A member of the Florida House of Representatives has asked a popular online store to prevent Libs of TikTok from selling merch on the platform. The reason? Libs of TikTok offered the term “groomer” as a promo code in the online shop, and “groomer,” apparently and as of last week, is a slur against the LGBTQ community.
Anna Eskamani, who represents Florida’s House District 47, piled on to a demand to get popular Twitter account Libs of TikTok banned from selling merch in Shopify’s online store over the term, which oddly enough has been linked to the LGBTQ community by members and supporters of that community itself. Florida’s Press Secretary Christina Pushaw said that she was “horrified that a government official, Anna Eskamani, is using her position to push a company to deplatform a private citizen due to a political disagreement.” And indeed, it does seem that the place of an elected official is not to petition corporations to ban users from its platform that are engaging in legal commerce. The beginning of the petition to ban Libs of TikTok from selling merch on Shopify began with a Media Matters article that made the wild claim that the term “groomer” is an LGBTQ slur.
Media Matters wrote that “A significant driver in the fabricated ‘ groomer ‘ narrative, its Twitter and Instagram accounts have been used repeatedly to misgender people, target teachers who support their LGBTQ students, and flag Pride Month events, at least two of which were later targeted by white supremacist organizations , including the Proud Boys and Patriot Front.”
Libs of TikTok has used the term “groomer” to describe elementary school teachers who coerce their students into using preferred pronouns, or who “come out” to their students and encourage students to do the same, or who hold Pride […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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