Hey Look, Another ‘Family Values’ Adulterer

Another day, another example of someone setting themselves up as as a voice for “family values” and Christian virtue caught cheating on their spouse. This time it’s the Tea Party darling Holly Fischer, aka Holly Hobby Lobby, who famously had her picture taken with an AR-15, a Bible, a Chick-fil-A cup and an anti-abortion t-shirt. Turns out she cheated on her military veteran husband with a Tea Party official.

Conservative provocateur Charles C. Johnson recently contacted Fisher after hearing rumors that she had engaged in an extramarital affair last fall with Joel Frewa, then a video editor with the Tea Party News Network.

In a screen capture of their text conversation, Fisher strongly denies having an affair and asks Johnson why he would publish that information when the country is “literally going to hell.”

“Look, I have multiple people saying this and I have the messages your husband wrote,” Johnson said. “Do you want to stop lying?”

Fisher admitted to the affair less than an hour later in a Facebook post, saying she had been overwhelmed by the media attention but had since reconciled with her husband.

“In the overwhelming mess of the political spotlight and trying to find myself and where I belong, I actually completely lost myself,” she said in the post. “I lost my faith in my marriage, I lost my faith in this life that not only I’ve chosen for myself, but a life that I promote. Happy military wife with kids and church and happy, happy, happy. False. My life crumbled. My marriage crumbled. I lost my faith in God.”

The affair allegedly took place during the Restoring the Dream event, a Faith and Freedom conference, and on Election night.

“I didn’t know where I was going to go next or what I was going to do,” Fisher said on Facebook. “For a very short period in the middle of that, I actually believed my marriage was over and found someone else.”

The only surprising thing about this is that the affair wasn’t with Dinesh D’Souza. Look, I sympathize. These things happen. People from all walks of life and all political viewpoints do it. But if you’re going to put yourself out there publicly as morally virtuous and make a big publish show of your Christianity and criticize gay people as immoral and trying to destroy marriage, you’re going to look like a 20-foot tall hypocrite when you do it. Glass houses, first stones and all that.

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  • http://onhandcomments.blogspot.com/ left0ver1under

    For those who haven’t seen her face, she’s the one on the left.

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/07/08/article-2684147-1F77DA7200000578-259_634x355.jpg

  • wreck

    She must really love her country.

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    Newt Gingrich was heard asking for her number…..

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    @left0ver1under

    Oh! Oh!! I know!!! The one on the right has a green background!!

    Do I get a prize?

  • erichoug

    In a way, I feel sorry for her. But, in another way, I think she is lucky. A lot of people believe a lot of crazy shit when they’re young. The only ones I really feel sorry for are the ones that never figure out that the cake is a lie.

  • raven

    Ho Hum. Boring.

    As the xians say often, they aren’t better just forgiven. They have a Get Out Of Hell Free card and use it often.

    And that is one minor reason why xianity isn’t a source of morality.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    r1under “For those who haven’t seen her face, she’s the one on the left.”

    AH HAH!!! I KNEW SHE WAS A LIBERAL PLANT IN A FALSE FLAG OPERATION!!! STANDING ON THE LEFT?!!! AND SHES STANDING IN FRONT OF OUR FLAG DISRESPECTING AMERICA AND FREEDOM AND AMERICA BY BLOCKING IT!!! EVERYBODY KNOWS REAL PATRIOTS WRAP THEMSELVES IN THE FLAG!!!

  • raven

    “In the overwhelming mess of the political spotlight and trying to find myself and where I belong, I actually completely lost myself,” she said in the post. “I lost my faith in my marriage, I lost my faith in this life that not only I’ve chosen for myself, but a life that I promote. Happy military wife with kids and church and happy, happy, happy. False. My life crumbled. My marriage crumbled. I lost my faith in God.”

    Quite the excuses here.

    But clearly Ms. Holly Lobby, the hypocrite, isn’t very bright. She left out the main ones. Obama!!! Liberals!!! Democrats!!! Demons!!! Satan!!! Atheists!!! Commies!!! Gays!!! Moslems!!!

    She hasn’t read the xian instruction manual, “50 all purposes excuses for your behavior”.

  • dugglebogey

    I always wondered why people go to these completely pointless “family values” conferences.

    Now I get it!

  • dugglebogey

    To quote Ricky Gervais “You know kids, if you’re not sinning, Jesus died for nothing!”

  • Trebuchet

    Did they use birth control? Betcha they did!

  • eric

    The affair allegedly took place during the Restoring the Dream event

    Hmmm…there’s a sexual innuendo in there somewhere…

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    Fisher strongly denies having an affair and asks Johnson why he would publish that information when the country is “literally going to hell.”

    That’s literally the worst use of the word “literally” I’ve ever seen.

    Fisher seems to be living proof that it is indeed possible to fuck your brains out.

  • bushrat

    DAMN IT!!! I had next month on the pool for when she would screw up and then tell us all that god forgives her.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    Another marriage destroyed by gay marriage.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    That’s literally the worst use of the word “literally” I’ve ever seen.

    She meant to type “literarily” – the damage caused by Harry Potter books is severe..

  • grumpyoldfart

    She’ll be able to sell that story on the Christian speaking circuit. The women will be thinking one thing about her and the men will be thinking something else – but they’ll all be keen to hear what she has to say. Should be worth $1,000 per engagement plus ten percent of the collection afterwards.

  • Doc Bill

    It’s a great religion, Christianity. You can fuck anybody you like, commit any crime, lie cheat and steal to you heart’s content so long as you love Jeebus in the end.

    Outstanding! We should make it our national religion!