July 30, 2012

Chick-fil-A, the Gaystapo and Bandwagon Convictions

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A while back, I wrote an article on what I called "Bandwagon Convictions". I call them that because people jump on the bandwagon because something is trendy or popular. People would become atheists because of the shock value and the ability to get attention, not from actually reasoning to their position. (But the religion of atheism is on the slide, and intelligent people are more likely to be apathetic or contemptuous of such an admission.) In addition to jumping on a causal bandwagon for attention, people join causes because of emotion, a good sales pitch, a desire to please the current lover, to shut someone up or assorted other insincere reasons. Then (as is the case with atheism), people lose interest and start finding other things to do.

I believe that there are two aspect to the so-called "gay rights" campaign. One is that "joiners" go along with this because they want to support a cause. Although homosexuals are a tiny percentage of the population, the Gaystapo has a very loud voice, and they play to the emotions of the public. Their biggest trick appears to be pretending that their sexual preference is actually a civil rights issue.

This false civil rights movement seems to be less about the "rights" of homosexuals and more about attacking Christians who actively practice their beliefs. Jennifer Keeton was expelled from Augusta State University because she expressed disagreement with the homosexual lifestyle. Unnatural sexual practices and promiscuity led the the term "gay bowel syndrome", which is a serious health issue that homosexuals pretend is simply a derogatory, meaningless term. Other cases of bigotry from homosexuals and their advocates are shown here.

Now we arrive at Chick-fil-A. The origins of the current controversy seem to be in an interview with Dan Cathy, the company president. His crimes? Running a successful business, being closed on Sundays, and supporting traditional marriage. The opportunistic Gaystapo happily went ballistic. Misotheists and other haters of people who do not keep their Christian values to themselves decided that Dan Cathy and his company needed to pay for this outrage.

But apparently Chick-fil-A has not expressed hatred for homosexuals, refused them service or done anything other than support traditional Christian values.

Leftist politicians seized the opportunity to bash the establishment and cater to the "gay rights" bandwagon crowd, threatening that Chick-fil-A would not be able to open in Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago. Such blatant discrimination is unacceptable, even to the ACLU! In fact, legal experts seem to have a "bring it on" attitude.

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But this Gaystapo attack is getting push back from people who are tired of being pushed around:
  • There is now a "Support Chick-fil-A" effort on August 1, 2012 (which I hope lasts much, much longer)
  • People are realizing that this attack on the restaurant is bringing to light the hatred of Christians from leftists and atheopaths in America
  • People are realizing that this is not about alleged "civil rights" at all. Star Parker said, "The vile attacks on the firm and its owners, the Cathy family, should make clear, finally, that the 'gay rights' movement is not about refining and advancing American freedom, but about rewriting American values and advancing, not freedom, but the homosexual political agenda"
  •  People have had enough of hypocritical hate and intolerance against Christians in the name of "tolerance" (which has been redefined as "shut up and accept whatever I say or do")
  • Jim Henson's company will no longer associate the Muppets with Chick-fil-A, but since they are leftist in their "entertainment values", things could go from bad to worse for them in the public eye
If what I hope happens really does happen, the backlash against the Gaystapo and the people who use so-called "gay rights" as leverage against Christians will backfire. Until then, you can be sure that the anti-Christian leftists will leverage people who are manipulated into having bandwagon convictions.

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