We all know the old adage that if you put 1,000,000 monkeys at 1,000,000 typewriters, they will eventually recreate the complete works of Shakespeare. I doubt that but I do know that if you put 1,000,000 keyboards in front of 1,000,000 whiny liberals, they will expose their idiocy. While many have already commented on the Chick-Fil-A non-story centering on the supposed gay-hating owner of Chick-fill-A, I just have to throw my hat into the ring and point out a few things. It is so sad that not only are people intentionally misinterpreting CEO Dan Cathy, they are going out of their way to harm his business. Though progressives have their “COEXIST” bumper stickers on their Priuses and (three existing) Chevy Volts, they attack that which makes America great: freedom of speech and the free market. Just like Islamist extremist, they want to coexist but only if you convert to their way of thinking or die.
First of all, Mr. Cathy is, by all accounts, a good and Christian man. His company has given millions to a vast array of charities, including some that support traditional marriage. He also has, through his business acumen (he and his family DID build their company, Mr. President), hired and employed hundreds of thousands of individuals, gay and straight alike. Like our Founding Fathers, he believes in hard work, the free market, capitalism and the Bible. A large majority of Americans completely agree with these ideals, if not always on the minutiae. Whether you personally think homosexuality is a choice or existent at birth, the guidebook for this man’s life says a man should be with a woman. Shocker! A man who eschews millions of dollars by remaining closed on Sundays and Christian holidays to keep those days about religion and families also agrees with the Bible about marriage being between a man and woman? Is there no end to this his insanity?
The fact is, Mr. Cathy was being interviewed by a Baptist magazine and simply said, “”Well, guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. We intend to stay the course. We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”
What a homophobe, huh? The silly libs are shocked that he follows the Bible and consider it discrimination. Obviously they do not know the meaning of the word. Did Mr. Cathy say he would not hire gays or gay supporters? Do any of his restaurants hang signs in the windows saying “Gays Not Welcome” or “Homosexuals: Use Back Door” (no pun intended)? Was he an idiot like the Westboro Baptists, saying “God hates fags” or homosexuals should be locked up, exiled or die? THAT is discrimination. That is hatred. Instead, he simply said he thinks marriage is for a man and woman and, as a business owner in a country that still (barely) allows free speech, he is prepared to stand by his values and take his lumps. Oh, the horror!
Now, the vocal minority is stoking the fire and has liberal mayors foaming at the mouth atop their soapboxes, attacking free enterprise and vowing to keep Chick-Fil-A restaurants out of their jurisdictions (even though the average unemployment rate in those specific areas is near 8%). All of this for a business owner voicing his opinion and using his hard earned money to back it up? Is that America? Mr. Cathy has it right, whether he had spoken in favor or against gay marriage. He shared his personal convictions when asked and was ready to accept the repercussions. That is the freedom we are supposed to enjoy in America. Instead of socialism where everyone is supposedly entitled to equal end-results, we should all be able to express opinions and let the free market decide what is out of line. In this case, I believe the vast majority will rally around the restaurant chain. (In fact, I am rushing to finish this article as I am hungry will drive across town to Chick-Fil-A specifically because of this brouhaha.)
While we are at it, the bigger issue in the spotlight, especially after obama recently pandered to the gay community by supporting gay unions, is the leftist battle to convince us that gay marriage is a right. If it is so, please show me where marriage is mentioned in the Constitution…the Bill of Rights….in any founding document. Good luck because you will not do so. It is never mentioned, thus making it a states’ rights issue. That being the case, same sex marriage has never been approved by the voters in any state, not even the nutty states in the northeast or West Coast. Every state that has held a state-wide vote to define marriage as between a man and woman, however, has passed. Does this tell you anything? The majority of Americans agree with Mr. Cathy. Liberals, so often simply vocal fringe kooks with access to media outlets, console one another by convincing themselves they are more intelligent and the unwashed masses simply have not “evolved” on such issues like our “President”. Whatever gets you through the night, libs. You are wrong on all counts.
The statistics do not lie. Homosexuals make up about 3% of our population. This is about the same percentage of the U.S. population that has an extra rib, owns a bird, or feels their tattoo makes them feel more intelligent….really. As I have written before, I just think gayness is a birth defect, as harsh as that sounds. Looking at people, cows, dogs, beavers or any other mammal, the natural order is for males to couple with females, plain and simple. I know MANY of you will now go off on the “gay is a choice” thing and you are welcome to but I have known gay people and have gay friends and that is not normally the case. Look at the majority of gay guys that have some feminine characteristics and, contrary to what you see late-night on Cinemax, the lesbians that often have male characteristics (case in point are the photos of the mannish lesbians photographed shooting the bird at the Ronald Reagan portrait in the White House). Whatever you think of why people are gay, we live in a country where they can be so. We do not, however, live in a country that bends to the wishes of a very vocal but incredibly small percentage of the population.
Another related point that the left fails to understand is the “separation of church and state” fight. First of all, the statement is not in the founding documents but rather in a personal letter that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Danbury Baptist Association in 1802. It was in reference to protecting religion from the federal government, not protecting government from religion. He was religious and supported religious freedom. If these leftist get their way and the federal government passes a law stating homosexual marriage is a right, the very thing against which Jefferson wrote would take place. The federal government would FORCE their views on a church and they would have to perform gay marriages, like it or not. Come to think of it, doesn’t that sound a lot like Obamacare forcing religious institutions to cover abortions and birth control?
Anyway, I digress into fact and sanity. We are all entitled to our own opinion on the issue but passing a law requiring all to recognize gay marriage and forcing churches to perform such unions, is counter to the Founders and simply wrong. I am more open-minded than some and could support states that vote to recognize civil unions, as they would take the government control of religion out of it. I know even that will tick off many but it is a fair option for individual states to consider (for anything not explicitly outlined in the founding documents is left up to them to decide). As for the judgment on homosexuality itself, I will leave that up to God as we all should. The hellfire and brimstone stuff is for the Westboro crowd and radical Islamists. (Speaking of which, why don’t these leftist have the guts to speak out against real discrimination and go to the Middle East to protest where they kills homosexuals? Pretty cozy double-faced setup they have in the U.S. where they can embrace their right to free speech but attack others like Mr. Cathy for voicing his.) This Chick-Fil-A uproar is simply another example of liberals bringing their love of socialism to speech. Instead of being free to speak one’s mind, we can only agree with them or be shouted down and disparaged. Is that America?
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As the sixth-great grandson of American patriot and Revolutionary War hero Christopher Gadsden, I feel it is my duty to speak fondly of America’s greatness and stand ready to defend her against all adversaries. Sadly, I must rail against the vileness and evil of the leftists, progressives, Marxist, socialists and idiots in general now threatening to destroy our great nation. If you support this aim, please spread the word.