By Tom Quiner
“Is this the line for Chick-fil-A?”
Stranger after stranger came up to me with that question.
Yes, I said, this is the line for Chick-fil-A.
“Alright! I love it! Where’s the end of the line?’
I pulled out binoculars for them to see how far they had to walk just to get in line.
“How long will it take?”
I’ve been in line for about an hour-and-a-half.”
“Sounds good. Nice talking to you.”
No one minded the wait.
Catholics, Baptists, and evangelical Christians were everywhere.
This was the scene at Jordan Creek Mall on Wednesday, August 1st.
Mark your calendar. This was a watershed day in America. This was the day the faithful struck back.
Two events coalesced on Wednesday. One was the “Occupy Chick-Fil-A” event. This was much different than Occupy Wall Street where folks gathered in droves to revile the productive and besmirch public property.
Occupy Chick-fil-A was all about supporting an organization that had been besmirched by the political Left. This fast-food giant ran afoul of liberal thought-police when COO Dan Cathy was quoted in the Baptist Press uttering these reviling words:
“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
Even worse, their mission statement was repugnant to elites:
“To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”
CNN took Mr. Cathy’s remarks and repositioned them as being against gay marriage rather than being for a “biblical definition of the family.” For the record, Chick-fil-A employs folks with same-sex attractions and welcomes them as customers.
That wasn’t good enough for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and his counterparts in Boston, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. who indicated Chick-fil-A wasn’t welcome in their towns.
These liberal mayors, famous for representing a religion, secular humanism, built on the pillars of diversity, tolerance, and inclusion, felt comfortable demonstrating their intolerance for people and companies who think differently than they do and dare publicly speak it.
The Thought Police had struck.
Mike Huckabee spoke up and suggested we make August 1stChick-fil-A day. And the rest is history. People of faith flooded these little
restaurants throughout the country.
Someone counted the number standing in line at Jordan Creek Mall waiting to buy a chicken sandwich. Fifteen hundred!
I got there at noon and the double lines extended to the doors. I left at 2:30 and the lines were just as long. Now think about this: thousands showed up to wait in line for hours just to buy a $3 chicken sandwich. Why? Because they’ve had their fill of being bullied by the political Left in this country who increasingly want to dictate what we’re allowed to believe.
This leads to the second event of the day, the implementation of the HHS Mandate on businesses owned by people of faith, and on some Catholic Universities. Enforcement began today.
If you recall twenty-five hundred Catholics rallied in Des Moines on July 1st in support of religious freedom and against this HHS Mandate.
The president is forcing Catholic-owned businesses and universities to violate their religious conscience by paying for abortifacients, sterilization, and contraception for their employees and students.
We’ve had our fill of these liberal bullies imposing their secular religion on orthodox Christians, Jews, and Muslims.
Circle August 1st as the day the faithful struck back. Let’s call that Act One. Act Two comes on November 6th.