Cognitive Dissonance

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Lowe’s Home Improvement store attempts to weasel around pulling ads from All-American Muslim after succumbing to pressure from a "family values" Islamophobic organization. It’s okay, because they “strongly support” the rights of their customers and employees. </sarcasm>
Meanwhile, Florida Family Association has doubled down on their claims about the show, releasing this statement:

Clearly this program is attempting to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to influence them to believe that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.

It does victimize them. It perpetuated the idea that a handful of extremists represents all. Don’t make me define Christians by Fred Phelps, Timothy McVeigh, and Anders Behring Breivik because it makes my brain hurt. You know why? Because I know that’s not true.
But how come you all aren’t there protesting the acts of radical Christians every single day, and denouncing their actions on national television? I won’t be happy until I see moderate Christians out there all the time doing all of these things. It’s not enough for them to live their lives and accept American values - they must continuously denounce those in their religion who don’t.
Oh, and now Florida Family Association’s website is mostly down. They claim it’s because “of our real concern for the terrorism that is a way of life for some folks, we ourselves have become victims. Because we urge others to be vigilant, we become the targets. Don’t let it happen folks, take a stand before it is too late.” And then they appeal for your money.
Awesome.

Lowe’s Home Improvement store attempts to weasel around pulling ads from All-American Muslim after succumbing to pressure from a "family values" Islamophobic organization. It’s okay, because they “strongly support” the rights of their customers and employees. </sarcasm>

Meanwhile, Florida Family Association has doubled down on their claims about the show, releasing this statement:

Clearly this program is attempting to manipulate Americans into ignoring the threat of jihad and to influence them to believe that being concerned about the jihad threat would somehow victimize these nice people in this show.

It does victimize them. It perpetuated the idea that a handful of extremists represents all. Don’t make me define Christians by Fred Phelps, Timothy McVeigh, and Anders Behring Breivik because it makes my brain hurt. You know why? Because I know that’s not true.

But how come you all aren’t there protesting the acts of radical Christians every single day, and denouncing their actions on national television? I won’t be happy until I see moderate Christians out there all the time doing all of these things. It’s not enough for them to live their lives and accept American values - they must continuously denounce those in their religion who don’t.

Oh, and now Florida Family Association’s website is mostly down. They claim it’s because “of our real concern for the terrorism that is a way of life for some folks, we ourselves have become victims. Because we urge others to be vigilant, we become the targets. Don’t let it happen folks, take a stand before it is too late.” And then they appeal for your money.

Awesome.

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