Tennessee yarn store owner who refused to sell Women’s March yarn gets accolades

Tennessee yarn store owner who refused to sell Women’s March yarn gets accolades February 8, 2017

Most Americans did not identify with the so-called Women’s March in Washington, DC, which chose to symbolize it’s crusade with “pussy hats.”  Knitting groups sprang up all over America to teach feminists how to create these pink caps, because nothing says “feminism” more powerfully than knitting circles.  Oh, and actually dressing up as genitalia.

Well, a Franklin, Tennessee shop owner named Elizabeth Poe didn’t want her yarn to be used to be used in this way, so she posted this on her Facebook page:

With the recent women’s march on Washington, I ask that you if you want yarn for any project for the women’s movement that you please shop for yarn elsewhere. The vulgarity, vile and evilness of this movement is absolutely despicable.

That kind of behavior is unacceptable and is not welcomed at The Joy of Knitting. I will never need that kind of business to remain open. Two wrongs will never ever make it right.

As the owner of this business and a Christian, I have a duty to my customers and my community to promote values of mutual respect, love, compassion, understanding, and integrity. The women’s movement is counterproductive to unity of family, friends, community, and nation.

I do pray for these women. May God work out His love in their hearts and continue to heal and unite Americans.


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As you can imagine, these pro-choice “Women’s March” crusaders did not want this successful female entrepreneur to have a choice in the matter.  Though they were probably celebrating the designers who refused to dress Melania Trump for the inauguration, they weren’t so happy when the shoe was on the other foot.

Elizabeth got threats and insults.  The Federalist reported this comment that showed up on her page:


“Misinformed, hateful, ignorant, and sexist women like you are why we marched and why we are continuing to act. Thank you for the reminder that our work is far from over and for the motivation to continue!”

“Have you considered giving up your business to your husband so you can go back in the kitchen and make him some sammiches?

Proper, traditional women have no business running a business.”

“Oh, honey. If you were a real Christian, we’d know you by your deeds. As it is, you’re showing us that you’re a hateful, judgmental hypocrite who knows nothing about the teachings of Jesus. But hey, we’ll stay away from your store. You know, the one you’re able to own only because our foremothers fought and marched for your right to do so.”

Charming.  As you can imagine, the harassment didn’t stop there.  Her phone rang off the hook from people al over the nation criticizing her, but she took it all in stride.  When she recognizes the number as an out-of-town feminist harasser, she sometimes answered the phone, “Trump Tower, Franklin.”

With all the furor over this women having her own political opinion, however, Elizabeth found she had a new admirer:


The post card that recently came in the mail read, “Elizabeth, fantastic what you are doing to support my policies.  We need broads like you now more than ever.  #MAGA”  The note was signed, simply, “DJT.”

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