San Jose, California’s city council is focused on the important issue. In response to a new Chick-fil-A establishment opening near the city’s airport, the council has officially passed a resolution to fly rainbow flags near the restaurant. What is the point of this effort? Other than to give folks some colorful scenery when they’re waiting in the drive-through for a delicious chicken sandwich, I suppose the idea is just to troll the fast food joint in retribution for comments made by the company’s founder in 2012.
It has been seven years since Dan Cathy affirmed biblical marriage in an interview. Seven years. Almost a decade. And yet the LGBT lobby has not yet dropped the matter. Against all odds, they have remained obsessed with the chicken chain for these 80 or so months. Just recently, Chick-fil-A locations were blocked from opening at airports in Buffalo and San Antonio. Protests are still waged. Gay rights activists are still writing angry think pieces. We still are told that eating a Chick-fil-A chicken nugget is an act of bigotry against homosexuals. The chicken itself is labeled “hateful.” All, again, because of views expressed by Dan Cathy during Obama’s first term in office.
Chick-fil-A is not accused of actively discriminating against gay people. They serve gay people. They hire gay people. They do not take any discriminatory actions of any kind against gay people. But the founder is a Christian who believes what the Bible says. And that has been reason enough to spend seven entire years trying (unsuccessfully, and often hilariously) to destroy the man’s business.
I have often said that the LGBT lobby is the biggest bully in America. This is why. It is not just that their activists are aggressive, and often underhanded and deceitful — like when they seek out Christian business owners to entrap and sue — but that they are so unbelievably petty and vengeful. The militant gay left will not let any perceived slight go unpunished, no matter how long it takes to exact revenge. They require that every person conform to their expectations, and any outliers must be neutralized, at whatever cost, no matter how long it takes.
The LGBT lobby spent six long years trying to punish Jack Phillips for declining to make a cake for a gay wedding. For most people, the matter with the cake would not have lasted more than half an hour. If a baker doesn’t want to bake your cake, you go somewhere else and that is the end of the matter. But this slighted gay couple, with the machinery of the gay lobby behind them, decided to spend half a decade seeking vengeance over a pastry. And when the case failed in the Supreme Court, they went back and tried again. No sooner did Phillips return to work than a “transgender” man came looking to ensnare him in another legal battle.
This is not normal or healthy behavior. An adult should be able to cope with the fact that not every other adult in the world necessarily agrees with everything they do and think. There are many companies run by people who hold views I find abhorrent. I either choose to patronize those establishments or not, but I am not going to spend years of my life trying to penalize them for the crime of failing to abide by my every ideological whim. But that is how the LGBT lobby operates. And that’s why all decent people — left or right, gay or straight — should oppose its aims.