Archive for August 2nd, 2012

Chick-Fil-A: Hatred and Intolerance

August 2, 2012

Hatred and intolerance appear to be alive and well in the United States.

Chick-Fil-A chief operating officer,  Dan Cathy, recently made remarks about his personal support of the traditional family in response to a question posed to him in an interview by a religious magazine.  Dan Cathy is well-known for his conservative, Christian beliefs.  There has been much written about his chains six-day work week.  Chick-Fil-A is not open on Sundays because of the chain’s staunch support of the concept of a Sabbath rest.

The interview demonstrates the hatred and intolerance in America, not because of Cathy’s comments,which simply reflect a traditional religious viewpoint, but because of the strong reaction to those comments.  Gay-activist groups were the loudest to protest, as would be expected.  A little more unexpected, was the reaction of the mayors of Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco, who all made strongly negative comments about the Chick-Fil-A chain, expressing their vehement disapproval.

It would seem, that to many, tolerance is a one-way street.  Religious conservatives should tolerate gay-activists, but apparently, conservative Christians do not deserve toleration.  That is not right.  Our country is a free country and people should be free to express their views.

 

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