While scanning through the daily news, there is this interesting article that asked a very provocative question or it could have been bait, one of the two. Stu Bykofsky, a fantastic writer for the Philadelphia Daily, published an article titled “Is anti-gay marriage hate? Don’t ask Rahm Emnanuel”. In no shape or form is this meant to be disrespectful and keeping to the highest regards possible, yes Stu anti-gay marriage is hate.
Now, one must come up with valid facts to support this argument. Well, how about a few million facts. No one here is claiming to be the leader of a gay nation but there are a few million very angry gay Americans and voters that have no problem in telling Chick-fil-A to go somewhere else with their business or to stick it where the sun don’t shine, whichever Dan Cathy prefer.
Stu Bykofsky did bring up some very valid points. Dan Cathy has an opinion and the right to express that view whenever he wants. This is America and we are not barbarians. Dan Cathy is a devout Christian and believes that gay marriage is wrong, which is his right. Also, let’s add the fact that Chick-fil-A is losing millions of dollars, as we speak, because of Cathy’s foolish mistake to allow personal beliefs to enter into his business world. But, you have respect a man that keeps to his convictions come hell or high water. You may not respect Dan Cathy for what he believes in but you have to admit, any man that is willing to hang on to bigoted views without one iota of remorse is made of sterner stuff.
Here is the meat of the argument. Anybody can disagree all they want against gay marriage but it only takes one time to make your point known. When you continuously announce your disagreement or do it in such a public forum that people will follow your lead, isn’t that gaining support for a cause? People can be against gay marriage all they want but it turns into anti-gay sentiment or hate when those same people pull their resources and energy together in order to dictate freedoms for others. Something Dan Cathy must admit too now that the cat is out the bag and grabbed his tongue.
As far as Rahm Emanuel goes, Stu Bykofsky is totally correct. Nobody should ask Emanuel, President Obama, Jeff Bezos or Bill Clinton about how the gay community feels on the subject of what is hate and what is not. They are all opportunists in some form or fashion. Gay Americans are not that moronic to believe all this political support for gay marriage is totally free and altruistic. It comes at a price but that does not mean a man could not and did not change. It very well could be that our elected leaders decided it was time to take a stand for what they considered to be right. At the end of the day that is the only thing you can ask.