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Benham Brothers Defend ‘America’s Family,’ The Duggars, From ‘Those Who Hate Truth’

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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 – or save – TLC’s infamous – or famous – reality 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 petition jumped from 7000 signatures to over 100,000. It now has over 170,000 signatures.

And soon, seeing an opportunity to pad their email – and thus, fundraising – lists, groups like the American Family Association and Christian websites like Lifesite News were hawking their own petitions – 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.

LOOK: Religious Conservatives’ Attempt To #DefendTheDuggars Backfires Hysterically

And they’re “winning” the unofficial battle of petitions.

So, enter the Duggar’s friends in Christian evangelism, Jason and David Benham, better known as the Benham Brothers.

“Since when is it considered ‘fear mongering’ 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?” David Benham said in an interview with the Christian news site, CNS News. “Saying the Duggars are inciting people to hate is simply propaganda.”

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. “I’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 — yes, I said men — to use women’s and girls’ restrooms, locker rooms, showers, sleeping areas and other areas that are designated for females only.”

“I don’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 pool’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.

“Truth is considered hate to those who hate the truth,” Jason Benham told CNS News. “George Orwell said it even better, ‘The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.’”

Pot, kettle, black.

He also calls the Family Research Council, designated an anti-gay hate group for spreading lies, “a fine Christian organization that is quite the opposite of hateful.” Josh, the eldest Duggar son, is the executive director of FRC Action, the Family Research Council’s political attack arm.

And, Jason Benham says, the Duggars are “[a model of] a loving and healthy family.”

Really?

Blogger Libby Anne has thoroughly debunked that claim.

But remember, it’s gay people “who hate the truth.” 

 

 

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Related At The New Civil Rights Movement:

Petition Calling For TLC To Cancel Anti-Gay Family’s ’19 Kids And Counting’ Gains Traction

Top Anti-Gay Group: ‘Duggars Are Under A Malicious Attack By Rabid Homosexual Activists’

Anti-Gay Duggar Family Asks Couples To Post Kissing Photos. Guess What Happens Next?

 

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Highland Park Shooting Deaths Include Both Parents of Two Year Old Found at Scene of July 4th Massacre

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On Twitter Sunday afternoon in the aftermath of the July 4th Highland Park mass shooting a photo of a young boy appeared in several tweets. He was described as lost, good samaritans assumed he had become separated from his parents in the mayhem of the massacre, and people were trying to reunite him with his family.

CBS Chicago reporter Marissa Parra now reveals the boy’s name is Aiden, but he won’t be reunited with his parents: both were shot dead by the Highland Park gunman.

“Kevin McCarthy, 37, and Irina McCarthy, 35, were among the seven people [who] were killed during the mass shooting,” CBS Chicago reports.

“We took him to safety under tragic circumstances, came together to locate his grandparents, and prayed for the safety of his family,” reads the story on a GoFundMe page hoping to raise money for Aiden.

“Sadly, I need to share his name…Aiden McCarthy. And he needs more of our help,” it adds. “At two years old, Aiden is left in the unthinkable position; to grow up without his parents,” it adds. “Aiden will be cared for by his loving grandparents, Misha and Nina Levberg, and he will have a long road ahead to heal, find stability, and ultimately navigate life as an orphan. He is surrounded by a community of friends and extended family that will embrace him with love, and any means available to ensure he has everything he needs as he grows.”

About $475,000 has quickly been raised with more than 7600 people contributing. The top donation is $5000.

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‘Invasion’: Texas Lt. Gov. Likens Border Crossings to Attack on Pearl Harbor – ‘These People Are a Danger to America’

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Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, a far-right Republican, is comparing migrants crossing the border into Texas to Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that killed 2335 people. He is calling it an “invasion” and says that gives the state the right to “put hands on people.”

Patrick, who because of Texas’ unique structure is more powerful than the governor, told Fox News on Tuesday, “we are being invaded, and if we’re being invaded under the constitution I think that gives us the power to put hands on people and send them back. Put hands on people and send them back,” he said repeatedly.

“These people are a danger to America,” Patrick said in a rant. It was unclear if he was referring to migrants or President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

The Lt. Governor, who has hawked the racist “great replacement theoryrepeatedly, and used the term “invasionrepeatedly, told Fox News that Texas is now spending $4 billion annually on the border, while Texas National Guardsmen and Texas Rangers complain of being called up to serve, having to abandon their regular jobs, for no apparent reason.

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“This is the biggest danger we have, to your family,” Patrick says of the fentanyl crossing the border. “It’s all on Biden,” he claimed.

Last week Texas Governor Greg Abbott drew extensive criticism for using the deaths of more than 50 migrants packed into an 18-wheel tractor-trailer as a political opportunity to attack President Biden. Even some conservatives attacked Abbott for his inhumane remarks..

 

 

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7th Victim of July 4th Mass Shooting Dies

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Seven people have now died as a result of a gunman opening fire from a rooftop into an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois.

The latest victim succumbed to their injuries Tuesday afternoon, NBC 5 Chicago reported. Authorities have not identified all the victims, but have said five of those who died were adults. Another 46 people were wounded.

Police on Tuesday announced that the shooter fired at least 70 rounds into the crowd, using a “high-powered rifle” that is “similar” to a AR-15. They also revealed the suspected gunman planned the attack for weeks, purchased his weapons legally, disguised himself by wearing women’s attire to “conceal his facial tattoos and  his identity,” and to “help him during the escape.” He then walked to his mother’s house after the shooting.

Law enforcement Monday evening arrested Robert Crimo, who they say is a “person of interest,” but he has not been charged.

“There are no words for the kind of monster who lies in wait and fires into a crowd of families with children celebrating a holiday with their community,” Illinois Democratic Governor J.B. Pritzker said in a statement. “There are no words for the kind of evil that robs our neighbors of their hopes, their dreams, their futures. There are no words I can offer to lift the pain of those they leave behind. Please know that our state grieves with you, that MK and I grieve with you.”

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