Rush Limbaugh asserted today in a World Net Daily article that “CHICK FIL-A IS NOT THE REAL TARGET – IT’S CHRISTIANITY.” In particular, Limbaugh (and just about every other “Social Conservative”) claims that “all this stuff at Chick-fil-A: the target is Christianity, not Chick-fil-A. The target is freedom of religion.”
The way I see it, while freedom of religion is no doubt important, freedom FROM religion is the quest of the protesters and that quest is every bit as critical.
Chick-Fil-A, as a private enterprise, has every right to adopt any policy it wants and every right to tie it’s public image to any religious concepts it wants. It is a right to gay marriage that is the central/Constitutional issue on every protester’s mind; and since Dan Cathy intentionally offered his company up as a target (or sacrificial lamb) on the issue he’s getting his wish: Target Practice.
Enough talk of Chick-Fil-A
Rush, why don’t you and all the other Social Conservatives admit that you believe it is the Christian Bible that is the controlling document for our country, not the Constitution.
In 1996, when Bill Clinton and a majority of both houses had the gall to stick their noses in a strictly States-Rights issue by passing DOMA, it signaled to those of us who believe in the Constitution that Jerry Fallwell’s Moral Majority had finally and completely subverted our government. Presidents, Senators and Congressmen have every right to hold any religious beliefs they want but when their religious beliefs are primarily the same and they interject those religious beliefs into laws that change the meaning of any part of the Constitution, as DOMA did to the First and Tenth Amendments, they have gone too far toward making laws that establish their religion as the National Religion of an ‘all powerful’ U.S. Government.
I don’t believe that Social Conservatives have any problem with that, but there are millions of others who do have a problem with your ‘National Religion’ Rush. Perhaps you should try untying that ‘other half’ of your brain.
An interesting footnote is that Former President Clinton and key legislators involved in DOMA have since changed their minds and now want it repealed. Also, one section of DOMA has since been found unconstitutional in seven federal courts. That’s what happens when you allow religious fervor to overtake common sense or Constitutional intent.
Rush Limbaugh says: “I just cherish freedom. I cherish liberty.”
(Does that apply to all Americans Rush, or just Christians?)