I am not going to waste an editorial on Chick-fil-A.
Anyone who values human rights knows that their stance on marriage equality is damaging and oppressive, so they’re not worth the space.
I am going to address those who went out on Chick-fil-A appreciation day.
As an American who knows her history and economics, it’s expected that businesses and corporations won’t make decisions based on what’s best for humanity.
Owning and running a business is all about keeping it afloat, not about treating people right.
Granted, the business wrongs usually involve massive layoffs or disproportionate pay cuts and raises, but at any rate, it’s no shock that a big business is doing harm to common folk.
What’s disheartening is that common folk are doing harm to their own.
Look up a picture from Chick-fil-A appreciation day.
You’ll see people, likely so-called Christians, lined up outside Chick-fil-A restaurants – to support a corporation that seeks to limit the freedom of people who want to share love.
Drive by your local food shelf or homeless shelter some day. Look at how many Christians you see lined up out there.
News flash: the Christ Jesus didn’t say a word about homosexuality.
He said countless things about helping the poor and loving your neighbor as yourself.
Would you deny yourself the right to marry the person you love?
Christianity in this country has taken a disturbing turn. There are those, especially in the land of Minnesota Nice, who truly emulate the one they believe to be their messiah.
Jesus is all about love, fellowship, and literally not hating. He has a multitude of “quotes” in the Bible telling his followers that hating one another is equivalent to murder.
I don’t accept the “I don’t hate them, I just don’t support their lifestyle” argument either.
You can’t say that you don’t have a problem with a group of people and then propose to limit their rights to happiness, a happiness that would have no effect on your daily life.
To those so-called “Christians” who proudly supported Chick-fil-A last week: congratulations.
Congratulations on ignoring your messiah’s chief message, on wasting money, time, and energy trying to prevent the happiness of your brothers and sisters in humanity.
Congratulations on bending to the will of an organization like the Vatican, who hoards trillions of dollars while people everywhere go hungry and ill, and who have staunchly covered up crimes of pedophilia and Nazism for decades.
I wonder what your Christ would have to say.