4 comments on “Part 2: Gay Rights vs. Chick-Fil-A: Funded Groups

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  2. By saying “This groups is pretty much all around driven by social conservatism, and the LGBT, as well as Liberals, have every right to disagree and even fight back against their agenda because they take an anti-gay marriage stance for which they attempt to drive into legislation.”, are you not stating it’s ok for people to commit hate crimes as long as their point of view is the same as yours? If you look up the FBI’s definition of “hate crime”, you will see it defined as “A hate crime, also known as a bias crime, is a criminal offense committed against a person, property, or society that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity/national origin.” That definition was then expanded to include “bullying”. In reference to your statement “they attempt to drive into legislation,” the LGBT has been pushing for legislation to accept same sex marriage as valid for years. This is no different than the group(s) that push for legislation opposite of the LGBT’s view. Once Chik-Fil-A CEO Cathy made his and the company policy known, the LGBT responded with labelling Cathy and attempting to rally people to boycott the chain, thereby hurting the company and its employees for having a different point of view. That, does fit the definition of hate crime. Instead of perpetuating the issue, would it not be more beneficial to your readers to promote tolerance?

    • I appreciate the response, and even the disagreement. It is important to understand that:

      1) This is Part 2 of a 12 Part Series.

      2) Boycotts are not hate crimes. They’ve been around for a long time, and the term came about during the Irish Land Wars in 1880. Boycotts are legal, and there’s virtually no question about it. They are an integral aspect of liberty, and the people’s ability to mold the world that they wish to live in.

      3) Hate crimes must have a criminal element involved. The damages done from a boycott, although damages none the less, do not constitute criminal intent. If a person wishes not to associate themselves with a store because of their beliefs, or a group because of their actions, they have that right not to be apart of them, and when it relates to business that means lost income. To suggest that boycotts are a form of bullying and otherwise criminal in intent would suggest that anyone who doesn’t buy from a store is a criminal for not eating there, or shopping there. Even if a boycott is conducted out of intolerance, and hate, it’s not a hate crime. Boycotts are important processes that shouldn’t be undermined.

      Again, thank you. I will be posting Part 3, which deals with boycotts, actually. I’ll be discussing 20 boycotts propagated by the religious community against gay rights. Further, I will be discussing how the boycotts against Chick-Fil-A haven’t been a recent thing, but have in fact been going on since mid-January of 2011, and it had nothing to do with what Dan Cathy said, but what he was doing. I encourage you to check back over the next several days as I post each part.

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