UPDATED: The Pink Flamingo is still trying to figure out why this has touched a nerve with far right loons. It’s just plain strange, and frankly, I can’t figure it out, other than someone was busted for lying, and doesn’t like it. Of all the posts I’ve written over this of all the things The Pink Flamingo has tackled, this is the first time I’ve received death threats. It doesn’t make a heck of a lot of sense. Why attack over this? If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them.
ORIGINAL POST: This is not really about the DAR. It is about yet another tawdry case of far right feeding. Facts don’t matter. Snide, insinuations of the DAR now going Muslim are what they’re trying to say. The Pink Flamingo has spent 8 hours on this. I’ve been harassed, threatened, and had dear Muslim friends insinuated to be pedophiles because they are Muslim. The insult was also thrown at me. Yes, I’m mad. I’m disgusted. I did not think the far right loons could get any worse, but even I was wrong!
In a way, this is all about bigotry and hatred of Muslims.
It all started Thursday morning on FOX and Friends, when Steve Doocy was interviewing far right loon, Todd Starnes, who told a great big fat whopper and got caught, big time. The man needs to be fired. Then again, anyone connected with Glenn Beck’s the Blaze is still lying about the situation. The Pink Flamingo saw the lie about 8AM. I immediately called the DC office of the NSDAR, and was told a statement was forthcoming from President General. This is part of the statement, which still doesn’t please far right loons and bigots.
“…NSDAR is disappointed to learn that false and incorrect information has recently been circulated regarding the 2011 edition of the DAR Ritual and Missal and the use of the name Jesus Christ in prayers and other ceremonial events of the National Society. The purpose of this message is to clarify NSDAR’s position on the matter for anyone who has not previously viewed the blogs written by President General Merry Ann T. Wright.First, the question was posed by a national media group that if the motto of DAR is God, Home and Country, then “…why is DAR taking out references to God…” in its printed material. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, as currently written, the 113 page Ritual and Missal contains over 300 references to “Almighty God,” “Great God our King” (America hymn), “Our Heavenly Father,” “Heavenly Father,” “God of Hosts,” “God,” “Lord,” “Eternal God,” “Your Holy Spirit,” “Lord your God,” “Gracious Lord,” “Almighty and Everlasting God,” “Gracious Father,” and similar variations.Second, the allegation has been leveled that Chaplains and others have been told not to pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Again, this is an absolute falsehood. Each Chaplain and other officers are strongly encouraged to create their own prayers into which they may insert the name of Jesus Christ as deemed appropriate for the occasion and the audience. This is what the President General wrote in her blog of April 10, 2012 when questions about the change to the Ritual and Missal first arose:…”‘
Early Thursday morning, The Pink Flamingo found a tweet by a guy who is one of the very nice, very honorable conservatives on Twitter. He linked to an piece by FOX Tabloid News, stating that the DAR was removing all references to God. The piece was by one of the far right loons, Todd Starnes, who has retracted his article, sorta.
It went viral when News Max posted the piece.
They removed the article later in the afternoon after The Pink Flamingo slammed them with so many tweets that I was suspended, briefly. I was also timed out from tweeting. As of this writing, I’m still not able to use Twitter. I basically contacted every single person on Twitter who was spreading the lie, demanding a retraction.
The Daily Gator has done the best job of retracting the story, thanking The Pink Flamingo for letting them know about it. Kudos! When someone has the courage and honor to update and retract, that’s a good thing!
Naturally the Blaze, owned by Glenn Beck, doesn’t have the grace or decency to retract their tabloid story, as of this writing. What’s more, they helped sponsor a petition against the DAR. Take a look at my screen capture.
Gateway Pundit has not bothered to retract their lies. (as of this writing)
The Pink Flamingo personally emailed the author of this article. She never responded back to me. As of this writing, she has yet to retract her lies.
Like the others, there has been no retraction, to date.
This is the back story from News Hounds. The Pink Flaming finds it interesting that Todd Starnes, who claims to be a Christian, told a lie that has hurt a lot of people and defamed one of the truly honorable institutions in this country.
“...It’s 2013 and Jesus’ very own morning show, Fox & Friends, is starting the New Year off right by promoting – you guessed it – persecuted Christians. In fulfilling its duty as a mouthpiece for the church of the perpetually aggrieved Christians, Fox & Friends is always on the alert for examples of what they actually believe is an actual “war on Christians.” And who better to join the curvy couch Christian crusade than Fox Radio’s “fundamentalist barking dog,” and gay pride parade couture observer Todd Starnes who is always on the alert for grievances against his fellow Jesus BFF’s such as when a “Christian Baker Faces Boycott For Refusing To Make Lesbian Cake.” (Hmm, Angel or Devil’s Food?!) This morning, on Fox & Friends, culture clubber Todd broke a shocking exposé, based solely on anonymous sources and also featured on Fox Nation, about how the Daughters of the American Revolution will no longer be praying in Jesus’ name – OMG!!!
Jesus BFF Steve Doocy began by asking why the DAR, “what is known as the largest patriotic organization in the world,” whose motto is “God, Home, and Country,” is “taking out references to God and Christianity.” They chyron supported the persecuted Christian agitprop: “God, Home, and Country, DAR Motto, But Now Removing References To God.” After introducing Starnes, who would be providing “exclusive details,” Doocy, in his trademark whine, said he “didn’t get it.”
Starnes claimed that “a lot of the members are very upset about this” and have “reached out” to Starnes because this is “an attempt to erase the Christian heritage of the organization.” The chyron quoted an aggrieved DAR member: “How Dare They, DAR Removes Christian References From Books.” Starnes claimed that a DAR state chaplain wrote, in a newsletter, that the group could no longer pray in Jesus’ name. Starnes then detailed how the organization is supposedly removing Jesus’ name from official prayer books, telling their chaplains to stop praying in Jesus’ name, and removing Christian symbols and references from their prayers and poems. The chyron: “Going Godless, DAR Removes Patriotic Songs that Include God.”
Starnes claimed that this all came from the president of the organization whose picture and name were put up on the screen so the nice Fox Christians can harass and threaten her. He said that she didn’t return his multiple phone calls. But “the members are speaking out anonymously” so that proves it. Starnes played a tape of an outraged anonymous member who, in her best southern drawl, accused those who hate Christian symbols of being “intolerant.” The chyron: “Spiritual Snub, DAR Members Angered Over Society’s Move.”…”
I have papers on two of my Patriot Ancestors: James Carter, Jr. and Richard Bohannon. I have a few other ancestors who qualify and need to be recognized as patriots by the DAR, but I’ve just never taken the time to do the supplementals on them. It’s also a hundred bucks a pop.
- James Carter, Sr.
- Josiah Morse
- Joseph Morrill
- Gidwon Perkins
- Samuel Durell
- Samuel Jackson
- Joshua Perkins
- William Nutt
- Paul Dustin
- Timothy Dustin – Minuteman – Bunker Hill
- Samuel Hill
- Moses Little
- Isaac Runyon
- John W. Runyon
Now you know why I am so offended at what happened on Thursday.
This is a cautionary tale. While it is about the DAR and their need to establish a presence on Twitter, that isn’t the whole story. Defending the DAR, The Pink Flamingo was suspended by Twitter, then timed out for fighting the lies. On Thursday evening, I was subjected to a stream of abuse on Twitter by people who don’t even follow me. The reason is quite simple.
The Pink Flamingo made the very rash statement that 99% of all Muslims are not terrorists, and then said that I have very dear friends who are Muslim.
This is not the point of my post. What I’m furious about is the way FOX Tabloid News once again spreads a lie, and not one single person listed above bothered to pick up the phone and call the DAR in Washington and ask if it were true. Instead, every single one of the suspects above chose to spread the lies. With just a few exceptions, they are still, as I write this, spreading those lies. The so-called “Christian” who started this, has as of this writing, not gone on twitter and retracted his “Christian” lies.
Evidently they don’t care about factual accuracy.
Now you know why The Pink Flamingo stays so irate with FOX Tabloid News and far right sources. They don’t give a rip about doing what is right or honorable. All they care about is a good story, no matter how false it is, and no matter how many lives are ruined.
The Pink Flamingo was sent a tweet with a rebuttal for one of the articles. Some rebuttal.
The Pink Flamingo contacted the author of this piece and told her that, as a 10 year member of the DAR, I find her snide tone insulting. The more I think about it, the more annoyed I am. What gives far right loons the right to do something like this? Are they so arrogant that they think they can destroy on a whim and so careless that they don’t bother checking a source?
And, people what to know why The Pink Flamingo is so disgusted with the far right. Case in point! I also want to give a shout-out to Doug Hagin of the Daily Gator for being so darn honest! Read his blog! He’s just doing what the rest of us are, trying to be honest and get the facts straight!
The real irony here is that The Pink Flamingo is about 175 pages or so into my 2nd murder mystery, a sequel to one I wrote this summer. (I’m on a roll). One of the plot lines is how the far right loons who hate every Muslim out there are harassing my main character because she dared demand a video showing the murder of her brother and sister-in-law be taken off Youtube because it the very individuals who were screaming about Islamic terror were the ones terrorizing her niece and nephew. I was afraid I was getting the plot a little convoluted, but this convinces me that I’m right on track!