As I write this post it is Sunday. The Sabbath—a day of rest and a time of worship—a quaint relic of a long-forgotten age.
Sometime around 1980, the rise of big-box stores like Wal-Mart, chain restaurants and entertainment venues expanded commerce to seven days a week. The secularization of our American society had a lot to do with tossing out the tradition of keeping the Sabbath Day holy, but that’s a story for another time.
On July 16, 2012 when the Baptist Press interviewed President and COO of Chick-fil-A®, a firestorm erupted. The controversy was set in motion when Dan Cathy said he supported traditional marriage; that subversive belief that marriage is between a man and woman. "We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives."
Atlanta, where Chick-fil-A’s headquarters is located, is ranked eighth behind New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, Houston and Seattle for the largest population of gays in America. Yet, not until Dan Cathy made his personal ideology known, did the “gay community” run around with their hair on fire. Inman Park and Little Five Points never uttered a peep of criticism toward the restaurant chain which has been in existence since 1967 when it opened its first restaurant in a suburban mall in Atlanta.
So, what we have here are three American cities with a gay population who suddenly feel outrage because Rahm Emanuel, Tom Menino and Ed Lee have declared an all out “chicken war.”
Mark Steyn opines, “If you're a feminist or a gay or any of the other house pets in the Democratic menagerie, you might want to look at Rahm Emanuel's pirouette, and Menino's coziness with Islamic homophobia.”
Rahm “Deadfish” Emanuel should worry more about his city’s murder rate which is higher than the Third World metropolises of Mexico City and Sao Paolo. His Honor has lost control of the streets and his desperation has caused him to enlist the services of the infamous anti-Semite and Nation of Islam leader, “Calypso Louie” Farrakhan. Yeah, that’ll help.
When you need the likes of Farrakhan to control the South and West side of Chicago, you truly are the mayor of a shithole.
In Ed Lee’s corner of the world, San Francisco, where you can abort children but you cannot buy a goldfish, Lee has been implicated in a major corruption scandal that could cost city taxpayers upwards of $16 million. His Honor tweeted, “Very disappointed #ChickFilA doesn’t share San Francisco’s values & strong commitment to equality for everyone.”
Hey Ed, you’ll pardon me for saying that your values ain’t nothin’ to brag about and you should keep your pie hole closed and reopen it only on the witness stand.
So America, ignore these churlish little men in Chicago, Boston and San Francisco. Why not join the rest of us who genuinely enjoy eating in a restaurant that is clean and serves scrumptious chicken sandwiches and lemonade so good it'll make you want to slap your momma.
Here’s a thought: Why not sport a We ♥ Chick-fil-A® decal on your car and show the world you support a restaurant that closes on Sunday to give its employees a day of rest, believes in operating debt-free and devotes a percentage of its profits to community charities.