I have an issue on my hands that I don't know how to handle with class. Let's dive in.
As many of you remember, Chick-Fil-A was a trending theme over the summer. Dan Cathy (the COO of Chick-Fil-A) made some questionable remarks about gay people and gay marriage. Many on the left reacted quite negatively and many on the right stood up for his First Amendment rights.
Fast forward three months. The issue is still brewing in the only place it can survive- academia. I'm on a college campus and there are some students within student government who want to sit down with the ownership of the local Chick-Fil-A and they have some demands. They want to present a letter to the ownership, and get them to sign it, that calls for Dan Cathy to apologize for his remarks, retract his remarks, and promise to stop funding anti-gay "hate groups" (I'm not saying Chick-Fil-A is completely innocent but they aren't as bad as some people make them out to be). They are also demanding that a "pride" flag be placed in the Chick-Fil-A store.
As far as I'm concerned the issue over Dan Cathy's remarks are a First Amendment issue. If this case were to go to court the petitioners would get laughed out. Thus, I think their demands are not only completely unrealistic, I think they should be called out on them. I understand that they are offended but there is absolutely no reason they should demand what they are demanding. How can I politely point out the problem here without sounding like a homophobe? I think they need to be taken down a notch. How can I put them in their place with class?
Yes, I suppose the Bible doesn't roll over and go to sleep on ya just when you feel like cuddling.
If you are so free and happy, why are you trying so hard to join and understand the Christian faith? Seems like you are trying to fill a void which would negate the idea that you are free, happy and satisfied.
And, I am fully in support of such change. Congratulations!
But, I think where Shieldes got that idea, is that people who are fulfilled and happy *tend* not to seek out change. After all, change could only take them away from that happiness and fulfillment.
Consequently, it is reasonable to posit that in your life, "something" is missing. And, you're seeking to fill that void.
Thanks Chuck, but I have no idea what you're talking about.
Nothing wrong with change nor progress. But the change of adding/seeking a religion, and being very vocal about it, as well as vocally agressive as you have been about it, goes against the idea that you are only adding on to what is a great life and actually seeking to fill in holes in your life that are keeping you from actual satisfaction, freedom and happiness.
You guys don't get it! I'm not the man I used to be! I've met Jesus!!
I'm being reminded of how former smokers act when they stop smoking.
Welcome back, Dallas.