Skip to comments.Gay Advocate believes Dan Cathy must 'rejoin civilization' and anger his supporters
Posted on 09/07/2012 4:12:31 PM PDT by scottjewell
This past week gay advocate Wayne Besen ran a commentary piece entitled, "Will Chick-fil-A Dig In or Dig Out of the Hole?". I wanted to comment on Besen's commentary which appears in HuffPost Gay Voices (which FReepers may link to but not post as articles).
Besen believes the company appeared to "take steps in a positive direction last week, when Dan Cathy "welcomed campus leaders to a private luncheon in Atlanta to discuss diversity, hospitality and the opportunity to find common ground." "
The meeting was held in secret and included among other groups the LGBT student advocacy group Campus Pride.
Besen makes no bones about this being a slap in the face to what he calls "the Huckabee crowd". I will admit the seeming capitulation was unwelcome to my own thinking.
Says Besen: "If Chick-fil-A truly desires rejoining mainstream America, it will have to come to terms with the fact that it will let down its most ardent defenders. Even a whiff of "capitulation" will infuriate anti-gay activists, who view the company as a beacon of hope in a secular world."
"If Cathy budges even an inch, extremist groups are going to squawk louder than a chicken in a slaughter barn, so Chick-fil-A might as well go all the way and renounce donations to homophobic hate groups and rejoin civilization." ....
He goes on to smirk at Scott Lively's idea - voiced in a recent WND Op-Ed piece - that the Chick-Fil-A August was a sign of changing times and a reversal of LGBT rights. (I had hoped the same thing and thus did not exactly appreciate Cathy's meeting or Besen's smirking).
Besen ends his piece by comparing Chick Fil A's position to that of the fort of Alamo in the Texas Revolution of 1836: According to Besen , if Chick-Fil-A wants to "rejoin civilization" it will have to become gay friendly and to "stop funding hate groups". On the other hand, if it seeks to become "the Alamo of the far right" it will fall as the fort did. Any thoughts would be welcome, and of course I am hoping he is self-deluded and that Cathy's seeming capitulation was nothing of the kind.
Roger that - That’s the spirit! :-)
Look at the bad faith and presumptuous nature of this pro-gay article about the meeting: ( I am actually beginning to wonder if this meeting actually took place, and there are no real reports of it to be found anywhere):
“Chick-fil-As Dan Cathy Looking for LGBT Truce?”
t seems like the president and COO of Chick-fil-A, who found himself at the center of a media storm earlier this year for his anti-gay support, is trying to leave that in the past and move forward with his business.
The Advocate is reporting that an anonymous source told them Cathy met with college leaders on Aug. 30 in Atlanta to discuss diversity, hospitality, and the opportunity to find common ground.”
They got that from the movie The World Accoding to Garp from '82. I only saw it once (too many) but Garp (Robin Williams) confronts a lout and beats him. John Lithgow, playing a transexual friend says to him "you have a hell of a way of making converts to civilization!"
Of course, the entire movie was a shameless piece of pink propaganda but it must have deeply influenced the discourse of the gay-rights movement.
Ha, they never seem to answer that question!
But when Partner A divorces Partner B, who will say:
Remember the Alamoney?
There are only 1.7% of the U.S. population that are homosexuals. Ignore this small bunch of whiners.
LMAO - too funny GOPman ;) I like your comic relief.
I think I will. they are all empty fireworks and no substance.
The only “common ground” Mr. Cathy can find with these people is to APOLOGIZE and then disavow all of his core beliefs about homosexuality. There is no give on their part; only take, and total capitulation; that’s the way bullies operate.
Cool! I’m no longer part of civilization!
Guess that’s true of us all at FR. ;-)
... and all of my fellow parishioners, most of my closest friends and family... we’re all in good company!
Militant perverts lie every day.
Consider the source.
Perverts, who are compelled to rant publicly, are mentally handicapped and physiologically impaired.
You’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re... you’re...
Yup it sounds like some one is trying to spread rumors to get people riled up. I don’t like that one bit. I just figure who closes his business on Sunday probably isn’t going to cave to a bunch like these twerps
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.