Friday, August 03, 2012

Chick-Fil-A: Separation of Church and Business?

Syrian Civil War?  Obama versus Romney?  The Olympics?  Nope.  Who knew that the biggest news of the summer would be that Chick-Fil-A hates gay people and wants to kidnap them and convert them to heterosexuals or allow them to die?  Sounds pretty ridiculous, right?  If you're on Facebook, this is exactly the kinds of things you've been reading.

We'll start with a fact.  Chick-Fil-A owner Dan Cathy was recently asked if he's against gay marriage.  He responded by saying that he supported traditional marriage.  BOOM!  Busted!!!  How dare the president of a privately owned company claim that he has a belief that violates one of the core beliefs of the liberal media and many Americans???

I saw one of those Your Cards on Facebook that read: Let's ask the Christian owner of a restaurant chain that isn't open on Sunday his view on gay marriage and act surprised and outraged when we don't like his answer.  I think this accurately sums it up.  I think this was a total set-up.  Seek and destroy the companies that have Christian beliefs for they violate the principles of others.

I then got to thinking.  We have a separation of Church and state, or at least we do in most of the country.  If you've ever been in the South you'll know that it's not necessarily the case.  In case you were wondering, the actually basis is from the Free Exercise Clause, which is the accompanying clause of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."

But something bigger is at work here.  A vocal portion of society is pushing for a separation of Church and business.  No business shall have any opinions or beliefs that violate the beliefs of the vocal liberal state.  Am I off base here?  Or did I hit the nail on the head?  Anyone who is a practicing Christian is labeled a bigot for following the religious belief that only a man and a woman should get married.  I should clarify - I think all religions have some stance against gay marriage.  And don't you find it a bit ironic when the Christians are attacked and labeled as bigots?  Aren't the people that hate the Christians and call them bigots actually bigots themselves?

And you know it's out of hand when elected officials start chiming in taking sides on the issue.  Loose liberal Mayor of Chicago Rahm Emanuel and Boston Mayor Thomas Manino said they would do what they could to prevent Chick Fil A from expanding to their cities.  So if you have an opinion that differs with Rahm Emanuel, you're not allowed to open a business in Chicago?  That's F-d up!  Even former Maryland Delegate Saqib Ali agrees with that (as seen on Facebook).

Any by the way, where's the ACLU in all this mess?  The ACLU is a strong supporter of the First Amendment.  For those of you that attended Baltimore City Public Schools, the First Amendment protects free speech.  The ACLU has supported hate speech for years.  They should be rushing to the defense of Chick-Fil-A.  Where are they?  Oh, wait.....they did side with Chick-Fil-A!!!  I bet this has the liberals' tie-dye t-shirts all up in a wad.

I'm not saying I'm against gay marriage, but I'm definitely against the attack against Christians and religion on general.  I will continue to support Chick-Fil-A.  Let's allow the elected officials to take care of the laws and leave people who believe something different alone.


Kent Allard said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Kent Allard said...

The kind of idiots at the root of this have a of separation their brains and reality. I'm not even all that religious at least in the sense of organized/going to church type religion, nor am I against gay marriage but I find this attack on Mr Cathy and Chick-Fil-A completely ridiculous and downright maddening. He said nothing inflammatory, nothing that deserves this kind of backlash or protest. It absolutely was a setup. It was like asking a devout Jewish or Muslim person if they're against eating bacon or ham. I don't see any pig farmers out protesting those religions. They knew what the answer was going to be. The man had a right to state what he believed in, personally for himself.

Liberalism these days is such an oxymoron. Emphasis on the moron part. Liberals preach tolerance yet are the first in line to try to destroy anyone or anything that either they don't agree with or doesn't agree with them. They're also the first in line to shove their personal agenda in your face and want everyone on their side of it whether it pertains to your life/beliefs/ideals etc. They want to destroy and ban anything that interferes with their agenda and beliefs. To me "liberalism" is the party of bullying selfishness.

Who links to my website?
Add to Technorati Favorites Add to Technorati Favorites Add to Technorati Favorites