As if I needed another reason to crave an original chicken sandwich from my favorite fast-food establishment, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy recently went on the record saying the company opposes gay marriage.
This chain is no stranger to backlash from the gay community, as some organizations have conducted comprehensive investigations into its ties to supposedly anti-gay groups. Previously, though, company execs have stopped short of actively opposing gay marriage.
In a series of events beginning with a radio appearance last month, Cathy, son of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy, made some very direct statements about the company’s stance on marriage.
“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’” he said during the radio interview. He continued by saying he prays for God’s mercy on America for its “prideful, arrogant attitude” toward the sanctity of marriage.
I’m sure Cathy realized how his comments would be portrayed by those endorsing the radical gay agenda. Obviously, there are numerous calls for boycotts, primarily on the company’s Facebook page, where there is no shortage of epithets hurled about. Many accuse the company of a “hate crime,” with at least one saying the company is “destroy[ing] other people’s lives.”
I’m not sure how a private business stating its opinion against gay marriage ruins lives. Facebook users flooded the Chick-fil-A page with pictures, ostensibly of homosexuals beaten because of their sexual orientation. Equating the expression of one’s moral convictions with physical assault is a tactic obvious to those on the right.
Morally bankrupt liberals must make hyperbolic arguments because to address situations such as this honestly would expose their anti-liberty positions. I guess it’s fitting this story broke at approximately the same time the third-highest ranking Democrat Senator was calling for limits to American’s freedom of speech.
The left seems to be saying a company should not express views on social issues such as gay marriage. Funny, I don’t recall their moral indignation when any number of corporations shared their support for it!
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