Chick-fil-A Exposes Liberal Intolerance and Anti-Religious Bigotry
August 2, 2012 14 Comments
I watched yesterday in amazement at the reports from around the country of lines hours long at Chick-fil-A restaurants. Mike Huckabee is the apparent organizer of Chick-fil-A appreciation day. The appreciation day has its roots in comments the restaurant’s CEO, Dan Cathy, made in opposition to homosexual marriage. Chick-fil-A has tended to support Christian causes in the past and is closed on the Christian Sabbath. Cathy’s comments created a firestorm from liberal Democrat mayor’s, with Boston’s threatening to ban Chick-fil-A and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel declaring the restaurant doesn’t share “Chicago” values. We will refrain from pontificating on what exactly Chicago values are.
Thus we have Chick-fil-A appreciation day, a conservative attempt to show up intolerant liberals. Make no mistake, this is all about the intolerance of liberals. The left is forever telling us they’re the tolerant ones and that conservatives are full of hate. Yet it is the left that refuses to tolerate any dissent from its beliefs. They’ll threaten your company with expulsion from a city or from allowing new restaurants to be opened for no other reason than one executive voiced an opinion liberals don’t like. Dissent will not be tolerated by the left.
Of course they’ll try to claim that opposing homosexual marriage is discrimination, they’ll cheer the bullies in Boston and Chicago. But the fact is the left has lost the homosexual marriage issue every single time it has been put up to a vote by the people. Chick-fil-A is in the majority on this issue, not the left. The truth though is that in opposing the Biblical view of marriage, it is liberals who discriminate against Christians and others of religious faith. It is the left that is intolerant of religion, particularly the Christian religion. They want to frame the debate about discrimination concerning 1% of the population, in reality the it is the left that seeks to silence men and women of religious faith.
The left is full of sacred cows and homosexuals are one of them. Any opposition to these people will be meet with exactly what we saw happen to Chick-fil-A. Oppose homosexuals and the left will attack you personally and threaten your livelihood. Look at Mark Regnerus who published an extensive study on the adult children of homosexuals. The left didn’t like what his conclusions so rather than engage in debate they sought to silence him and destroy his credibility. Around 200 scholars wrote a letter wondering how Regnerus’ paper was even published. After all, how could a scholarly publication publish something liberals disagree with!
Regnerus is a professor at the University of Texas and you may write off what happens at universities but the fact is the college campus is the best place to see the intolerance of liberals in action. After all, it’s the only place in the country where these people are completely dominate. What happened to Regnerus is common place on university campuses. The left has all sorts of speech codes they subject students to. Christian organizations are expected to “tolerate” homosexuals and allow them into group membership and even leadership even if their actions are in opposition to the Christian group’s beliefs. This is called tolerance in college, in reality it is anti-religious bigotry.
The self declared tolerant liberal is in fact the most intolerant sort of person. Disagree with a liberal sacred cow and they become incredibly intolerant. Voice a dissenting opinion, they’re intolerant. Voice a religious opinion and they become very intolerant. This is so engrained in liberal thinking that they don’t see any problem with a Mayor threatening a restaurant that doesn’t fall into line. To say nothing of college professors and students voicing opinions that liberals don’t care for. Chick-fil-A exposed the intolerance of the left to a far wider audience than the conservative college students who have to deal with such intolerance on a daily basis. Judging by the number of people jammed into Chick-fil-A restaurants yesterday, it seems the public doesn’t think much of liberal intolerance and anti-religious bigotry.