By Tom Quiner
The “Occupy Chick-fil-A” event, as I have dubbed it, generated some interesting conversation.
Liberals, of course, were critical. They used an odd approach to denigrate the Christians who turned out in record crowds to support Chick-fil-A. They questioned their Christian credentials.
Sixty-three thousand Facebook folks “liked” a poster that said,”You’d never see that many Christians lined up to help at a food bank or homeless shelter. And that’s something Jesus actually said to do.”
Another 57,000 shared this inaccurate piece of liberal propaganda.
Of course, it is Christians of all stripes who do the most charitable work in the world. There’s no point in discussing it other than to point out that liberals fear Christianity so much that they feel a need to lie about it, to try to bring us down.
On a positive note, a new member of the Catholic clergy used Facebook as a forum to positively talk about the beauty of our Christian faith:
“Had a nice chicken sandwich yesterday. There must have been 400 or more people in line at Chic-Fil-A yesterday. It was amazing- I saw friends from St. Theresa’s, St. Francis, Holy Trinity, and First assembly of God. And the more I hear the stories from the event, the more I realize that the pro-gay movement cannot stand without fully repressing the faith of millions.
Every act Christians do to support freedom of speech and freedom of religion is interpreted as bigoted behavior, as hate. If we are silent, we are thrown out of schools, we are ejected from businesses, we are barred from politics all in the name of “tolerance”.
Due to the aggression of the movement against Catholicism and against Christian biblical principles, it is becoming harder to live the life of a saint and love the people who are forcing themselves upon us. Christianity is not meant to be a private affair between a person and God; it is meant to be shared. And why wouldn’t we share it? There is no greater love in existence than the one God shows His creatures. Why shouldn’t we share that love? And if in that love God has determined that marriage is to be between one man and one woman, how is it hate to support traditional marriage, and to pray for those who have been so wounded by false love?”
It takes courage to speak as he did, for the power structure on the left, along with their minions, will publicly revile you for standing up for your faith.
Just take a look at Chick-fil-A and the public scourging they endured at the hands of Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and other liberal mayors if you have any doubts.