As always, the place to find the dumbest elected officials are at the state and local level, especially in the state of Texas. Bill Zedler, a state representative from Arlington, tweeted that liberals hate the Duggars because they reject all moral standards.
The Left hates the Duggars because they have standards – even if they fall short – they have standards. The Left will not tolerate that
— Bill Zedler (@Bill_Zedler) June 4, 2015
This is exactly backwards. I don’t hate the Duggars, but I certainly hate their ideology, which is both ignorant and very dangerous on multiple levels. And it isn’t because I reject “standards.” Quite the opposite, in fact — it’s because I have standards that they fail to meet. I have intellectual standards, the kind that would reject teaching children the lie that the earth is only a few thousand years old. Or that Adam and Eve were real people. Or that there was ever a global flood that killed nearly all life on earth other than what was in an ark. Those are lies and it is wrong to teach children lies about the world.
I have moral standards, the kind that say it’s wrong to teach that women are or should be subordinate to men, as the Duggars do. I think that idea is vile, misogynistic and does extraordinary damage to women, men and human civilization as a whole. And the kind that say it is wrong to dehumanize and denigrate people because of their sexual orientation, as the Duggars do on a daily basis. I believe it is morally wrong to discriminate against people and to make society a more bigoted place rather than less.
Yes, I hate what the Duggars believe. And it’s precisely because I have standards that I do.