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Newsweek/Daily Beast Declares War on Chick-Fil-A?

This is just unbelievable. And by unbelievable I mean perfectly predictable but still horrifying.

As you know, the owner of Chick-Fil-A has said that marriage is between a man and a woman. This is a position that was completely yawn worthy for the last few thousand years but has now become instantly controversial. To say it now is to open yourself to being called a hatemonger and a homophobe and risk the wrath of the media.

Well, not just the wrath. It also invites investigations from the media. Newsweek put this out on their TUMBLR. It looks to me like a call for character assassination to anyone who has anything bad to say about Chick-Fil-A. Check it out:

Chick-Fil-A came under criticism this month after a report by the organization Equality Matters revealed that the company donated around $2 million to antigay Christian organizations in 2010. “Guilty as charged,” the fast-food chain’s president Dan Cathy said over allegations that his company is antigay (“We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit.”).

So. Here we are. Tumblr, listen up.

We’re hoping to find a current or former employee of Chick-Fil-A who might want to spill the beans on life inside the alleged antigay company.

If that’s you, or you know someone who might want to talk to us, please email brian.ries@newsweekdailybeast.com. And if you’d like to help spread the word of our search, a reblog or a tweet would be most appreciated.
You see how Newsweek seems to believe "antigay" and "supporting traditional marriage" are synonyms.

This Brian Ries seems to be a big fan of Tumblr because I think he's the same guy who used it in 2010 to silence Sarah Palin. Remember when Palin wrote a Facebook post about the Ground Zero mosque. Someone got on Tumblr and urged readers to report Palin's post as "hate speech." And the drones did so until Facebook pulled Palin's post.

Ries even reportedly bragged about it at The Daily Beast, writing:
Sometime Thursday morning I realized Sarah Palin's controversial Facebook note about the "Ground Zero Mosque" had vanished. In its place was an error message that explained the network "could not find the note you requested." It had "either been deleted” or had never existed in the first place.

In fact, the post had been removed by Facebook's automated systems, according to a spokesman, the result of a grassroots campaign by Tumblr users to report the former governor's post as a "hate speech." It was an idea introduced by a Tumblr blogger the media has identified as "moneyries." Hello everyone, that's me.
That's what these folks do. They don't want to argue the facts. They don't want to look at the studies. They want what they want and if you don't fall in line, you will be attacked ruthlessly.

All I can say is that today at some point my five kids and I will be heading to Chick-Fil-A. Hope to see you there.

HT Free Republic

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Sue said...

Hiding under anonimity. What cowards. I will tell you what the world is upside down right now. The Libs can't even talk without using profanity, seriously, they can't. Poison everything, including language. I can't wait to have lunch a Chic-Fila tommorrow.

Margaret said...

Wow. Just wow.

Well, anonymous, like it or not, people like Matt (and myself, for that matter) tend to "breed" in far greater numbers than folks like yourself. The biological solution will ultimately win out. Maybe we're not quite as dumb as you think....

Erica said...

I will be taking my 8 (!) children to Chic-Fil-A on Wednesday.

Anonymous at 11:41 - how immature to curse and call children names.

Kevin said...

Erica what do you expect. These are people who conclude condoms are good enough no matter what the CDC may warn about.

Renee said...

I live in a neighborhood of fragile families, defined as parents unmarried and parents tend to break up, cohabitate, repeat the process. Children have half-siblings and quasi-step siblings on both sides. This process causes instability, children see less of their parents, and resources are scattered over this fragmented environment.

This isn't about force marriage or banning divorce, but a society that has failed to see the purpose why marriage exist. The fact is the poor can not pay off politicians, the gay lobby can. The fact is Christians are busy with work, family, and charity, we can't troll the internet like thugs in the dark of being anonymous either.

I have a life, I don't live online. I understand why marriages matters, because heterosexual behavior makes babies and we want both parents to be responsible and cooperate.

Fact is, is that I'm more concerned then ever. The anonymous comments scare me. It is seeming to snowball into maddening insanity.

Everyone, go for walk, create a kinship chart, do something reconnect that there is more meaning to life then viciously attacking people who care.

Dave E said...

Years ago, Midge Decter wrote that the gay rights movement was all about malice - primarily male homosexual malice. Their malicious rage knows no bounds, as some of these posts show.

Anonymous said...

Evil is always against good or, as Jesus say men rejected the light that came into the world (Jesus) because men liked the darkness, i.e., evil...how true that statement continues to be.

salvage said...

Actually they only seem to be deleting the idiot "Anonymous" posts.

Questions like mine they'll just ignore because theists never like answering questions that they don't like the answers to.

Such as what harm gay marriage do?

Or if their god hates homosexuals, as it clearly does, why does it keep making them?

It's also fun to point out that the anti-gay bigots are being pushed further and further to the fringe, I mean when you lose Disney? A company started by a man who hated anything that wasn't White and Christian? Well that's pretty big hint that the world has moved on.

Calling them names or trying to offend them with obscenities is fun but that makes them feel righteous and persecuted and they absolutely love that, makes them feel closer to Jesus and all that.

Facts and clever ridicule is what theists really can't stand.

The Nick said...

My name is Nick.

Catholics hate gays? I had no idea about that about myself.

I'm a Cradle Catholic, and like most of us CC's we aren't raised on theology. Despite this, I learned to love all people, regardless of how I viewed them. Now that I'm older, I've begun to read theology, participate in discussion, and explore Catholicism. I'm a college student, and from my understanding, the Catholic Church does not teach hatred of homosexuals. Acts of homosexuality are not tolerated. Why not tolerate? The simple answer would be because it goes counter to the sacrament of marriage. To be more detailed, marriage is designed for heterosexual couples to devote their lives to one another to bring forth the beauty of God's Truth.

I'm presently pressured for time and am unable to gather my sources at the moment, but homosexual relationships don't tend to end well... Also, I'm not entirely sure homosexuals want to be married in the sense that we believe what marriage is. I think their issue is how unions don't match up with marriage in terms of legal privileges, thus they want to be "married". I think there is a completely Catholic way of approaching this issue where all parties are treated well.

Catholic teaching on homosexuality is not something that is easy for me to believe. It is probably the single most difficult stumbling block for me because it is so steeped in theology...

Who ostracizes, shames, and excludes homosexuals? People who don't understand their own actions being anti-Christian. If we are people of Christ, we include all people, especially those we do not like. That does not, however, give license to not judge people (which is the MOST annoying thing to hear people misquote from the Bible). Perhaps the reason why people have changed is because they've begun to the err of their ways?

Also, Catholics are not bound to OT teaching because of, hmm, Jesus Christ. Ever hear of him? Do you know what he did? Probably not since you didn't make the connection, but I'll give it to you simply. JC was a new covenant between God and Man. That means JC's teachings are God's teachings, and his teachings were full of love, compassion, mercy, and forgiveness, and these teachings were extended to all people so that all people may come to share his teachings. As a result, killing homosexuals is not Christian, among many other things.

Gotta go!


phil said...

God bless you, anon @9:36. I will add you to my prayer intentions.

Robert said...

Don't forget to eat at Chik-fil-A today (Wednesday)

Jen Raiche said...

I'm voting for an end to Anonymous posting on CMR. All in favor??

James said...

Don't let him, Jen. That's what trolls feed on.

Therese Z said...

CMR needs to delete some posts, this is impossible to read.

Going to ChickFilA today for the first time, they are just getting into our market.

What hatefulness for Mr. Cathy's mild remarks, considering his restaurant shows absolutely no evidence of discriminating against customers or employees of any stripe.

Anonymous said...

Salvage, tell me, show me where in the Bible and where in the Catechism that is shows us that Catholics supposedly hate gays. You'll never find it. Also, inquisitions in of themselves are not infallible. I think you've got infallibility confused with impeccabiliity.

salvage said...

The Bible says that gays must be put to death, the Holy See took that seriously and used to burn homosexuals alive.

Now the Vatican's attitude seems to be that gay people shouldn't be killed but they shouldn't be allowed to participate in society if they are going to be gay. They should suppress those feelings and live lives of quiet desperation denying themselves the comforts and pleasures of love and sex.

I suppose that is a step up from killing them but is still unacceptable.

I never said anything about infallible so not sure where that came from, I assure you I would never describe any theist organization as such.

Andrea said...

I am Catholic. I have friends and relatives who consider themselves to be homosexual. I still love them. It says in the Catechism that we should love and support ALL people, not judge them. But loving someone doesn't mean agreeing with them or telling them that their sin is good. It is my hope that people can get past the "anti" and "pro" and just see everyone as people. Everyone sins and struggles, but that doesn't mean that the sin is correct, or that it should be a law. I hope and pray that this country can get back on the right track. And if there was a Chick-Fil-A anywhere near me I would take my family in there.

Anonymous said...

Your husband kills people for a living, but it's the HOMOSIN you're worried about. Right.

Renee said...

You know this stinks.

My mother worked at a Cathloic Hospital and treated the first victims of AIDS, I was a child then but I was taught early not to fear gay people. Now apparently, they fear me!


Who said gay people can't love? What is friendship then? We preach "Men are friends, not spouses." I would love to public policy to stregthen not just marriage, but truely create a new legal designate for anyone not marries and tailor it to those needs.

Renegade Radio said...

Here is what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about homosexuality:

"Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved."

And that is the official teaching of the Church.

Rick DeLano said...

"I would love to public policy to stregthen not just marriage, but truely create a new legal designate for anyone not marries and tailor it to those needs."

>> Oh dear. A new legal designation. Tailored to everyone's needs.


That ought to fix things.........

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