McCallister, Parchment Share Meme Alleging Girls Use Youngsters as “Pawns” Towards Deadbeat Dads
Grand Junction City Council candidate Mark McCallister and former Republican Senate candidate Rupert Parchment have shared a meme criticizing single mothers for using their children as “farmers” against fathers who do not have child support numbers.
The comic meme features a huge woman, illustrated with large breasts, gold jewelry, and a revealing top, holding two miniature children over a miniature-sized father.
The father is tied back with ropes marked with “child benefit”, “additional payment”, “interest”, “arrest warrants”, “lies”, “alienation”, “suspended license” and “alimony”. The father says: “Stop it, please? !!” and the cartoon is entitled “Real Fathers versus DeadBeat Mothers”.
Parchment, which is the original poster of the cartoon made by someone with the handle @damnrottenkid, adds their own findings:
“A friend shared that. I am grateful that my mother never refused access to my father or used us as farmers. For the many men who are tortured by women who use children as farmers, I pray for you and the children. Millions of children have no father present because a mentally damaged mother wants to prove a point and hurt a good man. Do not encourage or cheer these women. Unless you’re helping a bailed teen who thinks their father left them, give them a call. She will blame him for it too. Greetings to the mothers who recognize a father are necessary in the life of a child too. #DadsTrauma “
Last year, Parchment ran for the seat of Senate District 23, which includes Broomfield and some surrounding areas, and lost to Senator Barbara Kirkmeyer (Brighton) in Republican Elementary School. He is currently an elected Weld County Councilman.
The loud opinions of parchment were previously covered by the Colorado Times Recorder. He took part in anti-abortion and vaccination rallies in the capital, likening tracing COVID-19 contacts to forcing Jews to wear a Star of David or to Jim Crow’s laws. He also talked about child trafficking.
McCallister, who will face Rick Taggart in the April 6 election for Grand Junction City Council, was a former vice chairman of the Mesa County’s Republican Party and is well versed in controversial Facebook posts.
He has shared several racist posts in the past, including one from Trump, who put a noose around Obama’s neck, causing a Mesa County Commissioner to revoke her approval of him.
This week, McCallister told the Grand Junction Sentinel that the Colorado Times Recorder’s story of its publication of the Obama-Trump-Noose meme was “unfounded,” but we stand by our coverage.
McCallister has yet to explain how the meme ended up on his Facebook page.
McCallister hung up at Grand Junction Sentinel “before The Sentinel could ask about his recent social media activity,” the newspaper reported.
State Representatives Janice Rich (R-Grand Junction) and Matt Soper (R-Delta) both endorsed McCallister.
Both Parchment and McCallister declined to comment on the post. Parchment told me he was “not free” to comment on the post “with no attorney present” and McCallister told me to “lose his number” after telling me that he had “you guys” in the past have commented.
The meme caught the attention of several other conservative names.
Anti-abortion mogul Leslie Hanks reacted sadly to the post.
Lesley Hollywood, Conservative and gun rights activist, commented on Parchament’s post on the grounds that the problem was “two-way,” claiming that her child’s father prevented her daughter from traveling to see him.
Other comments include:
“Pray for marriages. No flawed divorce and liberal churches also promote divorce. “
“Even the score … Find some old sex videos and nude pictures … Threaten to break shit on her coworkers if she doesn’t do the right thing … You have to play dirty with dirty people … That’s the language she uses understand.”
“Men have to be much better for their children and the mother of their baby. Do your part, be a committed father and support your children. Be consistent. Stop being selfish. SMH. Call on the fathers who work hard to be a good parent. The rest you have to grow up and do better! “
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a “bipartisan organization that provides government support, ideas, connections and a strong voice on Capitol Hill,” “the child benefit program serves one-fifth of all US children and one-third of all US children. Children in poor families – a total of 14.7 million children. “
The NCSL also argues that regular child support payments are important in optimizing the lives of children of divorced parents as well as child-parent relationships.
Parents in poverty, especially low-income black fathers, have shown that they sometimes struggle with child support payments on top of the cost of living. The NCSL recommends that states allocate resources to determine adequate parental alimony, assist parents with job searches, and assist with debt reduction.
And while messy divorces, including those where parents use children as “peasants,” are truly negative childhood experiences, there isn’t much research to support the narrative that custody mothers who need father-mandated child support payments are evil or manipulative are.
Indeed, research by the UCLA Women’s Law Journal suggests that many victims of domestic abuse are afraid to pursue fraudsters if they fail to pay or not pay enough child support, and that domestic abusers sometimes use large child child support payments to combat feelings of guilt Keeping offenders in close contact.