Ω CHICK-FIL-A! BSA! CHICK-FIL-A! BSA!: Oooo! Shiny!

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What bothers me most about the attitude expressed both in the media, and now in the governments of Chicago and Boston, is that Chick-fil-A and its owners do not discriminate and have not discriminated against or have “hated” gays. They uphold the traditional definition of marriage based on their Baptist upbringings, and the mayors of Boston and Chicago have done nothing more than jumped onto the politically-expedient Christian-bashing bandwagon.

If this were anything otherwise, then the mayor of Boston would have also denied applications for every single firm “on Boston’s Freedom Trail” whose founders have beliefs which he believes to be discriminatory yet whose companies serve all members of the public, regardless of any distinguishing characteristic. But no, Chick-fil-A is a target of opportunity, and it’s a politicly-expedient means to draw attention to himself. Furthermore, it is an embarrassment for Boston, arguably the heart of this country’s fight against tyrannical rule and for freedom of religion—the very freedom he seeks to quash with tyrannical rule.

As to the BSA, this, too, isn’t really news. But casting the BSA’s decision as “hate” is a poor choice of words (the BSA does not hate gays, period) and, just like “war on women,” is media-supported inflammatory speech.

If I were a cynic… and maybe I am… I would cast this whole episode as an artificial uproar created by the media to distract from the flailing candidacy of their darling president.

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