That Chick-fil-A company president, Dan Cathy, who dared to say that he believes in traditional marriage instead of same-sex marriage isn’t the only one catching fire from the liberal left as a result. And that has some asking if this amounts to bullying, harassment and hate.
CNN appeared to tar and feather Sarah Palin in their coverage of her support of the chicken restaurant, playing a ‘Stupid Girls’ song as they ran their coverage of her and her husband Todd’s fastfood bag photo, according to the Huffington Post.
Called on the carpet about it by other news agencies, the Atlanta-headquartered network backpedaled and admitted it was a “poor choice” they made, but that it was “unintentional.”
Mike Hukabee lamented the fact that Facebook had an odd service failure where Chick-fil-A and Christian users were concerned during the height of the gay vs. traditional marriage issue this month. And that made him ponder if it was really an accident or not.
Facebook didn’t suffer a service failure for the kiss-in planned in opposition to Chick-fil-A’s Appreciation Day, so some agreed that it was definitely possible that the social media company was playing favorites.
After hearing his good family friends, the Cathys, were taking a beating in the press even Billy Graham spoke up and said that come Wednesday, August 1–the day deemed Chick Fil A Appreciation Day–he would certainly ‘eat mor chikin’ to show his support for biblical views on marriage.
So is the Chick-fil-A controversy more about the right of faith systems being able to express their opinions and beliefs in the public square, or is it about the tactics used by opposing groups to silence them?
And was CNN’s ‘Stupid Girls’ song really an isolated accidental programming issue that happened for one story out of hundreds that day–or did they plan to bully Palin and Chick-fil-A?
Was Facebook harassing the chicken chain (and Christians who support it) when the social site blacked out the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day data–or was it an accident that miraculously affected only one group on the social media giant that day?
Lastly, can Chick-fil-A’s support of biblical views on marriage be deemed hate speech, as some gays are contending, or does it fall into the same freedom of choice category used by the homosexual community to champion their “rights”?
Georgia Pastor Brian Branam says on his Feel My Faith blog that the gay lobby has exposed itself for what it is with their actions regarding Chick-fil-A recently.
“It is an intellectually dishonest, bully group, that seeks to rape America of its religious liberties and right to free speech,” he says.
Branam says the dishonesty comes into play because Chick-fil-A never said they hate gays, yet that is the message gays are promoting in the social realm. In addition, he says that affirming the covenant that marriage is between one man and one woman is not hate speech in the slightest. Yet gays will stoop to call it that if misrepresenting their opponents will get them their way, he adds.
One Washington Times writer agrees that Chick-fil-A is being attacked by liberals who have nothing better to do than “complain about everything nonsensical.” And when you think about it, the fact that Dan Cathy believes marriage is between a man and a woman shouldn’t bother a gay person at all.
It isn’t like Cathy can make them go straight by saying he is. Right? So why the need to bully, harass or hate anyone who disagrees with their lifestyle choice? Why can’t they just live and let live, since they say that’s what they want?