Thomas Lindaman writes:
Restoring Love Vs. Embodying Hate
estimated 65,000 people attended Glenn Beck's Restoring Love event in
Dallas Cowboys Stadium yesterday with a simple, yet powerful message of
love. Love of God, love of country, love of service, love of our fellow
human beings regardless of our differences.
marriage supporters (not all, mind you, but a number of them) are
spreading a message of hate against Chik-Fil-A. And why? Because the
president of the company, Dan Cathy, said he and his company believe in
"the biblical definition of the family unit" and gives money to causes
that reflect that view.
Humans are emotional creatures without question. It's what we do with those emotions that matter.
With love, we can help people in need. With hate, we can destroy people, including ourselves.
With love, we can bring peace to the world. With hate, we can bring war.
With love, we can fix problems. With hate, they fester and get worse.
With love, we can accomplish almost anything. With hate, we accomplish nothing.
Which emotion do you serve?
going to go easy on Lindaman on this post, since he has a girl now. I
wish him well and hopefully he'll become a better person because of her.
Now, with that being said...
First, the Glenn Beck rally:
wing Americans go to a rally to make public donations, to protest evil socialism like government aid to the poor, because a washed up morning zoo disc jockey told
Sorry, baggers, but you probably shouldn't wait for Bob Dylan to write a song about you.
Why would anyone listen to a man like Beck, who does things like joke about poisoning members of Congress, about "love"?
Beck also lied about American history at that rally, since he sources people like David Barton who distort
American history to a twisted view.
Not to mention Beck having Creationists like Hovind teaching ignorance at that rally.
There was only one reason for Beck's Texas revival show, and that was for self-promotion. He holds rallys all the time.
if those right-wingers truly felt love for the poor, they would
donate anonymously, not do it to protest government help for the poor, by following a hatemongering right-winger that's
trying to be the Mormon version of Pat Robertson.
Sorry, Beck, but this ain't "love."
Now, onto your strange assertion that boycotting Chick-Fil-A is "embodying hate"...
Explain to me how boycotting Chick-fil-a is a bad thing? Because it made some bigots feel bad?
"How dare you be intolerant of our intolerance!" is a pretty common bigot refrain.
a serious cognitive shortcoming in the minds of most bigoted people
which allows them to believe that not only are they not bigoted, they
are the ones being discriminated against.
You really think people were boycotting and criticizing Chick-Fil-A just because their COO and President Dan Cathy said they support Christian values? There's also the fact that Chick-fil-A donated more than $2 million to anti-gay causes in 2010.
And Chick-Fil-A has consistently been one of the three top corporate sponsors of
dominionism, and particularly anti-LGBT dominionism, political groups
for almost as long as they've been in existence.
don't eat at Chick-Fil-A because I already knew their anti-gay stance,
and I knew their donations were contributing to the death of homosexuals
in Uganda as well as the suffering of gays all over the world,
including the United States.
But Dan Cathy's recent comments shed more light on their stance, so now people are taking more notice of them.
Cathy said: "I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when
we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what
constitutes a marriage,' I pray God's mercy on our generation that has
such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to
define what marriage is about."
So, yeah. Fuck Dan
Cathy. And fuck Chick-Fil-A. No matter how you right-wingers try to
spin it, the company is owned by an old man that believes certain
citizens don't deserve the same rights as everyone else.
idea of "embodying hate" are people who responded to Dan's comments
with: "Wow, that's a dick move. I don't want to give my money to a
place like that."
The fact that Chick-Fil-A recently
backpedaled based on the financial impact of their dickish values isn't
compelling enough to stop boycotting them, either. Because they still have the same homophobic values. In
fact, people on both sides of the issue have lost even more respect for Chick-Fil-A, because their backpedaling shows that their so-called "Christian values" only are important to them until they see a
dip in profit.
"Biblical definition of the family unit"?
Ah, obliviousness, so sweet and liarly...
Do Christians ever actually read the Bible?
same bible is in favor of multiple wives, concubines, incest, and rape
victims being forced to marry their rapists (provided the rapist forks
over fifty shekels).
If you learn your sociopolitical skills from some desert death cults, nothing good can come of it.
even more pathetic than Cathy's comments, and backpedaling, is the "EAT
MOR GAY-HATIN' CHICKN" day you right-wingers had under the guise of
"Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day."
I'm actually very glad you right-wingers exposed yourselves for what you are on that day. And I'll tell you why...
this picture of racists' actions on the 1960's sit-ins on
discriminatory businesses? See them pouring food on civil rights
protesters? There's lots of pictures like this.
I bet, at the time, these racists were proud to have these pictures in newspapers.
But now, they have shamed their families. What do you think the offspring of these racists think of these pictures now?
there's pictures all over the place of people proudly protesting gay
marriage under the guise of "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day". They're
posting these pictures on Facebook and all over the place.
I'm sure they're very proud
of these homophobic pictures, now. But these pictures will never go
away. They will shame their family name in years to come. Their
generational offspring will be humiliated by these pictures.
can never get rid of these pictures, folks. These pictures cannot be
erased, and what these pictures were taken for, will never be forgotten.
gay marriage is inevitably legalized, good Americans will be able to
sit down with their grandchildren and tell them "Kids, there was once a
time where gays actually weren't equal under the law in America. People
actually publically protested gay equality. Here's the pictures to
prove it." And then, they can show to those dumbfounded kids, these
pictures of Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.
So you see?
In decades to come, your right-wing faces will (yet again) be a symbol
of hate. You will humiliate your families, and America, forever. Hope it was worth that greasy chicken sandwich!
And in the end, the homophobes lost anyway. Chick-Fil-A will no longer be donating money to hate groups. Sorry, hatemongers. You lose.
whole thing is like egg on the face of the entire
"pro-family/traditional marriage" movement. They thought they had found
mainstream commercial support for their agenda, they organized events
specifically to highlight this meeting of the minds and to voice their
shared support for "traditional values", and not even a month later the
very object of their affection comes out and announces that they'll no
longer be supporting these very same groups.
Way to back down, Chick-Fil-A. Not only are you homophobes but you're pussies as well.
is the best possible outcome that anyone could have hoped for. The
public was made aware of an otherwise unknown issue, people became
upset, and Chick-fil-A was essentially forced to change their policies.
It acted as a learning experience for a lot of people out there who
thought they had found mainstream justification for their bigotry.
Zaxby's is better anyway. You know this to be true.
just hope your new girl snaps you out of this deluded right-wing
reality-free bubble where one thinks intolerance to bigotry is hate, and
hypocritical grandstanding and bigotry is love.