The massive crowd reflected a cross section of America.You sensed you were participating in something historic by simply purchasing a chicken sandwich. I do not doubt everyone wanted their chicken sandwich, especially after such a long wait. However, they were there, like me, for a reason much more important. They were making a collective statement of support for the Restaurants’ willingness to stand up for marriage and family.They were standing up for free speech and against political correctness. They were applauding with their purchase the courage the owners of this restaurant.
There were long lines at Chick-fil-A’s across the nation as patrons queued up to support the chain as well as the right to free speech.
Surely there must be a way to properly respect people who are gay or lesbian without using civil law to undermine the nature of marriage. Surely we can find a way not to play off newly invented individual rights to “marriage” against constitutionally protected freedom of religious belief and religious practice. The State’s attempting to redefine marriage has become a defining moment not for marriage, which is what it is, but for our increasingly fragile “civil union” as citizens.
As a debate raged on the floor of Congress over contempt proceedings for Attorney General Eric Holder, the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform, Darrell Issa, (R-CA) inserted a letter into the Congressional Record. His dropping of the letter would normally be considered illegal, except Issa is protected by a clause in the Constitution.
The IRS has no legal right to… threaten or penalize… the Diocese of Peoria for illegal ‘electioneering’ after Bishop Daniel Jenky, C.S.C..referred to policies of Hitler and Stalin while delivering a robust, wholly legitimate critique of current federal efforts to quash and curtail religious liberties…”