After writing Wednesday's post about Chick-Fil-A I began to wonder about the words hatred, bigotry and intolerance. I was accused of all of those things and the people making those accusations didn't seem to see that they were guilty of exactly the same thing.
One of the people who commented on that post wrote this to me:
Steve Zupcic · (Top Commenter) May you vomit that Chic-full-of-hate-fil-a from your mouth.
Apparently Alderman Moreno doesn't see his own intolerance either. One of the conditions he put on Chick-Fil-A was that they had to put a "rainbow flag" poster in their window IF he granted the license. It's almost laughable.
Roseanne Barr felt compelled to add her articulate comments to the mix here.
But there are actually others who had similar sentiments as I did, but said them a little differently:
And from Fanning the Flames Since 1978: So I'm prone to say something "radical" on occasion. We could use a Chick-Fil-A out south and the jobs that go with it. No offense to anyone but it is what it is. Most people who don't want another here are from the most hypocritical neighborhood in the city: Boys Town
And last, but certainly not least:
Today's Gospel is something to think about:
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Hear the parable of the sower.
The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the Kingdom without understanding it,
and the Evil One comes and steals away
what was sown in his heart.
The seed sown on rocky ground
is the one who hears the word and receives it at once with joy.
But he has no root and lasts only for a time.
When some tribulation or persecution comes because of the word,
he immediately falls away.
The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word,
but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word
and it bears no fruit.
But the seed sown on rich soil
is the one who hears the word and understands it,
who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold." - Matthew 13:18-23
I would have hoped that my post would have yielded a little fruit. It did help me to pray more fervently and I did get some great feedback which always bolsters my faith. It made me realize that "sometimes majority only means all the fools are on the same side."