Monday, July 30, 2012

Did Jesus Like His Waffle Fries With a Side of Bigot?

The Chick-Fil-A boss Dan Cathy stirred up controversy when he told the Baptist Press recently that the company was "guilty as charged" when it came to not supporting marriage equality and standing by biblical family values.
Many saw this as slur towards gay marriage, and reasonably so, as the chicken fast food franchise has long supported organizations that actively opposed gay marriage.

The Jim Henson group, who was supplying toys for the companies version of the Happy Meal, decided to drop relationship with the company over the statements.
Many people have vocally voiced outrage and threatened to never eat there again.
Of course the people on the right saw this as persecution towards good Christians and squawked fowl over the whole thing.
They sent out all kind of emails saying that the "Socialists, aka Obama Democrats, have declared war on Jesus" or some equally idiotic bullshit.
In response to the lefts promise of boycott, they have promised to step up their chin greasings at Chick-Fil-A.
August 1st is supposed to be a day of glory as all god fearing Christoids gather at their local Chick-Fil-A restaurants, presumably to cluck around mouth fulls of cock and praise the wonderful world of traditional biblical marriage.
As they gobble their chicken and shove ketchup slathered waffle fries in their mouths, all in the name of godly marriage principals, one can't help but wonder if they are following Dan Cathy's "guilty as charged" philosophy. After all, he also mentioned how all of them were still married to their first wives.
As they bless their greasy fast food in His name, will they think about their former spouses? Or will they purge those thoughts as they concentrate on praying away Obama's socialistic and evil gay marriage support?
It is quite obvious that people, especially women, who support "traditional biblical marriage principals", have probably never read the bibles scriptures on marriage.
Women have little or no say so on marriage.
Men can have more than one wife and as many concubines as he wants.
Guess what the Holy Bible's penalty is for a man who rapes a virgin woman? The rapist must marry the woman. Yeah that's right. And the rape victim has no say so in the whole thing.
Are these the "traditional biblical marriage principals" that we should all, as a society, support?
If this is the undisputed word of God, how come we only follow just parts of it?
Is Christianity like a Chinese Buffet, where we pick the parts we like and ignore the parts we don't? Obviously it is.
Now as far as the boycott goes, do I think I it will be effective? Probably not. In fact, for a short time I bet Chick-Fil-A will see a surge in business as the bigots swarm the places, basking in the warm glow of being in the company of so many more homophopes while shoving chicken meat in their pie holes.
Eventually something else will come along and people will forget all about Cathy and his traditional Christian values and move on to the next thing to be outraged or feel persecuted over.
However, Chick-Fil-A must have had some concerns about it as they went into damage control.
They released a statement saying that the Jim Henson toys presented a safety hazard so it was them that severed the ties. An obvious defiance of the 9th commandment, but evidently acceptable to break if your bottom line is threatened.
Time will tell.
Until then, keep fucking that chicken.