Brett Kavanaugh, the St. Louis Naked Bike Ride, and the Left’s Selective Outrage

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by John Ellis

Yesterday on Facebook, while linking to this post I wrote a little over two months ago, I said:

This past summer, my family unfortunately found ourselves in the middle of the St. Louis Naked Bike Ride. My subsequent PJ Media article about it was picked up by several St. Louis media outlets, most of whom mocked me (I was asked to appear on the NBC affiliate, but was driving through Ohio at the time). I was ridiculed online by strangers and acquaintances alike (don’t worry, I’m used to it). I’m curious how those who mocked me for being upset that my family was exposed to genitalia are responding to the latest Kavanaugh accusation that he exposed his genitalia at a college party. I’m going to guess that they are responding quite differently this time than they did to me.

I’m not intending this to be a commentary on the Kavanaugh confirmation and the allegations against him. But it’s important for Christians to realize that the left’s wielding of the #MeToo movement is hypocritically connected to the sexual revolution. If they really care about the Kavanaugh allegations, they would be just as outraged at what happened to my family. But they’re not.

After noticing that my PJ Media editor “liked” my Facebook post, I emailed her and asked if she’d like an article expounding my comment. She responded, “Sure! Was thinking the same thing.”

Well, here’s that article: “Brett Kavanaugh, the St. Louis Naked Bike Ride, and the Left’s Selective Outrage.”

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Doubling Down on My Naked Bike Ride Article

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by John Ellis

Throughout most of Sunday, my article about how the St. Louis Naked Bike Ride subjected my children to sexual abuse was the most popular article on PJ Media. While not as popular as I’d hoped (it wasn’t shared by as many aggregate sites as I’d counted on), the article has over 600 comments. While not a lot, that’s also not a little. Not to mention the minor kerfuffle the article has caused on my wife’s Facebook page.

I haven’t had time to read all the comments, many of which agree with me, but the criticisms pretty much run along the three tracks that I was anticipating – 1. My misuse of the word “molestation;” 2. It was a planned and permitted event; and, 3. My shameful politicization of the whole thing.

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