Newflash: Christians are under assault by the radical left in this country. The left, in their zeal to snuff out the voices and traditions of the Christian community, is waging war against Chick-Fil-A whose President, Dan Cathy, has come out openly in support of traditional marriage stating:
“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say ‘we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage’ and I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”
Perhaps I am naive, but I thought that most Americans believed in the traditional definition of marriage. Considering that same-sex marriage is only allowed in states who have decreed it into law via legislation or court orders and not by popular vote, perhaps my thinking is correct. But, just for arguments sake, let’s say that same-sex marriage is supported by the majority of Americans, then what? Does that mean that those who do not believe that same-sex marriage should be legal should have their Constitutional rights revoked? Can a business owner no longer publicly profess his faith? Isn’t this America? I am pretty sure we have the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights for precisely this purpose:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The culture of the left demands that all conform to their leftist ideology. Refusal to submit to their demands results in ridicule and threats of retaliation. Ironically, liberals who claim that conservatives are intolerant, are the most intolerant. These mind-police are quick to personally attack anyone who doesn’t share their liberal viewpoint. They have no understanding of the religion or culture of those whom they attack. They have no interest in dialogue. But, this assault on Chick-Fil-A has backfired, because it is such an egregious assault on the First Amendment rights of Christians, that even those conservatives who have maintained silence for years on this issue are now fighting back.
Sarah Palin and other conservative leaders are speaking out in support
of Chick-Fil-A. A nation-wide Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day
is scheduled for Wednesday, August 1st
. Even organizations like the ACLU
have come out in defense of Chick-Fil-A in this fight; at least there are a few liberals with the good sense to understand how this assault on Chick-Fil-A is opening the door to an erosion of our civil liberties in this country.
Conservatives are very angry about this assault on Chick-Fil-A. Fear is spreading through the conservative community that liberals are systematically destroying this country with their constant attacks on traditional values and civil liberties. I suppose we should thank them for waking us from our slumber, because now we are paying attention.