I don’t talk too terribly much about my very very conservative values on my blog.
But today, I am.
I’m pretty much at my limit with the “no tolerance for Christians” that is the norm now. Everywhere you turn…whenever a Christian stands up for their values and beliefs they are attacked.
As LGBTQ, liberals, ect fight for their “rights”, ours are being stripped from us. We are no longer allowed the right to our own values, beliefs, and religion because they have deemed it wrong. They have labeled it as “hate” & “intolerance” when in reality, that is what we are receiving from them.
So of course, when the Duggars dare passively-aggressively stand by their beliefs that a marriage is between a man and a woman and delete photos of gay couples from THEIR Facebook page….it put a big ol BULLS EYE on them. And now…they are under attack.
It started when the Duggars responded to their kissing controversy by…issuing a kissing challenge on their Facebook page:
” God designed marriage to be a loving, dynamic relationship between a husband and wife for a lifetime. God loves marriage and it is supposed to be full of love, joy, fun and romance. Marriage is where romance belongs! Recently, Ben & Jessa received some criticism for posting a kissing picture. We are so grateful they waited to share their first kiss until after marriage. We’ve been married 30 years and are still in love! We had fun trying to duplicate Ben and Jessa’s happily married kissing picture. We challenge all married couples to take a happily married picture and post it here:”
And then of course….John Becker, of LGBT blog The Bilerico Project, posted a photo of him kissing his husband, along with a message about marriage equality and seemed shocked when the extremely, openly conservative Baptist family removed the photo from THEIR Facebook page.
John Becker knew the firestorm he was trying to create from the second he posted that photo. He absolutely knew how they would respond. The Duggars were TARGETED to be an easy kill in the name of tolerance.
And this is how the Duggars responded on their Facebook page:
“Luke 6:27 “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” This is such a sweet scripture that we hold dear. We will always stand for truth and the values we hold dear without compromise but we will do so in love and kindness–treating others well even if we don’t agree with them and we will do so without hateful words. This verse is a reminder of how we must always carry ourselves. Precious words from Jesus.”
Everything I’ve witnessed from the Duggars since they have gained fame has been done in love and kindness.
The Duggars put it very well in another post on their Facebook:
“We love these wise words from Rick Warren:
“Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. Second is that to love someone means that you must agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.”
And so now…
A petition on Change.org launched by Jim Wissick of San Jose, California, clams that : “The Duggars have been using their fame to promote discrimination, hate, and fear-mongering against gays and transgendered people,”
His bases is from a robo call Michelle made to residents of her community:
“Hello, this is Michelle Duggar. 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 womens 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. ”
Well…I’m from Texas and we are having the same ignorant mess in Houston.
I AGREE with Michelle. I do not want a grown man allowed in the restroom with my 9 year old daughter just because he “feels” like a woman.
It’s a slippery slope people! Where do we draw the line?!?!
She is absolutely on point when she says that this opens up a whole new angle for child molesters and rapists to prey on their victims!
The Duggars have never hidden their beliefs from the moment they began their show on TLC. They are entitled to their beliefs and to promote them!
Why should they lose their show just because a group of people disagree with them? If we removed every single show because someone didn’t like something in it….there would be NOTHING on television! What about the millions that LOVE their show and what they stand for?!? What about us?
I’m just so over everyone getting tolerance and rights to their beliefs but Christians.
When I saw that petition it made my blood boil. All night I stewed.
So today…I choose the same passive aggressive path as the Duggars….I started OUR own petition. I stand with the Duggars and our right to freedom of speech!
Go sign and share!
Let’s push back against the intolerance against Christians and stand up for our rights!
Let’s show TLC that there are JUST as many and more AMERICANS that agree with the Duggars who enjoy them and their values on our TV screens!