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8/7/2012 5:00:00 PM
COLUMN: Gold for Cathy!
Bob Weete

This whole Chick-Fil-A fiasco is a perfect demonstration of the real problem we American citizens find ourselves in. And not surprisingly, nobody from Chick-Fil-A has filed a lawsuit against those who choose to violate the Constitutional protection relative to a citizen's right to free speech. Not to mention freedom of religion.

Actually, this sort of situation has been happening for some time now, and it is always the "offended minority" whose "rights" have been so grievously meddled with. They make all the noise, stirring up their media friends, and the discrimination flows against those who have the where-with-all to state publicly their rightful opinion. Actually, it's the opinion, most likely, of a fairly large majority of citizens. But, the majority doesn't matter anymore.

Mr. Cathy expressed his moral and spiritual beliefs. He had a right to do that. He had a right to do that without the usual intimidation tactics bombarding him, threatening him, and making it difficult, then, for any other similarly-opinioned citizen from stating his view. That is the way things work, these days. The new American Way is to appease those who shout the loudest, even though they are constitutionally in violation.

And the strange thing is that the liberal movement will call Mr. Cathy "intolerant". Can you imagine that? Him intolerant? And just who has shown intolerance most vociferously? Duuuh. The gay community and their supporters, of course. I thought the old, "Don't do as I do, do as I say" line was really a joke, but it is state policy now, it would appear.

While attacking Mr. Cathy and his very successful business, these people are also attacking his spirituality. While they rant and rave, the publicity they are freely given also sends anti-free speech and anti-religion messages to our kids, who are soaking all this up and they are learning that our Constitution means nothing. Our founding moral beliefs are trashed, and that frees them up to accept and believe in political correctness. Which results in subservience so socialism can thrive.

This kind of thing is only a small part of the whole agenda to create hatred and chaos. Then they will have to send in the army to control the unruly people and Bam! The socialization of America is created. The liberalists still continue with their plans to take advantage of every crisis they are able to conveniently create. Construct a crisis and then the nanny government graciously comes in to "protect" the people. Doesn't that just make you all tingly inside and grateful for our government?

This work of the liberals has slowly been infiltrating everything that has been sacred to Americans. Mr. Cathy is showing his spiritual beliefs, so various governmental entities "ban" his restaurants, a prime example of the kind of entrepreneurship that established America and is still the way to grow, except that governments from small towns (like Blythe) all the way up to the metropolis level and the federal level slam so many restrictions that these businesses can't afford to function. And then, guess what? We crash, and all of the American Dream and individual opportunities vanish as though they never were.

Kids in school are indirectly being indoctrinated in socialism because of the crippling influence of big government. Parents, the mainstay of a child's moral and social upbringing, don't know exactly what to do anymore, because kids are taught to call the police if a parent spanks them. And the schools' ability to teach right and wrong is hindered because they must all teach kids to feel good about themselves. Even if they are performing considerably lower than they in reality are capable of.

Our children expect to be passed merely because they spent nine months (or less) in a classroom. They will then grow up without the skills and values that have driven Americans to persevere, to be creative, to appreciate and pursue their goals by their own efforts. How many of us hold down jobs merely because we "put in the time"? Not in America, where we were taught to pursue our dreams, earn our opportunities, by hard work. We developed a work ethic that was crucial to any success we dreamed of.

And that work ethic is not given quickly, like a flu shot. It takes time and effort just like anything else of true value. And, of course, the end goal is that we will get money for our efforts. Money itself should not be the prize. The prize is that you have proven your worth by doing a good job of supporting yourself and your family, rather than abdicating your responsibility to dear ole' Nanny.

I wish we had a Chick-Fil-A in Blythe. I'd be proud to show my support for a real patriot by simply eating at Mr. Cathy's place. We don't. So, I'll just have to look for one when we go out of town, and register my vote for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion and American Entrepreneurship.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Article comment by: Yellowjacket Sixty-Five

So far you have referred to me as uneducated, foolish, ignorant, bigot, and a segregationist. Yet after all that, I still have sympathy for you knowing as an atheist you will be spending eternity in a molten lake of sulfur, of course eternity is a very long time which will give you ample opportunity to visit with some of the other inhabitants such as Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Kim Jong-Il, and Fidel Castro. And you call me ignorant.

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Article comment by: @Jacque Vidaurri

Very straightforward, very clear, but it will, sadly, not go unscathed with gays/atheists. They yell and intimidate about THEIR rights, and and how WE are intolerant, and they completely ignore OUR rights for our ideas. And they, of course, are excempt from being tolerant of OUR thoughts. How ridiculous. We will never be at peace as long as we continue to follow the divisiveness fostered by our Great Leader. Thank you, Jacque.

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

So Research. If you want to be godless then be. But why must you impose your godless beliefs on all. No one is forcing you to go to a Church. No one is forcing you to pray. That is your rights. But to please one and just take prayer away and hurt a majority is wrong. Tell me do you believe in the devil?

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Article comment by: Jacque Vidaurri

The pre-compromised, watered down, word for marriage is Holy Matrimony. It is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman before a Holy God. Unfortunately most people who get married do not understand this. The purpose of marriage is to pro-create. Two people of the same sex cannot pro-create. You tell me why someone who has no belief in a Holy God feels the need to marry? He is a God Who cannot lie nor, can He enter a sacred covenant with two people of the same gender. He does not change His mind. Christians do not interpret the Bible, it is God's LIVING WORD. You can lobby to change the laws but, no amount of law changing to try and justify your right to live your lifestyle can ever make you feel clean on the inside apart from the cleansing power of Jesus Christ. AMEN!

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Article comment by: Research is Your Friend

Not gay, but I am an atheist. And, I'm daring you to explain your position without relying on the bible. Because I just don't think you can do it. And that makes you someone who refuses to uphold and protect the Constitution.

Remember, in this country we have the Freedom to be free of religion -- it's not just Freedom of religion. Just like Islamists, Buddhists and Hindu's have no right to force their religion on you, you have no right to force religion on anyone else. Religion cannot be a basis for law in this country so if you say that gays can't marry based on biblical law, you fail. You need to come up with a better reason that the bible and religion. If the only thing you can say is it's "because the bible says so" you are forcing your religious beliefs on everyone and that violates every citizen's Constitutional protections under the First Amendment.

@ Yellow Jacket 65 -- nowhere in any news reports did I see that Floyd Corkins, the guy that shot the guard at the FRC was a member of the SLPC. I did see the SLPC denounce the shootings in very quick fashion though. Again, you really need to check your facts so you don't look like an ignorant bigot. Perhaps you ought to change your name to George Wallace or Strom Thurmond- segregation seems to be something you are not only OK with but espouse.

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

Peace. It was what you kept on doing and doing when you first started to write here. Quoting verses from the Good Book in every sentence or phrase you wrote. So no fumbles or penalties? You were in the Class of 73 or 72.

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@Research. Lets see tradition, the man is the father, the woman is the mother. The father teaches the son family values and what is need to keep his family safe. The mother also plays an important role in all this, a much more important roll. She teaches kindness, compassion and love of family and life, she helps make sense of what is going on and puts it all into perspective. She is the bound that keeps that family together. That was way far back. Then we have working moms and working fathers. The moms started working to help the family out, not by choice. So who keeps tabs on the kids now? That is where the erosion of the family began. then one father and one mother. But most times we have a grandmother and a grandfather. They fill in the gap. But when we don't it makes much harder for all. So now to the present. We have two moms or two dads. It stopped working when we took the mom out of the family setting. Look its hard enough for kids to think about parents having sex. Think its much harder now two woman or to men. Kids making fun of them. This is a condense version. I could go on much more. But it has been proven over ages that the best is a man and woman. In that case in my other life, I want ten wives. or 15.

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Article comment by: @peace @research

@peace "bible thumPing" is people who are hypocrits quoting the bible when it's good for them at the moment. I'm sure you have sinned and not been a good christian in your life - you didn't worry about god and the bible at that point in your life now that you have wised up - you now want to tell all how the bible should be interpreted and how we all should be "peaceful". People of faith don't keep changing their minds and sides for political correctness.
@research - u are obviously an athiest and gay - why else would you want somebody to explain their faith without uttering the word god or the bible? All you haters have had your day and the rest of the world is done with your hypocrisy - u can hate and sin but the rest of us can't believe in faith? It is common sense that male animals mating with male animals and female etc is an abomination. How would your definition of evolution ever have occurred if animals didn't mate and reproduce? U can't have it both ways.

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Article comment by: Peace Be still

Hi Pica, haven't heard from u for awhile. yes as a matter of fact he did score several touch downs. No it has nothing to do with denomination....the owner was not attending any church. Will someone please define bible thumbing to me? @peace you are so very wrong.

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Article comment by: Yellowjacket Sixty-Five

I see one of your SPLC loving brethren walked into the Family Research Council (FRC) and started shooting this week, because the FRC is listed as a hate group by the SPLC, they are on the list because they believe, that a child is physiologically better off to be raised by 1 mom and 1 dad as opposed to 2 moms or 2 dads. I also observe that 3 of its newest members on their list of haters are Michele Bachman, Ron Paul, and Glenn Beck. The SPLC has been exposed for what they are a bunch of left wing loony’s with law degrees.

Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012
Article comment by: Research is Your Friend

El Pica:

I challenge you to give a legitimate reason why gay people shouldn't be allowed to marry.

But you have to do it without giving a religious reason. The difficulty is that you can't bring the bible into it. The First Amendment guarantees the separation of Church and State -- and I'm betting you can't find a reason without bringing religion into the discussion.

If you can't give a reason without quoting the bible, you will fail.

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

Oh peace. Please be still. hehehe did your boyfriend the linebacker ever score a touch down? OK. I got that out of my system. The reason you do not agree with the chicken-place is because they are from a different church, that's all. Different church different values.

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Article comment by: @ peace

You have been a bible thumper on this blog many many times - did u forget? Go back and look at all the past blogs and re-read your quotes, etc. Observation of your blogs over time shows that you are a hypocritical bible thumper - go by the rules when they suit your agenda - and yes u obviously have an agenda too.

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2012
Article comment by: Peace Be still

Good morning Yellow Jacket Sixy-Five! Do you play for my old Alma Mater? (don't know if I spelled that correctly), anywho, back in the years I dated a Yellow Jacket...how's the team comimg along? Well Mr. Yellowjacket....please define what a bible thumber is? Because when I hear Bible thumber I see someone standing pensively with their bible thumbing it back and forth on the open palm of the hand and that my friend is not me.Thank-you for the observation I would say that yes I am a model employee and yes I was elated when Chick Filet chose me and as a training team leader, however I allowed their hypocricy to rule over what I knew to be the truth. On the subject of Sunday's and going to church, I have never let that be an issue in my life as far as work and or church, most church's offer morning and or night services so....if you work A.M. go to evening service if you work evening go to A.M. service, that was not a hook for me. Yes, it's true the chicken is cooked but in this case it is fried, used for sandwiches throughout the day and whatever is left over & didn't sell, they keep over night and use it the following day or whenever is needed. they store in freezer and use as needed. Hope you have a great season!

Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Article comment by: @ research

Research fails to mention the hateful things Obashm's gay buddy's say - like bill mahr (so called comedian) calling people whores and worse - do u really want to talk about hate - then remember all the gays who hate everybody who is not gay research all the hate spewing from people like the lame stream media and the (deleted). There are many many organizations who can be quoted to make a point - the slpc is only one. The FBI uses more than one - and if "research" can actually do research - why can't you find one that doesn't agree with your agenda and quote that one? U know - fair and balanced - oh yea it won't make u feel good so you ignore it.

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