Issue 260 — The Paregien Journal — August 2, 2012
A Tribute to Free Speech
by Stan Paregien Sr.
I’m sure you’ve seen all the media coverage assailing the “politically incorrect” answer that the chief of Chick-fil-A gave in response to a media question. He did not bring up the subject, but when asked he said that, yes, he believed in the Biblical concept of marriage as being a special relationship between a man and a woman.
Oh, boy, you would have thought the poor guy knee-capped the Queen of England or shot up an elementary school. But, no, he was simply giving his opinion and understanding of what the Bible teaches about marriage.
The teachings of the Bible have seldom been “politically correct” in the eyes of the crowds. Remember, they were none too kind to Jesus or the apostles, either.
My point is simply to say that many of these critics—self-described social liberals and defenders of their Constitutional protection of freedom of speech—are in fact denying that same right to Dan Cathy, the president and CEO of Chick-fil-A.
So in this case I stand in support of his right to express his opinion (one shared by millions of Christians around the world). There are other opinions, and they have been heard and will continue to be heard. Fine. But that right to freedom of speech is not just the priviledge of those on the left, thank you very much.
I honestly don’t hate those homoxexual and lesbians and their supporters who seek to re-define traditional marriage into oblivion. I don’t fully understand them and I certainly don’t agree with them. But I defend their right to express their beliefs, just as I defend the right of those on the other side to speak freely.
Hey, this is America, isn’t it?
Anyway, I hope you enjoy these signs and the cartoon I’ve seen recently on this subject. Just click on each one to see a larger image.