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I Fully Support Conservative Mom Holly Fisher Even Though We Have Nothing In Common

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Holly Fisher Viral PhotoHolly Fisher is a self-described conservative Christian and mother of three from West Virginia who has quickly found internet fame after a photo of her wearing a pro-life shirt and holding a Chik-Fil-A cup in front of a Hobby Lobby recently went viral. Her husband is an Army combat infantry vet. Holly and I probably have nothing in common, except we both have a pile of kids, and I doubt she would agree with any of my own personal political views, just as much as I don’t agree with her beliefs. But even though I can’t really get behind her political views, I take issue with the amount of really creepy vitriol she has received since stating her views on the Internet. From Holly’s twitter feed:


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And the Facebook page where the picture was posted is just as bad:

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Liberty News interviewed Holly about her experience:

I have always been extremely conservative and and passionate about my views. The last few years of the growing hate and intolerance among the “tolerant” left has made me want to stand up and speak out. I saw this as a perfect opportunity to show where I stand. I didn’t do it to try to change minds of those who disagree with me, but more so to show like-minded people that they’re not alone and it’s okay to stand up for what you believe in, even if it’s not popular right now. I want younger American’s to know it’s okay to not follow the current liberal path… –


Holly posted another photo on Twitter that was quickly turned into a meme:


So let’s see here, guns, bibles, pro-life, Hobby Lobby and that delicious hater chicken. I don’t have much in common with Holly, but I do know that no human should be subjected to this sort of backlash simply for believing in things that I don’t believe in. It’s just as bad as when people call pro-choice, liberal women “sluts” and “whores” for posting a pic online. I may not believe in Holly’s views, but I believe in her right to express them without receiving rape threats and being called nasty names.

(Image: Eric Odom Facebook)