Saturday, July 28, 2012

Not A Slippery Slope But Total Free Fall

So in an interview somewhere, the guy who runs Chick-fil-A came out and said he supports traditional marriage, but isn't so hot on gay marriage. This prompted the mayors of Chicago and Boston to let him know that his stores were not welcome in their cities. Others in those cities suggested that he shouldn't even bother requesting permits for opening up his restaurants because he would never get the necessary approvals. SarahB pointed out the hypocrisy in this and Dean captured my reaction pretty well.
Threatening livelihood-harm to a business and a person for exercising their Constitutionally-protected 1st amendment rights ought to freak-out every single American, straight, gay or otherwise.
Note: The Chick-fil-A dude didn't say he discriminated against gays, he just said he believed in the traditional definition of marriage. For this, government leaders in major cities threatened him with the power of their offices. Over at datechguy's blog, the path from no gay marriage to government enforcement of gay moral orthodoxy is well-documented in this post.
Until for the third time a liberal State (Massachusetts) by a 4-3 ruling declared Gay Marriage Legal. Again we were told not to worry, the legality of Gay Marriage was just a question of equality and it wouldn’t make any difference in the lives of those who opposed it. 
Then came the persecution of parents who opposed it. 
Then came the Catholic Church being given a choice, violate your beliefs or stop placing children for adoption: never mind how well you place the childrenhardest to find homes for... 
And now comes the Mayors of two large cities, Chicago and Boston, declaring publicly that Chick-fil-A is not welcome. That Chick-fil-A for daring to have Biblical principles and support them have no place in their civilized cities... 
We have reached the point from the legality of Gay Marriage in Massachusetts, to the Mayor of the largest city in the Commonwealth publicly declaring in effect:  If your business dare oppose the liberal politically correct position , your enterprise doesn’t belong in our enlightened city. 
This has happened in the space of a decade, after being assured that “Gay Marriage” would have no effect on anyone else.
In the past, I've blogged about the new HHS definition of what is and what isn't a religious institution. The Obama Administration has redefined the term until practically nothing but the church buildings themselves would be considered religious. To me, it's clear that this is prepping the battlespace for hate speech laws where anyone suggesting that gays were not equal in every way to heterosexuals could be prosecuted.

I way underestimated the risk and now it's clear that I way underestimated the timeline.

Prohibited speech won't be just quoting scripture, it will include any discussion of every conceivable action from adoption to marriage to anything else anyone can think up. It won't be decades from now, it could be just a matter of years, particularly if Obama is re-elected.

That is really bad juju, my friends.

This actually happened, you know.


Dean said...

Thanks for the link.

As this is a family oriented site, I will just say this is some seriously messed up stuff.

K T Cat said...

Yeah, this stuff is bringing me close to breaking my rules about swearing in prose.

Moxie D. Hoxie said...

I wrote about the government attempt to delegitimize religious institutions over at my blog. Please take a look and feel free to make some comments. I am currently on so,etching on this topic with Chick-fil-A.

(Love the Scratching Post, btw!)

SarahB said...

Thanks for the link.

This tidbit out of Colorado fits right into your post:

Doo Doo Econ said...

How is it that we are winning, yet this agenda continues to be implemented?

Have we become complacent in validation that we are not the same as Occupy? Are we proving the falseness of baseless accusations of ism and phobia?