Connect with us

RIGHT WING EXTREMISM

‘Snowflake’ Conservatives Have White-Hot Meltdown Over Getting ‘Betrayed’ by Chick-fil-A

Published

on

“Don’t ever write the phrase, ‘Chick Fil A betrayed us,’ and expect yourself to be taken seriously.”

Fast food chain Chick-fil-A announced earlier this month that it would no longer give to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, two nonprofit organizations that have traditionally opposed LGBT causes such as marriage equality.

Trump-loving Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk on Wednesday had a complete meltdown about the chicken restaurant’s decision and howled angrily that “Chick-fil-A betrayed us” even though “we stood by them for years during every attack and controversy.”

Kirk ended his tweet with a plea to fellow conservatives to boycott the restaurant.

“No more Chick-Fil-A, ever!” he seethed.

Fellow conservative Benny Johnson replied to Kirk and accused Chick-fil-A of funding “abortion and left-wing hate.”

But while many conservatives replied to Kirk to support his angst over the ideological heresies of a fast-food chain, many other followers responded by mocking the right-wing activist for being a “snowflake” who is trying to “cancel” a private business over political differences.

Check out some reactions below.

 

 

Continue Reading
Click to comment
 
 

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.

NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

RIGHT WING EXTREMISM

‘Can You Imagine a Group of Black Men Walking Around With Masks and Guns?’: Gun Rally Sparks Questions of Racism and Privilege

Published

on

It’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and for several hours now countless mostly white, mostly male pro-gun, anti-gun control activists have been marching throughout the streets of Richmond, Virginia, claiming to merely be exercising their Second Amendment rights. Many appear to be dressed in military garb, including camouflage, masks, and donning various types of firearms over their shoulders or at their side.

Some Virginians have been so concerned about the possibility of violence that Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency and banned guns from the capitol. His ban survived a state supreme court challenge. Some say the ban does not appear to have been enforced.

Thousands are marching, including some white nationalists, far-right militia members, anti-government extremists, and neo-Nazis. As NBC News reports, members of some of those groups from across the country have been planning on attending.

To get a sense of scale here’s a photo from an ABC reporter:

Many online noted the reception from pro-gun advocates might be far different if the activists were Black instead of white, given the nation’s history – and that of Virginia.

The Virginia Mercury’s Ned Oliver posted this video at 7:35 AM:

One social media user asked, “Can you imagine a group of black men walking around with masks and guns?”

Government ethics expert Walter Shaub offers this insight.

Days ago President Trump essentially endorsed the rally in a tweet and then did so again minutes ago.

Some are asking questions like, “Imagine if Black folks just decided to have a ‘gun rally’ like this.”

Take a look at these responses from social media users.

 

Image: Screenshot via Twitter

Continue Reading

RIGHT WING EXTREMISM

Anti-Abortion Activist Group Launches Massive $52 Million Campaign to Re-Elect Trump and GOP Senate

Published

on

Groups dedicated to eliminating abortion as a legal choice for American women are doing everything they can to reelect President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. Senate. The Susan B. Anthony List and its Women Speak Out super PAC are launching a $52 million campaign effort on behalf of Trump and Republican senators, Politico reported Friday, so that they can continue their ideological takeover of the federal courts and move toward their goal of criminalizing abortion.

The plan will include advertising and field organizing in nine critical states and will use the anti-choice movement’s deceptive “infanticide” messaging to convince voters who consider themselves pro-choice “but see extreme positions like support for late-term abortion, infanticide and abortion activists posing as federal judges as a bridge too far,” according to an SBA memo obtained by Politico.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, has loudly praised the Trump administration’s anti-choice policies, its attacks on Planned Parenthood, and its expansion of the “global gag rule” that denies women in poor countries access to potentially lifesaving information. But she has called Trump’s judicial nominations “the most important thing.”

In the first year of Trump’s presidency, Dannenfelser joined dominionists Lou Engle and Cindy Jacobs for a political prayer rally on the national mall. As Right Wing Watch reported, “Participants had been told to pray in advance for God to ‘remove’ or reform four more Supreme Court justices to clear the way for Trump to appoint more anti-choice justices. Engle took up that ‘reform or resign’ prayer from the stage, saying ‘we have a three-year window for a massive shift.’” That same rally encouraged women to forgive their abusers as “an act of spiritual warfare” against the spirit of angry feminism.

Dannenfelser has come a long way from the early days of the 2016 campaign, when she was among a group of activists who urged voters to pick anyone but Trump because they were “disgusted by Mr. Trump’s treatment of individuals, women, in particular.”

Image: Marjorie Dannenfelser stands to President Trump’s right after he signed a Resolution to make it easier to target reproductive health care providers. Official White House Photo by Myles Cullen via Flickr.

This article was first published at Right Wing Watch and is republished here by permission.

Continue Reading

RIGHT WING EXTREMISM

Former GOP Candidate for Governor: ‘If I Had My Way We Would Be Executing Abortionists’

Published

on

On today’s episode of the “Pass The Salt Live” webcast, host Dave Daubenmire interviewed Trumploving radical right-wing activist Scott Lively, who used the opportunity to declare that abortion providers should be put to death.

“If I had my way, we would be executing abortionists after trial,” Lively said. “They are committing mass murder and if we truly had a just justice system, they would be tried and they would be executed for what they’re doing. That is how serious the problem is.”

Lively added that he wanted to “make absolutely clear” that he was not calling for vigilante justice, but rather the creation of a justice system that operates according to the dictates of biblical law whereby the testimony of two witnesses is required in order to put someone to death.

 

This article was originally published at Right Wing Watch and is republished here by permission. 

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2019 AlterNet Media.