The oh-so-tolerant left constantly preaches that we must be more accepting of whatever their leftist cause celebre of the week is. Disagree with the US accepting sharia law? You're an Islamophobe. Leftist members of the Catholic Church who don't agree with some of its tenets? The Church should change their teachings. Do you disagree with the idea of man-made Global warming? You're a flat-earth global warming denier.
The truth is that tolerance among the left is in short supply. That is, if it is a cause that they support. In the mind of a leftist, there is no room for dissension or diversity of thought. It is George Orwell's "Ingsoc", where independent thought is criminalized, and Newspeak narrows the vocabulary in which to verbalize those thoughts. Don't believe it? NYC schools submitted a list of 50 words to eliminate from tests because it might make some kids uncomfortable. George Carlin and Richard Pryor must be rolling over in their respective graves! These are men who pushed the boundaries using words that today would get them labeled bigots, or worse. One thing is for certain: a SNL skit by Pryor and Chevy Chase would never make it on the air today, as it contained the word "nigger", which is never to be uttered today, even in an historical context such as "Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn", which some have tried to have banned from schools due to that word being in the book.
On Wednesday, tens of thousands of Americans exercised the 1st Amendment right to defend the right of another American, Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, to speak freely of his opinion that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Agree or disagree, this is his opinion. We don't have to like it, but it's his. For expressing his opinion, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel , and the mayors several other cities said that Chick-Fil-A was not welcome in their cities, with a Chicago Alderman threatening to get a Chick-Fil-A business permit disapproved in his district. This is not only unAmerican, but it is facist! Americans recognized this and flocked to Chick-Fil-A in support. Not for what he said, but for the attempts of government officials to punish and silence him for having an opinion they disagree with.
So today is a counter-protest, with LGBT groups purportedly going to go to Chick-Fil-A's around the country and have a "kiss-in", to protest Mr. Cathy's opinion. I fully support their right to do so. But, what exactly are they protesting? Note that Chick-Fil-A does not discriminate in hiring people who are gay, or for religious reasons. Nor do they refuse to serve people who are gay. They are protesting his "opinion", and that he had the unmitigated gall to actually give it!
|Young Muslim female, in hijab, serving customers at Chick-Fil-A|
Apparently for others, even the "kiss-in" wasn't enough, as employees at an LA Chick-Fil-A went to work to find that their business had been vandalized with graffiti. As has become common among the left and the Occupy mobs recently, criminal acts seem to accompany leftist protests and gatherings. Their ginned up and sanctimonious anger seems to make them incapable of conducting themselves civilly, or lawfully. Violence and/or vile acts just seem to naturally follow these malcontents. In fact, they celebrate those who are arrested, or who they view as "sticking it to the man".
They may find out in November that who's taking back the power won't be them.
Chick-fil-A 'kiss' day marred by 'Tastes like hate' graffiti
August 3, 2012 | 7:37 am
On a day that some gay-rights activists are planning a "National Same-Sex Kiss Day," a Chick-fil-A in Torrance was vandalized overnight with hateful graffiti.
Chick-fil-A employees were greeted Fridays morning with the words "Tastes like hate" scrawled in large black lettering mimicking the chain's advertising across the back wall of the restaurant at 182nd Street and Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance.
With media helicopters hovering overhead and police officers on the scene, one employee said, "I'm just trying to sort everything out."
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