As reported by RTV6 in Indianapolis, Charlotte wrote:
“I’m sick and tired of minorities running our country! As far as I’m concerned, I don’t think that atheists (minority), muslims [sic] (minority) nor any other minority group has the right to tell the majority of the people in the United States what they can and cannot do here. Is everyone so scared that they can’t fight back for what is right or wrong with his country?”
The post has since been deleted.
When asked about the post she said, “I was very upset when I wrote that. I will not elaborate other than to say that there are certain people who are trying to make the whole world eat what they want to eat and do what they want to do. I don’t think it’s any of their business what I put in my mouth. Thank you.”
What in the world do atheists, Muslims or any other minority group have to do with telling someone what they can or cannot eat? Did she go to a Muslim-owned restaurant that didn’t serve pork? Her response to these comments makes absolutely no sense when compared to what she actually posted.
And I’m assuming she’s Christian based on her rant. Though she seems unaware that there are millions of right-wing Christians in this country doing everything they can to tell other Americans what they can or cannot do. Who they can or cannot marry. And the only reason many of these people don’t go even more radical with their beliefs is that they legally can’t. Though they’re trying just about every single day to pass laws that seek to restrict the rights of others. Hoping that at least some of them won’t be legally overturned.
In my opinion, I think it’s pretty clear from this post that she’s in favor of “traditional white Christians” being the ones to dictate what is or isn’t right or wrong in this country. Which is ironic considering she’s a woman. A gender that, to this very day, continues to struggle for equal rights in this country. Even though women make up the majority of the population. And not too long ago, as a woman, she would have never been allowed to be a co-founder of such a large oil company. Heck, less than a century ago she wouldn’t even have been allowed to vote in many states.
But the reason I find this story so interesting is because of what company she co-founded, Lucas Oil. Most people who follow the NFL have probably heard of them because the name for the Indianapolis Colts home stadium is Lucas Oil Stadium.
You have to know Roger Goodell is hating life right now. This isn’t simply a matter of suspending a player for violating the NFL’s conduct policy (something he’s already screwed up this year). This is a sponsor of one of the 32 NFL stadiums going off on a highly controversial rant against minorities. Let’s not forget that he’s currently still in hot water with some for his continued support of the Washington Redskins name.
And being in a state like Indiana, which isn’t exactly a stronghold for liberals, I’m sure her rant has plenty of support from local residents.
So it’s going to be very interesting to see how the NFL handles this, how the locals respond to her and how it ultimately all plays out.