A little over a year ago, John E poked fun at Erin, aka Red Cardigan, for worrying about her “grand drama” and “sense of unjust persecution, now and yet to come” regarding Catholics and gay marriage. He said, “That just strikes me as silly.” Well, the silliness has begun. It just seems they decided to go after Southern Baptists first.
The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company’spresident spoke out publicly against gay marriage.
Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he doesn’t want a business in the city “that discriminates against a population.”
Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately owned company is “guilty as charged” in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family.
Of course, he offers no evidence that Chick-fil-A discriminates against anyone for any reason.
True to their usual misinformation form, CNN reported it this way: “Guilty as charged,”, Cathy said when asked about his company’s support of the traditional family unit as opposed to gay marriage. The trouble is Cathy never said anything about gay marriage during the interview.
Now, one would assume — after reading a reference to the “comments of company President Dan Cathy about gay marriage” — that this interview from the Biblical Recorder in North Carolina (which was circulated by Baptist Press) actually included direct quotes from Cathy in which he talks about, well, gay marriage.
In this case, one cannot assume that.
While the story contains tons of material defending traditional Christian teachings on sexuality, the controversial entrepreneur never talks about gay rights or gay marriage. Why? Because he wasn’t asked about those issues in the interview.
Of course, speaking out in support of traditional marriage is worse then calling men heroes.
Not to be outdone, Chicago jumped on the hatred train.
A Chicago alderman wants to kill Chick-fil-A’s plans to build a restaurant in his increasingly trendy Northwest Side ward because the fast-food chain’s top executive vocally opposes gay marriage.
Ald.Proco “Joe” Moreno announced this week that he will block Chick-fil-A’s effort to build its second Chicago store, which would be in the Logan Square neighborhood, following company President Dan Cathy’s remarks last week that he was “guilty as charged” for supporting the biblical definition of marriage as between a man and woman.
in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says: “Chick fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They are not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members.” Emanuel has no problem with hate-monger Louis Farrakahn, Rahm welcomes help from Farrakahn, ignores anti-Semitic remarks.”
One of my favorite bloggers, a Catholic, writes in support of Southern Baptists, “Chick-fil-A: if you’re not sure, this is how fascism works.”
Well, a lively conversation ensued in which it was pretty much agreed upon that if a business willfully inserts itself into a political issue, that’s “one thing” but if a business is forced to declare its political beliefs — and if that declaration can mean the difference between getting a license or not, that’s “something else.”
It’s fascism, actually.
But this Chick-fil-A story is something beyond a demand to declare oneself and face consequences — it’s even worse than that. Apparently the mainstream media has taken it upon itself (perhaps because the owners are Christian?) to define Chick-fil-A’s positions for it.
Instapundit makes a good point: “What I think is funny is that if you have the same view on gay marriage that Obama had when he was elected, now you’re an enemy of humanity or something.”
You may this is silliness, but we’re right on schedule.
In 1933, the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service banned “non-Aryans” from the civil service.
In addition, Jews could not work as lawyers, doctors, or journalists;
It’s always a little different that the time before. Different enough that some people say it’s good> Some say it’ll never happen here. It’ll never happen again. But, it always does and the peoople with their heads in the sand are the ones most surprised.
The real silliness it to continue the strong fascist leanings of the left. Leanings the left has shown throughout history. (When your ideas won’t stand on their own, you have to use force.) The real silliness is to stick your head in the sand and say, “No, it’s not happening here.”
Of course, some people see the silliness of progressives and the lefts.