Published: Thursday, Aug. 2 2012 12:54 a.m. MDT
Dan Cathy, President of Chick-fil-A, came away the winner in his fight with the
thought police. If local leaders think they can punish him by denying building
permits to Chick-fil-A restaurants because of his opinions they can expect to
learn a lesson from him on the 1st Amendment in Federal Court the hard way.
I wonder if the Dixie Chicks ever ate at Chic-fil-a ? Wasn't
Disneyland being protested by conservatives for performing same sex marriages on
thier cruise ships? You put the HIGH in hypocracy. Good job!
"‘I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we
shake our fist at Him and say 'we know better than you as to what
constitutes a marriage,’ and I pray God's mercy on our generation
that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity
to define what marriage is about,' he said at the time."----Cathy didn't say anything about gay marriage. Nope. Zip,
nada, niente.This article started out by demonstrating that
Christians are hypocritical, then moves on to say that progressives and liberal
businesses are going to suffer?Weird.
So let me get this straight. It's ok to be bigoted if supported by your
religious views, but if you have contrary views, you are trying to take away the
rights of the bigots? It's ok to be active in your views, but not for the
other guy? Frankly, this whole controversy is absurd. The fast food
guy can have his views, and opponents should be free not to give him their
business. Mayor Bloomberg had it right on this.
This action is no different than countless other situations in which the
left-wing has done everything it could to silence someone with an opposing
viewpoint. Indeed, the left is determined to silence all who oppose it.The left is out to force same-sex marriage on the public, without giving the
public a chance to decide for itself. In fact, the left will not hesitate to use
intimidation, threats, or bullying to force this issue.It is time to
stand up to this brand of leftist economic intimidation. Buy all the chicken you
can, or watch your freedom of expression be destroyed.
The fact that a couple of politicians made egregiously stupid remarks about
unconstitutionally using their office to harass Chic-fil-A doesn't change
the fact that Mr. Cathy made egregiously stupid remarks about unconstitutionally
denying equal rights to gays.I shake my head in disgust and dismay
at both Mr. Cathy and at Mayor Menino and Alderman Moreno.
It is the denial of rights if you are on the left and it is hate if you are on
the right. Hypocrisy at its finest. Well-written opinion piece. Thank you!
Esquire: "So let me get this straight. It's ok to be bigoted if
supported by your religious views..."There is nothing straight
about your argument. Standing up for religious principles only equals bigotry in
the eyes of radical leftists.Believing and saying that drugs are bad
and that we shouldn't legalize marijuana does not mean you are bigoted
against anyone who ever smoked a joint and you hate them and are denying them
their civil rights.Believing and saying that having children out of
wedlock is wrong does not mean that you are bigoted against single mothers and
you hate them.Believing that marriage should not be redefined to
suit the wishes of gay activists and believing that homosexual activity is wrong
does not mean that you hate gays and are denying them their civil rights.
Re: Blue Salt Lake City, UT".... Mr. Cathy made egregiously stupid
remarks about unconstitutionally denying equal rights to gays."I
may not agree with your opinion on Mr. Cathy's remarks but you certainly
have the 1st Amendment right to express them. Thank goodness we don't
allow the thought police the authority to ban opinions some people think are
There is no "civil right" to gay marriage and there certainly nothing in
the constitution about it. Unlike abortion, the Supreme Court has not yet
"found" that new right between its written words either.So
everyone who spouts off about those who support traditional marriage are somehow
denying gays their "constitutional civil rights" (or anything similar)
is telling you a big lie.
You can get pro-free-speech fast food anywhere. But an anti-gay-rights chicken
sandwich is special.
@JoeCapitalist2;We have the Civil Rights to be treated equally by
our government, which provides benefits to married couples and refuses to allow
GLBT couples to marry.@JCC;I had no idea we were trying
to force you into a same-sex marriage.
Re: Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ"But an anti-gay-rights chicken
sandwich is special."Gays boycotted Chick-fil-A on Wednesday and
"Appreciation Day" propelled the company to a "record-setting
day." So much for the Gay attack on our 1st Amendment rights.
The liberal thought police are simply horrified.
RanchHand: You may think that the equal protection clause means that because I
am allowed to marry someone of the opposite sex (I am heterosexual) it must also
mean that a homosexual must be allowed to marry someone of the same sex, but
that is just your opinion. It has no basis in law.Until
Congress passes laws or the Supreme Court rules that this is the case, it will
remain just your opinion. As every issue put in front of the voters has proven
so far, your opinion remains in the minority.
This isn't about chicken or politics or even the right to marry. This whole
movement is all about a group of people who KNOW deep inside that what they are
doing is wrong. They scream in denial but they know it's wrong. They try to
drown out their inner voices but they still know it is wrong. Their inner
turmoil is evidenced in the depth of their anger, their fervor, and their
eagerness to villify and lash out at anybody who dares voice an alternative
opinion.In light of their condemnation by their own consciences,
they hope society will tell them their behavior is acceptable or normal. They
not only hope, but they NEED society to accept their behavior. Accepting them as
people is not good enough. They need to have their actions, no matter how
depraved, accepted as well.The sad news is that even if society
accepts and normalizes their behavior, it won't shut off the voice inside
that tells them their behavior is wrong.
@RanchHand,"We have the Civil Rights to be treated equally by our
government, which provides benefits to married couples and refuses to allow GLBT
couples to marry."Sorry, but not until the U.S. Supreme Court
says that you have that right.As of right now, same-sex marriage is
recognized only at the state level in six States plus Washington DC and two
Indian Nations. So far, out of 28 states where constitutional amendments or
initiatives that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman were put on
the ballot in a referendum, voters in all 28 states voted to approve such
amendments plus twelve other states have enacted laws prohibiting same-sex
marriages.That is a mountain of law (40 states) that will need to be
repealed. Only the U.S. Supreme Court will be able to make that happen, but
don't bet the farm on it.
Machado seems to know a lot about the inner voices of gay people. Rifleman, since you were able to post that opinion on gay rights, I'd say
that your free speech has yet to be infringed. As far as
anti-gay-rights advocates eating greasy meals in support of Chick-fil-a's
anti-gay-rights agenda, it doesn't bother me at all. Eat a stick of butter
on the way home.
Re: Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ"Rifleman, since you were able to post
that opinion on gay rights, I'd say that your free speech has yet to be
infringed."The Chicago GOP has filed a complaint with the
Illinois Department of Human Rights and Attorney General Lisa Madigan over the
discriminatory action by Alderman Proco Moreno against the food chain
Chick-fil-A. It appears that Mr. Moreno stepped over the line when he said he
would block Chick-fil-A from getting a building permit.Sounds like
the Gay boycott of Chick-fil-A was a Godsend to that food chain. Business has
never been so good.
looks like I won't be spending any more $$ at JC Penney!!! Pretty
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