Over the past month, several progressive-activist blogs have waged a
war against the company Chick-Fil-A and its CEO Dan Cathy for a stating his personal belief in traditional marriage.
Now, several college campuses have joined in the witch hunt by
starting online petitions stopping or having CFA restaurants removed
from their food courts.
For example, Jose Chavira, a N.C. State graduate student, started an
online petition Friday seeking to get the university to remove Chick-
Fil-A from the Atrium food court on campus.
Chavira, and his ilk, have the audacity to accuse anyone else of being a bigot or intolerant. Pot, meet Kettle.
I’m not so sure he even knows or understands what being tolerant
Jose Chavira stated,“… it’s almost offensive in a sense that our
university is willing to maintain this relationship with an
organization that blatently discriminates against a portion of our
student body.” Discriminates? There’s not been a single charge or
accusation against CEO Dan Cathy for discrimination against any
In an interview with the Baptist Press and later on a Christian radio
program, Mr. Cathy defended marriage between a man and a woman.
When asked about his support of traditional marriage he
said, “Guilty as charged. I’m very much supportive of the family —
the biblical definition of the family unit.”
That was it. Mr. Cathy simply expressed a deeply held conviction
rooted in his Christian faith. Mr. Cathy holds no public office, he
makes no laws and is not active in the political arena. He’s simply a
man with a personal opinion, whether you agree with him or not.
What bothers me even more than some dopey college students are
people like Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Chicago Mayor Rahm
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. Not only is that discrimination, but illegal and
unconstitutional. So now Americans are turning into the thought police? That’s scary.
In Chicago, Rahm Emanuel has said, “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values.”
Are Chicago values represented by Louis Farrakhan and his anti-semetic, racist hate speech? Remember, Farrakhan was given a key to the city.
It makes me wonder if Menino or Emanuel have ever heard of the 1st Amendment.
These same progressive groups that started this controversy have accused CFA of making financial
donations, a total of 2 million dollars, to seven “anti-gay” organizations which included the Marriage And Family Legacy Fund.
In effect, what they’re saying is, if you support traditional marriage and family, (God forbid you should, it’s not politically correct to do so) that automatically makes you anti-gay.
Remember kids, Pro Traditional Marriage = Bigot, Homophobic, Anti-Gay!
Companies like Kraft Foods/Oreo, Google and Coca-Cola (just to name a few) all sponsor gay pride events across the country, donating millions of dollars… yet here I sit with Oreo in hand (literally) while writing this using Google’s Chrome browser.
Did I happen to mention I have a six pack of Coke in my fridge?
How intolerant of me.
So if I were to follow the progressive logic, wouldn’t that make all those companies anti-heterosexual, small minded bigots?
Of course not, don’t be silly…it only works one way!
The actions and reactions from the people I mentioned, tells you everything you need to know… every sort of speech, activity and expression should be protected, except the speech, activity and expression of people with opposing opinions.
It’s a shame that so many in the LGBT community, and their
supporters, asks for tolerance and are so intolerant of other opinions.
Free speech isn’t solely for the left or the right, it’s for every American
as it states in our Constitution, as it should be.
Some would do well to remember that freedom of religion, press, and
expression goes both ways.