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Secular authoritarian Democrats are flexing their muscles and every Christian in America better get right with God.
The God I'm referring to is our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, not to be confused with the god of secular authoritarian Democrats. That, of course, is the State. Government, if you will.
We can easily come this conclusion in light of the uproar over some remarks Chick-fil-A chief operating officer Dan Cathy made in two separate interviews – one in June and one in July – concerning his views about family. Those remarks were interpreted in some corners as insensitive to homosexuals.
For the record, Cathy's father, S. Truett Cathy, founded the forerunner to Chick-fil-A in 1946. Today, the College Park, Ga.-based fast-food company operates more than 1,600 restaurants in 39 states and the District of Columbia. It's focused on expanding its footprint in the Midwest, the Philippines, Mexico and Southern California. Annual revenues top some $4 billion.
Chick-fil-A is a family owned and family operated conglomerate that's known for its chicken sandwich. The company has a long history rooted in Southern Baptist teachings, which is fitting since S. Truett Cathy, who is still chairman of the company, is a devout Southern Baptist. That alone should explain why secular authoritarian Democrats get their panties in a wad at the mere mention of the Cathy family and their highly successful venture.
Yet, there's more that fuels the animosity toward Chick-fil-A.
In an interview in June on a syndicated radio talk show, The Ken Coleman Show, Dan 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."
Cathy's comments clearly were aimed at same-sex marriage, which, as we all know, is a rather sensitive matter among homosexuals these days.
In July, the Biblical Recorder published an interview it conducted with Cathy. He elaborated on the remarks he made on The Ken Coleman Show.
"We are very supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit," said Cathy, referring to his family's company's policies.
"We are a family owned business, a family led business, and we are married to our first wives," Cathy said. "We give God thanks for that…we want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that."
"We intend to stay the course," Cathy continued. "We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."
That Cathy did not utter one negative remark about gays, lesbians, transgender and same-sex marriage obviously didn't register with the mayors of three large U.S. cities – Thomas Menino of Boston, Edwin M. Lee of San Francisco and Rahm Emanuel of Chicago.
The mayors expressed their disgust with Cathy's comments. Menino vowed to stop Chick-fil-A from expanding into Boston "unless they open up their policies." Lee noted that Chick-fil-A, which operates a restaurant about 40 miles from San Francisco, was not welcome in his city. Emanuel said he supported an effort to prevent Chick-fil-A from opening a second restaurant in the Windy City.
"Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values," Emanuel said in a statement. "They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents."
Emanuel's response to the remarks Cathy made in the two interviews is perplexing to say the least.
Just recently, Emanuel solicited the leader of the Nation of Islam movement, Louis Farrakhan, to lend a hand to reining in the out-of-control criminal element in Chicago. Some 40 people are murdered each month there.
You may remember Farrakhan.
He believes in UFOs, opposes same-sex marriage, thinks all white people are the devil, and he's anti-Semitic.
"Do you know some of these satanic Jews have taken over BET (Black Entertainment Television)?" Farrakhan said at the Mosque Maryam in Chicago. "They got BET. They got our hair product people. They got Motown. Everything that we built, they got it."
"But the mind of Satan now is running the record industry. Running the movie industry. Running television," Farrakhan said.
In spite of his checkered past and deep-rooted racist views, Emanuel stands by Farrakhan.
What does that tell us?
It tells us that people such S. Truett Cathy and his son Dan and the company they own and operate are out of step with the opinions held by secular authoritarian Democrats like Emanuel and Menino and Lee.
That raises the question.
If it is appropriate for the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco to inform a Christian-owned business that it is not welcome in their cities, we have to assume it is acceptable for a Christian mayor in a Christian community to tell a non-Christian business that it should look elsewhere to engage the free-enterprise economy.
Sounds ludicrous, doesn't it?
It sounds ludicrous because it is. Just as ludicrous as the reactions exhibited by the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco, who showed their true secular authoritarian colors in responding to a Christian who simply expressed his opinion.
Now, let's all "Eat mor chikin."