I subscribe to a newsletter from Trump News. That’s the sender’s name when their daily report shows up in my inbox. The site is EnVolve.com, and the screen shot above is their masthead. I am 100% sure this site is in no way associated with Donald Trump. If I had to bet the farm, my bet would be EnVolve.com is a for-profit concern whose business model is playing to an audience. And I don’t own a farm. That aside, the target is ultra-conservative America, and here’s what’s latest. See the headline:
Yeah, if that image seems a little jacked, it is. For some reason Web designers these days think pastel on white is so cool. It also makes it so hard to read when I pull a screen shot and paste it into a story. Anyhow, follow the link:
‘If You Support Traditional Marriage DON’T BUY OUR COFFEE,’ Says Starbucks ExecStarbucks isn’t just supporting homosexual marriage…they are fighting AGAINST traditional marriage. This is a battle cry. A final assault of Liberalism before Conservatives make homosexual marriage illegal. This is like a Muslim call to prayer. Will you stand and fight for what God has proclaimed? Marriage is between ONE man and ONE woman!! If Starbucks wants a fight then it’s a fight they’ll get. Christians make up the majority in this country. Let’s return fire by DUMPING STARBUCKS!! Let’s make this the biggest mistake they’ve ever made! If every Christian stood up to this Starbucks would be FORCED to apologize. Do you agree?
All right. I’m beginning to get the message. This is another screed by Thomas Robertson, and it has something to say. Conservatives, supposedly conservatives who support Donald Trump, are against homosexual marriage. I use the term “homosexual marriage” because it is more accurately equivalent to “same-sex marriage.” Anyhow, this is also about support for traditional marriage. By traditional marriage Robertson says he means, “Marriage is between ONE man and ONE woman!!” With two exclamation marks. That’s what Trump supporters mean by traditional marriage. Apparently traditional marriage includes means one man and his first wife and one man and his second wife and one man and his third wife, with an appropriate amount of adultery in between thrown in for good measure.
Apparently conservative politicians have a relaxed view of traditional marriage. Examples abound:
Limbaugh has had four marriages, three divorces, and no children. He was first married at the age of 26 to Roxy Maxine McNeely, a sales secretary at radio station WHB in Kansas City, Missouri. They were married at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Limbaugh’s hometown of Cape Girardeau on September 24, 1977. McNeely filed for divorce in March 1980, citing “incompatibility.” They were formally divorced on July 10, 1980.
And so on. Then there is ace conservative Newt Gingrich:
Gingrich has married three times. In 1962, he married Jacqueline May “Jackie” Battley (February 21, 1936 – August 7, 2013), his former high school geometry teacher, when he was 19 years old and she was 26. They have two daughters from their marriage: Kathy Gingrich Lubbers, married to Paul Lubbers, is president of Gingrich Communications, and Jackie Gingrich Cushman, the wife of Jimmy Cushman, Jr., is an author, conservative columnist, and political commentator, whose books include 5 Principles for a Successful Life, co-authored with Newt Gingrich.
In the spring of 1980, Gingrich left his wife after beginning an affair with Marianne Ginther.
I din’t have to reach very far back in my list of Trump supporters to find Ted Nugent:
Nugent has been married twice and has five children. In the late 1960s, prior to his first marriage, Nugent fathered a boy, Ted (Mann) and a girl, whom he gave up for adoption in infancy. This did not become public knowledge until 2010. The siblings were adopted separately and had no contact with one another. The son learned the identity of his birth father in 2010 through the daughter’s quest to make contact with him and their birth parents. According to a news report, over the years Nugent had discussed the existence of these children with his other children.
He was married to his first wife, Sandra Jezowski, from 1970 to 1979. They had two children, son Theodore Tobias “Toby” Nugent and daughter Sasha Nugent. Sandra died in a car crash in 1982.
His second marriage is to Shemane Deziel, whom he met while a guest on Detroit’s WLLZ-FM, where she was a member of the news staff. They married on January 21, 1989. Together they have one child, son Rocco Winchester Nugent.
In 1978, Nugent began a relationship with seventeen-year-old Hawaii native Pele Massa. Due to the age difference, they could not marry so Nugent joined Massa’s parents in signing documents to make himself her legal guardian, an arrangement that Spin magazine ranked in October 2000 as #63 on their list of the “100 Sleaziest Moments in Rock”.
Another person, who may or may not be a supporter of Donald Trump, is Kim Davis:
Davis has been married four times to three different men. The first three marriages ended in divorce in 1994, 2006, and 2008. Davis is the mother of twin sons, who were born five months after her divorce from her first husband. Her third husband is the biological father of the twins who were adopted by her second husband, Joe Davis, who is also her fourth and current husband; he supports her stance against same-sex marriage. One of Davis’ sons, Nathan, works in her office as a deputy clerk and has taken the same position of denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Whatever counts for traditional marriage in the conservative mindset, it has good company with a noticeable bias against all things not Christian. “This is like a Muslim call to prayer.” All right. All of you out there who do not bend a knee to The Chosen One had better take heed, because you know there is only one true God, and that is the God who invented a peculiar sin and caused the two people he created to commit that sin and then punished them and subsequently all the human species by destroying all but a chosen few and later impregnated a teenage girl so she could give birth to himself in human form so himself could be made to suffer and be executed for heresy so he could come back alive and walk among other people for forty days before flying off into outer space without a spaceship. And you had better believe in that god only and never visit a Starbucks again.
Full disclosure: I don’t drink coffee, and I never patronize Starbucks, and I puzzle at the multitudes who appear to worship this foul-tasting magic bean. But that’s just me (rather, I).
And for the record, traditional marriage is a man and two women:
1 Samuel 30:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
No, wait. Make that a man and several women:
2 Samuel 12:8 King James Version (KJV)
8 And I gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wives into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
Make that a man and several women plus another man:
2 Samuel 12:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.
Actually, make that one man and several hundred wives plus a few hundred other women just for pleasure:
1 Kings 11:3 King James Version (KJV)
3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
And if you are not square with all this, then Starbucks is your kind of business.