“I think it comes down to a First Amendment issue. I mean, I do believe in the traditional values of marriage between a man and a woman,” youth pastor Stephen Lenahan told Fox News after a leisurely breakfast with three members of his ministry. He is also puzzled as to why Dan Cathy is such a target, when other corporate CEOs who openly support same-sex marriage are not similarly criticized by conservatives.
Lenahan says he sees a bigger issue at work here. “There is kind of a culture war going on and people aren’t really respecting each other and difference of opinion. There’s no dialogue taking place to get to the heart of what we really believe as a nation and what is truth.”
Wait wait wait wait wait. Corporate CEOs who support same sex marriage and/or the LGBT community aren't criticized by conservatives?
What fucking planet does this idiot live on? Apparently, pretending something doesn't happen (to make a point) means it doesn't happen.
Those comments drew a sharp response from Rev. William Owens of the Coalition of African American Pastors. “Some people are saying that because of the position that Chick-fil-A is taking, they don’t want them in their cities. It is a disgrace. It is the same thing that happened when I was marching for civil rights, when they didn’t want a black to come into their restaurant," he told a press conference in Washington, DC.
This guy was once on the right side of history, and marching for equality. Now he's on the wrong side and beating the drum of bigotry. Fuck him.
In his view, people who want to discriminate against (or support discrimination against) the LGBT community are the equivalent of oppressed black citizens in the civil rights era?
People say these things and expect to be taken seriously?
Chick-fil-a makes a pretty good sandwich propped up by really great sauce and above average waffle fries.
Someone else makes the dumb point that "opposing gay marriage isn't the same thing as opposing the gay community". Really? Would anyone say that opposing black marriage isn't the same thing as opposing the black community?