Friday, August 03, 2012

More "Take-Out" From Chick-fil-A

The Chick-fil-A story has touched a cultural nerve across the country. It has, as they say in the news business, grown legs.


Most noticeably, the mask of warm, fuzzy, "we're in love, too" rhetoric which proceeds the homosexual drive to redefine marriage, family and the culture has slipped, displaying the steel hard face of "whatever it takes" to get marriage, has been exposed in ways that no one else could have accomplished.



So off the page were the hateful, bullying remarks of elected leaders who were threatening Dan Cathy and his company because of his biblical beliefs about marriage, that the ACLU has rebuffed the elected leaders and their suggestions that they use government to punish Cathy because of his religious beliefs.

Now that most elected leaders who threatened retaliation using their government power have walked back their comments a bit, homosexual activists are promising that today they will hold a "kiss-in" in front of Chick-fil-A's across the country. Apparently they feel that will adequately punish those present.

Here's some final "Take-Out" thoughts from this episode and the results of Wednesday's "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."

Mike Huckabee said appreciation day exceeded his wildest expectations---"Historic sales in every store"---"a lot of stores ran out of chicken before the end of the day" and 21 million people visited the Facebook page Huckabee set up for the appreciation day event.

Take Out #1 Huckabee: "It is hypocrisy and bigotry toward Christians that is motivating people to support the chain. If they can tell Dan Cathy to shut up and mayors can keep the chain from expanding, then what comes next."

Indeed.

Take Out #2 Black conservative activist and columnist Star Parker: "The vile attacks on the firm and its owners, the Cathy family, should make clear, finally, that the 'gay rights' movement is not about refining and advancing American freedom, but about the homosexual political agenda."

Parker concludes her column, "Have we really gotten to the point where being a Christian is considered un-American?"

Take Out #3 Eugene Volokh, UCLA Law Professor, "Denying a private business permits because of such speech [Cathy's personal religious beliefs regarding biblical marriage] by its owner is a blatant First Amendment violation."

Take Out #4 Adam Schwantz, senior attorney for the ACLU, "When an Alderman refuses to allow a business to open because its owner has expressed a viewpoint the government disagrees with, the government is practicing 'view point' discrimination."

Take Out #5 Matt Vespa, with News Busters RE. LA Times Michale Hiltzik who told Cathy to "shut up and fry." "Being pro-family is not anti-gay."

Take Out #6 Christine Quinn, Speaker of NYC Council in a letter on official letterhead to NY University demanding they remove Chick-fil-A from the campus, although the student leadership voted to allow them on campus within the past 2 years: "I write as the speaker of the NYC Council, and on behalf of my family. NYC is a place where we celebrate diversity. We do not believe in denigrating others. We revel in the diversity of all our citizens and their families."

Revel in diversity? I don't think so.


Take Out #7 Chris Johnson. A guy who just ate chicken at Chick-fil-A. "He (Dan Cathy) said the exact same thing that President Obama said"--- referring to Obama's pre-evolution on marriage---"and he gets negativity and Obama gets positivity."

And finally.

Take Out #8 Rev. William Owens of the Coalition of African American Pastors: “Some people are saying that because of the position that Chick-fil-A is taking, they don’t want them in their cities. It is a disgrace. It is the same thing that happened when I was marching for civil rights, when they didn’t want a black to come into their restaurant."

Homosexual activists have said "Gay is the new Black." Are they now saying by their actions, "Gay is the new white and Christianity the new black?" It's very difficult to make sense out of a so-called loving, caring, inclusive, diverse, equality driven, civil rights campaign, when it isn't.

You've heard of the bridge to nowhere. This may well be the bridge too far.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

15 comments:

  1. I do wish we had Chick-fil-A in Washington.

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    1. If we did, I would be eating there today!

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    2. There is one at WWU in Bellingham according to the Chick-Fil-A web site.

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  2. Great article. Read all the links. I was impressed that Huckabee isn't too keen on Chritians boycotting business' even like Amazon, Starbucks, etc. He said he is buying their products not their beliefs. Compare that to the guy who bullied the girl working at the drive through window yesterday at Chick-fil-a. The video is on Youtube. He got fired. I think Huckabee has class.

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  3. I read a comment on this blog yesterday that was defending the Chicago Alderman and the other politicians who threatened Cathy and his company, saying they had retracted their statements. That was because they didn't want to get sued. They have now exposed their own hatred for all who believe in biblical marriage and they can't retract that.

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    1. What is strange is the Mayor of Chicage was Obamas chief advisor just a couple of years ago in DC . Obama was pro traditional marriage and basically supported domestic partnerships . Just like Mckenna says now in this state . According tot he left now , Mckenna is a bigot and Obama of two years ago was . Hard to keep up with these modern day facists .

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  4. "A bridge too far" very good. Keep up the good work Gary.

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  5. Religious discrimination and bullying. Why no arrests with helicopters flying overhead and reporters on the ground?

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  6. Many of those critical of Chick-Fil-A accuse them of contributing to "Hate Groups". These groups are far from being hate filled.

    Fact is they contributed to groups that the critics hate. The hate is all on their side.

    God is love. I just wonder what those who oppose God are?

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  7. One of the "Hate Groups" Chick-fil-A has contributed to in the past is Focus on the Family. That is really hard core hate.

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    1. Just because they don not believe the way you do you say "That is really hard core hate." LOOK AT YOUR FACE IN THE MIRROR. tHAT WAY YOU CAN SEE WHO HAS "hard core hate." That would be you.
      M.C.

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  8. Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, first Wednesday of the month from now on or evey Wednesday, hummm decisions decisions....

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  9. If we're going to base our laws on a mythology, we should at least pick a fun one.

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  10. I have watched and listened to Focus on the Family for years!
    I don't think it is hate. Why were all of those folks at
    chick-fil-A Wednesday? They were an orderly group and no
    protests at all? I happen to be there to stand with them.
    I think the reason people want to be able to speak their mind and not be put down.

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  11. The First Amendment protects Americans' freedom of speech. It is despicable that elected officials can attempt to intimidate business owners by threatening to limit their expansion simply based on the business owner's personal convictions. Does anyone find it ironic that these elected officials do not want Chick-Fil-A in their cities, but seemingly have no problems with more bars, strip clubs, etc. coming o their towns?

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