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.