Skip to comments.Sophia Bush: 'Chick-fil-A anti-gay stance an insult to god'
Posted on 08/14/2012 10:09:17 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Sophia Bush has declared that Chick-fil-A's anti-gay stance is an insult to god.
The fast food chain sparked controversy last month when its president Dan Cathy expressed his opposition to same sex marriage.
Cathy's comments have led to protests by marriage equality advocates as well as demonstrations of support by some conservative groups.
Bush weighed in on the controversy over the weekend, telling E! News that Chick-fil-A's stance against gay marriage should not be tolerated.
"Here's my issue - it shocks me how many people come to their defense, first of all. I'm sorry, it's 2012, if you really think it's okay to deny anybody their basic human right of loving who they choose to love, you can go f**k yourself, honestly. And you can print that, because I'm done. I am so over it," Bush declared.
She went on to express her belief that those of true religious faith should support any loving couple sharing their lives together.
"Be a kind person... The reason I take issue with it is, especially in America, we are told that this is the place - give us your tired, give us your hungry, give us your poor - where anybody of any race, of any belief system, can come and have a shot at the American Dream," she explained.
Bush continued: "Have a shot at equality. Oh wait, unless your skin is a certain color, unless you have a certain sexual preference. That's not what it says on the Statue of Liberty. We are all supposed to be equal here.
"When you use God as an excuse to hate people and you use God as an excuse to cut people down, first of all, I think it's insulting to God. And second of all, you're missing the point.
"Because we're not talking about chicken. We're talking about the fact that every kid who reads that article, every kid who hears that said, every kid who sees a bunch of people wearing confederate flags and 'God Hates F*gs' T-shirts, showing up at Chick-fil-A and eating chicken nuggets, you're telling those kids that they don't matter. And that they're less important than other kids in this country."
She concluded: "My God loves everybody, and if yours doesn't, that's your prerogative, but don't tell me how to live my life and don't tell my best friends that you're going to take away their rights.
"Because I will march you into the ground. I will argue you into the ground. I will petition you into the ground. I will not sleep, I will not stop, and neither will so many people in this country and in this world. It's not right."
The Office's Ed Helms recently vowed to boycott Chick-fil-A as long as the company keeps up its anti-gay marriage stance.
Jane Lynch also slated the fast food chain at the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr, which aired over the weekend.
Watch Jane Lynch's Chick-fil-A joke below (warning mature content):
(VIDEO AT LINK)
I’ll google this wench’s name whilst eating my Chick-Fil-A sandwhich this evening in order to find out what category of bimbo she belongs in.
Just stand there, look petty and say your lines sweetheart, Don’t try to think, it’ll just cause you trouble.
Anyone can look good in their early twenties.
I forgot to mention that this woman’s god must be Baal. Surely she doesn’t know the God of Scripture.
She’s cute...then flaps her useless, fat mouth and instantly turns into a skank.
I never heard of Sophia Bush, and what theological training has she had that gives her the expertise to tell me what is an insult to God.
Sodom was an insult to God. He fixed that.
Yes Sophia it is 2012, what part of it being 2012 changes the fact that homosexual sex is against nature and God.
Mr. Cathy could probably care less what you do in your bedroom, but it isn’t marriage, and you can love anyone you like you can even have sex with them,in any manner you like, but it isn’t marriage,and calling it that is a lie.
A 30ish actress/model. Privileged upbringing by celebrity photographer parents. She managed a couple of years at USC as a journalism major before she dropped out to act. Lots of liberal, green causes and big BHO supporter. No mention that she has spent much time seeking or serving God.
Most of us were (and are) unaware of her Theological insights.
I'm so sorry we insulted your god, Sophia, whichever one it is you worship.
My first reaction as well - who is she? And why should I care?
Who is that?
Bush was born in Pasadena, California. She is the only child of Maureen, a photography studio manager, and Charles William Bush, an advertising and celebrity photographer.
On April 16, 2005, Bush married actor Chad Michael Murray, her One Tree Hill co-star. They dated for almost two years before they were married in Santa Monica. They announced their separation on September 26, 2005 after five months of marriage. Bush filed court papers to have their marriage annulled citing fraud.
On October 27, 2008, amid rumors of Bush dating fellow One Tree Hill co-star James Lafferty
On May 25, 2010, Bush confirmed that she has been dating fellow One Tree Hill co-star Austin Nichols
Bush often uses Twitter, Facebook, and her blog to raise awareness of world events and/or fundraisers in which she takes part. Bush is a part of fundraisers such as F Cancer, Run For the Gulf, and Global Green Gulf Relief.
Bush has been involved in political issues, supporting Barack Obama for president in the 2008 election. In February 2008, she made several appearances in Texas in support of the Obama campaign in the Texas Presidential primary election.
Bush has stood as a proud gay rights activist and in May of 2009, she showed up at a rally in protest of Proposition 8. She carried a sign saying “I Do support the the freedom to marry” and a shirt which had the words “Legalize Gay” across it.
In a interview in January 2012, Bush said about the 2012 Republican candidates: “I will not vote for a candidate who thinks you can ‘pray away the gay,’ I will not vote for a candidate who thinks that he has more rights to my uterus than I do, I will not vote for a candidate who thinks that it’s okay to dump toxic waste in the ocean. I’m afraid for our country that people like this could even be thought of as the president.
I live in a country where I believe all men are created equal, not just wealthy white guys. I believe all men, all women, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic background, you deserve the same rights.”
Bush has additionally teamed up with Dosomething.org to raise more environmental awareness among teens. She was chosen as the spokesperson to endorse the launch of eMission, a Facebook game with the social mission to engage America’s youth in fighting climate change created through the joint efforts of Do Something and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program.
“I clearly stated that I’m let down by both parties. That I am disillusioned by the political sphere as a whole. And that I simply want this nation to be one where, truly, “all men (and women thank-you-very-much) are created equal.” I believe in an America where everyone, regardless of party, economic status, sexual orientation, or religious conviction, can live freely.”
“THAT is The UNITED States. So why don’t all of you bigots and bitchers work on being proud Americans, who lead by a love-thy-neighbor example, instead of promoting intolerance that this country is supposed to have risen above. Seriously”
One thing that Sophia is very outspoken on is equal rights, which naturally spurred the conversation of Chick-Fil-A, which has been the epicenter for the gay rights debate after company president Dan Cathy declared his opposition to marriage equality.
“Here’s my issue: It shocks me how many people come to their defense, first of all. I’m sorry, it’s 2012, if you really think it’s OK to deny anybody their basic human right of loving who they choose to love, you can go f—k yourself, honestly. And you can print that, because I’m done. I am so over it!” Sophia started.
“Be a kind person...The reason I take issue with it is, especially in America, we are told that this is the placegive us your tired, give us your hungry, give us your poorwhere anybody of any race, of any belief system, can come and have a shot at the American Dream. Have a shot at equality. Oh wait, unless your skin is a certain color, unless you have a certain sexual preference. That’s not what it says on the Statue of Liberty. We are all supposed to be equal here.”
She continued, “When you use God as an excuse to hate people and you use God as an excuse to cut people down, first of all, I think it’s insulting to God. And second of all, you’re missing the point. Because we’re not talking about chicken. We’re talking about the fact that every kid who reads that article, every kid who hears that said, every kid who sees a bunch of people wearing confederate flags and ‘God Hates F-gs’ T-shirts, showing up at Chick-Fil-A and eating chicken nuggets, you’re telling those kids that they don’t matter. And that they’re less important than other kids in this country.”
“My God loves everybody, and if yours doesn’t, that’s your prerogative, but don’t tell me how to live my life and don’t tell my best friends that you’re going to take away their rights,” Sophia concluded. “Because I will march you into the ground. I will argue you into the ground. I will petition you into the ground. I will not sleep, I will not stop, and neither will so many people in this country and in this world. It’s not right.”
Journalist Helen Thomas, as a junior in college, circa 1932.
Is that Helen in her early 20s or in the 1920s? Or both?
I’ll get you for that.
The only thing it says on the Statue of Liberty is July 4, 1776.
Helen Thomas was born August 4, 1920. She just turned 92.
Was that a different Helen Thomas, then?
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