Wow! “The View” Comes Through For Freedom

29 Jul

My estimation of the ladies on “The View” just went up a notch – something I thought would never happen..  Here is a bit of what occurred the other day on that program, with regard to the Chick-Fil-A controversy.  Thank you, ladies.

Token conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck criticized Menino and Emanuel. “I don’t believe public officials should be banning companies based on the owner’s personal opinions,” she said. “Why aren’t more intelligent questions being asked? Has Chick-Fil-A fired someone because they’re gay? Have they not hired someone because they’re gay?”

Sherri Shepherd echoed the sentiment when she said, “they don’t stop gay people from going there either.” When Whoopi Goldberg brought up the Civil Rights Movement in a roundabout way [apparently in a way that supports Chick-Fil-A’s right to take a position], Behar chimed back in, “What if they were donating money to the Ku Klux Klan, then what?” Shepherd replied with a plea for common sense. “We all knew Chick-Fil-A is a Christian organization. That’s what they stand for,” she said. “They don’t ban you from going there to eat. It’s a freedom of religion. If you don’t support it, for goodness sakes don’t buy their chicken.”

Despite Behar’s minor protest, Goldberg got the final word on the matter. “If you don’t like what they’re doing, don’t go. But don’t step on their right – anybody’s right – to have an opinion. This is still America,” she said. “The bottom line is, they have every right in this country to do as they please with their company and you have the right to say, you know what, maybe it isn’t Chick-Fil-A tonight. Maybe it’s KFC.”

Because of this furor raised by gay-marriage advocates to try to squelch free speech, I happen to think that I will be visiting Chick-Fil-A more often.  Others might stop going altogether.  Let free speech reign, and “vote” with your wallets.  What could be more American?

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