This is a free country and Mr. Cathy can do as he pleases with his money and with his mouth. I for one will not be boycotting him or Chic-fill-a…. I like the food and I like the freedom to choose where I eat. Don’t confuse the changes you would like to see in this country with people or corporations and what they have to say. For all we know Mr. Cathy is a large contributor to the Republican party and was requested to make the statement to further drive people apart – to one side or the other. The reality is if the Republican party did not use manipulative statements and misinformation to the public and do so through a money hungry press that will print anything if it will be read and increase their profits; the world would be 98% Democrat’s.
Stay focused on the issues at hand, do not allow them to move your focus away from the struggle for equal rights for everyone. If we want equal freedom, equal rights for everyone – it goes all the way around, they get it too. Expressing publically on Facebook your displeasure with the man or company is a right granted by the constitution. He has the same right and can state he does not like gays and he beleives it’s against the Bible. His talk is no different than yours if your against Chic-fill-a. Lose the crazy passion (attitude) and make decisions while you are calm and collected. These folks are wrong in my eyes but screaming and threatening typically is the actions of a bully. You cannot claim yourself a liberal and act the way a Republican does and expect to be heard. Be different.
About gay marriage
Well, got to say it. Why would any American refuse to give equal rights so freely given them to another American who wants the American Dream as they do? It is because they are different. It is because they make us uncomfortable – if I see two men making out I actually get a bit sick to my stomach. I don’t like it – but I don’t not like it to the point I’m going to stand in the way of their freedom of choice. Gay marriage is not what this is about; it’s about a politically party who is attempting to sway people on their beliefs. If you have nothing to offer the common man and you need their support the best way to gain support is pluck and pull at their religious and patriotic views; thus dividing and cutting them from the heard via hatred. Their only interest is support for the continued progression of their cause. Themselves and money..
We cannot go back home, we can never have it as it was, we can never realize again the wonders of the world the way it was when we were young. The best I can do is understand that everyone is different and are to be allowed by me the same freedoms I am. I need to understand I don’t know it all and I sure as heck don’t know what Gods will is. I am truly blessed to live in this Country where freedom rains – on all of us. God bless America, land of the free and the home of the brave. You have to really want freedom, it doesn’t come easy.
It’s a new world order and I can either become a grumpy old man and pine for the good old days or live for today and allow those behind us the same trail and error process we had along the way. You never know, they might be right – we were huh?
The only thing that doesn’t change, is change.