Posted on August 4, 2012 by Tad Cronn - Chick-fil-A Gay Boycott Backfires on Bullies, Fascists

"Abe" 2012/08/04 16:23:12

In the end, all the Left’s clucking and squawking about Chick-fil-A owner Dan Cathy and the organizing of a nationwide boycott because of the company’s supposed anti-gay policies paid off big time — for Chick-fil-A and supporters of the First Amendment.

As the Left’s boycotts tend to do, this one backfired in grand style, resulting in neighborhood-circling lines at Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country and record-setting profits for the company.

When Cathy first uttered support for the biblical definition of marriage — one man, one woman — he didn’t say anything that should have been the least bit controversial in a country that is still majority Christian.

But the Left in this country is so hell-bent on replacing traditional morals and has so dumbed down its own supporters, that liberals in the media and on blogs everywhere instantly swung into action, straining to interpret Cathy’s words as hate speech against gays and gay “marriage.”

In the media and on the Net, liberals concocted all sorts of phony explanations as to why Chick-fil-A, which really does just try to sell good chicken sandwiches, was akin to a Nazi death camp for gays: Chick-fil-A discriminates against gay families, Chick-fil-A won’t let gays sit in its restaurants, Chick-fil-A won’t give franchises to gays, Chick-fil-A supports American Family Association in killing gays in Uganda (an anti-conservative twofer).

All of it was nonsense, of course. Cathy holds his Christian beliefs and does expect his stores to be closed on Sundays, and he supports pro-family causes, but the company hasn’t got a discriminating bone in its chicken.

Then, when the mayors of Chicago, Boston and other burgs chimed in, threatening to use their government powers to keep Chick-fil-A from opening any restaurants in their towns, things quickly moved beyond the usual bullying of Christians.

Attempts by gay rights activists to compare Chick-fil-A to segregated lunch counters rang hollow from the beginning, but when radicals like Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno and Mayor Rahm Emanuel jumped in to chase the Bible-believing Christians out of town, it became crystal clear who the real discriminators are.

Even that champion of liberal extremism the ACLU stepped up to tell Chicago to back off. “The government can regulate discrimination in employment or against customers, but what the government cannot do is to punish someone for their words,” Adam Schwartz, ACLU senior attorney, said.

What the ACLU termed “viewpoint discrimination” was in danger of becoming something else, full-blown fascism. Because that’s what fascism is, the authoritarian use of government power to control private enterprise, crush opposition and declare who is desirable and undesirable.

And that’s why Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day on Wednesday was a soaring success and the Left’s planned counter-demonstration, a gay “kiss-in” on Friday, was mostly a bust. Across the country, some gay couples showed up to take pictures of themselves making out in front of Chick-fil-A restaurants, but if anything that just seemed to drum up more business for the chain. Except for an incident of pro-gay graffiti in Torrance, Calif., the “kiss-in” was mostly unremarkable.

In a reasonably sane world, that would be the end of the whole kerfuffle (although experience suggests it won’t be). It wasn’t about the chicken, and it sure wasn’t about hate since no gays were ever discriminated against.

What finally happened, though, is that a whole lot of previously complacent Americans realized what the Left really was cooking up for the country and instead decided to take a stand for freedom of speech and religion.

Let the liberals chew on that.

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  • cowboy 2012/08/06 14:53:36
    YES! Chew on that, and I hope it tastes like chicken!
  • "Abe" cowboy 2012/08/06 22:50:39
    Great comment - LOL. Thanks! :)
  • Red_Horse 2012/08/05 05:37:32
  • "Abe" Red_Horse 2012/08/05 17:29:52
    Pray!! I'm already "prepared".
  • Birthpangs 2012/08/04 20:31:11
  • "Abe" Birthpangs 2012/08/04 21:22:12
    Hope you're correct. Thanks.
  • Ozzyboy 2012/08/04 20:29:06
    I personally don't care one way or the other but I do resent the mayors telling businesses
    where they can or can not locate. Rahmbi telling CFA that they do not have Chicago values was a huge compliment to CFA. The economic bullying goes way beyond tolerance and put it into a category of promotion. Most of America just wants to be left alone to quietly live their lives according to their own values. Gays, move next door, I don't care but don't bully me if I don't want to come to your parties.
  • Red Ozzyboy 2012/08/05 02:37:23
  • "Abe" Red 2012/08/05 17:30:33
    Very true. Thanks.
  • dallasjoe 2012/08/04 19:37:06
    How are those Christian boycotts of GAP Starbucks P&G; Coke Microsoft Gap Co working out The Boycott is over the companies choise to pay for partner health care
  • "Abe" dallasjoe 2012/08/04 21:25:14
    Don't know - boycotts rarely work anyway but I do "refrain" from buying from some companies; i.e. I buy from Lowe's never buy from Home Depot. Just a personal choice.
  • dallasjoe "Abe" 2012/08/04 22:40:58
    again they are one on the NEO RIGHT Christian Boycott Bad Christians
  • Birthpangs 2012/08/04 19:11:33
  • dubbie Birthpangs 2012/08/04 19:23:56
    I think that you`re thinking right
  • "Abe" Birthpangs 2012/08/04 21:26:59
    I'm thinking you're correct. The "progressives" and their allies have "awakened a sleeping giant" - IMHO. Hope I'm right!
  • sockpuppet 2012/08/04 19:10:53
    I support gay marriage, but I hope this becomes a major affirmation of First Amendment rights. If the Westboro Churchfolks can do what they do, Mr. Cathy should CERTAINLY be allowed to operate freely.
  • "Abe" sockpuppet 2012/08/04 21:28:54 (edited)
    I don't support gay marriage and I certainly (as a Christian) do NOT support the Westboro Church for it's "hatred" of God and this country. Just my opinion.

    (Edited for spelling)
  • sockpuppet "Abe" 2012/08/04 21:50:49
    How do you ring in on the First Amendment, though?
  • "Abe" sockpuppet 2012/08/05 17:33:08
    Exactly as it is printed in The Constitution of the United States.!
  • sockpuppet "Abe" 2012/08/05 18:51:16
    Same here. It would be a HUGE travesty to start editing our rights, according to what other people may or may not want to hear. :O)
  • "Abe" sockpuppet 2012/08/06 22:53:36
    There are SOME limitations on "free speech" which are logical - for instance - you can't yell "FIRE!" in a crowded theater if there isn't one.
  • sockpuppet "Abe" 2012/08/07 00:23:42
    This is different than forbidding a business to operate in one's city because of an opinion the owner voiced.
  • "Abe" sockpuppet 2012/08/09 18:03:02
    I agree - we are not disagreeing - on the same page. I was just pointing out there are "limitations" and you're correct - this is not one of them!!
  • sockpuppet "Abe" 2012/08/09 18:12:03
    Ah... totally agree. Hard to tell in typing sometimes! :O)
  • U-Dog 2012/08/04 18:32:12
    Another big liberal success story... If making Conservatives richer was their aim. It is reminiscent of all their idiotic Rush boycotts where Limbaugh laughs all the way to the bank and all conservative companies should be so lucky LMAO!
  • jackolantyrn356 2012/08/04 18:12:08
    GAys will pqay foer this from the lft if it is for real.... The Left rarely allows such insubordination go past.
  • cutter's falls 2012/08/04 18:03:17
  • Firefly cutter'... 2012/08/04 18:10:08 (edited)

    THAT's when

    it all got stupid...

    Way to incite a riot, huh !

    Idiotic 'leaders' of society ;p
  • "Abe" Firefly 2012/08/04 21:32:58
    B.O.'s "class warfare".
  • "Abe" cutter'... 2012/08/04 21:32:13
    Pitiful, isn't it?
  • cutter'... "Abe" 2012/08/05 01:21:13
  • none 2012/08/04 17:49:48
  • Birthpangs none 2012/08/04 19:38:05
  • "Abe" Birthpangs 2012/08/04 21:34:44
    I think (for some lefties) "learning" is impossible!
  • "Abe" none 2012/08/04 21:33:50
    Yep, the gays really had a big turn out, eh? LOL
  • none "Abe" 2012/08/04 21:55:45
  • "Abe" none 2012/08/05 17:33:45
    Good one. LOL
  • Firefly 2012/08/04 17:41:10
    Excellent post ~

    Thanks for sharing ;0 )
  • "Abe" Firefly 2012/08/04 21:35:40
    Thank you and you're welcome! :)
  • Duke----The Non Racist, Fun... 2012/08/04 16:58:38 (edited)
    Duke----The Non Racist, Funny Duke !
    was a great money making thing for the owner wasn't it.

    But Hey ! I'm for one man, one woman thing-of-ma-jig.....alright now all you half wits, send me money and lots of it !!!

    Hey, I'm for gay get together and hooking up and doing the wild thing...alright all you half wits, send me money and lots of it !!!

    OK, all basis covered. Now, I'm set. I should be a billionaire over night now, especially if this goes stupidly viral.........'dumb arses', but send in that money, ya hear !

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