Regardless of how you feel about the same-sex marriage issue, whether pro, con or neutral, if you are a freedom loving American you have to be appalled and angry to one degree or another when elected officials denounce an American businessman and his business for having the moral integrity to stand by a deeply held religious belief.
I think that Boston Mayor, Thomas Menino, Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, and a few other “progressive” mayors showed the true colors of the left this week when they basically told Chick-fil-A, "If you don't believe the way we do we don't want you in our towns."
I think that the encyclopedias should put pictures of Menino, Emanuel and their similarly minded counterparts next to the definitions of hypocrites and cowards, and I don't say that lightly.
Muslims don't believe in same-sex marriage either, but have any of the stalwart mayors attacked any Muslims or Muslim businesses or told them they were not welcome in Chicago, Boston or San Francisco?
Of course they haven't, they don't have the cojones. They never do.
This is the move of a desperate, morally bankrupt, tyrannical political genre realizing they are totally out of touch and distrusted by mainstream America and their only hope is to keep a demanding and ever changing base intact. The big tax, entitlement bunch who use the taxpayer's money to curry favor and buy votes, never minding whose head they step on and now much collateral damage they leave in their wake.
Don't look to hear about this in the mainstream media, but from what I hear from around the country, the inane tirades of these city officials had an unequal and opposite effect on Chick-fil-A and the American public, as they have awakened and angered a usually passive middle America who literally turned out by the tens of thousands all over country to show their support for Dan Cathy and the business his family founded by standing in long lines and waiting for open spaces in parking lots, some locations running out of food well before the business day was over.
These mayors have done more to identify the enemies of freedom in America than all the speeches at conventions, all the TV and radio ads and all the talking head commentaries put together.
They have put a face on a brand of politics that is anti-business, anti-Christian and anti anything else that flies in the face of their socialistic, dictatorial agenda, exposing the supposedly totally tolerant left as the petulant, opportunistic gaggle of milksops who try to draw attention away from the true and important problems they face by making a big deal out of something insignificant.
Dan Cathy’s convictions have been known for a long time, he doesn't even allow his brand to open for business on Sunday in accordance with his beliefs in observing the Sabbath, and since his remarks about same-sex marriage do not come as a surprise to anybody with a modicum of gray matter, why all of a sudden are the mayors of major American cities in an uproar about it?
Do you think that drawing attention away from the murder rate on the streets of Chicago, that Emanuel doesn't seem capable of doing anything about, have anything to do with it?
It's an old political trick that Bill Clinton developed into an art form and Barack Obama's whole 2012 campaign is based on. When you have big problems you can't deal with, you point attention at anything other than your own shortcomings. It's called the tail wagging the dog.
But this time they've hit a nerve, walked into a fastball they didn't see coming as hundreds of thousands of Americans went out of their way to show their support and admiration for someone who would stand up for something they believe in and their distaste for out of touch, big city mayors who don't respect anything that don't agree with them.
Mr. Emanuel, Mr. Menino and your ilk, let's see you go to a mosque and denounce the Muslim businessmen for their disapproval of same-sex marriage.
I double dare you.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops, and for our county.
God Bless America