It’s time to buy something at Chick-fil-A again

It’s time to buy something at Chick-fil-A again October 22, 2019

 

Christy Constitutional Convention
“George Washington Presiding at the Constitutional Convention” (Howard Chandler Christy, 1939)
(Wikimedia Commons public domain image)

 

So far as I know, Chick-fil-A doesn’t interrogate customers regarding their sexual preferences before taking their orders and serving them.  I’m also told that the company doesn’t discriminate in hiring.  But such things don’t matter, at least in some eyes.  If a person holds the wrong views on homosexuality, that person does not have a right to earn a living.  So some folks apparently feel:

 

“First Chick-fil-A in the UK to close just 6 months after opening amid LGBTQ protests”

 

“Chick-fil-A culture war goes international: What’s the real story in plans to close British location?”

 

I’m happy to report, in the light of this story, that my wife and I enjoyed food from Chick-fil-A last night.  We don’t go there very often but, given this development in the United Kingdom, I felt that it was the least we could do.  And, anyway, it was quite good.

 

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Meanwhile, of course, the Irish-American politician known as Mr. Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, who ranks just slightly higher in Democratic presidential polling than I do, has called for religious institutions that fail to genuflect before gay rights to lose their federal tax exemptions.  I’ve already posted on this subject — see “On repealing the First Amendment, explicitly or implicitly” — but here’s another relevant item:

 

“Post-Beto podcast: Yes, it’s time for reporters to ask about ‘freedom of worship’ (again)”

 

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“Christian doctor of 30 years loses job for refusing to use transgender patient’s preferred pronoun”

 

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“We Don’t Need to Be the Same to Be One”

 

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In this short video (less than two minutes long), Clayton Christensen, whom I first met when we were freshmen neighbors in a BYU dormitory several years ago and who is now Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, speaks on religious liberty the function of religion in a democratic society.

 

 

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I meant to share this article back in July when it first appeared, thinking that some might find it of interest, but I believe that I somehow forgot to do so.  Oh well.  Better late than never:

 

“Do persecuted Christians receive too much attention at the expense of others? Inside the international effort to protect religious freedom: Christians suffer from harassment in more countries around the world than any other faith group. But the Trump administration may still give their struggles too much attention, according to some foreign policy experts.”

 

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On a lighter note, here’s a little item from the Babylon Bee:

 

“Joel Osteen Launches Line Of Pastoral Wear: ‘Sheep’s Clothing'”

 

 

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