Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Chick-fil-A is under venomous attack by many members of the Democrat Party fueled by the LGBT community. They accuse the nation’s second largest fast food chain of being anti-gay (as opposed to how they describe themselves… “pro-traditional family”).
Frankly, I could care less whether a person is gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered, or whatever… in just about every single case, it’s not my business to know what people do behind closed doors. And I resent people telling me if they sleep with men, women or both. I don’t care who you sleep with. Why do some think it’s my business? It’s not. And it certainly is not the business of children, which is one of the biggest reasons I don’t like this issue as a public debate.
The bottom line is that “gay marriage” is not an issue that I am passionate about one way or the other. And so this article is not in support of one side of the issue over another. You’ll never see me waving a rainbow flag nor will you ever see me waving a straight pride flag. I’ll pass the rallies up and watch some football instead.
You see, up until May 9, 2012 — the date that Obama came out in support of gay marriage — the very same people complaining about Chick-fil-A today were mum on Barack Obama then. And it’s not like Obama, President of the United States, and 91-year old Samuel Truett Cathy, Founder of Chick-fil-A, shared very different views on gay marriage. In fact, they were very similar…
- Samuel Truett Cathy believes in marriage between a man and a woman.
- Barack Obama believed in marriage between a man and a woman.
- Samuel Truett Cathy, whose philanthropic causes focuses primarily on the welfare of needy children, donated money to pro-traditional family organizations (WinShape Foundation, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, etc.).
- Barack Obama’s biggest donation ever given of $22,500 was to the anti-gay Trinity United Church of Christ (not to be confused with the national body, United Church of Christ, which supports gay marriage).
Furthermore, when you look at some of the statements made by Obama in the recent past, he comes across markedly anti-gay, well, by the Democrat’s standards:
2004: “I’m a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.”
2004: “I am not a supporter of gay marriage as it has been thrown about, primarily just as a strategic issue. I think that marriage, in the minds of a lot of voters, has a religious connotation.”
2006:“I was reminded that it is my obligation not only as an elected official in a pluralistic society, but also as a Christian, to remain open to the possibility that my unwillingness to support gay marriage is misguided.”
2007: “I do not believe being gay or lesbian is a choice.”
2008:“I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix.”
2008: “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.”
2009:“I will tell you that I don’t believe in gay marriage, but I do think that people who are gay and lesbian should be treated with dignity and respect and that the state should not discriminate against them.”
2010: “I have been to this point unwilling to sign on to same-sex marriage primarily because of my understandings of the traditional definitions of marriage.”
So, Obama had made several public statements, for the better part of a decade, opposing gay marriage… and he donated money to an anti-gay church (the largest donation he ever gave), and the Democrat Party nor the LGBT community, came out with the same venom and vitriol, nor did they spew the same intolerant hatred toward Obama as they currently express now toward Chick-fil-A.
Quite simply, they have no moral authority.
Quite plainly, they have delegitimised their efforts to continue promoting gay rights.
Quite frankly, they are hypocrites of the highest order.