I'm referring to Gerty-Z. A few minutes ago she put up a post on staying out of the fray. GZ's referring to the current Chick-Fil-A brouhaha. Basically the supposedly Christian owners of this fast food chain have publicly declared they are against gay marriage. They apparently also give money to various groups that are stridently anti-gay. GZ points out that staying quiet on this matter is akin to doing nothing when you spy a bully beating up a smaller kid.
Up to this point I've said nothing. At least not online.
I'm not sure why. Perhaps because others have done such a good job of refuting the hatemongers.
But she's right of course. Silence doesn't help.
I've never been comfortable with Chick-Fil-A's supposedly Christian roots. And I don't eat there. Now I never will.
I can't stand Christians of convenience like Dan Cathy, Chick-Fil-A's president. Convenience? Yep. As so eloquently stated by Jackson Pearce, Cathy and his followers are quite happy to quote bible passages that "support" their hatred of gays, but are equally happy to ignore passages that are inconvenient. Like the ones about men being able to have more than one wife. And concubines. The stoning of cheating spouses. Etc. What a bunch of hypocrites.
And before one of them comes here and says I'm trampling on their First Amendment rights, as far as I'm concerned Cathy and his sycophantic followers can say and believe whatever they like. That's their right. The whole "trampling on my rights" argument is just a distraction tactic increasingly being employed by conservatives, and particularly by religious conservatives, to cover up the fact that it is they who are trying to reduce the rights of those they don't like.
I have gay friends and family. They have as much right to love and happiness as anyone else. I apologize to them for not saying something sooner.