If you're wondering what's hot (other than temperatures) in the "family values" land of God and guns, check out this Fox & Friends video in which the muy macho pastor Doug Giles talks about the "commandments" for anybody who wants to date his daughter Regis. Fox News Insider tells us that Giles ten dating commandments video is "hilarious" and is taking You Tube by storm. When the Jesus and gun loving Doug, who describes himself as a non-metrosexual redneck, was last seen on Fox & Friends he talked about how he is raising his daughters, one of whom was James O'Keefe's "ho," to - well - love Jesus and guns. He and Regis made an encore on this week's Fox & Friends where he talked about how he is protecting the 19 year old Regis' honor with these rules which, he says, are a "cudgel to ward off potential suitors." Christian patriarchy is just so funny....
The very heterosexual Doug was very clear about not tolerating any limp wristed philosopher types. Regis, who doesn't believe in the equality of the sexes, said that she hoped that any future boyfriend would be a "real man." Brian Kilmeade laughed hysterically over the commandment in which Doug threatened to kick the ass of any potential boyfriend who tells him a dirty joke. The visual of the "commandments" had a small photo of Doug pointing a large gun. Doug said that America could benefit from the commandments because they're "traditional fatherhood in old school values and stuff in a cheeky way." He noted that the video has gone viral and expressed hope that "the nation will turn around and young people will find traditional values in approaching a girl with respect is a good thing." Regis feels that "more fathers should have this as a criteria." Doug informed his fans that a copy of the commandments is available on his website.
They didn't talk about one of the commandments which indicate that Regis will not be allowed to date liberals, agnostics, or atheists, tree huggers, and anybody who is anti-American). They also didn't mention the vaguely discomforting commandment which, IMHO, betrays some violent ideation on Doug's part: "Thou shall not touch my daughter. If you do, I'll smash your hands and your mommy will have to help you gel your Justin Bieber haircut." Again, Regis is 19. Shouldn't she be able to make up her own mind about whom she dates? And if she wants to have a sexual relationship with somebody, shouldn't that be her decision and not her father's? Rather than a "hilarious" concept, this seems more like a case study in dysfunctional family dynamics; but then what do I know about Florida Christian culture!
Addendum: Another thought - How would Daddy Doug react if Regis wanted to date a woman?!
It seems that while her father, who was a member of the town’s police, had forbidden her to have ‘sex’, fellatio had never been mentioned.
Some years later, he was charged with sexually abusing her and her 3 sisters.