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Posted on 07/31/2012 9:06:36 AM PDT by Kaslin
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy is in hot water with the LGBT community because he committed the cardinal sin in an age of political correctness: Thou must not speak ill of anything gays, lesbians, bisexuals or transgenders wish to do.
In an interview with the Baptist Press and later on a Christian radio program, Cathy, whose father, the philanthropist Truett Cathy, founded the company, defended marriage between a man and a woman and when asked about the company's support of traditional marriage said, "Guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit." Cathy believes American society is rotting (and where is evidence to the contrary?) because the country has turned away from God.
That was it. Cathy did not say he would deny someone with a different view than his the right to eat in or work at any of his fast-food restaurants, which would violate the law. He did not say anything hateful about them. He simply expressed a deeply held conviction rooted in his Christian faith.
The reaction tells you everything you need to know about certain liberals who believe every sort of speech, activity and expression should be protected, except the speech, activity and expression of evangelical Christians.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he would try to deny Chick-fil-A's application for permits to open restaurants in that city. Now that's discrimination. Menino wants to ban Chick-fil-A in Boston, not for discriminating against customers or employees, but because of its owner's beliefs, a threat he has since backed away from. Does Boston have "thought police" who might be ordered to investigate whether other business owners already operating in the city hold similar views? I'll bet there's someone at Durgin-Park who holds similar views. What about a player for the Boston Red Sox? Better follow them to see if any of them go to church.
Maybe Mayor Menino would like to force business owners in the city to testify before an official panel of grand inquisitors and then deny operating licenses to anyone who believes traditional marriage should be the norm?
In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said, "Chick-fil-A's values are not Chicago values." Are Chicago values represented by the anti-Semitic firebrand Louis Farrakhan with whom Emanuel is going to partner in hopes of reducing the number of homicides in his city? Are Farrakhan's anti-Semitic and anti-gay sentiments somehow more palatable, more of value, than Dan Cathy's support of marriage and family?
The Weekly Standard found a video posted on the Nation of Islam's website of a Farrakhan speech two months ago in which he blasted President Obama for endorsing same-sex marriage. Farrakhan said Obama is "the first president that sanctioned what the scriptures forbid." He added, "...sin is sin according to the standard of God" and "the Bible forbids it."
That goes a lot further than Dan Cathy.
The Jim Henson Company has decided to pull its Creature Shop toys from Chick-fil-A and donate profits already made to GLAAD, the media-monitoring group that promotes the image of LGBT people. I knew Jim Henson when we both worked at the NBC-TV station in Washington in the mid-1960s. While we never discussed politics, I don't think at the time, at least, he would have wanted his characters, which appeal to everyone, involved in a cultural and political battle.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Senator Rick Santorum, both also former presidential candidates, have called for a show of support for Cathy. They want people to eat at Chick-fil-A restaurants on August 1.
This is more than an economic battle. It is a First Amendment issue. Freedom of speech is guaranteed by the Constitution. Dan Cathy has a right to his opinion, so does Farrakhan, so do we all.
The real "war" in this country is not only against the supposed civil right of nontraditional marriage. It is a war against conservative Christians and a denial of the same rights the LGBT community claims for itself. Free speech is an American value. We shouldn't settle for anything less.
The liberal activists use the same McCarthyism type tactics which they view as so horrific.
I will be eating more chicken tomorrow, even If I have to wait. A new chick fil a just opened. I will be there.
I’m just wondering what would have happened if it had been the owners of Popeye’s who had come out in support of traditional marriage?
Yeah, I thought so.
In 2012 Amerika, Christian = H8.
He also said that they are all still married to their first wife. I don’t see any divorced people getting their panties in a twist. I will be ordering online tomorrow because my Chick Fil A delivers.
I'm not so sure about that. I remember having an argument with my dear old (long departed) Dad in the 80s because I said Jim Henson was probably gay. Dad was incensed, because he played golf with Jim Henson's dad (as if this means anything; but that is how that generation thought). I pointed out that I was not letting my offspring watch too much Sesame Street because all the lead characters were males, and the only female lead was Miss Piggy. The name alone is an insult; but the character was like a drag queen.
I know that Jim Henson was married and had children; but what could possibly have been his reason for such a line-up on the show, including that Bert and Ernie lived together? It just didn't smell right to me. RIP, Jim; but I don't expect he is rolling in his grave over this one.
Just finished my first Chick Fil A meal. Spicy Chicken sandwich with fries and a shake.
Bought me a t-shirt, too...:)
Are Chicago values represented by the anti-Semitic firebrand Louis Farrakhan with whom Emanuel is going to partner in hopes of reducing the number of homicides in his city? Are Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic and anti-gay sentiments somehow more palatable, more of value, than Dan Cathy’s support of marriage and family?
Yes: I would say that is pretty obvious.
Dan Cathy admits his own guilt (”Guilty as charged.”) Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made this a top priority. We must stamp out this intolerance! Smash it in the face in the name of tolerance. This is the most important issue. “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values.” Question: how many people will die this weekend in Chicago? How many people will be murdered in Chick-fil-A?
Since recently switching to Chick-fil-a all the time, I used to hit Popeyes weekly.
The late Jim Morrison ate more chicken than any man ever seen...
Maybe Mayor Menino would like to force business owners in the city to testify before an official panel of grand inquisitors and then deny operating licenses to anyone who believes traditional marriage should be the norm?I think this article is being very unfair to Mayor Menino.
His panel of grand inquisitors don't have to limit their questions to support for LGBT demands.
Prospective licensees can be questioned on:
1. Their belief in AGW.
2. Their belief in Elizabeth Warren's Cherokee Cheekbones.
3. Their belief that Barack Obama is the smartest president who ever lived (a belief that can be enforced even if The One loses his election).
4. Their belief in _____ (fill in the blank with the issue-of-the-day).
Reminds me of how liberals demonized SUVs a few years ago: owning an SUV was supposed to be a sign of selfishness and disregard for the environment. Funny, you didn’t hear them say much about pickup trucks or powerboats, which are just as worthy targets. The difference was that the SUV owners were people you could reach — the Prius drivers and Escalade owners lived in the same neighborhoods, whereas if your suburban, middle-class do-gooders went after pickup truck owners or sport fisherman, the response would have been somewhere on a spectum that includes contemptuous disdain and righteous outrage.
Similarly, Mr. Cathy is an easy target because, as a Christian and a businessman, he is not interested in baiting or defying his critics, even though he seems admirably willing to speak up in favor of his beliefs. Self-righteous homosexual supporters feel completely comfortable raising a fuss in front of a Chik-fil-A in the mall. Going to the ‘hood to protest in front of a Popeye’s or a Black Muslim mosque? Not so much. Liberals’ willingness to spout off about their moral superiority is limited by their cowardice and laziness.
Voted for Cruz this morning and then went to Chick Fili for breakfast! Lots of cars lined up in the drive thru lol!
There’s none near me, but I bought a t-shirt and a mug online.
There’s none near me, but I bought a t-shirt and a mug online.
I have never been in a Chick-fil-A but Aug. 1st I want to show my support and stop in, buy some food.
OK, I have a dumb question. Is it like McDonalds where you can order food to take out?
That line is from "Back Door Man" which was first done by Howlin' Wolf, written by Willie Dixon; Jim Morrison lifted it from them.
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