So much for the myth of the tolerant left.
A Tennessee business owner was forced to get authorities involved, after receiving numerous threats, including threats of rape, after she took a stand against last month’s Women’s March in Washington.
Elizabeth Poe owns a yarn store called The Joy of Knitting, in Franklin, Tennessee. She posted what she thought would be a very simple, cut-and-dried message to the store’s Facebook page, speaking out against the march, and about the pink “pu**yhats” that were a part of the march, meant to symbolize the slang term for female genitalia.
“The vulgarity, vile and evilness of this movement is absolutely despicable,” Poe said of the march. “That kind of behavior is unacceptable and is not welcomed at The Joy of Knitting. I will never need that kind of business to remain open. Two wrongs will never ever make it right.
“As the owner of this business and a Christian, I have a duty to my customers and my community to promote values of mutual respect, love, compassion, understanding, and integrity. The women’s movement is counterproductive to unity of family, friends, community, and nation.”
And as it is with social media, news can travel fast.
What followed was a swarm of calls and messages, some threatening rape and other forms of violence.
At least a few tried to sabotage her business by calling the Better Business Bureau.
How was what she said a reason to call the Better Business Bureau?
It wasn’t, but liberals will use any backhanded method to silence opposition.
It was bad enough that Poe called the police to report the calls and messages, fearing for her own safety and the safety of her customers.
Poe’s story appeared in the Federalist, and at the time, she said:
“We’ve just gotta open up that dialogue,” she told The Federalist. “We’ve got to learn to disagree without being vulgar and starting fires and punching people in the face.”
That’s exactly the right attitude to take.
I can get being upset about Trump’s statements, but a massive march to support abortion (which is really all the march was about, as evidenced by the fact that pro-life groups were rejected as partners) doesn’t quite settle on the side of commonsense.
Neither does threatening women business owners, who you should be championing, just because they disagree with the tone of the demonstration.