Conservative commentator Steven Crowder released a video this week in which he put on an outrageously offensive “gay” persona and went to bakeries run by Muslims to ask if they would bake a wedding cake for his same-sex wedding.
Lisping, wiggling his hips and waving his hands, Crowder walked into bakeries in a heavily Muslim area of Dearborn, Michigan and performed an exaggerated pantomime of gay stereotypical behaviors.
“What do you think happens when a gay, like SUPER gay Crowder tries to get a super gay wedding cake baked at a Muslim bakery?” asked his blog breathlessly. “I’m pretty sure you can guess, but you might as well watch this week’s adventure to Dearborn, MI to find out!”
“Many” of the Muslim bakeries did agree to bake the cakes for Crowder and his pretend partner, he admitted. More, he said, that probably would have agreed had the bakeries been run by Christians. His video, however, only featured the three bakeries that refused.
Crowder has previously dressed in camp drag in an attempt to pass himself off as a trans woman at a Planet Fitness gym. He dressed as a giant teddy bear and tried to take away children’s Halloween candy in 2012, ostensibly to teach the kids a lesson about government handouts and the welfare economy.
Crowder was a proud virgin and abstinence advocate until he married his wife in August of 2012.
“If you’re wondering whether all of the mocking, the ridicule, the incredible difficulty of saving yourself for your spouse is worth it,” he wrote after losing his virginity on his wedding night, “let me tell you without a doubt that it is. Your wedding can be the most memorable day and night of your life…or just another party.”
“Oops. Did I just make a ‘judgment?'” he said. “You’re darn right I did.”
Clearly same-sex marriages and the people who want them, in Crowder’s view, do not deserve the same respect.
Watch the video, embedded below:
Stop trying to convince people you’re right — it will never persuade anyone: expert
MSNBC host Joshua Johnson noted that this year has been full of strife, with Americans having a lot to stand up about. Whether the slaying of unarmed Black men and police brutality, or healthcare, and the coronavirus, Americans are lining up to protest.
Johnson asked if people try to start tough conversations, how do they keep it productive, and when it's time to give up. In her book, We Need to Talk, Celest Headlee explains tools that people can use to have productive conversations about tough issues that help move the needle.
"Keep in mind that a protest isn't a conversation, right?" she first began. "That's a different kind of communication. The first thing is that our goal in conversations is not always a productive one. In other words, oftentimes, we go into these conversations hoping to change somebody's mind or convince them that they are wrong. You're just never going to accomplish that. There's no evidence. We haven't been able to -- through years and years of research we haven't been able to find evidence that over a conversation somebody said, 'You're right, I was completely wrong.' You've convinced me. So, we have to stop trying to do that. We have to find a new purpose for those conversations."
Trump’s Fox News interview turns into therapy session as he rants about bad coverage on the network
President Donald Trump took his fight against Fox News to the network itself during a Sunday interview with Mark Levin.
The wide-ranging interview meandered from the California wildfires to an attack on Chicago that then became a complaint about Afghanistan and more. But at one point Trump turned to lash out at Fox News on the network itself.
"The Washington Post is a disaster," Trump began. "You can't get a good story. It's disgusting. And then you go to ABC. NBC is probably the worst of all. Concast. I call it Concast. Not Comcast. It's a con-job because they always try and protect their name like how legitimate they are. NBC is horrible. CBS is a disaster. Then you go into the real beauties MSDNC as we call it. And, of course, CNN. But at least CNN you know where they're coming from. You know they're stone-cold dishonest. At least you know that. So, it's a sad thing. It's a very sad thing. Fortunately, local press is extremely good. I get great local."
Trump doubles down on ‘exploding trees’ being the real cause of California wildfires — not heat or drought
President Donald Trump doubled down on his "explosive tree" idea as the cause of the California wildfires.
Speaking to Fox News host Mark Levin, Trump explained that trees apparently explode, but trees in other countries are far worse than U.S. trees.
"I meet with foreign leaders of countries, and they have an expression, 'Sir, we are a forest nation.' But they say, 'we have trees that are far more explosive than the trees in California. We don't understand how a thing like that can happen. You have to manage your forest," said Trump.
It's a similar claim that Trump made while in California last week, claiming that the drought, heatwave and global climate change wasn't the cause.