Thursday, August 2, 2012
Chick-Fil-A: The Bigots Burger
BIGOT: "a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance"
Recently the trashy fat food chain Chick-Fil-A has publicly proclaimed their bigotry to the world as their president and CEO Dan T. Cathy felt the need to profess his opposition to same sex marriage and his proclamation that "gay marriage violated God's plan." I would like to point out Mr. Cathy although you are entitled to your opinion of intolerance and hatred, if you really knew what God's plan was you would not be murdering and selling one of "god's" creatures (chicken) and peddling fat fried food to assist in the national epidemic of obesity and all junk food related illnesses. I can confidently say that I KNOW God's plan is NOT to segregate, hurt or judge others. Did you skip the passages of your "good book" that states - “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you." Matthew 7:1-5 or "Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God?" Romans: 2: 1-3
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Let me be clear that I am NOT a religious person. I do not subscribe to the herd mentality. I am so sick of religious hypocrites that pick and choose from their bibles for items that apply to them on a situational basis and use it to hurt other people. This is not restricted to the Christians either; Catholics and Jehovah's Witnesses please stand up!
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No matter what my personal opinion there is no denying human recorded history of the atrocities that have been committed with a religious justification. People's prejudicial opinions being one on a smaller scale. It is not my intention to make disparaging remarks about everyone who claims to be religious. I actually know a select few believers who are amazing people and for those of you that I don't know I don't hold Mr. Cathy's ignorant comments against you. I don't judge your beliefs, on the contrary I actually respect them. What I don't respect is the use of those beliefs to hurt, judge or exclude others.
I bet if someone looked a little closer at Mr. Cathy's "traditional" Christian behavior, history and marriage we would find a whole new level of hypocrisy.
How can someone CLAIM to be a good Christian when they exclude, hurt or judge their fellow human being because their life does not fit into the confining walls of their proverbial church collection plate? Do you really BELIEVE something because someone told you it was TRUTH? or you read it somewhere?
This kind of bigotry goes way past same sex marriage. Essentially Mr. Cathy is excluding ALL who do not fall into this generic, faux-religious boundaries. I think it is a fair assessment that it is "God's" plan that we all love, support and respect one another through this physical life. Why would he/she deny love to someone just because they happen to be of the same sex? based on a book written by another imperfect human? In the wise words of my outspoken husband who happens to believe in God "God did not write religion or the bible, humans did". We are ALL imperfect, too bad we were not all HONEST. I don't claim to have any of the answers but I do KNOW that LOVE is never wrong no matter what it's form.
The moral of my story: The best thing we can do to combat the bigotry is BE OURSELVES, LOUD and PROUD!
I usually ignore the haters (as there are a lot out there) and I let the HATE MOTIVATE, but sometimes it feels good to stand up to the bigots and bully's
I like Lady Ga Ga's lyric on the subject "I'm beautiful in my way 'Cause God makes no mistakes, I'm on the right track baby I was born this way"