In light of the recent basketball game between Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, conservative activist CJ Pearson has officially challenged gun control activist David Hogg to a one-on-one basketball game.
Me and you, David.
1 on 1.
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) June 20, 2018
Hogg, who is 18 years old, should have the advantage against 15 year old CJ Pearson, right?
While no details beyond a Tweet have come out, if the game is similar to that of the one between Cruz and Kimmel, there will be a charity incentive. Both Kimmel and Cruz agreed that the loser would donate $5,000 to the (non-political) charity of the others choosing. Ted Cruz, who won the game, chose to support Generation One, a ministry that helps children living in poverty conditions in the Third Ward of Houston, TX.
The game between Kimmel and Cruz was between two people who disagree vehemently on politics, yet they found a way to make it a positive event. The same could possibly be done between Hogg and Pearson.
David Hogg first came into the public eye after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which he was a student at the school. Hogg was perhaps the most visible face of the students calling for gun control, and later leading an anti-gun march in Washington, D.C.
In contrast, CJ Pearson is a conservative activist who made his fame through a series of online videos calling out former President Barack Obama. Despite being only 15 years old, he is seen as one of the most articulate voices for conservative principles, and along with that comes his staunchly pro-gun beliefs.
Big League Politics looks forward to this basketball game occurring, and will keep you updated on any developments.
Watch Today’s Big League Politics Interview With CJ Pearson
Black Rifle Coffee Does Not Support Second Amendment Hero Kyle Rittenhouse
At this Time, Conservatives Cannot Afford to be Timid
Black Rifle Coffee, a coffee company based in Salt Lake City, is not defending 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse.
The company said that it was against a tweet that Blaze Media reporter, Elijah Schaeffer, posted that featured Rittenhouse wearing a Black Rifle Coffee Company shirt captioned “Kyle Rittenhouse drinks the best coffee in America.” Rittenhouse was released on November 20, 2020 after supporters were able to raise $2 million for his bail.
In the tweet, Schaeffer posted a discount code for the coffee. Sara Tabin of The Salt Lake Tribune noted that online Twitter users “questioned whether the coffee company had a sponsorship deal with Rittenhouse and accused it of supporting murder and hate.”
This prompted Black Rifle Coffee, the sponsor of the Slightly Offens*ve podcast, to release a statement on November 21 declaring that it is not sponsoring or supporting Rittenhouse.
Initially, there was a misunderstanding about the company withdrawing its sponsorship of Slightly Offens*ve. However, a spokesperson for the company told the Salt Lake Tribune on November 21 that “We are not fluctuating our ad spend.” The coffee spokesperson added “We did have a conversation with Schaffer, and he understands that the post was a mistake.”
She stressed, “We don’t traffic in national tragedy and to us, that’s what this is. We are not legal experts or members of law enforcement. We fully support all law enforcement officials and believe in the integrity of the legal system.”
The spokesperson reiterated that the company will maintain its sponsorship of Blaze Media. She explained: “Our concern is that use of the discount code in the post did not reflect our values. That’s a concern we’ve addressed with the journalist and that he understands.”
Blaze employees “make decisions about how to allocate ad dollars within the Blaze,” she remarked. Although the spokesperson did not go into further detail about the company’s status as a podcast sponsor, it noted that the coffee company and the Blaze are in talks about “how to move forward with the allocation of ad dollars.”
Black Rifle Coffee positions itself as a pro-Second Amendment, conservative company that was founded by veterans. Black Rifle Coffee co-founder Evan Hafer released a statement on November 21 declaring that “We do not support legal advocacy efforts. We do not sponsor nor do we have a relationship with the 17-year-old facing charges in Kenosha, WI.”
At the moment, Rittenhouse is facing two counts of first-degree murder for shooting and killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber during a Black Lives Matter riot back in August. In addition, he’s being charged with one count of being a minor in possession of a firearm. During the riots, Rittenhouse was attacked by Rosenbaum. Rittenhouse was carrying an AR-style rifle as he was walking down the street to protect private property from looters.
It is disappointing to see supposedly pro-Second Amendment businesses fold to the mob. Although the Left is very effective at mass politics and causing certain businesses to get cancelled, some businesses will have to take a stand. Submission to these radicals only encourages them to become bolder in their attacks.
Can Americans actually grow a spine for once?
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