There has been much discussion in the media about bullying in schools, in the workplace and on social media via emails and Twitter. Well guess who is doing much of the bullying - it is not only the maladjusted schoolboy who has grown too big for his boots or the immature schoolgirl venting her insecurities on Facebook - it is homosexual lobbyists, left-wing politicians who aim to restrict freedom of the press, and anti-religious civil libertarians
The most recent target of the homosexual lobbyists was the U.S.-based Chick-fil-A chain of restaurants because this company has donated money to organisations that oppose same-sex marriage. Founded by Georgian entrepreneur Truett Cathy in 1946, the family-owned chicken-sandwich chain employs some 50,000 workers across the country at 1,500 outlets in nearly 40 states, and serves millions of happy customers with typical Southern hospitality.
Chick-fil-A is run by Christians who believe in strong marriages, devoted families, and the highest standards of character for their workers. The restaurant chain's official corporate mission is to "glorify God" and "enrich the lives of everyone we touch." The company's
community-service initiatives, funded through its WinShape Foundation, support foster-care, scholarship, summer-camp, and marriage-enrichment programs. On Sunday, all Chick-Fil-A
stores close so workers can spend the day at worship and rest.
Over the past month, several pro-homosexual blogs have waged an ugly war against Chick-fil-A because one of its independent outlets in Pennsylvania donated some sandwiches and brownies to a marriage seminar run by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which happens to oppose same-sex marriage.
Homosexual activists sneered at the company's main product as "Jesus Chicken," derided
its no-Sunday-work policy, and attacked its operators as "anti-gay." Petition drives on websites are demanding the company change and disavow their standards. Facebook users dutifully organised witch hunts against the company on college campuses.
The activists objective is not merely to win support for same-sex marriage but to marginalise Christian philanthropy and activism by airing vitriolic accusations of
"homophobia" against anyone who on biblical principles opposes same-sex marriage.
To date the homosexual campaign against Chick-fil-A has backfired because Christians and
supporters of free speech have rallied to support the restaurant chain and there have been long queues of customers - business is up!
Meanwhile Mass Resistance, a Massachusetts-based pro-family group formed in 2006 as a consolidation of the Parents' Rights Coalition and the Article 8 Alliance, has released an updated version of its booklet: "What same-sex 'marriage' has done to Massachusetts".
The booklet points out that the implication of same-sex marriage is not just allowing someone to marry the person he/she loves regardless of gender and is a warning to other states and countries: Children in public schools are subjected to homosexual propaganda. In 2007 a federal judge ruled that because of gay marriage in Massachusetts, schools have an obligation to present homosexuality as normal, even in elementary school, and parents
have no right to opt out or even be informed of what their children are being taught.
A book, which uses stories and pictures to portray homosexual relationships to young children as completely normal was given to kindergarteners in Lexington, Massachusetts. When parents objected, the school overruled them and a federal judge agreed, citing the recognition of gay marriage in the state.
Businesses can no longer operate according to their religious principles - the situation of companies like Chick-fil-A would be even more dire, and supporters of traditional values may not be able to rally around and help companies like Chick-fil-A customers did.
In Massachusetts draconian government tribunals punish those who disagree with same-sex marriage.
Then there are the radical changes to employment and family law. Tax dollars fund even more gay programs. Doctors in hospitals are threatened with firing if they raise medical concerns about homosexual behavior. There is an escalation to transgender rights with men who have not had surgery or hormonal treatment but claim they are really women demanding to use women's rest rooms.
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