The anti-gay Benham brothers have rushed to defend their friends, “19 Kids and Counting” parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.
As nearly everyone knows by now, there has been an unofficial battle of petitions to cancel â€“Â or save â€“Â TLC’s infamous â€“Â or famous â€“Â realityÂ TV show, “19 Kids and Counting.” It all started last week, when E! Online dug up an old Change.org petition asking TLC to cancel the Duggar family show, because matriarch Michelle Duggar had recorded a very ugly robocall attacking transgender people.
Soon, the petitionÂ jumped from 7000 signatures to over 100,000. It now has over 170,000 signatures.
And soon, seeing an opportunity to pad their emailÂ â€“ and thus, fundraising â€“Â lists, groups like theÂ American Family Association and Christian websites like Lifesite News were hawking their own petitionsÂ â€“ to keep the Duggars on the air.
The anti-gay petitions have been, well, “mischaracterizing” what Michelle Duggar said in her hateful robocall, and anti-gay positions of the Duggar family themselves.
And they’re “winning” theÂ unofficial battle of petitions.
So, enter the Duggar’s friends in Christian evangelism, Jason and David Benham, better known as the Benham Brothers.
â€œSince when is itÂ consideredÂ â€˜fear mongeringâ€™ to say that God designed a man to be with a woman, or that kids deserve to have a mom and a dad, or that the ladies room should be for biological females?â€ David Benham said in an interview with the Christian news site, CNS News. â€œSaying theÂ Duggars areÂ inciting people to hate is simply propaganda.â€
So, in all fairness, here’s what Michelle Duggar actually said in her robocall opposing a proposed non-discrimination ordinance for Fayetteville, Arkansas:
“Hello, this is Michelle Duggar,” Michelle says in the recording. “Iâ€™m calling to inform you of some shocking news that would affect the safety of Northwest Arkansas women and children. The Fayetteville City Council is voting on an ordinance this Tuesday night that would allow men â€” yes, I said men â€” to use women’s and girls’ restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only.”
“I donâ€™t believe the citizens of Fayetteville would want males with past child predator convictions that claim they are female to have a legal right to enter private areas that are reserved for women and girls. I doubt that Fayetteville parents would stand for a law that would endanger their daughters or allow them to be traumatized by a man joining them in their private space. We should never place the preference of an adult over the safety and innocence of a child. Parents, who do you want undressing next to your daughter at the public swimming poolâ€™s private changing area?”
Really? “Males with past child predator convictions”?
But to the Benhams, that’s not “fear mongering,” somehow.
Of course, there’s more.
â€œTruth is consideredÂ hate to those who hate the truth,â€ Jason Benham told CNS News. â€œGeorge Orwell said it even better, â€˜The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.â€™â€
Pot, kettle, black.
He also calls the Family Research Council, designated an anti-gay hate group for spreading lies, “a fine ChristianÂ organization that is quite the opposite ofÂ hateful.”Â Josh, the eldest DuggarÂ son, is the executive directorÂ of FRC Action, theÂ Family Research Council’s political attack arm.
And, Jason Benham says, the DuggarsÂ are “[a model of]Â a loving and healthy family.”
But remember, it’s gay people “who hate the truth.”Â
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1/6 Committee Issues Subpoena With Damning Revelation About Trump’s Focus to Former White House Spokesperson
A top Trump White House spokesperson who pushed the “Big Lie” and reportedly has “firsthand knowledge” of then-President Donald Trump’s behavior on the day before and day of the insurrection has been subpoenaed by the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack.
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who earlier Friday issued subpoenas to 14 Republicans believed to have submitted false and forged Electoral College claims, has sent a subpoena to former Deputy White House Press Secretary Judd Deere, CNN reports.
The Committee indicated to Deere it wants to focus on the day before the attempted coup, and “specifically said it wanted to speak with him about the January 5 staff meeting in the Oval Office with the President.”
In a damning revelation, Chairman Thompson’s letter “said it had obtained information that Trump repeatedly asked in the meeting: ‘What are your ideas for getting the RINOs to do the right thing tomorrow? How do we convince Congress?'”
U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA), who sits on the January 6 Committee, Friday evening told CNN, the Committee thinks Deere “had a hand in formulating the strategy and some of the media discussions on the day of Jan. 6 and the president’s response.”
Jan. 6 select committee member Rep. Pete Aguilar on the committee subpoenaing former Trump White House spokesman Judd Deere: “We … think he had a hand in formulating the strategy and some of the media discussions on the day of Jan. 6 and the president’s response.” pic.twitter.com/yUviNrecXy
— The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) January 28, 2022
Watch: Anti-Vaxx ‘Expert’ Claims COVID-19 Vaccines Will Turn People Into ‘Transhumanist Cyborgs’ Controlled by 5G
Sherri Tenpenny is an influential religious-right anti-vaccine activist who has testified before the Ohio state House, appeared on Charlie Kirk’s podcast, and been a speaker at multiple ReAwaken America events, where she has shared the stage with the likes of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Eric Trump, Mike Lindell, Michael Flynn, Roger Stone, and Alex Jones.
Recently, she has begun to claim that COVID-19 vaccines are designed to create “quantum entanglement” between those who take them and the internet in an effort to turn humanity into “transhumanist cyborgs.”
“The stated goal is to depopulate the planet and the ones that are left, either make them chronically sick or turn them into transhumanist cyborgs that can be manipulated externally by 5G, by magnets, by all sorts of things,” Tenpenny said during an appearance on “The Stew Peters Show” Thursday night. “I got dragged through the mud by the mainstream media when I said that in May of last year in front of the House committee in Columbus, [Ohio]. Well, guess what? It’s all true.”
“The whole issue of quantum entanglement and what the shots do in terms of the frequencies and the electronic frequencies that come inside of your body and hook you up to the ‘Internet of Things,’ the quantum entanglement that happens immediately after you’re injected,” she continued. “You get hooked up to what they’re trying to develop. It’s called the hive mind, and they want all of us there as a node and as an electronic avatar that is an exact replica of us except it’s an electronic replica, it’s not our God given body that we were born with. And all of that will be running through the metaverse that they’re talking about. All of these things are real, Stew. All of them. And it’s happening right now. It’s not some science fiction thing happening out in the future; it’s happening right now in real time.”
This article was originally published by Right Wing Watch and is republished here by permission.
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Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) Friday afternoon announced the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has issued subpoenas to 14 Republicans from seven states who submitted the forged and “bogus” Electoral College certificates falsely claiming Donald Trump and not Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election in their states.
The Chairman appeared to suggest the existence of a conspiracy as well, noting the “the planning and coordination of efforts,” saying “these so-called alternate electors met,” and may know “who was behind that scheme.”
He adds that “groups of individuals met on December 14th, 2020 in seven states carried by President Biden.”
“The so-called alternate electors from those states then transmitted the purported Electoral-College certificates to Congress, which multiple people advising former President Trump or his campaign used to justify delaying or blocking the certification of the election during the Joint Session of Congress on January 6th, 2021.”
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