A Louisiana farm is facing a massive backlash on social media for a faith-based post about Pride Month.
Backwater Foie Gras farm owner Ross McKnight has lost two-thirds of his restaurant business after posting on Instagram to celebrate the Catholic Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, leaving his “tiny” family farm under severe financial pressure.
In the post, he referred to the “attempted coup of the month,” referring to Pride Month. He then suggested “some antidotes to a false pride.”
During an appearance on “Fox and Friends Weekend,” on Saturday (June 10), McKnight noted that he has never been “quiet” about his faith, making the widespread backlash against the message all the more surprising.
However, he described knowing “in the back of my mind” that there would eventually be a conflict about his outspoken faith, describing the backlash as “not out of nowhere” as there were frequent conflicts “across the country.”
Yet McKnight suggested that the timing regarding the uproar of his post seemed “like it was a concerted effort.”
Following the controversial post, Backwater Foie Gras Farm has taken a huge financial hit, leaving the farm’s future in dire straits.
“Fox & Friends Weekend” co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy asked McKnight how he coped with the relentless backlash.
“We have a great deal of confidence in our faith,” McKnight answered bravely, adding he was “not worried in that sense,” because the family knew they would “be taken care of,” regardless of what that care looked like, but highlighted that faith came through a “veil of tears.”
The Louisiana rancher then sent an urgent message to Christian Americans who were constantly confronted about their faith.
“If we’re fighting a battle, there’s no ground behind this particular battle,” McKnight said emphatically, urging other Christians “to stand, because there’s nothing behind it.”
He added that if Christians were to lose the fight, “then there’s nothing else behind it. So we have to fight.”