Unexamined Premises

'Kauft Nicht bei Chick-fil-A'

How quickly does the Left move from “tolerance” (for one of its transgressive ideas) to fascism? This fast:

All of a sudden, biting into a fried chicken sandwich has become a political statement.

Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain known for putting faith ahead of profits by closing on Sundays, is standing firm in its opposition to gay marriage after touching off a furor earlier this month.

Gay rights groups have called for a boycott, the Jim Henson Co. pulled its Muppet toys from kids’ meals, and politicians in Boston and Chicago told the chain it is not welcome there.

It’s only been two months since President Obama came out of the closet as a supporter of gay marriage, but that’s all it took for the Regressives to move from pleading for acceptance to organizing boycotts and using thug political muscle to try and ruin a private business. And why?

The latest skirmish in the nation’s culture wars began when Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press that the company was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.” In a later radio interview, he ratcheted up the rhetoric: “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.'”

That fired up gay rights advocates, including a group that waged a campaign against the company in recent years by publicizing $3 million in contributions that the Cathy family foundation has made to conservative organizations such as the Family Research Council.

“This solidifies Chick-fil-A as being closely aligned with some of the most vicious anti-gay voices in the country,” said Carlos Maza of Equality Matters.

When the mask drops on the Fairness & Tolerance crowd, it’s never a pretty sight. Expect a lot more of this should Obama somehow win a second term. And speaking of socialist boycotts against commercial establishments with religious principles with whom the rabid Left disagrees…


Related: From Bryan Preston at the Tatler, “Mumbles Menino: On Second Thought, I Can’t Ban Chick-Fil-A from Boston.”