Sunday, August 5, 2012

Kiss-In...Really?

Okay, so you all probably heard about Chick-fil-A's C.E.O Dan Cathy giving his two cents about the origins of marriage, and how he believes that marriage should be between a man and woman, "I think we're inviting God's judgment when we shake our fist at him, you know? 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.' And I pray on God's mercy on our generation, that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try and redefine what marriage is all about" (2012).


Fine and good.  He thinks that marriage should be between heterosexual couples.  Okay, he is one of millions and billions.  So fucking what! And now, according to an article published in The Bottom Line on NBCNews, grassroots advocate Carly McGehee organized a 'Chick-fil-A Kiss-In', for Friday, August 3, 2012, to protest Cathy's anti-gay marriage remarks:
http://bottomline.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/03/13104208-pro-gay-marriage-groups-have-chick-fil-a-kiss-in?lite




I first learned of the 'Kiss-In' while listening to the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, at the beginning of the week.  So, I get a sort of anxiety when there are open discussion forums about homosexuality and gay marriage and gay rights, etc.  But more so when the forum is directed at Christians and those who identify as Christians.  My anxiety and frustrations comes when these so-called Christians deem themselves qualified in the department of determining which sin is greater, which sins are unforgivable, which sins should be reprimanded, and which sinners should be 'crucified'.  It makes me sick to my stomach.  So, I briefly listened to callers comment on their views and opinions of Cathy's statement, as well as their personal opinions on the sanctity of marriage.  As expected, most of the callers sided with Cathy and did not agree with the 'Kiss-In'.  Most of what I heard was that the callers were disappointed that Cathy could not express his feelings, without the uproar of the LGBT Community.  


So...what I thought I was going to hear was that the LGBT Community organized some sort of boycott of Chick-fil-A, in response to Cathy's anti-gay marriage remarks.  I was surprised to hear that my community organized a darn "Kiss-In".  I dont see the validity in that, I dont see what purpose that would serve!  To have people waste gas, waste time, and energy, to sit in a place where they feel their rights are not being acknowledged or supported seems idiotic and immature to me.  Wouldn't it make more sense to stay as far away from the place as possible?  Wouldn't your point be better proven? What the hell does public displays of affection and making others uncomfortable prove?!?  



Proud members of the LGBT who participated in National Kiss-In Day (8/3/12)

I have a neice that is lesbian---she is 17 years old. I talked to her about what was going on and what she thought about frequenting Chick-Fil-A, now that she knew the opinion of the organization's C.E.O.  And I usually take her there and treat her to a meal once weekly or bi-weekly.  So, I am a frequent customer of the franchise.  I believe they provide a quality product.  So anyway, she said "I dont care about the man, I just like his food".  So, while she doesn't have any fancy degree, what she said to me was profound.  And we took our bi-weekly trip to Chick-Fil-A to get her meal :-).   

*I do not own any rights to the pictures posted in his blog. I do, however, own the rights to my thoughts and opinions.  If any quote is proven false or fabricated, I will remove immediately**

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