech being directed toward Dan Cathy and the and Cathy family who are the owners of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain all because they support traditional marriage. They don’t force it in the stores they don’t insist upon customers or employees, it is just their personal beliefs. Last time I checked America was a place for people who have a belief and express it personally. Well the activist gay community has just gone crazy about this, and called for national boycotts and essentially trying to put them out of business which is a form of economic bullying, and they’ve engaged in some of the most vicious hate speech towards the company and specifically toward the family I’ve ever seen. Very undeserved. Chick-fil-A just wants to sell chicken don’t really get into politics all that much but now they’ve been drug into it by these groups that want to destroy their business and some of us decided we ought to stand up with them so I said let’s have an appreciation day for Chick-fil-A Wednesday, August 1 just go eat at Chick-fil-A we’re not doing a political rally we’re not having a big bunch of signs printed, just go eat.

One of the first major organizations that joined in this was the National Organization For Marriage, a highly respected large outreach, essentially, to try to encourage people recognize the civilization rests on the idea of a good marriage. Brian Brown is the president of the National Organization For Marriage and he joins me now on The Mike Huckabee Show, Brian, thanks for being here and thanks for standing up out for this fine family and as for the issue just to say it’s okay.

BRIAN BROWN: Well thank you Gov. Huckabee, you’ve been a real leader, we were proud to follow suit and August 1 we’re encouraging all our folks to get out there — I think it’s going to be a real show of support… A lot of people you know they hold their beliefs, every time the people in this country they’ve gone to the ballot box they’ve voted to protect marriage as the union of a man and woman, even in one liberal state, and people are sort of just tired at the idea if you have a man like Dan Cathy or Truett Cathy, men that have stood up have done a great job creating a business anyone who’s eaten there knows that they’re highly professional, they show love and respect for everyone, but just by standing up and stating his beliefs, his Christian beliefs, that somehow you have all this hate speech directed and you even have the Boston Mayor saying he’s not going to allow Chick-Fil-A into Boston. That in and of itself is discrimination, and we need to stand behind folks lie the Cathys and we’re proud to do it.

MIKE HUCKABEE: Well it was that Boston mayor’s comments that kind of pushed me over the edge and I thought wait a minute, when you have elected officials saying you can’t do commerce in my town because I disagree with you in your personal life that really was just a bridge too far.
Brian also I want to mention Facebook, trying to censor the event page that we created had about 1 million hits over 100,000 people that said we’ll show up at a Chick-Fil-A, I was shocked that Facebook said that didn’t keep with their standards, but they had a page that was also running that was same-sex kiss day at Chick-Fil-A restaurants on another day that they were trying to promote and that was okay. Since Facebook has relented and put the page backup does it surprise you that double standard and the the attitude that anything that a Christian does is hideously wrong and bigoted but if you take a position that really is out of the mainstream we’re going protect that and say it’s okay.

BRIAN BROWN: …people refusing to back down, doing it in love, doing it with respect, but not willing to be cowed. And, you know, we are on the right side of history,a lot of times you hear supporters of same=sex marriage, folks who want to redefine marriage say, well, this is the future…This is a really simple and civilization-defining idea that it takes a man and a woman to make a marriage an simply for saying it it’s absolutely unconscionable that people will want to trey to hurt you and Facebook would want to shut you down. But we have the power in our hands, both through voting and where we take our dollars, and simply in refusing to be cowed, refusing to be quiet in the face of this sort of intimidation. God bless you…

MIKE HUCKABEE: My thanks also to the National Organization For Marriage, a highly respected family organization that has been willing to courageously show leadership in states where there have been ballot measures to not change something but rather to leave it alone, to simply allow us to continue to the traditional view of marriage and thanks so much again for being here hope to chat again soon.

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Right-Wingers’ Latest Chick-fil-A Meltdown Proves They Have ‘Officially Jumped the Shark’: Morning Joe Panel



MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Donny Deutsch mocked conservatives for running the “woke” hysteria into the ground.

Ron DeSantis and other Republicans have screeched about the so-called “woke agenda,” which they warn will undermine American values and put children at risk from all manner of threats, but the “Morning Joe” host said most voters simply don’t care about that manufactured issue.

“Joe Biden, 350 pieces of bipartisan legislation signed, and Ron DeSantis and everybody else is talking ‘woke, woke, woke, woke, woke,'” Scarborough said. “Again, something that I said on this show and I heard a lot about from liberals, even, in 2021. You’re not hearing it, again, in part because there have been some corrections. You have the head of Berkley Law School, Yale Law School, Stanford Law School going, ‘Hold on, hold on, we’re not going to let these woke mobs get in the way of free speech.’ They’re saying it at the most elite law schools in America, so common-sense Americans are going, ‘Okay, there may still be a problem, but they’re working on it,’ and yet these Republicans are all acting like it’s 2019, 2020 and they just keep freaking out. Well, Joe Biden is talking about job training and signing bipartisan bills.”

Conservatives have turned against Chick-fil-A for hiring a vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion — which actually happened over a year ago but largely escaped notice until recently — and Deutsche said that was a nadir for “woke” hysteria.

READ MORE: ‘Cowards’: Soledad O’Brien rips former CNN colleagues for silence as Chris Licht wrecks the network

“The ‘woke’ movement officially jumped the shark,” he said. “Joe, you touched on this earlier with the Chick-fil-A move. Right-wing company, I don’t say that negatively, very family values, closed on Sundays, the head of the — [company chairman] Dan Cathy came out against same-sex marriages. They’re very conservative. Now, all of a sudden — you’re right, very conservative, obviously a great company, and they came under fire they have a DEI initiative, diversity, coming under fire from right-wing groups. That’s the official moment that ‘woke’ officially jumped the shark and put Fonzie on skis in Honolulu.”

Watch the video below or at this link.

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Fox Host Says Democrats Don’t Believe in Heaven So They Play ‘Hard’ to ‘Perfect’ Earth



Fox News host Rachel Campos-Duffy blamed the differences between Republicans and Democrats on religious beliefs about Heaven.

On Sunday’s Fox & Friends program, co-host Pete Hegseth argued religion was liberating because people could realize they aren’t perfect. A video clip of the moment was shared on social media.

“It changes the way you look even at politics,” Campos-Duffy agreed. “And sometimes, you know, we look at how hard on the left they play. They really play for keeps. They play in a way that’s very, you know, a lot of times conservatives look at it and go, why don’t we play as hard as them?”

The Fox News host said Democrats were trying to perfect the Earth because they did not believe in Heaven.

“Well, for them, where we live right now, this place, Earth is it,” she opined. “So everything’s on the line here for them. They think, as you said, they can perfect this Earth. Those of us who have faith don’t believe that. And we believe how we act here determines where we go after. And so we had to behave.”

“And so even in politics, we don’t, you know, we act within those moral limits,” Campos-Duffy insisted. “And you know, the ends justify the means is sort of the rules for radicals. That’s not how Christians act.”

Watch the video below from Fox News or at the link.


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Extremist Group Targets Florida High School’s Yearbook Over Inclusion of LGBTQ Students Section



The publication of a Florida high school yearbook that included an LGBTQ section has drawn rebuke from a conservative group, The Orlando Sentinel reports.

Lyman High School’s 256-page yearbook includes two pages that highlight the school’s LGBTQ students and features gender identity terms such as “genderfluid” and “nonbinary.”

The Seminole County Public Schools in response to the criticism is offering to issue refunds or reprint the yearbook without the LGBTQ section that the conservative Seminole County Moms for Liberty claims is offensive.

“They shouldn’t have any sexual definitions in a yearbook,” the group’s chapter chair Jessica Tillmann told The Sentinel.

“This is a yearbook that goes to every student as young as 14.”

The school’s yearbook is stirring controversy for a second straight year after the district in 2022 considered putting stickers over photos of a student walkout protesting the so-called “don’t say gay” law, the report said.

The Sentinel’s Skyler Swisher reports that “An LGBTQ+ section in this year’s yearbook includes a picture of members of the student’s Gay-Straight Alliance, definitions of key LGBTQ+ terms, a passage on the evolution of pronouns and a profile of a student who advocates for the LGBTQ+ community.”

Danielle Pomeranz, the school yearbook’s faculty advisor, isn’t on board with the district’s decision to remove the LGBTQ content.

“They are definitions,” Pomeranz told The Sentinel.

“They are not teaching anything about sex at all. … Nobody is teaching anybody about sex acts. It is ridiculous.”

Pomeranz has since resigned from her position in the district, citing in part the Sunshine State’s political climate and an unsupportive district, the report said.

“We’ve always had the LGBTQ+ spread in there,” she said.

“Our job as journalists and members of the yearbook staff is to provide coverage of the entire school and that includes all of the communities, including the LGBTQ+ community.”

Read the full article here.

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