In some respects, I hate being yet one more voice weighing in on this whole Chick-Fil-A brouhaha. Honestly, I’ve never had their food, mainly because I live in California. While on the East Coast last week, my wife and I saw a few while driving to Monticello and again to Lancaster. We might have given it a try, since we’ve heard about it from some of its fans, but in light of where their profits go, we opted not to do so.
I don’t know if there’s really anything that can be said that hasn’t already been said, but the deafening stupidity in favor of today’s “Appreciation Day” has made me want to clear a few things up. First of all, let me make it clear that I completely accept and appreciate the CEO’s freedom to say whatever the hell he wants to say. I also don’t think that any government official has any right to take away his right to run his business based on what he says and who he supports – although it seems like complaints about that sort of thing are a bit of a tempest in a teapot.
What I want to address is the completely asinine blathering that I’m hearing. In general, the statements are as follows:
“Why are Christians the only ones who aren’t allowed to say how they feel?”
You can say whatever you want. He said what he wanted, didn’t he? Is he in jail? Your freedom of speech doesn’t mean that you get to just say whatever the hell you want and I have to listen to it like what you’re saying isn’t stupid. Plus, I have the freedom to choose where I want to take my business, and I also have the freedom to let everybody know why I’m making the choices that I’m making.
I also would like to point out a couple of things: 1. Not all Christians agree with this bigot. 2. Last I checked, I can’t walk a few blocks without seeing a church of some sort. Christianity is hardly some covert, underground movement.
“The people coming out to the Appreciation Day are supporting freedom.”
No. No. No. NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! They are supporting the bigoted and hateful comments of a narrow-minded douchebag who justifies his bigotry with his religion. Do you know who else does that? Fred Phelps, who likes to boycott funerals of soldiers. Is this guy as bad as Phelps? I don’t know. Why don’t you ask some poor gay kid who had to go to a program that tried to make him straight? (Chick-Fil-A supports “ex-gay” organizations.)
“Why are we bigots just for standing up for traditional marriage?”
Because if you took the time to actually learn what traditional marriage is, you’d know that you don’t support that either. Also, when you tell one group of people that they shouldn’t be allowed to do the same thing as another group of people, then YOU ARE A BIGOT.
Man, it’s like asking, “Why am I called a racist just because I think that blacks should have separate drinking fountains? I’m not saying that I hate them or that they’re worse than me. I just don’t think they should be able to use my drinking fountain.”
“Everybody’s a sinner. Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
I’ve already covered this.
I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I’ve been reading this crap all day. Maybe it’s because I quickly drank two beers with dinner. Maybe it’s because some peoples’ heads are so far up their asses that I think that writing this will magically make them yank them out. The stupidity – it’s deafening.