After years of griping about advertisements at Pulpit & Pen (and now Protestia), we listened and went ad-free. First, we are super-super thankful for our hundreds and hundreds of Patreon supporters who make it possible to pay our writers, the tech, the Polemics Report, and all the necessary equipment, insurance, and etc to make an operation like ours work. You guys are awesome.
After more than a decade of being the most effective and active polemics ministry in the world, we dumped the ads because we reached the point of patronage it wasn’t necessary. But here’s the thing…it turns out the trans-mob doesn’t like us much and they’re litigious. And although we raised a ton of cash for our legal defense just by asking for it (thanks, guys), the Big Banks (thanks, Chase) decided to hold onto it for a while (we wrote about that here just a few hours ago). But we don’t give up that easily.
We still have fights to fight, and right now we’re scrambling financially. We hoped that by going ad-free we’d see a big jump in patronage out of sheer appreciation. But…not exactly. We have seen about a 20% increase, but not enough to do without the ad revenue.
And so, here’s how this is going to work. If you go over to Patreon and subscribe for $5.95 a month, one of of your benefits you receive is a free PAID subscription to The Insurgency news blasts. That’s on top of getting the full Polemics Report podcast and not just the truncated free version on the Bible Thumping Wingnut’s RSS feeds. A reminder: It’s not automatic; upon signing up at Patreon, you need to email Cheyenne@GideonKnox.com and ask to be added to The Insurgency.
If you’re wondering what the heck that is, Gideon Knox Group (our publishing organization) has established a team of “news hounds” that scour hundreds of sources for news links likely to be banned by Big Tech (Facebook, Google, etc) and sends 50 or so news links directly to your email three days per week (for free) or six days per week for $7 a month or $70 per year.
We’ve already done the work of “news-hounding” for years, which is why you often see exciting or new headlines at Protestia FIRST. So our thought was, “Why not just take all the links being banned by Big Tech and send them directly to people’s email directly?”
When some of our publications got banned for stuff like calling Bruce Jenner a man or pointing out all the wildfire arsonists last year were Antifa activists – and especially when election fraud “conspiracy theorists” started getting banned – we thought it was the least we could do to get you the news, and it helps pay the guys who do all the work (because I’m primarily a pastor and stuff).
It has already been a Patreon reward, which saves you a whopping $1 per month than if you paid for The Insurgency by itself (which would still be worth it if you care about what’s really going on in the world).
However, back to those ads everybody hates…
The Insurgency will now include the articles written and published by Gideon Knox Group publications, ad-free, divided into two categories; polemical and political. That means you’ll get the ad-free articles sent directly to your inbox as a part of your daily email six days per week for paid subscribers (sorry, we don’t make our guys work on Sunday). You won’t even have to type in our URL and can avoid the website altogether (this will kill our web rank, but we conquered that a long time ago and already got the t-shirt).
The email will be super easy to navigate; polemical news articles, political news articles, and then the regular 50-banned links, all categorized separately for your viewing and browsing convenience (all without an ad in sight).
Remember, you can sign up directly at Substack for The Insurgency, or you can get it for a buck cheaper at Patreon plus all the other benefits. So unless you’re bad at math (I’m with you; listen to my last sermon), and decision-making, it’s waaaaay better to just bite the bullet and become a patron. You can do so by clicking this link here.
And if you hate the ads and don’t want to support us financially, might the Lord bless you richly anyway. But if so, please don’t complain about the ads.
A CALL TO ACTION
Enjoy our content? GREAT! Unfortunately, ad revenue for truth-telling websites has been severely hampered by consorship and de-platforming. This ministry isn't free to run, and finding people willing to support polemical theology is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
So we have some great ways for you to EASILY support our work that will take less than 3 minutes of your time to do.
First, check our our page explaining this all at detail at https://supportpolemics.com
But in short, you can support us on Patreon and get exclusive rewards like the FULL non-truncated episodes of the bi-weely Polemics Report podcast ONLY available on your Patreon app. It's super easy to use. Get exclusive updates from JD. Get all that and support our work for only $5.95 a month. You'll also get a PAID subscription to 'The Insurgency' "banned news blasts" once a day for 50 news links to banned content you can't find in social media. For other patron tiers, you can join us live via zoom to interact with JD during the Bulldgomatic Bible study, get free theology books in the mail, and more.
Or, if you don't want to use Patreon and don't want the rewards, subscribe to 'The Insurgency' "banned news blasts" for free (three days a week) or $7 dollars a month (notice that's a dollar more than getting it through Patreon) or $70 dollars a year. Instead of you scouring the news, let our Gideon Knox News team do the news-hunting FOR YOU and it will save you time finding real news.
And finally, you can give a one time financial gift through Giving Fuel . It's also super-easy to set up and takes only minutes.
Because JD gets banned in Facebook a lot, you can also find him on Twitter here And if you're into politics, check out Montana Daily Gazette. If you just want his sermons, check out his SermonAudio feed