OK, so I rarely embark into writing about public opinion topics. That being said, I don’t intend to dedicate much time to sitting down and compiling some commentary on a matter. I often give Christians a hard time for their ridiculous protests and railings against similar issues so I thought it only fair that I stay balanced and address the “other side’s” ridiculous actions this time around.
So, the Chick-Fil-A hullabaloo. The CEO, as if anyone needs informed, made a comment about how (in summary) the company embraces biblical definitions of marriage. Please note, he said this. I would assume that it’s not on CFA’s wall of business conduct behind the counter nor have I ever seen vinyl letters on the entrance doors to their restaurants that spell out that you must be heterosexual to eat there. He said something.
I barely tune into news or follow any mainstream headlines too far but even I saw that the Boston mayor is apparently all in an uproar over it stating, “[CFA] doesn’t belong in Boston” because of Cathy’s “discriminatory stance”. Chicago has apparently joined the fiasco, attempting to block the erection of new CFA stores because, “those discriminatory policies from the top down is just not something that we’re open to. …We want responsible businesses”. (What does that even mean?) Facebook posts by “atheist” friends of mine call Cathy out as an “***hole” and so on and so forth.
Here’s my two cents people: get over it. Any avid reader of anything that I write knows I’m neither liberal, nor right wing. I’m interested in neither political party. I’m not a member of any Christian denomination and I don’t gather with those who enjoy sitting around slandering any other faction of people. The thing that gets me about this specifically is that those who are always coming up against the Christian majority are doing the exact same thing as they always complain about the Christian’s doing! “I don’t like what you said!” “You offended me!” “I don’t agree with you so get out of town, you don’t belong here!” Hypocrisy anyone? So I ask you atheists, liberals, gays - what happened to equality, opportunity, tolerance and allowing people to just believe whatever they want? Is this not what you preach 24/7? It’s a double-standard and if you really felt that way it would go both ways.
To stay on topic for another moment, what about the next time you go through the Wendy’s drive-thru? Before you pull up will you get out your smartphone and google Dave Thomas to see if he endorsed your personal beliefs before you order a Number 3 combo? If, back in 1992 he was reported to have told his uncle’s neighbor’s mother that he didn’t think gay unions were the same as heterosexual ones, would you turn around and go somewhere else? Where would you go where you were absolutely sure that the business completely agrees with your personal belief system? It’s just an asinine concept and approach to living life. Oh, and what if I were a Christian mayor of a large city and you wanted to establish your new donut shop in my city? What if you told the newspaper that you happened to be an atheist and you thought Christianity was wrong? What then? Could I too petition to keep you out of my city? Ridiculous!!!! I’m honestly surprised that the LGBT community is making such a stink about all of this. And the atheists too? Seriously? To me, it totally makes my respect for your desire to see fairness and equality derail. It’s like you’ve stepped into the role of the step-child that James Dobson never wanted. Overreacting in response to an issue you didn’t like, just like your step-daddy does.
To me, this just goes to show that everyone’s all in the same boat when it all boils down to it. “I think this way, you think differently. You shut up and allow me to speak what I think!” Selfish, conceited and arrogant mankind at its finest. Without Christ we’re all the same. Doesn’t anyone else see this simple truth? Only being established in His love can man ever have a chance to ever truly put others before themselves. So for now, you all go on and bicker back and forth with one another. Picket one another’s businesses and yell back and forth with one another. I’m going to go play with my son.