Boy howdy, this controversy over comments made by the owner of Chick-fil-A, Mr. Dan Cathy, who stated recently that, he was against gay marriage has ruffled the feathers of those who are for same sex marriage and those who are opposed to it. In a recent interview with Baptist Press, Mr. Cathy stated, “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our fist wives. We give God thanks for that.”
Proponents for same sex marriage have uttered some harsh and unspeakable words about the eatery. Even the Jim Henson Company, who has supplied their Muppet toys to the fast food restaurant, said in a statement, “We have notified Chick-fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors.” Jason Parsley, editor-in-chief of South Florida Gay News, was also turned away by Mr. Cathy’s comments. He stated, “Since this has come out, I will not be spending my money at Chick-fil-A.”
Adding to the list of Chick-fil-A detractors were 3 mayors, all Democrats, from 3 large cities, all vowing to try to block Chick-fil-A from bringing more of their restaurants into their cities. Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston has sworn that the franchise will have to fight city hall to bring its fast-food empire to Boston. By sheer coincidence, the Atlanta-based chain is hoping to open a Chick-fil-A in a popular tourist spot near the Freedom Trail in Boston — a rather ironic choice. Mayor Menino stated, “Boston is an open city that’s at the forefront of inclusion, that’s our Freedom Trail. We’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail.” Wow, so much for freedom in Boston.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, of Chicago, also chimed in his distaste for Chick-fil-A. The head of the nation’s third-largest city hopes to hit the fast food chain where it hurts most — its pocketbook — by vowing to block its plans to build a new restaurant in his hometown. Again, so much for freedom in the WindyCity!
Not to be outdone, Mayor Edwin Lee of San Francisco also joined the chorus opposing Chick-fil-A with a tweet saying: “Closest Chick-fil-A to San Francisco is 40 miles away and I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer.”
My friends who love this country because of the freedoms we hold dear like: freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, or freedom of religion, which are now under assault when an owner of a business is vilified for his stance on his religious belief of same sex marriage should concern all of us as to where our country is heading to. Growing up during WWII, the Korean Conflict, Viet Nam and the assault on our homeland in 9/11 has not worried me as much as the now assaults on our Constitutional freedoms by our own fellow citizens and left wing politicians.
Sadden by the unrelenting verbal assaults towards Chick-fil-A my spirits were lifted when former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee created a counter boycott launched by gay marriage activists on Wednesday, Aug. 1. According to Mr. Huckabee, more than 630,000 supporters signed up to celebrate Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day on his Facebook page for the event. Mr. Huckabee further stated, “Let’s affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick-fil-A. Well folks, I, along with my grandkids went to our neighborhood Chick-fil-A and waited almost an hour to get served to show our support for the restaurant as did scores of others throughout our country.
After millions of Americans showed their support for Chick-fil-A gay activists and same sex marriage proponents stepped up their assault on the eatery and Christians by calling them haters, bigots, hicks, rednecks and staging same sex kissing sit ins at Chick-fil-A restaurants. One individual on my Facebook stated that he was going to Chick-fil-A and fondle his gay lover in public.
These gay and same sex proponents should be thankful they don’t live in a Muslim country. Here’s the Islam law on gay behavior: “Kill the one that is doing it and also kill the one that it is being done to. In a pamphlet produced by Al-Fatiha, it estimates that 4,000 homosexuals have been executed in Iran since 1979 and 10 public executions of homosexuals in Afghanistan by the Taliban army.
Throughout my life I’ve met and been friends with gays and lesbians. Though I didn’t approve of their lifestyle I never harmed or insulted them. My theory was “to each his own.” Nor, do I recall other Hispanics in my community rebuking or bullying them. Sadly, all with the exception of one gay friend are all dead! “Were they murdered James?” Some might ask. No, they died of AIDS!
According to a statement by the Kaiser Foundation it revealed that in San Francisco, CA there have been 19,341 reported AIDS deaths as of Dec. 31, 2010. The reported stated that since the AIDS epidemic began in 1981, 1.7 million Americans have been infected with HIV and 641,976 have died of AIDS-related causes. A Kinsey report states that it takes approximately $300,000 to take care of each AIDS victim, so thanks to the promiscuous lifestyle of homosexuals, medical insurance rates have been skyrocketing for all of us.
As for Christians been labeled as haters, homophobes and bigots by gays and same sex marriage proponents let me share some comments made by those in law enforcement.
• Judge John Martaugh, chief magistrate of the New York City Criminal Court has said, “Homosexuals account for half the murders in large cities.”
• Captain William Riddle of the Los Angeles Police says, “30,000 sexually abused children in Los Angeles were victims of homosexuals.”
Final note to gays and same sex marriage proponents: “My friends, we Christians are not your enemies, ya’ll are your own worst enemy!”
... written by Joe Skalamera , August 10, 2012
The infamous Rev. Wright said,"God damn America,"and he may be right! The Holy Bible gives us many examples of God permitting His Chosen People, the Isrealites, to be conquered and enslaved because they turned away from Him by worshipping idols and committing all forms of immoral debauchery. God is love, and God loves homosexuals; God loves prostitutes, God loves murderers, and God loves sinners like me. We are all children of the same God. I love homosexuals. My nephew Frannie died from aids in San Francisco about 8 or 9 years ago. I love Frannie. During the hurricanes of 2004 here in Florida my lesbian neighbors saw me struggling and hobbling around on a busted-knee and then helped me clear some huge trees from my property. I love them. America has been overcome by evil, by Satan and we await a fate worse then any endured by God's Chosen People. This nation has lost all unity and like humpty-dumpty we just won't be able to put all of the pieces (liberal, conservative, Catholic, Baptist, Muslim, Jew, black, white, hispanic, English, Spanish, rich, poor, etc.) back together again. Marriage always has been the relationship of 1 male and 1 female, joined together for procreation of the species; even our animal friends conform to that basic tenant. Homosexuals who desire to be together, to be a family, to love one another, to care for one another should do so without any fear or outside interference but "a rose is a rose is a rose" and can never be a daffodil! Chick-fil-A ---there's no better, more courteous, cleaner, fast food restuarant on the planet,and they have the best of the best chicken sandwiches and super milkshakes! If my liberal brothers and sisters want "a cause" how about joining us Jesus "freaks" and fight child-abuse, or hunger, or poverty, or pornograpy, or smoking, or diabetes, or how about the National Debt and our chaotic political leadership! The ship is sinking and everyone is rowing, bailing in different directions distracted but Satan. Bring it on......I'm ready for Jesus!
... written by Charlie Alvarado , August 10, 2012
"Adding to the list of Chick-fil-A detractors were 3 mayors, all Democrats"
What if you don't want to take a stance on the Chick-fil-A issue? Does that make you "A-Cluck-Cluck"?
"The Romney campaign’s decision to duck the Chick-fil-A controversy over gay-marriage appears to have reopened old wounds with social conservatives, who were never fully sold that the former Massachusetts governor would represent their concerns in the marbled halls of Washington."
“This is the most disheartened that certainly I’ve felt looking at this entire race,” said Catholic League president Bill Donohue. He told Newsmax in an exclusive interview that social conservatives will now have to decide whether to sit out the race."
"On Friday, Romney told reporters he does not intend to address the controversy that was touched off when big city mayors threatened to punish the Chick-fil-A after its president, Dan Cathy, voiced support for the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and a woman."
I, as a Catholic, and moral person, believe that this country is going to hell because of gay rights and neglect of it's poor people. And don't forget that both views try to say their rights are being violated. "REMEMBER JUDGEMENT DAY."
... written by Charlie Alvarado , August 10, 2012
On the promise to tell y'all how my surgery went.
I have been having a very uncomfortable and painful time, and some very serious complications arose from the BHP laser surgery I received on July 25th. Besides that, although we have great professionals in the medical field, the whole health issue has gone to pot. You won't believe what I have gone through. And I have great insurance.
... written by Joe Skalamera , August 11, 2012
Charlie, my friend, thank God that you didn't have waited for ObamaCare to become effective. They probably would have given you 2 aspirins and sent you home. Even Mr Obama is smart enough to get he and his family specifically exempt from ObamaCare. It's just not good enough for his family! And.....all you liberals sit back and don't respond to that flabbergaster! Stickin' your heads in the sand, are ya! How's that "Change" thingy working for ya! ...the national deficit is almost up $8 trillion to a total $16 trillion to be paid off by our great, great, great grandchildren who will be speaking Chinese as their first language. Unemployment heading north again, housing market still in the tank...but did you read where the government is NOT going to prosecute Goldman Sachs....now I wonder why? Could it be that Obama had some significant campaign contributions from some (or all) of those "RICH" Banker Types! NOOOOOOOOO! He'd never do that! Not Mr. Cool! But Charlie, I am sorry for your pain and suffering. Get better soon so that I can really razz you! God Bless you & the family.
... written by Charlie Alvarado , August 13, 2012
Thanks for your concern Joe. But our health system has nothing to do with "OBAMA CARES" right now. That program is just trying to get health care for "ALL" Americans. You wrote a good article up there that made some sense. However, I don't understand why you speak about God and the Bible and still neglect some of God's people. Now, I had surgery July 25th. Next day, when the catheter came out, I was in excruciating pain. That afternoon I went to the emergency room, (Methodist Transplant hospital where the surgery was done) under doctors orders, and had it inserted again. I few days later the catheter was removed and everything seemed OK. The nurse told me that if I had any problems to go to the ER at University Hospital "OR" Santa Rosa. I had some problems so I went to UH and there were people there who had been there for over 24 hours, When the clerk told I may have to wait a "DAY" to see a doctor, I went to Santa Rosa. I still had to wait about 6 hours. My son took me home at 3:00 AM. That's just a recap of what happened. People are suffering out there, and it isn't because they don't have insurance. We need for all of us to care about "ALL" of us.
... written by Pope1944 , August 18, 2012
So if I understand the issue and the rhetoric when the Gay Community speaks we are supposed to nod our heads and say "I see" but if we speak we are denying them their "rights" and their freedom and businesses are banned in Boston. Ain't this just a great country.