Monday, July 30, 2012

Why the Chick-fil-a Fight is Important


When I posted on the Chick-fil-a controversy last week, I mentioned that I did not pay much attention to it at first.  I thought it was just more lib city silliness.  But the more I think about it, the more I see its importance.

The bullying of Chick-fil-a brings together the Left’s wars on freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  The business is being attacked because the CEO, out of his deeply held Christian beliefs, has publicly supported traditional marriage and supported groups that share those values. That governments are joining in on the attack makes this all the more important.

Now the mayors of Boston and of Chicago are backing down somewhat.  Perhaps advisors whispered in their ears that Obama has not abolished the Constitution yet.  But the dangerous nature of their attacks remain.

For Leftist governments and activists in the West are using two tactics that we see in this controversy.  First, they are attacking freedom of religion while insisting they are doing no such thing.  They do this by “defining religious liberty down” by defining it as “freedom of worship” (as I’ve warned over a year ago), that you can worship in private as you please, but to actually live out your religious beliefs out in the world is another matter.  In daily life, the Almighty State is a jealous god that must be served, regardless of one’s petty outdated religious beliefs.

Second, they are attacking freedom of speech, both directly as the city governments of Boston and Chicago threatened to do, or indirectly by defining politically incorrect speech as “bigotry” unworthy of protection and worthy of vicious attack.  The bigot card is becoming more and more common in attempts to demonize opponents and shut down debate. 

William Jacobson opines that the use of the bigot card is accelerating now that Obama is on the politically correct side of the gay marriage debate.  But it is hard to miss that its use was becoming more frequent well before then.  Voicing traditional conservative views on social issues practically guarantees being smeared as a “bigot.”

Now people with backbones can handle the insults of the evil and of the stupid.  But with the mentality of the Left, it is a short step from attacking “bigoted” speech to banning it with the force of the government, as Christians and conservatives in the West have already experienced.

So this is why I hope Christians and conservatives do not let up in defending Chick-fil-a and in counterattacking the mayors of Boston and Chicago and their ilk.  The Left must taught and taught well that if you attack freedom of speech and freedom of religion in America, there is hell to pay.  Those moral midgets who hate freedom must be put in their place for the sake of the rest of us who still value freedom.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

[Bravo, Wannabe...Saw this on the net and want to share it. Jason]

The Anti-Chick-fil-A Jihad !

(This sinister jihad is part of the end-time "days of Lot" - coordinated worldwide by powerful unseen beings - that Jesus predicted in Luke 17. To see if you are part of this soul-damning craze, read on!)

Google “Zombietime” and click on “Up Your Alley Fair.” After recovering, Yahoo “God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up” on the “ucmpage” listing (even Jesus told Judas to hurry up – John 13:27). Also Yahoo “Dangerous Radicals of the Religious Right.”
Read this before the predicted California earthquake happens a la Rev.16:19 (“the cities of the nations fell”) – and before hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts and other disasters occur! The fast-moving goal of Gaydom is to quietly sneak its depravity on to every Main Street on earth while normal folks stay asleep and do nothing. I wonder how soon San Francisco's underground saint - San Andreas - will get a big jolt out of the public gay porn that goes on over his head in "Madam" Nancy Pelosi's brothel district in front of children! Not one to mince words, Jesus said in Mark 9:42 that anyone hurting a child in any way deserves to be hanged and have his body thrown into the ocean!
It's far from coincidental that the more America elevates gays and senseless violence (see the predicted "days" of "Lot" and "Noah" in Luke 17), the more the cost of gas, food etc. goes up! If America is smart, it will pick up the big dust-covered book everyone owns and almost never reads - no, not the Sears catalog - and find out that the One who made the universe has some rights too! (Also Google "Obama Fulfilling the Bible.")
Gays like to say that Jesus didn't explicitly mention homosexuality. Well, when gays are about to have a birthday, they don't talk about all the things they don't want. Instead they speak positively about what they'd like to receive. In the same manner Jesus, instead of negatively listing every sexual variation and perversion that He knew mankind would invent, avoided an endless list of "thou-shall-nots" and positively stated that marriage was created for only one man and one woman. BTW, by fulfilling the same "days of Lot," gays are actually hurrying up the return of Christ as Judge and helping to make the Bible even more believable!

(Obama and his porn-protecting California friends - including Brown and Pelosi - did NOT approve of this message.)

J. Landless said...

Good thoughts. Sobre and sensible analysis.

It doesn't carry much weight from a non-American Christian, but American Christians who stand firm in a sense inspire the rest of the world to do the same. We owe quite a debt to American Christians who stand for their faith. It helps the rest of us to do the same.