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Obama Surrogates Attack First Amendment

By Mark Alexander · Aug. 2, 2012
“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” –George Washington (Farewell Address, 1796)

No sooner had Barack Hussein Obama launched his campaign Demo-goguery assaulting the Second Amendment last week than his surrogates set about attacking the First Amendment.

Their target of opportunity was Chick-fil-A, the most recent entry on a long list of companies large and small that have come under attack for Christian business practices. Chick-fil-A, however, is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Left’s multi-vectored assault on Judeo-Christian values.

It is worth a brief review of how this attack unfolded, as it is very consistent with the modus operandi of Obama’s socialist cadres.

Chick-fil-A was started by Truett Cathy in 1967; it now operates 1,614 very successful restaurants in 39 states. Years ago I met Truett and his sons Dan and Bubba, and I’ve crossed paths with them since by way of their far-reaching support of local and national organizations promoting traditional family values. By that I don’t mean “anti-gay” organizations, but “pro-family” groups like First Things First, one of the nation’s leading fatherhood advocacy groups managed by my friend Julie Baumgardner.

Mr. Cathy is a devoted Christian, and this context has shaped his company from top to bottom. By extension, this has also shaped the values of communities nationwide: Chick-fil-A’s corporate mission statement notes, “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.” In keeping with the Christian stewardship of its owners, Chick-fil-A stores are closed on Sundays, when many restaurants do vigorous business. “I was not so committed to financial success that I was willing to abandon my principles and priorities,” Truett says. “Our decision to close on Sunday was our way of honoring God and of directing our attention to things that mattered more than our business.”

So what offense did current Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy commit to put his company directly in the Left’s sights and set off a Leftist boycott? Well, when asked in an interview about his company’s “support of the traditional family,” he replied, “Well, guilty as charged. 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 give God thanks for that. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We intend to stay the course. 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.”

Or … maybe not.

In the wake of Dan’s remarks, Boston mayor Thomas Menino unilaterally declared Chick-fil-A could not open franchises in the city “unless they open up their policies.” Menino warned, “if they need licenses in the city, it will be very difficult,” adding, “There is no place for [Chick-fil-A] along Boston’s Freedom Trail. Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion.” Washington, D.C., mayor Vincent Gray protested that Chick-fil-A advocates “bigotry” and added, “I would not support hatechicken.” Gray claims, “They give hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-gay [read: "pro-family”] groups.“ That was followed by Obama’s former chief of staff and now Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, who said, "Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values. They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values.” (Apparently, Chicago values include becoming the murder capital of the nation and hosting Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the Christian-hating race baiter who, ironically, opposes same-sex marriage.) Predictably, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee also jumped over the rainbow, saying he was “very disappointed Chick-fil-A doesn’t share [our] values and strong commitment to equality for everyone. … The closest Chick-fil-A is 40 miles away, and I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer.”

Of course, the Leftist outrage with Chick-fil-A is somewhat puzzling because in Obama’s own words, “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian … it is also a sacred union. God’s in the mix. … I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.” Oh, wait – that was candidate Obama back in 2008, when he hoodwinked a majority of voters into thinking he was a man of principle.

Now understand, Chick-fil-A does not discriminate against those with Gender Disorientation Pathology in their employment or service practices. That would be contrary to Christian doctrine, which instructs that we are to love the sinner and hate the sin. You can’t love someone if you shut him or her (or it) out, and despite ignorant protests from the Left, genuine Christians reach out to all people. The company policy states, “The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race creed, sexual orientation or gender.”

The same can be said of tens of thousands of other businesses, whose Christian owners infuse their organizations with faith-based values. Some of those brands are Big Idea Entertainment (VeggieTales), Forever 21, eHarmony, Whole Foods, Tom’s of Maine, Interstate Battery, Tyson Foods, ServiceMaster, Marriott International, Alaska Airlines, In-N-Out Burger and Hobby Lobby. Yes, even The Patriot Post has an official Statement of Faith as adopted by our Board and renewed each year. (No word yet from Menino, Emanuel and Lee about boycotting the rest of Christendom.)

Perhaps all those business owners should invoke Obama’s claim, “You didn’t build that – somebody else made that happen,” in order to avoid the Leftist prosecution.

The venomous Leftist assaults against the First Amendment and its protection clause ensuring the free exercise of faith, not only earned the four mayors condemnation from even the ACLU, but also gave rise to a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. The massive turnout in support of traditional family values created blocks-long lines around some Chick-fil-As, and resulted in a one day sales record for the company. I suspect that those same folks will be turning out in long lines at the polls in November.

Of course, Leftists are the consummate hypocrites. On the one hand, they boycott a certain restaurant because its CEO subscribes to the Judeo-Christian family model established through all of recorded history but is a model that doesn’t comport with Obama’s homosexual agenda. On the other hand, they fill the tanks of their cars with fuel purchased from Islamic cultures that condone the stoning of homosexuals.

Obama is a disciple of hate, stewarded by his “religious mentor,” Jeremiah Wright and a long list of Marxist mentors that includes his atheist mother. As theologian G. K. Chesterton once wrote, “When people stop believing in God, they don’t believe in nothing – they believe in anything.” That defines Obama’s constituencies and explains his election.

In the timeless words of John Adams, from 1776, “It is religion and morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand.”

To that end, Obama’s assault on faith has been relentless, as it must be in order to replace Liberty, as enshrined in Rule of Law, with tyranny under the rule of men.

There are, of course, some defining moments of Obama’s unmitigated hostility toward Christians. In April 2008, we saw a hint when then-candidate Obama defined grassroots Christians as folks who “get bitter” and “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.” In 2009, prior to a speech at Georgetown University, Obama has a monogram symbolizing Jesus, behind the podium, covered. That year he also became the first executive who refused to host a White House service for National Prayer Day.

But Obama most notably framed his disdain for Christians once it became apparent that his Socialist Democrats were going to suffer significant setbacks in the 2010 midterm election.

Recall that in October of that year, he repeatedly and deliberately omitted “endowed by our Creator” when citing the Declaration of Independence, and he insisted at an international forum that our National Motto was “E Pluribus Unum” rather than “In God We Trust.”

Last year, Obama announced health care rules that override religious conscience protections in regard to abortion and contraception. He opposed the inclusion of Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day prayer on the World War II Memorial and he deliberately avoided any reference to faith in his Thanksgiving message.

These disgraceful moments are reflected in a plethora of mandates, orders and policies designed to undermine our Judeo-Christian heritage and traditions.

To achieve his strategy of disabling Individual Liberty, Obama knows he must erode the integrity of faith and family – the keystones of our Republic. Those keystones have been recognized throughout civilization, as aptly demonstrated through the words of Marcus Tullius Cicero (circa 50 BC): “[T]he first principle of society consists in the marriage tie, the next in children, the next in a family within one roof, where everything is in common. This society gives rise to the city, and is, as it were, the nursery of the commonwealth.”

On occasion, we’re given a great opportunity to confront the Left’s assault on the First Amendment and the assailing of faith and family. The attack on Chick-fil-A is one of them. To that end, I encourage you to vigorously support all companies that stand firm in their Judeo-Christian business practices as well as their stated support for traditional American family values.

Obama’s “gay” constituency of useful idiots is doing what they do best. They plan to occupy Chick-fil-As across the country on Friday for a “National Same Sex Kiss Day” – a fine juxtaposition of how conservatives and liberals demonstrate their values. Conservatives stand in line and purchasing a product to show support while liberals occupying private property with the objectives of offending others and preventing commerce. Undoubtedly some “kisser” will provoke confrontation, and that will be the story carried by the Leftmedia to repeat the lie that Christians are “homophobic thugs.” (Tucson-based Vante Medical Corp FIRED its CFO today after he posted an online video of himself provoking a Chick-fil-A employee.)

Reject the Leftist Dema-goguery and hate – signal your support for traditional family values by signing this national petition and, by extension, make clear your opposition to any and all Leftist bigotry against the deeply held values of the traditional American family.

(Memo to the GOP: Invite Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy to address the Republican Convention on Family and Faith!)

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272 Comments

MICHAEL A CROGNALE in TX said:

All of these things that Obama and his "useful idiots" are doing have one goal in mind. The utter destruction of the Bill of Rights and by corollary, the Constitution. The day of reckoning is fast approaching, November 6th. However I will not be surprised to see some manufactured crisis this fall that will force the regime to cancel the elections and suspend the Constitution until the crisis is past.Which, of course, it never will. 1984 anyone?

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Bruce R Pierce in Owensboro, Ky replied:

I think there are still to many Patriots that are willing to exercise what I call the "Jefferson option", something about the tree of Liberty.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Anton D Rehling in Olympia, WA replied:

Millions of us are ready willing and able when needed as we have been through out our nations history.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 1:56 PM

WOB in Texas replied:

Indeed!

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 2:43 PM

John Q Citizen in Colorado replied:

Ready. willing and able.

Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Irish-7 in NE PA replied:

I concur, Michael, that Obama will not want to "Let go". I also fear some sort of manufactured crisis or disaster that will delay either the election of the transfer of power before Romney moves into the White House. Some internet pundits are saying that the election is already fixed, that a Spanish company owned by George Soros is in charge of counting the votes. I find this difficult to believe. But, a terrorist incident that dwarfs 9/11, race riots on a national level or pandemic could take the people's mind off of politics.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Tom in Lake Forest replied:

I make the odds 30% right now that we see a crisis that requires Martial Law and the suspension of elections, but if Romney's lead increases that number will go up. And Romney DOES have the lead, despite the crap the MSM is putting out, there is NO WAY Obama would have asked Clinton to help him campaign if he was leading in the polls.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Bruce R Pierce in Owensboro, Ky said:

I hope more than a few people tell them to get a room, as most would tell ANY couple that gets too carried away with public affection. As Hillary Clinton points out that is perfectly OK, with the lefties, as it "Takes a Village" to raise children to be acceptable members of Society.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:53 AM

dave s in knoxville said:

"Well, guilty as charged. 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 give God thanks for that. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We intend to stay the course. 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."

enough said Dan Cathy...i support you.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Jim Hoover in Sarasota, Florida said:

Way to go mayors. In support of your principles, I promised never to darken the city limits of Boston, Chicago, or San Francisco again. Please escuse me now, I'm on my way to Chik-Fil-A for lunch.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Frank in Fredericksburg, VA replied:

Yeah, I never lost anything in any of those cities that I need to return for!

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Cindy Peak in Seattle, WA area replied:

I shall be pleased to avoid Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago at every opportunity.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 12:02 AM

Doug Schexnayder in Vidalia, La. said:

It only took about 50 years for SOME BLACK LEADERS TO DISCOVER THE DIMDEMS ARE SECULAR KOOKS AT HEART…
So will they encourage their folks to stay home or vote against Obama?

STAY TUNED...

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:57 AM

RB in Jacksonville, FL said:

I think it would be a great idea for the Republican party to have Mr. Cathy speak at the convention...maybe that would be just the push some folks need to get off their backsides and get out and vote!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Charles Richardson in TX replied:

Great idea. I hope more people sounds off for this great opportunity. It's gonna take a huge effort to throw that crummy, ignorant, commie out of the house he should have never occupied.

Friday, August 3, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Joseph Pagnotto in Houston replied:

I heartily agree with RB's suggestion. Mr. Cathy could speak about what his company's position means in terms of staffing his organization, what the success of Chick-Fil-A Day says about the American people about any number of topics, the contrast between faith based conservatism and the left, etc.

Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM

jim in Mississippi said:

I was in the mall in Hattiesburg, MS yesterday and the line to the Chik Fil A counter stretched down the mall. I think Mr. Cathy should send the Mayor of Boston and the "Chicago Mob' flowers or at least a "doggy bag" of "chikin" sandwiches.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Bill in Leawood, KS replied:

I think a doggie bag of chicken excrement would be more appropriate

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Frank in Fredericksburg, VA replied:

Like!

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Charles Richardson in TX replied:

Great idea Bill.

Friday, August 3, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Bill in Leawood, KS said:

The Constitition is an irksome nuisance to the King

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Scott in Camino, CA in Camino, California said:

While the issue with Chick-Fil-A and the LGBT community is an important topic of discussion in America, I see Obama's jump into the fray as an attempt on his part to distract attention away from his distinct lack of success in the field of national politics and his hope that John Q. Citizen will be distracted enough to forget, at least until after the coming Presidential election.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Anton D Rehling in Olympia, WA replied:

This is actually working to firmly establish that Obama and his lemming (Leinning) hord of useless idiots are attacking our Liberty and Rights in no less a dramatic fashion than the Nazis did during the 1940 battle of Britton and other assaults from want to be Dictators against FREEDOM.
I hope we all choose not to stand by on the side lines and watch the assault like it is some fireworks disply for you entertainment. Get out and get into the fray.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Dioneikes in Colorado replied:

I been in the fray for about 20 years or more - ever since Bilious Bill Clinton was trying to grab my guns! I fought against Gore, Kerry, and now this current Il Douche who aspires to be King. I've sworn before the altar of God eternal hostility toward every form of tyranny over man! I've borrowed that from Thomas Jefferson. And I am ready, willing, and able to hold the line to defend the liberty and freedoms of We the People. They've already eroded too many of them, and the few that are left are more precious than ever. We ALL must defend them now, we must not fail or our children and our posterity will live in abject misery and slavery. How many millions of unborn depend on our ability to hold the line for freedom?
Now is the hour! Live free or die!

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Charles Richardson in TX replied:

If they (White House and Congress) manage to pass a law requireing registration of every weapon, even small guns such as 22s, the next step would probably be to seize all weapons from private citizens. If this should happen and enough people meekly comply as the Jews did for Hitler and were murdered by the millions, we would be in big trouble. Rest assured, as Jefferson and other founding fathers knew, the only thing that keeps our government from becoming a full dictatorship is the millions of weapons in most American homes. We lose the right to bear arms, we're done.

Friday, August 3, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Johann in Texas replied:

Just look at Mexico. Citizens cannot process guns. Therefore criminals (drug, etc) do. If the citizens of Mexico could process guns, maybe some of the thousands of deaths can be curtailed.

Monday, August 6, 2012 at 12:09 PM

John Q Citizen in Colorado replied:

This one is not.

Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:47 AM

robert fox in west chicago, ill said:

right on target, i support Mr. cathy 100 percent. GOD BLESS AMERICA, and all the commies can go to hell with obama

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Robert Smith in Clarkston, WA 99403 said:

All this chaos and skullduggery can be blamed on the Democrat Party and especially Harry Reid, Barrack Obama should have been impeached a long time ago. The Congress has taken an oath to defend the Constitution. The Republicans has also faild to keep their oath, it will probably take an armed revolution to straighten out this mess. The sooner it gets started the better off the country will be.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Tim Carey in Pennsauken NJ said:

What will it take to either impeach this president or forcefully remove him from office?

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM

billy396 in ohio replied:

No matter WHAT he does, Barry Soetero will NEVER be impeached. His supporters would simply claim racism, like they do with every single issue that matters. In fact, this is the most openly racist administration that I've ever seen. Eric Holder openly refuses to charge any blacks with crimes, and refuses to convict when they're caught on video (NBPP). Holder openly told his underlings that HIS "Justice Dept" wouldn't be prosecuting any minorities. He also sent thousands of guns to the Mexican drug cartels and perjured himself in front of a Congressional Committee. The media in this country is to blame for what is a true American Hitler, trying his best to destroy freedom, liberty and the Constitution.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Morning Glory in MO said:

BRAVO to Mr. Cathy and Chick-Fil-A for actually STANDING staunch on their beliefs. It is so refreshing to actually see a company practice what it preaches. I remember several years ago that I cut up my Home Depot credit card and have refuse to buy anything from their store since for their stance of PRO-homosexuality. I didn't make a big deal about this, but I decided I didn't want my money to support such a company. Seems to me that those who do not hold firm the same values as Chick-Fil-A would simply choose not to frequent that establishment. Pretty simple concept, but it has one drawback--it won't draw much media attention.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM

oldshooter in San Antonio, TX said:

I don't want to quibble here (actually I do, or I wouldn't be writing this), but you are using terminaology incorrectly if you assume anyone who is gay or lesbian suffers from some kind of "Gender Identity Pathology." You are apparently making the assumption that being gay or lesbian is, in itself, considered pathological; it is not. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (currently DSM-IV-TR) is the guide to defining and diagnosing mental disorders that is used by the mental health profession, The DSM is quite clear that there are two fundamental criteria that must both be met to diagnose the several types of gender identity pathology. To simplify somewhat, they are that the person must not only BE gay or lesbian (there are some other categories too), but must be bothered by it as well. If you are a gay or lesbian person who is happy with your sexual orientation, then there is no pathology and no diagnosis is given. If it bothers YOU that someone ELSE is gay or lesbian, then YOU have the problem, not the gay person.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM

The Editor replied:

Quibble away...DSM IV is not much more than a PC insurance coverage manual -- and for many clinical therapist NOT the ultimate arbiter of pathology. Anyone with a modicum of common sense knows that most same-sex attraction is based on some degree of pathology and that truly "happy homosexuals" are far and few between -- though "happy" is a very relative descriptor.

PepperdotNet in Alabama replied:

Happy people don't feel the need to constantly parade their lifestyle wherever they think it will cause the most disruption.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Anton D Rehling in Olympia, WA replied:

oldshooter has bought into the normalization of a dysfuntional behavior.
I could also point out that serial killers are happy with their activity and explain that they were born that way. So just accept that there will be a lot of dieing to fulfill their activity. This should be accepted as the new normal, people die anyway right, So whats the propblem?

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 2:12 PM

oldshooter in San Antonio, TX replied:

I'm well aware their are many disagreements about DSM diagnostic criteria and share a number of them myself. I'm also familiar with, and dislike, the whole idea of "normalizing dysfunctional behavior." I believe that people are, and should be held by others to be, responsible for their actions. I was merely pointing out that, if you are going to use technical terminology, you need to use it right. Doing otherwise carries the implication that the medical and psychological professions consider it pathological to be gay. In fact, their official position is the opposite. As for the issue of gays flouting their position in public to get attention, the fact is that the vast majority of gay people do not do so. If we are going to chastize individual folks for publicly standing up for their beliefs, what about the owner of Chick-fil-A?
Full disclosure: I am in the mental helath business, I am not gay, I strongly support Chick-fil-A (I ate there yesterday, even though I had to wait in line almost an hour in 100 degree heat), and I am a strong constitutional conservative. But I do like to keep terminology straight.

Friday, August 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

Homosexuality not being a mental disorder is a recent development, derived by the leftist takeover and rewriting the book. Just because a liberal says it is so, doesn't alter the fact, queers and sodomites are mentally deranged.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM

oldshooter in San Antonio, TX replied:

The major rewriting of the DSM in 1980 was not a "leftist takeover." It was done specifically to make the diagnoses more based upon observable behavior, rather than basing them on Freudian theoretical concepts as was done in the earlier DSM-II. Prior to the rewrite, a diagnosis was often based upon what the therapist thought might be causing your symptoms, rather than what those symptoms actually were. The drafters had to deal with the issue of what should constitute "abnormality" and "pathology" and they did the best they could, making compromises as they went. Under Freud's old diagnostic criteria, virtually anyone could be found to have a psychiatric diagnosis, even if they showed no apparent symptoms. This gave a tremendous, and undesirable, degree of power and influence to mental health practitioners. Partially to avoid this, the drafters of the DSM-III revision stipulated that the criteria for assigning someone a psychiatric diagnosis generally had to include that the symptoms either caused the person to be unable to function effectivley in his life, or else they had to be causing him subjective distress. Hence, the issue with the gender disorders we've run into here today. In the same way that you wouldn't want to be given a diagnosis just because some headshrinker thought there might be something wrong with the way you thought about your mother, you also wouldn't want to be given one because he disagreed with your personal beliefs (that's how the USSR put dissidents away in mental hospitals until they were "re-educated"). The impact this had on diagnosis of sexual orientation based disorders was more a byproduct of this consideration than an intentional plan. After all, we used to think masturbation and enjoyment of oral sex were diagnosable disorders too. Since they don't lead (at least not directly) to procreation, they used to be considered "perversions." Today it would be more likely to rate a diagnosis if someone reported that he did NOT enjoy them.

Friday, August 3, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Kirk in Marylnd replied:

I think you are misinterpreting:
Gender Identity Disorder - Symptoms
A strong and persistent identification with the opposite gender. There is a sense of discomfort in their own gender and may feel they were ‘born the wrong sex.’
http://allpsych.com/disorders/sexual/genderidentity.html

A “sense of discomfort in their own gender” does not mean they are unhappy being gay, it means they think they are the wrong gender.

Mr. Alexander uses the term Gender Disorientation Pathology.
Disorientation is defined as:
1. Loss of one's sense of direction, position, or relationship with one's surroundings.
2. A temporary or permanent state of confusion regarding place, time, or personal identity.

In any case, not normal and certainly not God's design for man (or women.)

What I don't understand is homosexuals apparent intense need for public demonstrations of their sexual orientation (or perversion if you prefer.) We don’t have heterosexual pride days or parades, so why do we need homosexual events? If you want to act out, do it at home.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Brian in Newport News replied:

It is quite simple, really. God made man in His image and as such built in to the human condition a desire to seek His face. By going their own way and sinning (disobedience to God), sinners KNOW deep down inside (whether they acknowledge it or not) that they are wrong. Thus, since their actions do not have the acceptance of God, they seek the acceptance of man as a substitute. Those who are wrong are often the loudest and most vocal. Shakespeare put it this way "The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 1:54 PM

FED Up in Philly PA replied:

There have been studies showing some biological basis for behavior. I adhere to a combination of environmental and biological basis for behavior.

In other words, the environments we grew up in (e.g., bonding issues, Oedipus complex pathologies, environmental toxins, etc.) and biology (e.g., Hormonal imbalances or brain chemistry gone awry, etc.).

As well, many may a result of sheer sociological or interpersonal deficiencies in dealing the the opposite sex.

http://www.godandscience.org/evolution/genetics_of_homosexuality.html

Just my opinion based on graduate work and research studies over the years.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 1:33 PM

MNIce in Minnesota replied:

"You can't stop the birds from flying overhead, but you don't have to let them make nests in your hair." - Martin Luther, in a discussion of temptation.

Friday, August 3, 2012 at 1:14 AM

JtC in TX replied:

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual is the Word of God, which states that homosexuality is evil.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Charles Richardson in TX replied:

And states this fact strongly in several different places in the Holy Book.

Friday, August 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM

WOB in Texas replied:

Before the PC police took over the mental health community, the APA had homosexuality listed in DSM as a mental/personality disorder. Changing the wording of the DSM doesn't change the facts.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Bill in Leawood, KS replied:

Scientists define diseases by reproducilble objective findings; in the DSM-IV diseases are defined by a majority vote of "experts."

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Chuck in Aurora, CO replied:

Right on, Editor!!

For a person the be "gay" is a contradiction of terms. Generally they're among the most unhappy humans on earth. Quite contrary to their propaganda 'they' really only constitute less that 5% of the population -- but they do claim 70% of the news.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Beverly Rhoades in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia replied:

The medical/psychiatric community can sat whatever they please and even believe it, but God says.... And He is the ultimate law giver.... I try to help these people, but right is right and sin is sin. It is disturbing that those who do not believe as I do insist that I not practice my beliefs, but theirs. Please reserve us the freedom to believe what God has to say in lieu of your ideas. I say this as kindly and lovingly as I know how. If I tell you that what you do is wrong, it is because I love your never dying soul God also says to remember the Sabbath to keep it holy. Chik-Fil-A has my profound respect for forfeiting huge profits in lieu of choosing to obey God's commandments. I live half way around the world, but surely do wish I could join in the fray for liberty! So glad to see that others are frightened at the erosion of our freedoms. Keep up the fight for freedom and liberty and God! No other country in the world enjoys the freedoms of America. Those who disagree are still allowed to practice their beliefs and are protected by law. As well, no other country in the world has to try to keep out the foreigners. Everyone I know here in Mongolia wants to go to America, the land of the free, a land of opportunity.
God bless America!

Friday, August 3, 2012 at 6:41 AM

PepperdotNet in Alabama said:

Liberals are all about free speech, until you disagree with them on any issue, then you're a racist, bigot, filled with hate.

Chick-fil-A did more to stimulate the economy in one day than Barack Obama has done in his whole term!

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Cheryl in Columbia, SC replied:

Chick-Fil-A may have been the catalyst but the "people" did the stimulating.....and thank God for that!!! And by the way, there were some "gay" people who stood in those long lines too!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Anton D Rehling in Olympia, WA replied:

More than his whole life.

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Jill in Iowa replied:

From Iowa to the Heart of Dixie; you stated the entire situation very well! Thank you for posting !

Thursday, August 2, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Robert E. in TN replied:

Couldn't have been stated any more simple OR any more Accurate !!! God Bless America and Chick-Fil-A !!

Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 10:31 AM

Saiga in Flat Rock,NC replied:

Tolerance & love of traditional America (WITH CLASS) from the right....

Intolerance and divisivness from the democrats, socialists & the sexually abnormal on the left.

I am having chicken tonight..

Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM