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Eat More Chicken… Or Not

July 31, 2012 by  

Eat More Chicken… Or Not
CHICK-FIL-A.COM
Wednesday is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

Being the charitable sort of fellow I am, I thought I might take a moment to offer a bit of advice to the forces that have rather loudly arrayed themselves against the glowering evil that is one of the largest purveyors of not-so-fine food in the country. Although I’m no Sigmund Freud (I lack what appeared to have been some pretty serious “mommy” issues and the cocaine habit needed to qualify), I figure it’s about time someone says: “Sometimes, a chicken sandwich is just a chicken sandwich.” It strikes me that the contest between supporters and detractors of marriage equality has mistaken the feather for the bird.

Recently, Chick-fil-A President and CEO Dan Cathy publicly stated his opposition to marriage equality: “Guilty as charged.” Leftist groups immediately objected, even though few of them could have named Cathy the day before. Unfortunately, as is so often the case with liberal outrage, the situation spiraled into meaningless invective fairly quickly, with groups calling for boycotts, sit-ins and even “kiss-ins” in an effort to punish Chick-fil-A employees and diners for working at and/or eating at Chick-fil-A. The real fun arrived when noted nutrition and manners expert Roseanne Barr took to Twitter to declare: “Anyone who eats S*** Fil-A deserves to get the cancer…” I do believe that’s an even bigger jump of the proverbial shark than the great “two-Becky” controversy on Barr’s not-so-lamented sitcom of decades past.

Not to be outdone by such heavyweights as Barr, Chicago Mayor and former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (who should probably consider adding some calories to his own diet) proclaimed “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago’s values.” Far be it for me to suggest Emanuel should focus on some of the more pressing issues “Chicago’s values” have created in the Windy City. Chicago is a crime-ridden cesspool that has turned to Louis Farrakhan’s Islamofascist hate group in a desperate attempt to quell the raging epidemic of violence that is consuming the city. Joining Emanuel in his mayoral tantrum was Boston boss Thomas Menino. Boston suffers from similar crime issues to Chicago, compounded by the presence of an entrenched liberal power structure stretching back beyond Joseph Kennedy’s Nazi sympathies. Even the American Civil Liberties Union stepped forward to point out that Mayors do not have the authority to suspend the Bill of Rights in their municipalities, despite their pretensions to the contrary.

I didn’t eat Chick-fil-A the week before CEO Dan Cathy made his now infamous remarks about his opposition to gay marriage. As the oddly manufactured controversy regarding his view on the subject developed into a full-blown rhetorical war, I still didn’t eat Chick-fil-A. Tomorrow, as vast flocks of folk on both sides of the drive-thru either do or do not deliberately dine on what many of us will admit is a pretty tasty treat, I will probably not eat at Chick-fil-A. In fact, I can’t remember the last time I ate Chick-fil-A. I am highly confident that I won’t be darkening the door to the coop anytime soon. But I’m not making a political statement; I’m just too lazy to drive to a Chick-fil-A.

My “boycott” of Chick-fil-A, such as it is, is entirely based on geography. I care as much about Cathy’s personal politics as I do about the politics of the presidents of McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s — which is to say, not at all. But liberals are up in arms about Cathy’s stance. They’re welcome to be so, but perhaps their squawking would ring less hollow were it not for their simultaneous support of Obama, Emanuel, Menino and the rest of the vermin who have turned their party into the biggest rat’s nest outside Chicago’s sewers.

Think of it this way: Emanuel and his liberal friends don’t want Chick-fil-A in Chicago, but Louis Farrakhan is welcome to pitch in? I’d rather have the chicken sandwich — with extra pickles, of course.

–Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

is a 1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education. He now lives in Savannah, Ga., where he has hosted an award-winning radio talk show and been featured as a political analyst for television. Currently a principal at Saltymoss Productions—a media company specializing in concept television and campaign production, speechwriting and media strategy—Ben has written numerous articles on the subjects of municipal authoritarianism, the economic fallacy of sin taxes and analyses of congressional abuses of power.

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  • Jeremy Leochner

    Though I disagree with the opinions of Mr. Cathy he has a right to them. If people wish to continue eating there it is their right and it is the right of Mr. Cathy to go with his business where he wishes.

    • wandamurline

      Being a Christian, I do believe in Mr. Cathy’s stance on marriage. If anyone wants to be a homosexual, it is their choice to do so, but please do not try to MAKE me condon it as a healthy and natural lifestyle, because it meets neither criteria. I live in the country, and as a symbol of my feelings that people should be able to state their beliefs without being attacked, I will drive to town and get a Chick-Fil-A sandwich tomorrow. I believe that freedom of speech is still alive and well in America, and one should not be assaulted for saying what they believe … as the other side of the issue have the same rights.

      • Arthur

        It’s not a healthy or natural lifestyle TO YOU.

        Here’s the thing: Nobody cares about your opinions. Naturally, we all care deeply for your right to have them, we’re just really tired of hearing your bigotry and hatred out loud. Please do us all a favor and keep them to yourself.

        Chik-Fil-A is more than entitled to their opinions and beliefs, as are we all. But there is a HUGE difference between not supporting gay marriage and actively funding hate groups.

        HUGE difference.

        The “traditional marriage” argument is bologna anyway. If you want to define marriage in the Biblical/”traditional” sense, then we have to start letting rapists marry their victims (Deuteronomy 22:28-29). That’s not really a nation I want to live in. I guess I’m just too “progressive”. Also, men may take as many wives as they like and as many concubines as they can afford (Deuteronomy 25:5).

        So let’s stop pretending that the “traditional marriage” argument is anything other than a disguise for ignorance, bigotry, hatred, and misguided conviction.

      • Deerinwater

        wandamurline says:

        “Being a Christian, I do believe in Mr. Cathy’s stance on marriage. If anyone wants to be a homosexual, it is their choice to do so, but please do not try to MAKE me condon it as a healthy and natural lifestyle, because it meets neither criteria.”

        So! wandamurline; You are attempting to tell all of us that you have made “TWO” choices!

        1. To be a Christian

        2. To be Heterosexual.

        I suggest to you have made two choices.

        1. To be a Christian

        2. To lie to us about “choosing” to be Heterosexual. For it was not a choice that required you to make. Unless of course, you are suggesting you toyed with the notion? I don’t think that you did.

        And so too it is with Transgender / gay people. It’s not a willing choices that is theirs to make, but a twist of fate and a matter of birth.

        I will be most happy to concede to two points. Science has yet to offer us a good explanation of how this occurs. My explanation only represent the major and is by no means absolute.

      • Samdromeda

        Arthur. Your handling of scripture is over the top.If you read the scripture ffurther you would know that in the situation the individual “Rapist ” was discovered in the act. There are either of two thing that would happen. The rapist would die or eh would pay the father of the virgin and marry her and not afforded the right of divorce. In our culture it is called a shotgun wedding. The virgin would be treated well or he would die. Deuteronomy 25:5 has nothing to do with concubines. That was an ordinance instituted by God. If you read the full context you would know better. Ignorance is bliss except when the ignorant spread their ignorance as though it were factual. There are curses involved with mishandling scripture.

    • WTF

      gee, Jeromony that’s awful magnanimous of you. Your so kind…now back in the closet and here’s your rights – 15% off vasoline.

      • MW

        @WTF: regarding your juvenile response: “gee, Jeromony that’s awful magnanimous of you. Your so kind…now back in the closet and here’s your rights – 15% off vasoline.”

        Please grow up and join the adult conversation, or go find a teenie-bopper discussion that’s more closely matches your maturity level. Comments like that do NOTHING to work toward solutions in society – they only further divide people.

        Just so you’re aware (which, apparently, you are not) there are a great many of us STRAIGHT folks who wholeheartedly support the rights of gay/lesbian folks to marry whomever they wish. It’s not our (or your) business who they decide to commit themselves to. A Gay couple’s marriage cannot ever have any impact on the sanctity, strength or seriousness of my marriage — and it’s ludicrous, naive, petty, the-sky-is-falling rhetoric that keeps people fearful that is somehow could ever impact them! Oh, and if anyone’s beliefs pull in the question of it being God’s will or not, then I have to ask you if you believe God to be so powerless that it falls upon mortals to orchestrate, facilitate and enforce that will upon other mortals – to ‘protect and defend’ “marriage”, etc.??? Really? See, my understanding of ‘God’ would include something much closer to the ‘all-powerful’ concept we hear so much about. Do folks really believe themselves to be SO important that GOD NEEDS THEM to do things FOR HIM??? There seems to be a bit of a disconnect here. If the religeous aspect is NOT your angle, though, then what exactly are you worried about happening? I see nothing to be fearful (much less derogatorily hateful) about in this discussion. And to reiterate, one doesn’t have to be gay to believe in marriage equality. It just makes sense… if you’re not paranoid about things, that is

      • MW

        @WTF: Oh, and lest you jump onto another stereotype, here’s a little more info you may not expect: I am NOT a liberal-loving Obama supporting Democrat. Neither am I a fundamentalist lock-step Republican. I lean more toward conservative principles, but always err on the side of ‘Liberty’ when questions of individual freedom come up. I am for very small government, minimal government intrusion into our lives, law-and-order (but not social-behavior control). I believe in self-reliance, self-responsibility, self-determination, mutual-respect (until someone demonstrates that they no longer deserve that respect), open-minded discussion (which means that both parties risk changing their opinions through the discussion… yelling matches of intractible dogma are pointless), I am involved locally, I voluntarily give of my time and finances to help others, I work at a regular job and am building my own business in my off-hours. I’m no super-human (though, some of those time-saving abilities sure would be nice to have), I just do whatever I can to be a good citizen and to teach my children to be the same, while pursuing thier dreams. I don’t understand why so many folks try so hard to put others down and foster the perpetual us-versus-them mentality. Like it or not, we’re all in this same ‘boat’ together…. we can go a lot further together than we’ll ever get by bickering over such petty things.

      • Jeremy Leochner

        How funny. I always love the idea that one has to be gay in order to accept gay people as human beings with basic human rights. I am not gay. I just treat others the way I wish to be treated.

      • Mike in MI

        MW -
        “…I have to ask you if you believe God to be so powerless that it falls upon mortals to orchestrate, facilitate and enforce that will upon other mortals to ‘protect and defend’ “marriage”, etc.”
        Then you enlighten us with your opinion of what it means to be “all powerful” and wonder if God really “needs people to do things FOR HIM”. Well, it depends on which God/god you’re talking about.
        The God of the Bible, if you know that term, gave His people a bunch of commands that He expected them to conform to and carry out in the legal/cultural system He defined for them. He didn’t much address comments to those who didn’t want to check out in detail what He expected – if they wanted His help and blessing on their individual, FAMILY and NATIONAL lives. He delegated the doing and keeping of His expectations to THEM… people, men, women, believers, principled humans.
        In His proclamation re the mount of blessing/the mount of cursing (shortly before their entry to Canaan) He refined what He expected when they got settled, living in the land.
        He spelled out what they were to do and what he would do in return. He also spelled out very precisely what would come upon them if they didn’t.
        They agreed as a nation and as individuals to the deal. Back then, one’s word was one’s bond.
        Well, they failed, utterly, to do their part. They abandoned Him. The agreement left Him to let those things come upon them.
        Part of the problem was the worship of other gods, idolatry, physically and mentally they rejected the covenant to which they’d agreed and ate the consequences. Part of the Baal worship was always homosexuality. He had defined, almost clinically, what would befall them if they did it. In His sight it made them unclean and diseased (all the symptoms of AIDS).
        It’s the same thing today. It has to do with the way God had to design the bodies of men and women in order for conception, birth and the nurture of a family AND THE SOCIETY in which one dwells.
        In our system, if it doesn’t get done by the legal system it won’t, probably, get done. But the Hebrews were to discourage it in the most forceful manner to keep the nation clean.
        We permit it. It still has the same result.
        God delegates things to us and we do it….or, don’t.

      • MAP

        Jeremy, I always find it funny how someone who wants to destroy the 2nd amendment, restrict the freedom of speech for anyone that says something they don’t agree with (political correctness), deprive the right of life to a fetus, disinherit one from his heritage and traditions, and undermine his religious beliefs would then turn around and begin to preach about someone else’s rights. A leftist is the enemy of rights, freedoms, and liberties! Can you spell “utter hypocrisy”?

      • Jeremy Leochner

        I do not want to destroy the second amendment. I do not believe everyone should get a gun whenever and wherever they wish.

        I do not want to restrict freedom of speech to only statements I agree with. I do worry about slander and libel and in those cases I wish to have restrictions. But I think most people would agree that is wrong to yell fire in a crowded theater when there is no fire.

        I do not want to deprive the right to life from a fetus, But when the mothers life is in danger I do not know what the right thing to do is.

        I do not want to disinherit anyone from anything. I do not see how what I have supported does that.
        I do not want to undermine any ones religious beliefs. I have different ones from yours. If your particular religious beliefs leads you to believe something I believe is wrong I will oppose it. However you have a right to your beliefs. I would be just as upset if someone tried to silence you as I would if someone tried to silence me. My disagreeing with you does not mean I want to silence you.

        I am someone on the left. I do not believe I am a hypocrite in being on the left or whatever way people describe it. I believe we are all hypocrites in some form or another. My being on the left makes me no less and no more a hypocrite then any one else.

      • Robert Smith

        Posted: “Just so you’re aware (which, apparently, you are not) there are a great many of us STRAIGHT folks who wholeheartedly support the rights of gay/lesbian folks to marry whomever they wish.”

        Bingo!

        What impact does ANY gay marriage have upon any right wing bigot?

        That hasn’t really been answered.

        Do the math: If two boys and two girls marry so the boys are with the girls it’s TWO couples. If the boys and girls marry each other it’s STILL TWO COUPLES. What’s the difference?

        Please don’t discuss kids. Plenty of heterosexual marriages don’t have kids either by choice or circumstance.

        Rob

      • Joe H

        I find it hilarious that the ACLU, that the liberals call “saints” from what I heard came down on the side of CHICK-FIL-A!!!

    • Mike in MI

      Hey Flashy Jeremy -
      How is it you picked the name Jeremy Leochner for one of your many personalities? Was it because it was so close to Jerry Loughner of the Arizona attack on Representative Gabby Griffiths’ infamy? Are you under the care of a brain-bender equipped with a prescription pad at your school? What kind of brain mudifiers do they prescribe/inscribe to your condition(s) for conscience muddycation? Do you know, or care, what the primary and secondary neurological effects are? Does your therapist pre-medicate you for long sessions (just “to put you at ease”) or by any chance put you in a quiet room for a light show? Have you ever had dreams or odd impulses that make you feel uncomfortable – but lately you feel like you are more easy with it? Hmm-mm-mm.
      Depression? How far down do you get when it oppresses you? Ever wonder where you are, how you got there, why you’re there or lose track of lengths of time? Is black the predominant color of your clothing choices?

      • Jeremy Leochner

        Pretty much no to all your comments. I am going to blow your mind Mike. I choose Jeremy Leochner because that is my real name. I have no other personalities. As Abraham Lincoln would say “If I were too faced do you think I would wear this one”. I do not care what people think. I have my views and I express them. I did not realize that is a crazy idea.
        And no I am not on any medication. I have had depression but I have worked through it. The experience taught me to have a better appreciation of life and those around me. Its why I try to be kind to people. As I would want people to be respectful to me I try to be respectful to others.

      • Karolyn

        Mike – Such a typical hateful Conservative response to Jeremy, who is always respectful and NEVER calls anyone names or puts them or their beliefs down. Your post should be the standard for refuting what the conservatives say about liberals always using ad hominem attracks first..

    • Rebecca

      You know what? You are aboslutely right. All Mr. Cathey did was state his opinion and make a stand for his beliefs. He did not refuse to serve gay couples or individuals. He did not make any type of threat to stand in their way of freedom. Last time I checked we as Americans still have the right to freedom of speech. I think I will go by the nearest Chick-Fil-A and grab some nuggets for lunch.

      • Mike in MI

        Rebecca -
        Just don’t iterate the speech with your oral orifice engorged.

        Now, that was a mouthful. YEA, Chick-Fil-A!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.754 Benjamin Fox

      I agree with Cathy’s decisions, we were a better nation when all stores were closed on Sundays and no gas stations, when homosexuals lived in their closet’s and not in our face’s. I’ll be eating there more often and hope many will join in this man’s right to do what he wants with his business, as for the homosexual mayor of Chicago, won’t ever spend a penny in your godless city when murder rates are about the highest in the world, keep your satanic morals and go to a hot place where your morals belong. That also goes for the idiot mayor of Boston.

      • Joe H

        Benjamin,
        From what I read today, the governor of Illinois should keep them company!!!

    • whulse

      I really don’t give a rat’s rump what homosexuals do as long as they don’t try to infest the rest of the world, and in particular me or my family. I don’t run around shouting “I’m a normal human!” I’ve never felt the need to do so. If they were true homosexuals, they wouldn’t breed and propagate. The only way at that point is to attempt to recruit normal humans, particularly the youth who are easily led astray. I’m not a Christian, but I believe God gave us a brain and would probably like us to use it and breed in the normal biological manner to propagate the race lest we perish from the Earth. I don’t worry much about homosexuals since they are a dieing branch of the human race, just one of Mother Earth’s methods of birth control, but I do get sick and tired of hearing them, and about them, trying to become a special case for entitlement, as they are not special and not entitled to anything special. They are just another group of extremists wanting attention. So, they should just sit down, do whatever fascinates themselves in private, and shut up. Get a life.

      • George Grover

        If they were true homosexuals, they wouldn’t breed and propagate.

        Just to let you know ONLY HETEROSEXUALS CAN BREED ANND PROPAGATE.

        WAKE UP AMERICA
        OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE.

        GROVER

  • MAP

    Liberals are the most despicable group of depraved and tyrannical loons the earth has yet to produce. A vote for a democrat is a vote for lunacy.

    • Penny R. Freeman

      One thing you left out of that comment, in their minds they’re the only right people on the planet. If you disagree you have to be an uneducated idiot, at least according to the left.

      • uvuvuv

        penny, it goes beyond that, you’re a narrow minded, bible thumping, ignorant, right wing and buck toothed bigot clinging to his guns and religion. i own enough books to fill a bookmobile but i’m ignorant.

      • Nobody’s Fool

        Y’all left out racist. If you’re not completely left-leaning wackos, then you must be a racist.

      • Mike in MI

        Penny R. -
        Odd you should mention that. I was talking to a fella one time and got into a discussion of how some Biblical passages related to something he was dealing with. He suddenly flies into a rage – eyes big and round, spittle flying, red faced and some prominent veins.
        He informed me he was a deacon/lay preacher at his church while glaring down the length of his nose at me. He told me HE’D studied the Bible and had NEVER seen THAT!
        I gave him the reference verses. He averred I had NO training to base THAT on, upon which he spun and marched away. As I recall, he proclaimed his was a “liberal ‘church”.
        Well, whatcha gonna’ say ’bout somebody like ‘at? Liberals of every stripe, I guess. Two of ‘em down the back and a long, bushy, black tail.
        Ya’ jus’ gotta have the right credentials, doncha’ know? Self educatin’ can’t be worth NUTTIN’, doncha know?
        Like the people who wondered to each other about Jesus Christ, “How knoweth this man letters?” He didn’t study under the Right-Rev. Pharisee’s Finishing School. So they blew him off completely – until he started doing the signs, miracles and wonders prophesied in the Scrolls that no one would do until their Messiah came. Then they changed their tun to, “WE gotta get rid of this bird before he causes some REAL trouble”. So what?
        They’re still dead.

      • Gary L

        Yep.

    • Jeremy Leochner

      How and why MAP.

      • MAP

        That you would have to ask implies you are either stupid or dishonest.

      • Jeremy Leochner

        The problem is I am a liberal and I do not consider what I believe to be depraved or tyrannical. Also I am not a democrat and I do vote for independent candidates when I agree with them. My point is not every liberal is tyrannical or depraved. The enemy is extremism on either side, not one side in particular.

  • Congress Works For Us

    For what it’s worth, their chicken is probably the best there is in the fast-food industry…

    • Glen

      “Congress Works For Us” I agree with you I’ve heard that their chicken is probably one of the best out there too how can Mr Crystal who has never gone there know that it is nasty to begin with, he is not qualified to make a statement on their sandwich since he’s never been there.

      I for one have never been there but I heard its is pretty good, good or not I support the stand they are taking and every company should be rewarded and not punished for making the hard stands, very few companies do this as most stand for the values of the other side.

      When once in a blue moon a company like this comes alongand takes a stand they should be recognized and not ignored, this way more companies will take a stand; even if you are not convinved of their reasoning or politics, the proof is in the pudding as to why they are taking a stand to begin with….

    • Joe H

      All this talk about Chick-Fil-A makes me want one. Guess I’ll have to stop by one tomorrow!!

      • JeffH

        Joe H, same here…I had my first one, spicy chicken, last wednesday and I’ll have another tomorrow.

      • angelwannabe

        Jeffh & Joe_We have Chic-fil-a every friday, with extra pickle!!! :)

  • John P. Centonze

    Doesn’t it seem that the liberals tout themselves as,well, liberals when it comes to freedom of speech until you say something that they don’t agree with. Okay some jerk, go ahead and point out that I ended a sentence with a preposition. John P. Centonze,D.D.S., Waterbury,VT

    • Neil

      OK John, a preposition is not something to end a sentence with.

      • John P. Centonze

        Neil, I could never understand why that was such an unforgivable sin! John P. Centonze, D.D.S., Waterbury, VT

      • mike

        What is dds door to door salesman

      • Vigilant

        Doctor of Dental Sadism (:-)

      • Vigilant

        I hope I didn’t say something with which you don’t agree (see how easy it is?).

      • John P. Centonze

        Actually this is a reply to Mike and especially Vigilant. You are entitled to your little yucks and even though I don’t agree with you, I do agree with Voltaire but maybe not to the death.
        John P. Centonze,D.D.S.,Waterbury,VT

      • Vigilant

        Pardon me for temporarily forgetting that folks with doctoral degrees (and especially those who insist you know it by including their title) are the least likely to appreciate a little self-effacing humor.

      • Vigilant

        Nor, for that matter, does it make you a political expert. Rooting around in that human orifice confers no special insight into the art of poilitics, does it?

        Now, if you were a proctologist, that would be a different matter entirely.

      • Mike in MI

        ‘Tsa’rite wi’ me. Jist’is long’z he ain’t endin’ wi’ a PROPOSITION !

      • John P. Centonze

        Hey Vigilant, it seems that I tend to get under your skin and that suits me just fine.
        In another post you go into a discussion about being a hero. From what I can gather, you are such a wimp that you won’t even give your real name but hide behind a pseudonym! I assure you that is my true name,D.D.S. and all. John P. Centonze,D.D.S., Waterbury,VT

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH SOMEONE “TOOTING HIS EDUCATIONAL HORN.” EARNING A DOCTORAL DEGREE IS A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT.

      • Vigilant

        I have never met a PhD who had an open mind.

        If you feel you have to toot your tin horn to feel respected, you’ve got an inferiority complex. In my experience, depend on the fact, rationality and logic of an argument, NOT the pieces of paper adorning your “I love me” wall, and you can’t go wrong.

        Like Cyrano DeBergerac, one should wear their adornments on their soul.

      • Robert Smith

        “I have never met a PhD who had an open mind.”

        Having an open mind and agreeing in lock step with you are two different things.

        Rob

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Vigilant,”

        YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LOVE FOR INTELLECTUALISM. I CAN THINK OF NO HONOR IN LIFE WHICH TOPS A Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D).

      • Vigilant

        “Having an open mind and agreeing in lock step with you are two different things.”

        Most decidedly so, I couldn’t agree more completely.

        Strange, however, for a man who has a completely closed mind when it comes to Christianity talking about open minds.

      • Vigilant

        CAH says (or rather, shouts), “I CAN THINK OF NO HONOR IN LIFE WHICH TOPS A Doctor of Philosophy (PH.D).

        Oh, the poor in spirit and imagination. I can think of many honors that trump a PhD. Many, many honors.

        Remember, Chris, it’s PhDs programming your children to the socialist tune in the universities, revising American history to give it the leftist slant, pushing bankrupt “tax and spend” economic policies, and running this administration that will kill America if Obama ever gets a second term.

        I once talked with a PhD who seriously claimed that the Republicans were responsible for EVERYTHING bad about America. So much for the singleminded, rest-on-their-laurels prigs who stopped learning long before they even began their Doctoral programs.

      • Vigilant

        CAH said, “YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LOVE FOR INTELLECTUALISM.”

        That’s the problem right there. Intelligent and wise people have a love of knowledge and learning. PhDs generally have a love of intellectualism and little else.

      • Joe H

        Vig,
        how right you are! I had a friend in college whose father had his PHd and when he found out I was going for a associates in welding technologies he stated ” ah welders, they’re always in heat”! I just chuckled and when I discovered he had his PHd, I said “Oh, Piled hier and deeper”. He about blew a fuse!!!

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Slumming, Doc? Trying to see how the other half lives and thinks( the Conservatives and/or Libertarians)?

  • http://httpaol.com sean murry

    thisPC is bullcrap i will say what i want.

    • MidnightDStroyer

      Well, I can’t say I blame you. Political Correctness is a leaf right out of the Communist Manifesto, as a method of “mass mind control. In the Manifesto, it’s contended that if you can control the wording & context in language, you can control the thoughts that use that language. Political Correctness is really nothing more than trying to “redefine” words to the point where all real meaning is lost.

      A good example is the use of “terrorism.” since the 9/11 attacks, there have been an ever-increasing “specifications” under that word to include…Now get this…Christians & Constitutionalists. Pretty strange that the very same people who included Constitutionalists under “terrorists” are the very same people who are under an Oath of Office required by the Constitution. At this point, the word has been overused so much & has so many “qualifiers” added that it includes ANYONE & EVERYONE…Thereby losing all real meaning.

      • Vigilant

        Don’t forget the word “hero.” It has been so overused that if you just THINK about joining the military, that makes you a hero.

      • Mike in MI

        Midnight -
        Seems to me it’s a lot worse than that. The PC junk – along with the liberal relabeling and parsing of just about everything that is mildly controversial – is screwing up our language. That makes it more difficult to be able to communicate. When you can’t communicate with others that raises stress levels and breeds strife, discord and disorder. But, it seems the libs have a need to use double-speak and double-tongues to mask muddy mindedness.
        As I see it one of the main things that differentiates us from lower animals is our keener ability to precisely communicate. So, we can define our thoughts and intentions with discipline and distinction.
        Might that be good enough reason, on that basis alone, to identify them as lesser beings?
        Wonder what a taxonomist would say about that?

        No,eddie. Taxonomy and taxidermy are different.

      • 45caliber

        Vigilant:

        According to the leftists, the only heroes are those who think up new ways to enslave all of us. Their own people. The conservatives and military never have heroes. They only want to murder people legally.

      • 45caliber

        Midnight:

        The original definition of “terrorism” was: “Government by fear”. The only persons who fear Christianity, etc. are those who feel they won’t get their own way unless they destroy it.

      • MAP

        I think Christianity stands in their way of total, absolute control. They want to define our standards of morality just like the Soviets did and with the same effect.

      • Robert Smith

        45 says: “The only persons who fear Christianity, etc. are those who feel they won’t get their own way unless they destroy it.”

        Or those who remember the history of inquisitions, crusades, and the general political oppression from “christian” organizations.

        Rob

      • Vigilant

        Just like Robert Smith to bring up ancient history. Times have changed, Bobby. We don’t have slavery anymore either.

        And just like the nitwit you are, you’ve never been able to discern between Christianity (a religion) and the church (an organization of men). You’re pitiful

      • Joe H

        Hey Vig,
        don’t forget the difference between an acorn and a baby!!!

      • Vigilant

        Joe H, that’s something I’ll never forget. RS, however, thinks they are one and the same. What seed do you suppose Rob sprang from…skunk cabbage, perhaps?

  • steve

    emanuel does what he does because he is on satan’s team while the ceo of chick-fil-a is on gods team. but why even give your opinion about something so contriversal as this subject is. you already know the outcome before you say it.

    • Antirino

      Someone needs to right this ship. Mr.Cathy volunteered. Many more of us need to do the same thing. I received an email yesterday from a USMC vet informing me that “effective immediately no religious articles are permitted in military hospitals, including crosses, bibles, rosary beads, or Holy Communion brought there priests.” Do you think Judism and Christianity is under attack???? Thank you, Mr. Cathy.

      • Nobody’s Fool

        But I’ll bet the “Holy Koran” as the Muslim-in-Chief is so fond of saying, is allowed in all military installations. Kick out those Christians but let in the Muslim (mooslim, as the Mooslum in Chief pronounces it) come on in, and bring their suicide bomb-equipped vests with them. Mr. Cathy was being honest about his beliefs, and he’s been vilified for it. This is called religious persecution, and it’s alive and well under this administration, or regime I should say. For the person who said he should have kept quiet about his beliefs, I would just say I hope there is someone to stand up for his sorry hide when the time comes. And the time WILL come, when religious persecution is as bad in the USA as it is in China and other places around the world–because everyone was “quiet” about their belief in the Lord Jesus Christ. Proclaim it proudly–otherwise on the Day of Judgment, God will say to you, “Depart from me, I never knew you.”

      • steve

        my point was that even jesus new well enough not to speak to the government or high priest, except when he was around 12. always door to door. he knew only a select few would listen. there were times when the crowds would get big and he would work around that but he did not broadcast his fathers teachings. he already knew what would happen if he did.

      • Robert Smith

        “I received an email yesterday from a USMC vet informing me that “effective immediately no religious articles are permitted in military hospitals, including crosses, bibles, rosary beads, or Holy Communion brought there priests…”

        Really? My BS meter has gone off the scale. Why isn’t such in the news just like that white church wouldn’t let a black couple marry in it? This is the kind of thing the 24 hour news cycle eats up.

        So, put up or shut up is what it boils down to.

        Rob

      • Joe H

        Antirino,
        the closest thing I could find on that is the fact that chaplins in the USMC are given the choice of wearing a marine uniform or a navy uniform with the clergy insignia. The Marine uniform does not allow clergy insignia. Sorry bud!

    • Ron Brown

      Right on. Although I havent eaten at chick fil a its only because I havent shopped at the mall in years.

  • Mongo

    I wish I could club a bus load of these queer freaks of nature and boil them up in a nice stew.

    • 45caliber

      You can’t do that. Even boiling wouldn’t make them fit to eat. Besides, after you cleaned the s*** out of them there wouldn’t be anything left to cook.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “45caliber,” GREAT COMMENTS.

      • Mike in MI

        45cal -
        Ah-h-h heet, ah heet, heet. whuu-uo…gooder’n.

    • steve

      gays have been around before noah. only since clinton running for pres hasthe gay communities voice become louder. my take is that it is a mental disorder. something happens with the genes while in the womb. nobody can really explain it because nobody is smart enough except our creator.

      • Mike in MI

        steve -
        There is something of a genetic component, but it isn’t the deciding factor, no dominant influence. Mostly it’s the individual’s perverse mind and rebellious decisions. Molestation by a pedophile is a different matter. (In my mind the end of a pedophile, if proven, should be wrapped up in hemp.)
        For a receptive homo the consequences are most pronounced because of some powerful biological chemicals in semen and membrane eating stuff in the cap on every sperm. When the behavior is repeated over and over for a period of time (two or three times a week is enough) progressive degenerative events break down the immune system and the brain. That’s why they’re so sick and, at the end, usually crazy.
        Girls you don’t have to fear such things. A healthy woman’s reproductive tracts and entire system is perfectly constructed for a lifetime, post menarche, of faithful service.

      • Joe H

        Mike in Mi,
        not proven. The “gay Gene” has never been found! Look it up!

        • Carl

          I was listening to a radio show from St. Louis a few years ago when they brought on some self-styled expert to talk about the gene lie. He claimed that research had “proven” that the “homosexual gene” was the FIRST gene on the FIRST chromosome! The homosexuals are so desperate to prove that they are superior to decent people that they invent lie after lie after lie.

      • Mike in MI

        Joe H. -
        We are in accord, Joe. There is not a gene that pushes development toward the expression of traits and characteristics that result in what people call homosexual or “gay” behavior. But there are a bunch of influences that are tied to some ancient mutations that can, in combination with environmental factors and choices the person makes, result in a homo.

    • Karolyn

      What a disgusting human being you are! You are the type of Christian Conservative who gives all a bad name.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        What type of “Christian Conservative” is steve supposed to be that will satisfy you the “christian liberal”?

      • Karolyn

        What on earth are you talking about? You will say anything, whether apropros or not just to say something. You know I’m not a Christian, andIi hope you would understand what I’m getting at. Do you think what he said was a Christian thing to say. So many call me a hypocrit! Ha!

      • Deerinwater

        When you can only think in a right or left paradox, it brings out the “stupid”. Some of you “self proclaimed conservatives” remind me of werewolves. To be accepted into this self righteous clan, where “stupid” is revered and worshiped , you must first succumbed to being “Bitten” by the beast of ignorance.

        You are not conservatives, you are not liberals, you are not republicans, you are not democrats, ~ your are frigging dinosaur’s gasping your last breath in a world that is ever changing as you lack the skills to or see any need for.

        Your more Dixiecrat’s then you are anything else if I was force to label you.

        Of the three curses , poverty, ignorance and discrimination. two dominate here, while some of you would hold to the belief that $500,000. is a lot of money. If you believe that, ~ make that all three. To hold on to $500,000. you must live like a church mouse, cast a low shadow and have good fortune with personal health and love. You don’t have to spend your money, something can come along and spend in for you.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        THANK YOU, “Karolyn.” Nadzieja Batki CAN BE “COLD!”

    • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.piklapp Patrick Piklapp

      I would give you permission to do that only if you threw all the pedophile Christian priest in there to balance the taste. Extremists like you are what makes us hate our neighbors for no good reason.

      Most of us could care less if their neighbors are Christian, Muslem, Gay, Straight, Jewish, Pastafarians, or Tri-Sexuals. As long as they are good people and don’t bring down the values of homes in our area.

      You bring down the home values because of your bigotry and less than stellar character. Your Bible says “Judge not lest ye be Judged,” but you do so anyway. Only God holds that power and anyone who tries to do so is not a true Christian and risks that burning lake.

  • Warrior

    The rahm values include:

    1. A prez who had his own house fairy.
    2. two governors presently sitting in jail
    3. his predecessor who tore up public property in the middle of the night
    4. chasing black residents from the city ensuring a black would never be elected a mayor again
    5. sending the politicians children to all the best private schools in lieu of the gubmint schools they control
    6. 26 alderman sent to prison for an assortment of theft crimes and kickback schemes
    7. bankrupting the city and state with their unfunded patronage laden public pension programs
    8. the last mayor who personally took “advantage” of the pension system rules, they wrote to obtain an extra $50k/yr in retirement
    9. mayors and alderman past and present who maintain security details funded by the taxpayers.
    10. legislators who control property taxes but provide their “friends” tax breaks thru their own law practices.

    This is only the tip of the iceberg in chicago and “crook county”. I would imagine these same “values” are held in NY, Beantown and LA and in fact, wherever you find a finely tuned progressive ruling class. The demonrats have after all, been controlling the situation for over 60 years and still going strong. Your POTUS has brought these same values to the entire country. Anybody still on the “fence” or are these your “values” also?

    • JimK

      How right you are on all counts. President OBarfo has tilted this country on its axis along with his other minnons. With the problems we have and no leadership in the Whitehouse we are making news over chicken?

      • http://google gary gerke

        We have a president and the DOJ that flat refuses to uphold Federal Laws….WHY…because it is a political coup for the coming election. Obama and his merry band of political thugs have and will continue to shred the Constitution to stay in power!

        • George Grover

          When you say shred the CONSTITUTION, do you mean like AMERICAS CRIME FAMILY GONE INTERNATIONAL (bush, cheney, rumsfeld, wolfowitz, rice, fieth,) just to name a few.
          have you forgotten the REPUBLICAN COWARDS THAT WERE SO SCARED OF THOSE BIG BAD TERRORISTS THAT THEY IMPLEMENTED PATRIOT I, AND II, WHICH TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY EVISERATED OUR CONSTITUTION, ALL UNDER THE GUISE OF PROTECTING US FROM THOSE BIG BAD PEOPLE. HOW [expletive deleted] STUPID CAN PEOPLE BE?

          WAKE UP AMERICA
          OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE.

          GROVER

    • steve

      and yet knowing all of this you still vote. so who’s the hypocrite?

  • http://Personalliberty End time servant

    Read daily in your Webb site and others chaos 24-7 just like lucifers wants and his minions around the world the sheeple can get all excited daily I read ther comments here and there but in the end the hammer and sickle is here and will be used shortly all planned I suggest sheeple stop getting out of hand they love it that is the so called lighted ones they laugh and get great joy put start turning to god and pray the hour glass in becoming empty

    • Vigilant

      Care to put that in English?

      • Dennis Phelps

        for those who have ears let them hear!

    • Mike in MI

      End time -
      Any idea what you’re a servant of…for absolute certain?
      Doesn’t sound like it.

  • Tom Cook

    Ben, I do occasionally eat at Chick-fil-a, when I have a coupon. Tomorrow I shall go there and buy a whole bag of the little sandwiches for all in my office. I do respect Mr. Cathey’s morals and integrity though I am an affirmed and unashamed atheist. I don’t aspire to titles, but I use the term to indicate that I have no supernatural mystic suspicion that there is an afterlife or any such idiocy as “god” in any form. George Carlin expresses it best.

    • Vigilant

      Did Robert Smith change his screen name?

    • uvuvuv

      my atheist father had a heart attack and died in the ambulance but they brought him back. he said there is an afterlife.

      • Becca

        Kudos to Mr. Cathy for STANDING on his beliefs! And for you liberal leftists–I can see your hate spewing out from all of your comments. DEMONCRATS–for sure!!!

        • George Grover

          I am now and always have been A REGISTERED INDEPENDENT VOTER, HOWEVER THAT DOES NOT STOP ME FROM BEING A PROGRESSIVE THINKER INSTEAD OF A MORONIC IDIOT THAT BELIEVES THEY HAVE TO PRAY TO THEIR GOD BEFORE THEY TAKE A DUMP. THE COLOSSAL AMOUNTS OF (expletive deleted) THE POOR MIND DEMENTED CLOWNS FROM BOTH PARTIES BRINGING RELIGION INTO THE DISCUSSIONS, AND OR DEBATES, ARE SICKENING., BUT NOT TO WORRY. I WILL ESCORT ALL OF YOUR KNUCKLE DRAGGING RELIOUS (expletive deleted) INTO THE PROGRESSIVE FUTURE.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        George Grover, reread your own post and see if you want to stand behind your lies.
        You really are aspiring to be a thug and a Leftist contrary to you claiming yourself as an Independent.

        • George Grover

          No just A PROUD PROGRESSIVE PATRIOT THAT WILL DRAG ALL OF YOU WEAK MINDED WORMS INTO THE FUTURE, MOST PROBABLY WITH YOU MORONS KICKING AND SCREAMING THE WHOLE WAY, BUT THAT IS OK TO BECAUSE EVENTUALLY EVEN IGNORANCE GOES AWAY AFTER THE HORRIFIED, SCARED LITTLE PEOPLE ARE TAUGHT THAT THERE IS NO GOD BUT THE ONE EACH INDIVIDUAL MAKES UP IN THEIR LITTLE HEADS TO CALM THEM WHEN THE PEOPLE WITH THE TRUE KNOWLEDGE EDUCATE THEM THAT THERE IS NOTHING TO FEAR. I BET YOU ARE AFRAID OF THE DARK TOO.

          WAKE UP AMERICA
          OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE

          GROVER

      • Joe H

        Careful there Georgie, trying to “drag “too many conservatives might be detrimental to your health!!

        • George Grover

          Thats ok I am up to the task. Look let’s get serious for a moment and figure this out.
          1This is nothing more than one of those HOT RED BUTTON ISSUES that just happens to hit WE THE PEOPLE around election time, to keep WE THE PEOPLE seperated for or against.
          2. ALL MARRIAGES are a CIVIL matter, not a RELIGIOUS ONE, as some people choose to be married by someone other than a Priest, Deacon, or Reverend, like a Justice of the peace. Also even people that get married in churches get MARRIAGE LISCENSES, registered with their communities respectively. more for tax purposes than anything.
          3. Although most of the people relgious or not,on this and many other sites. have probably not realized is that the word MARRIAGE is more than a religious conutation, as in most states MARRIAGE has become a LEGAL ISSUE,which means that if GAY MARRIAGE is not recognized from that legal standpoint then GAY people do not possess the legal standing with their respective spouses that HETEROSEXUAL couples have.
          4. To not agree with GAY MARRIAGE is one thing like FREEDOM OF SPEECH, but when certain organizations and or groups try to prevent ANY AMERICAN CITIZEN from obtaining and keeping their rights that is when I personnally get involved. I am a VIETNAM ERA VET,my oldest son served in the NAVY like me, and my youngest son almost lost his life in IRAQ on christmas eve in 2009, to a suicide bomber. I have talked to them both about this issue and they both have said this seperately but in unison. They both say that they personnally do not agree with GAY MARRIAGE, but they both have said they put their lives on the line so that other AMERICANS could appreciate and enjoy the RIGHTS, FREEDOMS, and LIBERTIES THAT OUR CONSTITUTION AFFORDS ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS, and they would DIE FOR FREEDOMS RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES FOR YOU, ME AND ALL AMERICANS. They are both RELIGIOUS MINDED, go to their CHURCHES and PARTICIPATE WITH THEM AS my 4 grandkids do to. I have a different take on religion, but I have never warned, chastised, or done anything to disuade them from their religion, because in my mind RELIGION IS A VERY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PERSON AND THEIR GOD. RELIGION IS NOT A GROUP ACTIVITY, BUT A PERSONAL ONE so I will never sit by and watch as FANATICS AND CRAZIES TRY TO MAKE ANY OTHER GROUP OF CITIZENS SECOND RATE, OR UNDER REPRESENTED.

          WAKE UP AMERICA
          OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE

          GROVER

  • Sondra

    When are those in the gay/lesbian community going to realize they are being used as a distraction? I have enjoyed the gays that I have worked with over the years & now a few are out there with their totally unacceptable behavior causing resentment & if they keep it up nice people are going to suffer. To the g/l out there I say get a life, do something for your country instead of tearing it down. The Constitution is for everybody & we need to stand together & demand the hired help in Washington obey the law, the Constitution, they swore to defend & uphold. NDAA, gun control, the “Fed”, where does it say it’s OK to take money from We The People & give it to any private business or send it to another country?
    7 brave young men lost their lives in Afghaniston last week protecting our rights. Doesn’t that include free speach? Never paid any attention to fast foods before but will go out of my way to have a Chick fil A.

    • uvuvuv

      what i don’t get is how they can stage gay pride parades for just existing. now i happen to exist also, i type therefore i am, but i have no inclination to put on a parade in my honor. in fact gays are detrimental to society’s function and goals, so they should put on gay shame parades instead. and while on the subject, do you think the mayors of these cities would charter evangelical pride parades? or how about straight pride? after all, they’re the ones who get the work done. when the gays parade down the street, the president can say to them, you didn’t build that.

      • 45caliber

        uv:

        Sounds good to me. In fact, I remember somewhere in the Bible it says that if a body part offends you to cut it off. I think that should be allowed at gay pride parades too.

      • S A

        Take a look at a lot of these comments and you will understand the meaning behind gay pride parades. It’s not for you, it’s for us. Because whether or not you want to believe it or not, gay people are still human beings. We work, (many times longer hours than most straight people because many of us do not have children to run home to), we have businesses, we have families, we pay our taxes, we contribute to society in many important ways whether or not you want to acknowledge that. The only difference between us and you is who we build our lives with. We don’t have gay parades to showcase for the straights, we have gay pride parades because day in and day out we have to deal with comments just like the ones in this forum. We have gay pride parades to remind ourselves and eachother that no matter how much hatred comes our way from people who claim to be Christians or other, we know that we are good and kind and worthy of all the good life has to offer. When was the last time you had to worry about getting beat in the street or raped or murdered because of who you loved? I would venture to say probably never. But we gays have to worry about that every time we walk out the door. So I’m sorry if our gay pride parades offend you but with a suicide rate 4 times higher than the straight community, we need a good reminder every now and then that maybe just maybe the world isn’t such a horrible place to live. What’s more sad about that is that we supposedly live in the most free nation in the world. Having said that, I would die fighting to protect Dan Cathy’s right to free speech and all of his other rights as well. I believe Americans have better in the hearts than what we see in these comments and I believe my country is the most amazing country ever established. I believe in liberty and justice for ALL. But here’s the thing, our rights come with a toll. You can express your free speech all you want but at the end of the day, you have to pay the toll. Maybe a good many Americans do not believe what Dan Cathy believes and maybe his toll is the loss of business, so be it. That’s just the way it works sometimes. Being a business owner myself for the past 18 years, I’m proud to say I have learned when to keep my mouth shut so as to keep my customers happy. He took a chance and the unfortunate part is that his stance is costing good people a lot of money. This impacts all of his franchise owners who worked their butts off to make their business work, and maybe a lot of them do not share Cathy’s belief, I don’t know. But what I do know is that he has to pay the toll.

      • Joe H

        Careful there 45 they might get confused n cut off the “appendage” between their shoulders!!

  • Ralph

    The liberals have found that there is not one word of defence for the idea of homosexuality in the Bible, so being the champions of the downtrodden that they are, they have decided to defend the gays themselves. If they had read the book they would have found that they will suffer the same judgement as those they are defending.

    I eat at Chic-Fil-A because its good food, and an excellent atmosphere for the families I see there all the time.

    • Jeremy Leochner

      The only problem Ralph is god created homosexuals as homosexuals. And since god so far as I was taught loves all his creations it just stands to reason that he loves his homosexual creations as much as his heterosexual. The only difference between homosexuals and heterosexuals is who they have sex with. But since the sex is the same its hard to imagine god judging homosexuals worse then heterosexuals. The action is the same, whats different is who it is with.

      • Deerinwater

        The problem with that Ralph, is that the Christian Bible, ~ which is for the most part Jewish short stories, compilations, tribal laws, letters, Chronicles along with an Addendum is all self validating.

        Homosexual activity has always be seen as an odd behavior to heterosexual persons who for good reason have a majority to any consensus if it came down to a vote. It’s back to~ two wolves and a lamb voting whats for dinner.

        It was so, in early history and it’s still that way today. Jews wrote your bible while you are left to pick and chose when to accept these words of truth, that God does indeed move in mysterious ways. Somethings are not for you or I to know or understand. While as we appoint ourselves as “Judge”, we attempt to be as gods that have yet to understand the awesome power of humility or have the faith of a tiny mustard seed. Poor gods would either of us make.

      • gracemarie

        Sorry, Jeremy, if you read Romans 1, you will see that God abhors homosexuality, and has given those living that lifestyle over to a reprobate mind. Yes, God loves them, but he hates their sin. Only those who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will go to heaven.

        • George Grover

          Woah, I guess I am out. I will see you in hell

          WAKE UP AMERICA
          OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE

          GROVER

          • Samdromeda

            Heaven was never promised to mankind. In fact scripture reveals that earth will become the headquarters of the universe. The only being that desires to go to heaven is Satan and he wants to go there to do regime change. Democracy is not a form of government in heaven and soon will not be on earth either.

      • Samdromeda

        Jeremy. Have you read “The Pink Swastika?” It seems to present a case in which trans-generational militarism combined with errant regimental pedophilia engendered Homosexuality.

  • jim

    The fight is not over what Christy said or what his business is. The fight is over the Word of GOD and what GOD says about homosexuality. Christy just said he backs the Word of GOD. If anyone has a problem with this, the right one to take it up with is GOD, not Christy.

    • Vigilant

      From http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1560067/Letter_to_Dr_Laura_about_the_Bible_homosexuality_and_other_laws

      In her radio show, Dr Laura Schlesinger has said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The following response was posted on the internet and is best regarded as an essay clearly meant for a wider audience than just Dr Laura. It is a general reminder that many belief systems pick and choose their way through biblical teachings in determining what is “right” and “wrong”. Authorship has been attributed to several, but remains unconfirmed.

      Dear Dr. Laura:

      Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God’s Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination… End of debate.

      I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some other elements of God’s Laws and how to follow them.

      1. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighbouring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?

      2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

      3. I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of Menstrual uncleanliness – Lev.15: 19-24. The problem is how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

      4. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord – Lev.1:9. The problem is, my neighbours. They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

      5. I have a neighbour who insists on working on the Sabbath.Exodus 35:2. Clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself, or should I ask the police to do it?

      6. A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination – Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality. I don’t agree. Can you settle this? Are there ‘degrees’ of abomination?

      7. Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle- room here?

      8. Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27. How should they die?

      9. I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

      10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev.19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? Lev.24:10-16.Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair, like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

      I know you have studied these things extensively and thus enjoy considerable expertise in such matters, so I am confident you can help.

      Thank you again for reminding us that God’s word is eternal and unchanging

      • 45caliber

        Let me see …

        As a person who commits no sin, perhaps I can help answer your questions here.

        1. Of course you can buy them from Canada too. But please let me know the prices. I want to check to see if the prices I’m asked to pay are fair.

        2. That depends entirely on your daughter. What is her age? Is she pretty? How well is she trained to take care of the house and cook?

        3. There is an easy solution here. You simply aren’t thinking. Each time you touch a woman, cut off that part of your body. Sooner or later you won’t do it any more.

        4. What? You haven’t learned to be politically correct? You either have to build your alter in a desolate place or do it at a government-approved temple.

        5. Ask the police to do it. They will take care of your problem.

        6. All abominations are the same. Probably your friend is gay anyway.

        7. According to government officials and lawyers, there is ALWAYS wiggle room. You just have to hire one to find it (or make it) for you.

        8. On a hair ball.

        9. Only if the gloves are made of human skin.

        10. Again, no need to do this yourself. See item 5.

      • Vigilant

        Good one, 45Cal! LOL!

      • Vigilant

        Along these lines, I once engaged evangelist Ted R. Weiland in argument on this very website. The charlatan Weiland thinks we should scrap the Constitution and simply go by God’s law. He believes the Old Testament is to be literally followed, verbatim.

        I asked him if, according to the OT, he would advocate stoning to death his wife if she were proved to be an adultress. He refused to answer the question.

      • Rebecca

        Leviticus was a book of the old law. Since Christ shed His blood for us on the cross and that blood covered our sins, we are no longer under the purification practices of the old Jewish laws. To see more on the subject of homosexuality and God’s opinion of that and other lifestyles check out I and II Corinthians in the New Testament.

      • MAP

        You are exactly right, Rebecca.

      • steve

        three years after jesus death , the mosaic laws ended. end of story. the only thing that applies today about the bible, old or new testament are the teachings we get from it ,that which is god’s word . the laws of then no longer apply.

      • Vigilant

        Rebecca and others,

        And what does Romans I:24-32 say?

        That’s NEW TESTAMENT!

        Seems the death penalty for those things was still in effect, huh?

      • Rebecca

        Turning them over to their reprobate mind and unnatural lifestyle doesn’t equal death penalty. You are adding in words. Turning them over means letting them live their lives as they wish. We all have a choice. God gave us the choice to live as we wish. God did not call for our deaths by the hands of other men. Paul was saying in Romans that if people are going to live outside God’s will we all deserve death! (and not just homosexuals…he mentioned being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, unmerciful: who, knowing the ordinance of God, that they that practice such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also consent with them that practice them.

        Now, all of us on this blog have been guilty of one or more of these sins. So that means that even though we all deserve death, God loved us so much that he sent his only Son to die on the cross for us. Jesus’ blood covers all those sins and more. If we accept Him and admit that we are guilty of these sins and ask Him to forgive us we don’t have to die. Yes, we have to die an earthly death. The good and the bad, the righteous and the unrighteous…everyone’s body will wear out and pass away. But just as that body passes away the spirit lives on…in Heaven with Jesus if we have accepted Him or in Hell if we choose to ignore His love and follow Satan by continuing in our sin.

        God loves YOU, Vigilant. He wants YOUR spirit to live eternally. He is a loving God and not sitting somewhere on a throne waiting to bop you over the head each time you mess up. He is waiting for us to come to Him and admit our guilt so that we can live our life and live it abundantly. You see…there are certain ways of life that God, in His wisdom knew would hold heart ache for us so he warned us against those things and made them against his laws. Just as we, as parents make touching a hot oven or darting into the street in front of a car against the rules for our children. We know that they would be hurt by doing these things. God didn’t make His laws just because he was prejudiced or because He sat around making up rules against this and that because he didn’t like it.

      • Vigilant

        Rebecca, kindly spare me the proselytizing. I don’t appreciate it when someone comes to my door with it, I don’t appreciate it here.

      • Rebecca

        You don’t have to read it or listen Vigilant….but I do have the right to say it. So far. If this country keeps going like it is now I won’t have this right much longer.

      • Vigilant

        Rebecca, no one is impugning your rights. I simply and politely asked you to discontinue.

        Few of us appreciate unsolicited advice from the nanny leftists who know better than us how to conduct our lives. I don’t appreciate it from the right either.

      • Samdromeda

        You are asking the wrong person. The bible explains itself. look up all scripture on each question that you presented. If you have a spirit of a sound mind you will have your answer with God’s counsel from the totality of the scriptures and thereby be an expert and counsel others.. Otherwise you will continue to present questions that seem paradoxical but are not.

    • 45caliber

      jim:

      I agree. And I’d much rather obey God than believe some man. The punishment is lesser.

      • George Grover

        You might want to check out these other IMAGINARY CHARACTERS like MICKEY MOUSE, BUGS BUNNY, ROADRUNNER, YOSEMITE SAM, just to name a few. Start with this list of make believe entities to enhance your life, as the imaginary character you mentioned has become so blaise.

        WAKE UP AMERICA
        OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE.

        GROVER

      • 45caliber

        George:

        I used to know a guy named Yosemite Sam. He had a great right jab. You need to get outside of that basement more. I’m sure your Mom will let you.

  • http://yahoo Joseph

    TO BE OR NOT TO BE A CHICKEN:ET TU BRUTO( SPAN:STUPID) ER BRUTUS.>WHAT IS IT THAT BOTHERS YOU HOMOSEXUALS ABOUT DAN CATHY?>IS IT BECAUSE HE TOLD THE TRUTH?>IF IT’S NOT THE TRUTH TO YOU THEN WHY GET ALL STEAMED ABOUT IT?>JUST GO ON MERRILY WITH YOUR HOMOSEXUALS BUDDIES AND ENJOY YOUR LIFE AND LEAVE THE REST OF US ALONE.COMPRENDE GRINGO?>>BY THE WAY A WARNING READ ROMANS CHAPTER 1-2-3.IT’S YOUR ETERNITY/GOD LOVES YOU NOT YOUR LIFE STYLE AFTER ALL HE MADE ADAM AND EVE/TAKE IT FROM THERE COTTER.

    • George Grover

      WHAT all CIVILIZED, THINKING PEOPLE are tired of is THE TOTAL STUPIDITY OF ALL THE WORMS (weak overzealous religous morons)

      • MAP

        George. And so we should replace them with weak overzealous leftist morons? Boy, you atheistic and deranged liberals are a joke!

    • George Grover

      PLLLEASE. THE BOOK OF FICTION YOU REFER TO ISN’T GOOD READING. IT JUMPS AROUND TOMUCH.

      WAKE UP AMERICA
      OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE.

      GROVER

      • Samdromeda

        George,
        There are computer programs that enable people to decode the bible and understand it.
        To scoff at it is to be willingly ignorant of it. If you believe in following policy and procedure and reading the directions before assembling anything and operating it you will know that the bible is an operating manual for human beings in this universe. You know what is said about people that say in their minds that there is no God. As sure as matter and energy is inter-transferable you are sustained by God. Every breath and every thought is known. All things have been provided oil gas,gold and increases in technology. Even understanding is given and the ability.to ask questions and post comments.

        • George Grover

          Spoken lke a TRUE WORM (WEAK OVERZEALOUS RELIGIOUS MORON OR MANIAC TAKE YOUR PICK.) What a shame that people seemingly with above average intellegence waste their time and life trying to fulfill a self dirested course to please imaginary ficticious beings, usually out of a fear of those beings. Just think what could have been achieved had those efforts been concentrated towards something like maybe SOLAR POWER, COMPRESSED FARMING, or even ORGANIC MEDICINES, to help their fellow humans obtain and keep their health. What a shame

          WAKE UP AMERICA
          OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE

          GROVER

          • Samdromeda

            The statement still stands Grover. What are you afraid of? All that you say would be accomplished if your fears were conquered. But those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still. It seems that I have struck a nerve with your vociferous volatility. For that I am truly sorry. But reality is much much bigger than your denial. Just keep on living and you will know.

          • George Grover

            HAHHAHA. Actually there is only one thing that almost scares me, and again what scares me are WORMS. THEIR IGNORANCE IS ASTOUNDING. Again I state :
            Spoken lke a TRUE WORM (WEAK OVERZEALOUS RELIGIOUS MORON OR MANIAC TAKE YOUR PICK.) What a shame that people seemingly with above average intellegence waste their time and life trying to fulfill a self dirested course to please imaginary ficticious beings, usually out of a fear of those beings. Just think what could have been [...]

      • Samdromeda

        Time will tell. Just keep on living.

        • prsmith

          God gave us free will. You have every right not to believe in Him, in His son, Jesus Christ or in the Holy Spirit. You also have the right to express your opinion. You do NOT, however, have the right to tell us that we can not express ours.

          GLBTs have every right to ignore God’s laws and to enjoy their eyeblink of time in this life enjoying whatever perversion they please. I, on the other hand, reserve my right to tell them about Jesus and his promise of eternal life in God’s grace at every opportunity and in every venue. All they have to do is simply turn to him, repent and ask forgiveness for their sins.

          • George Grover

            To not agree with GAY MARRIAGE is one thing like FREEDOM OF SPEECH, but when certain organizations and or groups try to prevent ANY AMERICAN CITIZEN from obtaining and keeping their rights that is when I personnally get involved. I am a VIETNAM ERA VET,my oldest son served in the NAVY like me, and my youngest son almost lost his life in IRAQ on christmas eve in 2009, to a suicide bomber. I have talked to them both about this issue and they both have said this seperately but in unison. They both say that they personnally do not agree with GAY MARRIAGE, but they both have said they put their lives on the line so that other AMERICANS could appreciate and enjoy the RIGHTS, FREEDOMS, and LIBERTIES THAT OUR CONSTITUTION AFFORDS ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS, and they would DIE FOR FREEDOMS RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES FOR YOU, ME AND ALL AMERICANS. They are both RELIGIOUS MINDED, go to their CHURCHES and PARTICIPATE WITH THEM AS my 4 grandkids do to. I have a different take on religion, but I have never warned, chastised, or done anything to disuade them from their religion, because in my mind RELIGION IS A VERY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PERSON AND THEIR GOD. RELIGION IS NOT A GROUP ACTIVITY, BUT A PERSONAL ONE so I will never sit by and watch as FANATICS AND CRAZIES TRY TO MAKE ANY OTHER GROUP OF CITIZENS SECOND RATE, OR UNDER REPRESENTED.
            WAKE UP AMERICA
            OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE
            GROVER

          • http://graveseeker.wordpress.com prsmithsr

            As I have said, this country was founded on Christian principles and there is no right to gay marriage. If you want to enjoy the benefits of marriage afforded by God and our Constitution and supporting laws, find a person of the opposite sex with whom you can procreate as commanded by God. Otherwise, live as you choose without those benefits – you haven’t earned them. (You being generic and not specific)

          • George Grover

            AGAIN, SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE WORM. Before you start trying to convince thinking people that THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES, you might want to look up on your little computer, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and THE IRIQUIOS NATIONS. If you are honest with yourself, and you read about what I have suggested, you will find that OUR CONSTITUTION WAS IN FACT BASED ON THE CIVILITY OF THE IRIQUOS NATION. Besides, exactly what are CHRISTIAN PRICIPLES? From everything I have read in the BIBLE, the KORAN, and the TORAH, all I can say is there seems to be principles from all of those books that mirror or mimic each other, SO AGAIN I ASK WHAT ARE CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES? I would also like to inform you that whatever benefits you are talking about does not have to be earned as they are already covered in the ONLY WRITING I AM INTERESTED IN. OUR CONSTITUTION. THE BILL OF RIGHTS (first ten articles known as ammendments) gaurantees me as a citizen of this great country i already possess them, fought for, wounded and died for, by much braver men and women that you or I so WE THE PEOPLE could pursue our dreams, and aspirations throughout life, without persecution from IGNORANT,MOUTHY INDIVIDUALS BECAUSE MY LIFESTYLE IS DIFFERENT FROM THEIRS.

            HAHAHAHAHA generic? I am still trying to figure out EXACTLY WHAT ARE CHRISTIAN PRINCIPLES WHO IS BEING GENERIC NOW?

            WAKE UP AMERICA
            OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE

            GROVER

          • Samdromeda

            Reality is bigger than the expression of opinion. Free will is always in play. No one said anything about forbidding the expression of opinion. We have the right to the effects that we set in motion.

          • http://graveseeker.wordpress.com prsmithsr

            Reality is not always what you perceive with your five senses which can deceive nor is today’s reality tomorrow’s. Eternity is a very, very long time – if you have guessed wrong, it could be most unpleasant. If I have guessed wrong, then we’ll cease to exist roughly together and I will have missed nothing in the interim.

  • dan

    Thanks to the Obama Depression, I can no longer afford to eat fast food…
    I’m just thankful for being able to eat at home.

    • http://graveseeker.wordpress.com prsmithsr

      Even though what we’re eating at home these days may or may not be more healthful than fast food :(

  • Bone

    I think that because Emanuel is welcoming Louis Farrakhan and a NOI resturant while rejecting Chick-fil-A
    that is the high point of hypocrisy

  • Rick

    Just remember, if a city can deny a permit because a CEO does not believe in Gay Marriage, then another city can deny a permit because a CEO does believe in Gay Marriage. So, if this stands, it opens a whole new can of worms. Allowing others to be intollerant of Gays. With that said, you need to remember that God loves you, but he hates your sin. A person being Gay is just another sin and we are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God. And while I am am a sinner, I don’t go out and have parades for my sin. Please seek the Lord, Repent (turn) from your sin and ask the Lord to forgive you. God Bless.

    • 45caliber

      Rick:

      I agree. A church isn’t a temple for saints – it is a hospital for sinners. But that doesn’t mean that the sinners should be given command of the place any more than accident victims should be given control of a real hospital instead of the doctors.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Let us know how sin can be separate from the sinner?

  • prsmith

    Piss off a liberal. . .take a boy scout to Chick-Fil-A for lunch on Wednesday.

    • Rick

      We went yesterday (it was receipt day) and we are going for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Wednesday! I hope I see some protesters!!!

  • Charles

    I can’t eat at Chick-fil-A. The closest one is 80 miles away.

    • Joe H

      charles,
      It’ll be worth the drive tomorrow!!!

  • Linda Markle

    BoomBoom: The company has a Southern Baptists based the bible is pretty clear on the definition of marriage, wake up people, the first Christ miracle was at a wedding, of a man and woman, not David and Solomon. History has showed that when you go on this slippery slop, is not a good think the raise and fall of many emperors.

  • http://www.ExpertMediaCoach.com Neal Browne

    It is also an demeaning way to take another slap at American exceptiionalism and capitalism: No longer should a product be evaluated by whether it’s the best, but rather by what it’s founders, CEO’s etc. think or say. Score one for so-called ‘tolerance.”

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Now that the Leftists have started pecking away at Chick-Fil-A they will continue relentlessly till they destroy the company. That is their intention.

  • 45caliber

    “Not to be outdone by such heavyweights as Barr…”

    I love the double meaning here … and both are true.

  • uvuvuv

    here is a guy who sticks to what he believes, Chick fil A is no smorgasbord where you pick and choose as you move down the line. if the Bible has injunctions against gay marriage (which isn’t mentioned, just gays themselves) then he is against g/m. if the Bible has injunctions against business on Sunday, he closes, at great financial sacrifice. one would think he would be praised for his consistency of beliefs. meanwhile, the execution vigil outside the prison for the murderer who killed ten kids. candles and hand holding. the next day, with a tear or two still showing, in goes this 22 year old for her abortion. now an irony like that that is not consistency. my fdr fanatic father used to lecture me on how the dems are a big tent of intellectual freedom, all ideas are welcome and open to vigorous and lively discussion. the repubs, he would remind me, are close minded, they don’t allow any contrary ideas or especially debate on them, you have to go along with what they say or face derision. whenever i visited, there would be 2 days of pleasant talk, and then wednesday he would start in. i was planning to visit again, but i decided if he won’t eat at mr cathy’s table, i won’t eat at his. what even mr cathy missed though is that gays can get married. no referendums, no supreme courts, no legislation. if they marry girls instead (i know, awful), it all opens up to them. but that would mean they would have to first acknowledge that girls even exist, beyond being walking and talking sacks of cement. now that is a toughie.

    • Rebecca

      You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        THE GREAT WORDS SUNG BY, Aaron Dupree Tippin.

      • George Grover

        COULDN’T HE FIND A BETTER FICTICIOUS CHARACTER TO FOLLOW. I PERSONALLY HAVE ALWAYS LIKED CAPTAIN AMERICA MYSELF.

        WAKE UP AMERICA
        OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE.

        GROVER

  • rawise

    Do NOT eat more chicken – birds are extremely intelligent & suffer horrendously…if you must patronize Chick-fil-a please just limit yourself to their side dishes. Thank You…

    • 45caliber

      rawise:

      Apparently you’ve never raised chickens. The only thing more stupid that I know about is a turkey. And after you’ve had to work with them for awhile, you are more than happy to see them on a dinner plate.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Who do you think you are? Dictating what anybody should and should not do?
      If you eat the salads and veggies aren’t you depriving bugs of their food?

  • Nobody’s Fool

    I would eat at Chick-Fil-A if there was one in my town. Two of my grandsons are adopted from Siberia, and have FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) among other problems. They both hope to work at Chick-Fil-A because the store is closed on Sundays and they could go to Sunday school. I pray for Mr. Cathey, for having the courage of his conviction, and I pray the lib-tards are unsuccessful in putting him out of business. Thank God he won’t be selling his product in the homosexual haven cities of Chicago & Boston. Lost tax revenue for the idiots.

  • Pathfinder

    Ben: You say the controversy is based on geography. I think not. The reaction is two fold: first freedom of speech and belief second. Second, an elitist mayor, who would be king, that wants to ban a successful business from his city. Think of that a successful business banned from bringing in jobs and adding to the tax base. Liberal (like RohmE) politicians seem to have constipation of ideas and diarrhea of words. And he calls that values!

  • SJJolly

    “Unfortunately, as is so often the case with liberal outrage, the situation spiraled into meaningless invective fairly quickly …” Judging by many of the postings (above), conservatives and libertarians are no slouches when it comes to meaningless invective.

  • Dennis Phelps

    I think you have more than just a vision problem Bud!

  • samnjoeysgrama

    My daughter is married to an AF Sargent. The military in uniform eat free a their local Chic-fill-a. Not at a discount, free. That makes me like them far more than any stand on marriage. I don’t particularly care about the marriage stand. I do care about the military.

  • angelwannabe

    Although I agree with the stance the Cathy’s haven on the definition of marriage_The Cathy’s have a right to their opinion like anyone else!___Stopping them from growing their business in a perticular city, is the perfect clique’ of throwing the baby out with the bath water!!!

    Chic-fil-a doesn’t discriminate on hiring homosexuals or serving them in their restaurants!_The Cathy’s obviously aren’t going to be forced to change they’re stance, either deal with they’re opinion or Eff off and don’t patronize them!!!! Buncha idiots!

    • Joe H

      Angelwannabe,
      you tell im’ my friend!!!

  • Teri-on-the-sandbar

    Wait! I didn’t politicize this whole chicken thing, Chik-Fil-A did! If the CEO had kept his nose in his deep fryer and out of social and political issues, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. Seriously? WHO CARES WHAT SOME CHICKEN MERCHANT THINKS ANYWAY??!

    • Rebecca

      What about Rosanne Barr? Is the freedom to speak his mind less for Mr. Cathey because you don’t agree with him but Roseanne (she’s an actress and no more of a politician than Mr. Cathey) has a right to speak out for what she believes because you AGREE with her?

    • Nadzieja Batki

      What has Mr. Cathy done to you that you have such hate for him?

    • angelwannabe

      Teri sweetie, didn’t you just use your right to Freedom of speech, just like the Cathey’s did????

  • Karolyn

    EVERYBODY just takes themselves too damn seriously!

    • Deerinwater

      LOL! ~ I read it as I would the Sunday Funnies” ~ with some exceptions ~ I’ll confess. Some get my goat.

      Most is not worthy comment. Like “Obama’s Depression” ~ Where would you start to debunk that? ~ Maybe this individual just awoke for a comma? Maybe all that circling the drain in 2008 he thought was JUST a circus ride?

      Maybe he/she lost her job in 2009 or 10 and of course wants to hold the current administration responsible?

      Maybe they are not aware just how close the whole world economy came to collapse in 2009? A single wrong word or wrong decision from the Oval Office was all it would have taken.

      A total collapse would have set us back and who would have ended up on top is unclear, but I can’t help but think it would not be good for most Americans , much less the world.

      • George Grover

        As someone that has studied FINANCE and politics for the last twenty years or so I can tell friend that THE COLLAPSE IS STILL COMING. Until AMERICA wakes up and starts closing their accounts at the four banks that were and still are at the epicenter of this FINANCIAL DEBAUCLE, which are BANK of AMERICA, WELLS FARGO, CITIGROUP, and J.P. MORGAN CHASE this country CANNOT RECOVER. granted there is a whole lot more to this situation than just these four banks, but if everyone closed their accounts out of those banks, Congress would ultimately have to break them up. I for one am tired of watching our TAX DOLLARS go to these banks and others, and WE THE PEOPLE ARE STILL PAYING FOR WHAT MOST PROBABLY IS THE BIGGEST THEFT IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

        WAKE UP AMERICA
        OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE.

        GROVER

  • Sam

    My question is more with regard to “Freedom of Speech”. We have developed a society of political correctness (and I mean both conservatives and liberals) that its almost as though no one can say anything. For example, President Obama has said many times that civilization owes a lot of Islamic culture (I’m paraphrasing here), that statement, although it is an opinion, is basically true and the facts speak for themselves. However, what conservatives reported was “Obama supports Islamic extremest”. There’s a huge difference between the two statements. In the same way, the owner of Chick fill a has a right to spend his money on supporting whatever political platform he so wishes. I don’t ask my boss where I can spend my money, and I’m sure no one else does either. Its called Freedom Of Speech. Its the same freedom that protects Rosanne Barr and her comments. And while Im on the subject of personal liberties, what about the personal rights or our so called “ex-gay” citizens. One TV commentator called them a hate group. Really? How can seeing alternative treatment be seen as “hateful”. Again, chic-Fil-A supports such groups and that is their right. If Chic Fil A were supporting non traditional Eastern treatment of cancer, Ill be no one would say a word..

    • Deerinwater

      The way I see it working Sam, is that you are “free to say” what you wish, but it doesn’t mean that it is “Free” or comes without cost.

      You can complement a woman by saying, “For a fat gal you don’t sweat much” but I would not expect her to be baking you any cakes or pies or have your children. I do believe that she would give you “down vote” on just about every level. As long as she is alive, she will remember you.

      There is no need to “offence” deliberately when the truth is unflattering enough.

      Life is hard enough without being plain stupid, that only make it impossible.

      Rare is it a good thing to burn a bridge while sometimes it’s wise.

  • S A

    One more thing, people are not up in arms about his free speech, people are up in arms that he is funding groups that are working to thwart individual liberty. You all remember the Constitution? From what I understand we do still have one and just because you may not agree with someone’s lifestyle, it doesn’t mean you get to decide whether or not someone can still have their inalienable rights. That is why they are called “inalienable.” I also think a lot of you confuse religious marriage with gov’t marriage. If this was a religious matter it would be a non-issue but it is not. It is a gov’t issue. One group of people are being denied their inalienable rights and whether you like it or not, you just can not do that, which is why all of these defense of marriage acts are being overturned as unconstitutional. Sorry guys, but you don’t just get to vote someone’s rights away, not unless you want a group to be able to vote your rights away.

    • Rebecca

      We also don’t have to agree with everything a “group” comes up with. Mr. Cathey just stated what he believed. He isn’t funding anything. Where did you get that? He has the right to run his business as he sees fit. He hasn’t denied gay groups or any other groups service. He has a right to his opinion. Or does that “freedom” only apply to those who believe as you do?

      • Deerinwater

        I don’t believe that his “rights” are in question here. He has the rights to succeed or fail ,while if he is selling chicken but fails due to something else, that is his failure and no one else s.

        It’s hard to enjoy horse and not be fond of their smell. ~ This man needs some tasty chicken tenders it would appear.

    • 45caliber

      SA:

      As I’ve said before, I don’t care one way or the other about CIVIL ceremonies. Those are basically a contract between you and the government. I do, however, care very much about RELIGIOIUS ceremonies. But most vocal gays when asked insist that they want RELIGIOUS ceremonies – that civil ceremonies just won’t do. And to get a religion ot authorize them, they must force a religion to change its religious laws. That includes Muslim as well as Christian – and probably others since I’m not familiar with those. They now have one that will do it – but again they insist that ALL do it. Actually, they aren’t worried about marriage or even religious marriage – they are demanding acceptance as being normal – which most religions will not do. So they are fighting for “marriage” as a wedge to force religions by court order to start accepting them – and to change their religious laws. Please don’t confuse things by insisting they only want civil ceremonies. While many would be happy with those, the more vocal gay rights people aren’t. Further, most of those activists don’t want equal rights – they want special rights for the gays. And I’m not willing to give them those either. Equal is fine but nothing more. They don’t have that as an inalienable right.

      • Joe H

        45,
        can you imagine the reaction of the muzzies if the law says THEY have to MARRY homosexuals in THEIR “church”???? Might even make them leave our country!!!

      • Deerinwater

        Hmm? ~ we are just the opposite, ~ I enjoy civil ceremonies,( most of the time) to honor, reward and recognize, while organized religious ceremonies I endure and employ tolerance and patience.

        My favorite however are military ceremonies. Flag raising, changing of the guard, I’m easy, rifle inspection, passing of the colors.

        Check out these high stepping Rockeets! These people are serious as cancer.

        http://youtu.be/nUwBJHulr4g

    • http://graveseeker.wordpress.com prsmithsr

      “One more thing, people are not up in arms about his free speech, people are up in arms that he is funding groups that are working to thwart individual liberty”
      —————-
      What groups? Be specific and tell us what “individual liberties” he’s trying to thwart.

    • http://graveseeker.wordpress.com prsmithsr

      When God joined Adam and Eve, he created the marriage covenant. Marriage is a religious act and the promises made between bride and groom are either made in the presence of and with mutual oaths to God or they are not a marriage. Anything else is a civil ceremony mistakenly called a ‘marriage’, a contract between consenting adults which can be broken at will under the proper legal circumstances.

      Like it or not, the U.S. was founded on Christian principles and the farther we get from those principles, the closer the country comes to destruction. I, for one, will fight to preserve what few moral and Christian values (laws) we have left.

  • Dennis

    I have never eaten at a Chick-Fil-A. However, as a Christian, I will eat my first Chick-Fil-A sandwich tomorrow. I am sick and tired of the Left and the homosexuals making all the noise they want with no reprisal at all. Supporting Chick-Fil-A will at the least tell the homosexuals that not all of us have rolled over and played dead.

  • fish

    Piss off a liberal progressive commy -EAT at CHICKFIL-A—————I will. If i can find one in my area i will support them.

  • boyscout

    Eat all the fast food “chicken” you want and then it will be OK to skip the steroids, antibiotics, and hormone supplements ’cause there in there courtesy of Tyson Agra-Business Inc Not to worry though cuz its the same crap you get at the supermarket.

    Now, do you consider marriage sacred? sanctified? a sacrament? If so, do you consider government a holy office or extension of some church or other?
    OK, then why the hell do you want government in the marriage business? Strike the term. Put them in the civil union business where they belong; their concern is with taxes which they somehow or other consider their just due.
    Keep marriage, in all its sanctified glory, in the churches.
    Personally, I would rather see people marry people and not churches or governments. Let whoever wants to bless them bless them.

    • George Grover

      except in most states the word and term MARRIAGE has become a LEGAL ISSUE. if you don’t believe that, then let your spouse or you die married without a WILL

      WAKE UP AMERICA
      OR SOON THERE WOON’T BE ONE

      GROVER

  • http://priscillaking.blogspot.com Priscilla King

    If God created homosexuals as homosexuals, why does homosexual behavior appear almost exclusively in dysfunctional, overcrowded environments? It’s not a gene, it’s a symptom. Even if susceptibility is a gene (like susceptibility to alcoholism)…nobody hates alcoholics, but nobody celebrates alcoholism either.

    • George Grover

      Look let’s get serious for a moment and figure this out.
      1This is nothing more than one of those HOT RED BUTTON ISSUES that just happens to hit WE THE PEOPLE around election time, to keep WE THE PEOPLE seperated for or against.
      2. ALL MARRIAGES are a CIVIL matter, not a RELIGIOUS ONE, as some people choose to be married by someone other than a Priest, Deacon, or Reverend, like a Justice of the peace. Also even people that get married in churches get MARRIAGE LISCENSES, registered with their communities respectively. more for tax purposes than anything.
      3. Although most of the people relgious or not,on this and many other sites. have probably not realized is that the word MARRIAGE is more than a religious conutation, as in most states MARRIAGE has become a LEGAL ISSUE,which means that if GAY MARRIAGE is not recognized from that legal standpoint then GAY people do not possess the legal standing with their respective spouses that HETEROSEXUAL couples have.
      4. To not agree with GAY MARRIAGE is one thing like FREEDOM OF SPEECH, but when certain organizations and or groups try to prevent ANY AMERICAN CITIZEN from obtaining and keeping their rights, that is when I personnally get involved. I am a VIETNAM ERA VET,my oldest son served in the NAVY like me, and my youngest son almost lost his life in IRAQ on christmas eve in 2009, to a suicide bomber. I have talked to them both about this issue and they both have said this seperately but in unison. They both say that they personnally do not agree with GAY MARRIAGE, but they both have said they put their lives on the line so that other AMERICANS could appreciate and enjoy the RIGHTS, FREEDOMS, and LIBERTIES THAT OUR CONSTITUTION AFFORDS ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS, and they would DIE FOR FREEDOMS RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES FOR YOU, ME AND ALL AMERICANS. They are both RELIGIOUS MINDED, go to their CHURCHES and PARTICIPATE WITH THEM AS my 4 grandkids do to. I have a different take on religion, but I have never warned, chastised, or done anything to disuade them from their religion, because in my mind RELIGION IS A VERY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PERSON AND THEIR GOD. RELIGION IS NOT A GROUP ACTIVITY, BUT A PERSONAL ONE so I will never sit by and watch as FANATICS AND CRAZIES TRY TO MAKE ANY OTHER GROUP OF CITIZENS SECOND RATE, OR UNDER REPRESENTED.

      WAKE UP AMERICA
      OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE

      GROVER

  • Pathfinder

    Why is it that the gay right group seem always tries to get in you face about their sexuality. No tolerance from them but everyone else must tolerate them. Marriage is between a man and a women period. That is the tradition and many gays just cannot tolerate that. They are not satisfied with a civil relationship ( for tax purposes ???) they need to change a long standing tradition and rub their sexuality in other traditionlas faces. Further, three democratic mayors (Chicago, Boston & Washington DC) have stated that ‘If you cant tolerate gay marriage, you are net welcome in their city”. These are FACIST Democrat mayors who pit one group against another. Who in hell do they think they are. Pandering to special interest groups is a democrat hallmark.The democrat presidential platform will now will embrace same sex marriage for the 2012 election. Another divide and conquer created by divisiveAlinsky-ites. The three big city mayors have started a firestorm that is nothing more than pandering to a voting block just to maintain their grip on power. I hope they can handle the “backfire” that will come of this.

    • Samdromeda

      The use of the term, “Tradition,” leaves a semipermeable sociological mindset about something that is a well established reality that came about by an act of creation. When a man and a woman unite before God and the community both become one flesh and are thus able to add to the community and nation through their children. The creation of a man and a woman made possible the populating of the universe with beings like God who made man like Himself. Tradition enables mankind to self-deceptively pervert the original purpose of our existence o this planet and to corrupt our ways before God who loves us and does not desire that we oppose ourselves with self destructive behavior. The perversion of free moral agency becomes a mandate for destruction with deceptive fairness of application. This forces a loving creator to put us out of our misery as a nation, by withdrawing his blessings due to sin, which is simply law breaking, thus allowing us to be conquered by our enemies and enslaved.

    • George Grover

      religion IS A VERY PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PERSON AND THEIR GOD. RELIGION IS NOT A GROUP ACTIVITY, BUT A PERSONAL ONE so I will never sit by and watch as FANATICS AND CRAZIES TRY TO MAKE ANY OTHER GROUP OF CITIZENS SECOND RATE, OR UNDER REPRESENTED.

      WAKE UP AMERICA
      OR SOON THERE WON’T BE ONE

      GROVER

      • Samdromeda

        The biblical definition of Religion in its purest form is to take care of the widow and the orphan in their time of need. However the covenants established with the patriarchs of this nation and others governed how they would govern themselves and ensure a safe society as established with God who has had a hand in the history of nations and those covenants are, in duration, “forever throughout all your generations.” Perpetual covenants
        which God actively participates in. There is cause and effect in play. Political activism and the ACLU cannot change what is happening.

  • jack

    My husband of 46 years and I drove across town to eat at a Chic fil A today. We were astounded to see a continuous crowd of people for at least two hours stream in the door and through the drive thru. One of our observations was that there was no cursing, no shoving etc. We noticed how everyone was very polite. Also, there was a lack of tatoos. Rather than pass judgement, I’ll let you figure out what that means.
    By the way, the sandwich, waffle fries and special sauce were great.
    I am not a bigot, I simply am principled.

    • Pathfinder

      We attempted a visit to our local CFA today; impossible. The Drive Thru line went around the block and the line out side the doors was a sea of humanity. We saw the day as support for freedom of speech. And as protest against three big city mayors dictating who is not welcome in ‘their ” cities. Further, these mayors are clueless because banning CFA from expansion (Chicago for example) simply punishes the people who need jobs and deprives the community of the tax revenues. These “would be king” mayors are mean spirited, biased and intolerant; apparently common characteristics for liberal democrats.

  • Middlemant@2012

    Amen Pathfinder!!!!

  • http://personalliberty.com Steven

    Why is it that gays, lesbians amd fag ots in general get so riled when they hear the truth about their being sickos and do the born in the wrong body crap….!!!!

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