By Tom Quiner
Thankfully, the woman who wrote it wasn’t my wife. Rather, it was a reader of Quiner’s Diner.
She evidently took issue with my post last night inviting the world to dine at Chick-Fil-A today.
My dictionary defines scum as follows:
“People of a class that one regards with profound contempt.”
Let’s deconstruct the elements of my post to see what I said that may have relegated me to a contemptible class:
1. I quoted the mission statement of Chick-Fil-A which states their allegiance to Christian orthodoxy.
2. I recounted the words and actions of three liberal mayors who forcefully stated that they would not tolerate diversity, tolerance, and inclusion when it involved practicing Christians, such as the Chick-Fil-A organization.
3. I stated that liberals are intolerant because these mayors’ actions were, you gotta admit, kind of intolerant.
Perhaps I went too far on this last point. Not all liberals are intolerant. Some are sincerely uncomfortable with the religious bigotry demonstrated by their leaders.
You just don’t hear from them. But I’m sure they’re out there.
Let me turn this entire incident around. Starbucks supports same-sex marriage. Imagine if a conservative mayor of a city said we don’t want your kind in our city because you don’t represent “our kind of values.”
Imagine the outcry.
What’s interesting is Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy never said what he’s against. He simply stated what he’s for: traditional Christian marriage between a man and a woman.
I guess that makes him scum.
So when you hear the words diversity, tolerance, and inclusion drip from the lips of a liberal, you know it’s all a con.
As for me, I’m going to have some Chick-Fil-A dripping from lips today.