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Patriot Action Network was a batshit crazy networking site where any radical right activist could post their opinions or start their own blog and receive validation from fellow wingnuts. The site's stated purpose was to unite Tea Party activists and "patriots". The site appears to have given up the ghost sometime in 2015.

Conspiracy theories[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Conspiracy theory

Conspiracy theories, ranging from chemtrails, global warming denialism, and the New World Order, to the Illuminati, and NAFTA littered the site.[1][2][3][4] Conspiracy theories centered around Barack Obama were especially popular: Birtherism is well-represented,[5][6] as was the fear that Obama is going to take everyone's guns.[7]

The site also attacked the theory of evolution.[8]

LGBT issues[edit]

Patriot Action Network makes National Review Online look liberal on LGBT issues. They were vehemently homophobic; one blogger believes that "sodomites are a bigger threat to the United States than terrorism".[9] Another encouraged people to harass the President of the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank until the bank took down a gay pride flag that was flying outside.[10] Darla Dawald posted "Patriot Action Alerts" about gays being allowed to join the Boy Scouts and supported a petition to continue the ban.[11]

The attitude towards transgender people is arguably even worse and wacky conspiracy theories about homosexual recruitment were not uncommon.[12]

Notable members[edit]

  • Darla Dawald:[13] The nutty "National Director" of the site. She has promoted the idea that there is a War on Christmas,[14] global warming denialism,[15] and John Hagee's New World Order nonsense.[16] She likes to address the site's users as "patriots" and likes exclamation marks even more.
  • Carl Gottstein: A moderator on the site who is constantly paranoid that Obama is trying to give illegal immigrants amnesty.[19]

There are many more members but documenting all their nuttiness just isn't worth the effort.

See also[edit]


  1. ANONYMOUS ILLUMINATI COMMITTEE 300. Archived from the original at, 28 April 2012.
  2. "The photos are proof we tell you!"
  4. You didn't think they'd believe in it, did you?
  5. Birthers' Delight - Part 2. Archived from the original at, 28 December 2010.
  6. Obama might not even be his real name
  7. Obama Has NOT Given Up on Taking Your Guns Away. Archived from the original at, 21 May 2009.
  8. Evolution. Archived from the original at, 16 May 2009.
  9. Sally Kerns Oklahoma Representive (R) is Right Sodomy Will Doom America. Archived from the original at, 25 November 2012.
  10. Why Is There a Gay Pride Flag Flying at the Federal Reserve in Richmond, VA? Archived from the original at, 3 June 2011.
  11. What do they call an ACTUAL alert? Archived from the original at, 4 February 2013.
  12. Help Stop The First 'Transexual' Cartoon Being Pushed To Indoctrinate Our Children To Homosexual Lifestyle. Archived from the original at, 21 June 2013.
  13. Darla Dawald at
  14. Do you hear what I hear? No one is saying Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings this year! Archived from the original at, 19 December 2010.
  15. Al Gore Prevented a US Revolution, Created the internet, and has warned the world about Global Warming. Archived from the original at, 1 May 2013.
  16. John Hagee, Coming of the New World Order Part 1 of 3. Archived from the original at, 6 December 2009.
  17. Public Schools...The Anti-Christ? Archived from the original at, 18 December 2009.
  18. Health Care Rationing and Eugenics in New Breast/Cervical Cancer Screening Guidlines (sic) Archived from the original at, 20 November 2009.
  19. BY PRESIDENTIAL DECREE! Obama orders Backdoor amnesty....YOU OK WITH THAT? Archived from the original at, 20 August 2011.