Good grief. The victim mentality just never knows when to stop.
Chick-fil-A is tangled in a controversy drummed up by gay activists. In their eyes, providing food to an event constitutes an endorsement of every political stand, view, motive, and mission of the event sponsor/promoter. What a contrived pile of steaming horse-hooey.
So are all caterers on the hook now for the political views of every participant at events they work? Brides, be careful. And diners, watch out! Are restaurateurs required to get signed affidavits stating diners sexual preferences prior to serving food? When do you hand those out? During the pre-wait maître d’ bribe? Or in the bar, while you suspiciously watch others being seated before you? Will the forms need to be notarized? Will bartenders now be required to double as notaries? (There’s a new, higher fee for that in Georgia, you know.) The possibilities for stupidity are endless.
There’s even a Boycott Chick-fil-A Facebook page. (Eyeroll)
Read CEO Dan Cathy’s statement here. Well said, sir. Basically, Get over yourselves.”
Meanwhile, I’ll keep singing my favorite song.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin weighs in, noting the NYT‘s usual underhanded smear tactics:
Over the weekend, New York Times reporter Kim Severson gave the Chick-fil-A bashers a coveted Sunday A-section megaphone — repeatedly parroting the “Chick-fil-A is anti-gay” slur and raising fears of “evangelical Christianity’s muscle flexing” with only the thinnest veneer of journalistic objectivity. Severson, you see, is an openly gay advocate of same-sex marriage equality herself and the former vice-president of the identity politics-mongering National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association.
In a bitter op-ed on gay marriage laws not changing quickly enough, she asserted: “I don’t want the crumbs. I want the whole cake.” Severson has voiced complaints about her social and economic status as an unwed lesbian with a partner and child in several media publications.
None of this was disclosed in Severson’s advocacy journalism hit job on Chick-fil-A. But therein lies the unofficial motto of The Gray Lady: All the ideological conflicts of interest unfit to print.
Progressive groups are gloating over Chick-fil-A’s public relations troubles exacerbated by the nation’s politicized paper of record. This is not because they care about winning hearts and minds over gay rights or marriage policy, but because their core objective is to marginalize political opponents and chill Christian philanthropy and activism. The fearsome “muscle flexing” isn’t being done by innocent job-creators selling chicken sandwiches and waffle fries. It’s being done by the hysterical bullies trying to drive them off of college grounds and out of their neighborhoods in the name of “human rights.”
Remember: These were the same tactics the left-wing mob used in California to intimidate supporters of the Proposition 8 traditional marriage initiative. Individual donors were put on an “Anti-Gay Black List.” Businesses who contributed money to the Prop. 8 campaign were besieged by fist-wielding protesters. The artistic director of the California Musical Theatre was forced to resign over his $1,000 donation.
Message: Associate with the wrong political cause and you will pay. So much for national “civility.”
I’m shocked, just shocked that the NYT would stoop this low. Oh wait, they do it all the time, especially when the target of their twisted distain is:
More on Kim Severson here. Evidently she used to be a food editor at the Grey Lady and is now the paper’s Atlanta Bureau chief. Heh. Don’t get me started on carpbetbaggers and “the arrogance of infernal Yankeedom.”