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no black shirts needed

I think it's time to go eat at Chick-fil-A. 


What a backlash they received for one statement in support of the biblical view of marriage.  Not even a statement anti-anything.  All of a sudden, it's not about reason or truth anymore, but about bullying and boycotts.



Salon says, "Chick-fil-A Starts a Culture War"  (Wow, and here I thought traditional marriage had been around a long time.)  A Chicago alderman wants to block Chick-fil-A from business.  Even the Muppets have dumped Chick-fil-A.



Read what the CEO really said here. Here's what the media is saying about Chick-fil-A.    



The reaction has been quite hostile.  "It’s fascism, actually," noted Elizabeth Scalia in the Patheos Catholic portal It's the increasing use of law, power and outright intimidation to bring people into line with a national social agenda.  No black shirts needed, just a loud voice.     


James Schall writes, "But distinctions do matter. We were once allowed to be what we held. Catholics were Catholics. Jews were Jews. It was all right. We now have an overarching 'law' that tells us that we cannot be what we are. The university, once a place that respected distinctions and diversity of ways of life, is now an engine that allows nothing but its own definition of diversity. And diversity means that nothing can be diverse."  (In "The Heaviest Oppression")      

The intolerance of postmodern tolerance is simply breath-taking. 





Comments

James Jennings said…
He did say more than what was linked to in the Biblical Recorder article. It was followed by a radio interview, where he said:
"On the Ken Coleman 
radio program June 16:

“As it relates to society in general, 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. I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about.” I don't hear hate in these comments, but I do wonder about why this particular sin is his issue. I don't agree with the backlash, but I don't necessarily see anything admirable to support here either. Just my own personal flawed opinion.

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