By Hunter Wallace
If you haven’t already seen it, David and Nancy French are having a meltdown – or, shall we say, a “cuckdown” – at National Review and The Washington Post over being ridiculed so harshly by the Alt Right on Twitter.
Matt Parrott thinks we should steer clear of the French family drama:
“It’s not about moderation, but about direction. We should not bother being politically correct. People have had it with political correctness. We should not hold back in naming and blaming Jewish Power. We should not sweep the problem of Black-on-White crime under the rug. We should be bold and direct, and always on the offensive. But to actively attack a blended family, making a young child the target of political vitriol, …that’s just offensive.”
I think Matt is shooting from the hip here.
If the French family had been earnestly trying to avoid the public eye, I would probably agree that they were being picked on, but that is clearly not the case here. After doing some digging around the internet, it quickly became evident that there are few things that David and Nancy French seem to enjoy more than virtue-signaling about their very own Baby O.J. See here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
In David French’s own words:
“And we include her in almost everything we do. We’ve taken her with us to CPAC, she’s met Mitt Romney, she’s been to my wife’s book-signings with Bristol Palin, and she was right up there with us on stage when I was honored to receive the American Conservative Union’s Ronald Reagan Award.
The response? Love and acceptance. In fact, within the conservative movement, we’re not unusual at all. Interracial adoption is so common within the Evangelical community, it’s triggered a bizarre backlash from the Left. In my own (quite conservative) church, adoption has transformed a historically-white congregation into a veritable rainbow coalition.”
In another article, Nancy French points to this Op-Ed in the New York Times on how transracial adoption has become fashionable among evangelical Christians:
“If you attend an evangelical church these days, there’s a good chance you’ll hear about the “orphan crisis” affecting millions of children around the world.
These Christian advocates of transnational adoption will often say that some 150 million children need homes — though that figure, derived from a Unicef report, includes not only parentless children, but also those who have lost only one parent, and orphans who live with relatives.
Evangelical adoptions picked up in earnest in the middle of the last decade, when a wave of prominent Christians, including the megachurch pastor Rick Warren and leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, began to promote adoption as a special imperative for believers. Adoption mirrored the Christian salvation experience, they argued, likening the adoption of orphans to Christ’s adoption of the faithful. Adoption also embodied a more holistic “pro-life” message — caring for children outside the womb as well as within — and an emphasis on good deeds, not just belief, that some evangelicals felt had been ceded to mainline Protestant denominations. …”
As Vox Day points out, the criticism stings because it is true.
The fact is, it really is fashionable within the conservative movement to adopt black children – see Matt Bevin, Tim Huelskamp, Hayley and Mike Jones – so common that David French boasts about how it has transformed his own Tennessee church. There really are tons of cuckservatives virtue-signaling to each other, to the Left, and, in their minds, down to us over how great and Christian they are for cucking their own families by adopting African children. Nancy French even dressed her daughter up in an “I Only Cry When Democrats Hold Me” shirt and paraded her around CPAC.
This only sounds bizarre to us because we are not evangelicals who are told every Sunday that Gawd or Jesus wants us to adopt a black orphan. Otherwise, it is not all that different from what Russell Moore is telling the Southern Baptists. From the outside, cuckoldry, Jew-worship, and faux and effeminate moralizing are defining characteristics of the evangelicalism of the last 20 years.
Note: Jared Taylor has chimed in.