Apparently so. Matt Forney received death threats for an article he wrote at Return of Kings on why not to date women with tattoos.
Here is the ROK article discussing the threats. It has 812 comments.
Here is the Forney article that started it all. At this time it has 9023 comments.
ROK is standing by him.
The article does paint with a broad brush, but so do a lot of articles on ROK. They make a lot of general statements about women or feminist or whoever, without a lot of nuance. But that is the nature of ROK.
I don’t get this new sensitivity. No one is allowed to say anything negative except about people who say something negative. If someone doesn’t agree with your lifestyle or choices, just relax. There are a lot of anti-Christian statements on my Facebook feed or within the alt right sphere. I don’t want to kill those people or call them names. I want to argue with them, and hope they see the light and get saved. Don’t like what Forney says? Then make your case otherwise. Don’t threaten to kill him. Good grief. Our modern society needs to take a couple of collective deep breaths.
This story is a month old. I’m not sure how I missed it. But here it is. Syndicated columnist and Professor of Economics Walter Williams asked in a column why homosexuals aren’t charged more by insurance companies, like smokers and obese people are, since they have shorter life spans. Then the mob attacked. There is even a petition to have Williams fired from George Mason University. What Williams response should be: “Kiss my tenured ass PC freaks!”
next time it might be you.
I commented on the Mark Driscoll issue at the old site. I conceded that some of what he was accused of was intemperate and indecorous and unbecoming of a pastor. I also conceded that it is likely he does have a “domineering” leadership style. Why? Because you can’t run a huge organization without being somewhat domineering. At the time I speculated that there is probably an ideal size for a church, as there is likely an ideal size for a republic, and mega ain’t it. So mega churches will always lend themselves to domineering and/or charismatic leaders.
But that said, I was hoping for Mark Driscoll to keep his job because his underlying point, that men and women are different and thus have different roles, is a fact that is supported by Scripture, tradition and biology and has always been the position of the Church. It is the rise of political correctness and its ethic of equality as the highest of all possible goods that has brought this idea under fire, not a change in understanding of Scripture, tradition or biology.
Someone needs to be saying what Mark Driscoll was hounded out of a job for saying, they just need to say it in a more temperate and decorous manor. Driscoll’s resignation is a victory for the forces of political correctness. Somewhere evangelical turned liberal equalist Rachel Held Evens is dancing a happy jig, so anyone interested in upholding the traditional teachings of Scripture should see this as the defeat that it is whatever the flaws of Pastor Driscoll may be.
Here is the resignation announcement. It says he was not asked to resign, but I suspect for him to continue on would have been unworkable.
Here is an interesting question. How much of the real negative fallout that Mars Hill has felt from this controversy (vs. being called names in the national press and blogosphere by PC enforcers) is based on it being located in liberal Seattle? Would he have kept his job if Mars Hill was in Alabama for example?
Andy Nowicki has a new blog provocatively titled Wanker Revolution. For reasons he explains in the first audio segment, it is going to primarily be an audio blog. He also explains what he means by the term wanker. While I get his point – I too have a problem with the amorality of the pick up artist segment of the manosphere – I’ll leave it to our readers to decide if his is a helpful term/formulation. But he is always amusing/entertaining.
BTW, has anyone read any of his fiction? I’m a bit fascinated by his ability to get his work published despite his “associations” although his latest manifesto was self-published. I’ve considered given it a try, although I read very little fiction.
This guy is not impressed by Rand Paul’s Ferguson, MO panderfest. I honestly don’t think Rand believes he is going to attract many black votes, which is the point the author is arguing. Rand is not that stupid. I think he thinks he is protecting himself from charges of racism, and to some degree making the Republican Party less toxic to blacks. He may do the second thing to some degree, but if he gets anywhere near the nomination the PC knives will come out with a furry. He has no chance of doing the third. But in the mean time he looks like a pathetic wuss. Pride and self-respect should dictate another course.
Dan Gallington is employed to write columns for various Conservative Inc outlets (e.g. Washington Times, Human Events.) He is also a member of the sinister Center for Security Policy that features occultist Paul Vallely, and the Delta Force Waco Butcher, General Boykin.
Human Events was recently sold by the Regnery family to various Con Inc investors.
It was rumored they were going to become more “moderate” in Con Inc terms.
On October 14th, Human Events published a column, asking the genocidal question, must we kill them all again? Expecting some irony from the article? None will be found here.
Dan Gallington not quite boldly proclaims:
We simply may have to kill them all
Dan Gallington, Enemy of the Week.
Below I posted a video on Cultural Marxism, which I said was a must watch and was curious who was behind it. Thanks to the sleuthing of fellow blogger weavercht, he learned that it is a film by James Jaeger. Since I thought to myself, “This is our kind of guy,” but I didn’t recalled ever hearing of him, I did some internet searching.
First of all, he started Matrixx Productions which makes documentaries. Not all of them are necessarily up our alley, but many are as you can tell by the title list. Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul and Edwin Viera make frequent appearances in his documentaries.
But the guy seems to keep a pretty low profile, I suspect by choice. He has an IMDB entry but it contains no bio. He has a Linked In profile, and he has a Facebook page. I sent him a Facebook friend request, but I suspect he is pretty judicious about who he accepts requests from, because we only have one friend in common. Normally I have a lot of friends in common with people in our “circle.”
Anyway, I suggest buying some of his videos. It looks like a lot of them are available on YouTube, but he deserves some of our money for his efforts.
BTW, one piece of trivia I learned from his IMDB site, Edwin Viera (who I once sat at a table with at a Constitution Party event and bounced some at the time rather amateurish money questions off of) is the brother of Meredith Viera. I had no idea.