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(9,941 posts)
Sun Dec 10, 2023, 12:56 PM Dec 2023

'Save Sarasota, Deport the Zieglers': Locals Want Couple Out

Last Sunday evening, contemporary worship music filled a Sarasota Baptist church while actors in shepherd robes led a llama, sheep, and donkey to a living Nativity scene. On stage, choir members sat on risers for the congregation’s annual “Singing Christmas Tree Spectacular,” forming a dazzling 25-foot-tall human conifer.

But one prominent couple caught the attention of some revelers that night, and it wasn’t the people playing Mary and Joseph.

“A few people were like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe they’re here,’” one patron at the event told The Daily Beast. “They duped everybody. They aren’t who they say they are.

“And if you’re going to be that bold, you better live it.”

The unexpected guests were Republican power couple Bridget and Christian Ziegler, who until last week enjoyed a life of MAGA celebrities as a co-founder of Moms for Liberty and the Florida GOP’s chairman, respectively—until a three-way sex scandal and Sarasota police probe mangled their image as the epitome of conservative family values.

Now the Zieglers, widely perceived by critics as right-wing anti-LGBTQ crusaders, have all but been run out of town.


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(6,660 posts)
2. WWJD.
Sun Dec 10, 2023, 02:43 PM
Dec 2023

Well, he would actually forgive the hypocritical lying perverts...but my guess is the Sarasota Baptists won't.


(90,540 posts)
7. According to the story: first they must repent & be genuinely sorry for all their bad acts that hurt others...
Sun Dec 10, 2023, 03:55 PM
Dec 2023

Hypocrisy is a big one. “Go thou, and sin no more,” means what it says — get your act together. It’s not a pat on the head.

Those two hurt untold numbers of others. I don’t think they have the insight to be sorry about that yet.


(3,907 posts)
3. "mangled their image as the epitome of conservative family values."
Sun Dec 10, 2023, 02:45 PM
Dec 2023

I would argue that "mangled" is the wrong word here. "Defined" would be more appropriate.


(61,536 posts)
4. Live by the sword, die by the sword.
Sun Dec 10, 2023, 02:53 PM
Dec 2023

Serena Joy is having her own rhetoric turned on her. Intolerance of others means... intolerance of others.


(1,991 posts)
9. The truth behind their Republican Power Couple Family-Values Warriors reality show is exposed, but
Sun Dec 10, 2023, 06:07 PM
Dec 2023

the damage they've inflicted by enabling DuhSatan will not go away for a long time. There's a Sarasota school board meeting this week. The Moms for Liberty Praying Lady, who never misses a chance to preach and pray publicly at these meetings, will no doubt tell her audience to forgive them their sins, because they're MAGA. Gonna be an interesting meeting.

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