To ‘Eat mor chikin’ … or don’t play chikin …

llustration Marriage Cow by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times.

What has the dastardly one company done – while not political, is an unapologetic defender of traditional values, nature and nature’s God?

“Well, guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.”

What marriage laws do? They define the institution. It’s no accident that the media routinely describe marriage laws as “gay marriage bans,” as if marriage didn’t exist until recently, when it was invented solely to vex homosexuals

Eugene Volokh, UCLA law professor: “Denying a private business permits because of such speech by its owner is a blatant First Amendment violation.”

Stand for natural marriage, and you’ll get the left’s version of social justice: an iron fist in a lavender glove. The endgame is to criminalize Christianity and replace it with a state-approved false religion that retains enough trappings to fool the unwary.

 “We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”

July 30, 2011 Оn Jul 27 in “The Washington Times” was published Robert Knight‘s article about how the religious beliefs of the owner of an ordinary company can bring about extraordinary trouble he freely expressed his personal opinion in a free country.

WHY WE PUBLISH THIS ARTICLE? For every appreciation, respect and value, for the author, religion, origin and true.

Knight‘s opinion is connected with this marriage which is normal according to the owner of the company and what the real atmosphere is created by the legalization of gay marriage. Posted article without change, thus we want to express an opinion on the Christians of Bulgarian origin who bear its worldwide value of Eastern Orthodox religion –  second largest Christian church in the world, that we can read “Book of the World” – the Bible, also in English. But to understand and realized “all things visible and invisible”. One of the three main Christian groups (the others being Roman Catholic and Protestant) – around 200 million people follow the Orthodox tradition. And to express people views freely, and as over 300,000 Bulgarian-American citizens, also. Even more arrived in the U.S. from other countries.  Not only the Constitution and the Bible gives us this right, but our gene and faith. DO NOT forget First Amendment to the United States Constitution

Even today, Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook to Present Annual International Religious Freedom Report: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance. To think, believe, or doubt. To speak or pray; to gather or stand apart. However, as the 2011 International Religious Freedom Report documents, too many people live under governments that abuse or restrict freedom of religion. People awaken, work, suffer, celebrate, raise children, and mourn unable to follow the dictates of their faith or conscience.”Read the 2011 International Religious Report

We Orthodoxy Christians believe that we should always be spiritually aware, and through prayer, fasting, and witnessing, enable people of our generation to come to know who we are and what we believe.

The word orthodox, from Greek orthos (“right”, “true”, “straight”) + doxa (“opinion” or “belief”, related to dokein, “to think”),is generally used to mean the adherence to accepted norms, more specifically to creeds.

It must be clearly understood that Holy Orthodoxy is a Christian Faith, strictly following the teachings of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. Our Holy Orthodox Church listens to and adheres to Holy Scripture (both of the Old and New Testament), which is at the heart of the living Church. Our traditions for centuries since the recognition of the autocephalous Bulgarian Patriarchate by the Patriarchate of Constantinople in 927 AD makes the Bulgarian Orthodox Church the oldest Slavic Orthodox Church in the world. Even, the Slavic alphabet, called “CYRILLIC”, also be known as Old Church Slavonic and Bulgarian alphabet, and very good known in now time, was created in 860-864 by Orthodox missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius to all Slavs nations and was developed in the  I-st Bulgarian Empire during the 10th century AD.

In 1880, Pope Leo XIII introduced their feast into the calendar of the Roman Catolic Church. In 1980, Pope John Paul II declared St.St. Cyril and Methodius co-patron saints of Europe. Saint Cyril’s remains are interred in a shrine-chapel within the Basilica di San Clemente in Rome. Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi (“Saints Vincent and Anastasius at Trevi”), a Baroque church in Rome, built from 1646 to 1650, a former parish church on the Quirinale, it has been granted to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church for their use in 2002.

In the U.S. you can find the only Roman Catholic basilica dedicated to SS. Cyril and Methodius in the world in Danvile, Pensilvania, is the motherhouse chapel of the Sisters of SS. Cyril and Methodius, a Roman Catolic women’s religious community of pontifical rite dedicated to apostolic works of ecumenism, education, evangelization, and elder care. Also, SS Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan bears their name.

The brothers are known as the “Apostles of the Slavs” and are still highly regarded by both Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christians, the Anglican Communion and the Lutheran Churches.

Bulgarian is still the language of our website.

While we still live on earth, whatever our status, whatever our occupation, we are citizens together with them of the Kingdom of God. Please, let us love, accept norms, confess, and live.

 

Robert Knight is senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for Washington Times.

Each day brings new evidence of the left’s hatred for Christians and other traditionalists, but the smear campaign against Christian-owned Chick-fil-A sets a new low.

The Atlanta-based, 1,600-restaurant chain, famous for its misspelling-prone cows that urge consumers to “eat mor chikin,” is under a full-scale fascistic assault, complete with obscene celebrity tweets and government bullying.

Acting more like Benito Mussolini than Paul Revere, Boston MayorThomas M. Menino said he will block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in his city. Chicago Alderman Proco Joe Moreno said he will stop Chick-fil-A from building its second Chicago store. In Philadelphia, Councilman James F. Kenney sent a letter to Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy advising his company to “take a hike and take your intolerance with you.” Meanwhile, the Jim Henson Co., owner of the Muppets, has canceled a deal to provide toys for Chick-fil-A kids’ meals. This is just the beginning.

What has the dastardly company done? Chick-fil-A’s management, while not political, is an unapologetic defender of traditional values. Like the Boy Scouts, the company has enraged liberals who are at war with nature and nature’s God.

This isn’t the first time Chick-fil-A has been singled out. In February 2011, homosexual activists launched an unsuccessful boycott when they found out that the company donated food to the Pennsylvania Family Institute’s marriage retreat. Seriously, it doesn’t take much to tick them off.

The current hysteria began after Mr. Cathy, son of the chain’s founder, gave an interview that ran in the Baptist Press on July 16. Mr. Cathynoted that Chick-fil-A’s management is “based on biblical principles, asking God and pleading with God to give us wisdom on decisions we make about people and the programs and partnerships we have. And He has blessed us.” When asked about the company’s positions in support of marriage and family, Mr. Cathy went on to say, “Well, guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.”

This was too juicy to ignore. CNN ran a July 19 religion blog post that read, “Chick-fil-A’s marriage stance causing a social storm.” Casually striking a match while pouring the gasoline, writer Brad Lendon wrote that “the comments of company President Dan Cathy about gay marriage to Baptist Press on Monday have ignited a social media wildfire.”

It doesn’t matter that Mr. Cathy never brought up “gay marriage,” as noted by the Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway. All Mr. Cathy did was defend the company’s stance that families are paramount and that the company supports the family unit “in its biblical definition.”

That’s what marriage laws do, too — they define the institution. It’s no accident that the media routinely describe marriage laws as “gay marriage bans,” as if marriage didn’t exist until recently, when it was invented solely to vex homosexuals. You think I’m joking? That’s what openly homosexual U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker essentially said in his bizarre ruling striking down California’s voter-approved constitutional marriage amendment.

This madness has gone so far that simply defending marriage is enough to get you banned in Boston. There may be room, however, for a legal challenge, as University of California-Los Angeles law professor Eugene Volokh notes: “Denying a private business permits because of such speech by its owner is a blatant First Amendment violation. Even when it comes to government contracting — where the government is choosing how to spend government money — the government generally may not discriminate based on the contractor’s speech, see Board of County Commissioners v. Umbehr (1996).”

Perhaps the American Civil Liberties Union will step forward to represent Chick-fil-A. Perhaps the Chicago River will freeze in August.

Comic and Green Party favorite Roseanne Barr joined the Chick-fil-A bashing on Wednesday, tweeting, “anyone who eats [expletive]-Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4Christ.”

As reported by the Media Research Center’s Newsbusters, she sent another obscene Christian-themed tweet that I won’t repeat, followed by this sarcastic offering: “Off to grab a [expletive]-fil-A sandwich on my way to worshipping Christ, supporting Aipac and war in Iran.” (AIPAC stands for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.)

On July 25, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank accused Mike Huckabee of pushing “obesity” because Mr. Huckabee has called for people who honor “godly values” to fight back by eating at Chick-fil-A on Aug. 1. Mr. Huckabee’s “defense of the fast-food restaurant will make Chick-fil-A a fat target in the culture wars and will further divide Americans,” Mr. Milbank asserted.

Right. Mr. Huckabee is the divisive one for helping the mugging victim. The message here is if he were a good American (like Mr. Milbank), he’d just stay silent (unlike Mr. Milbank).

Up in Boston, where consistency is not necessarily a virtue, Mr. Menino didn’t mind giving a taxpayer-subsidized sweetheart land deal in 2002 to the Islamic Society of Boston, which has been linked to terrorist groups. But on the Freedom Trail, where the American Revolution began, Mr. Menino says Chick-fil-A “doesn’t send the right message to the country. We’re a leader when it comes to social justice and opportunities for all.” Except for Christians, who are about as welcome in Boston as the New York Yankees.

Stand for natural marriage, and you’ll get the left’s version of social justice: an iron fist in a lavender glove. The endgame is to criminalize Christianity and replace it with a state-approved false religion that retains enough trappings to fool the unwary.

Chicago’s notoriously foul-mouthed Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who donned brass knuckles to assist Mr. Moreno, put it this way: “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.”

No, perhaps not in a town where Al Capone’s spirit animates its politics. Psalm 12:8 says, “The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.”

As for Mr. Cathy, “We intend to stay the course,” he said. “We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”

I know where I’m having breakfast, lunch and dinner on Aug. 1 — do you?

Robert Knight is senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.

SOURCES AND REFERENCES:

 

– Bulgarian Orthodox Church

– Basilica of San Clemente Rome

– Curta, Florin, Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 500-1250 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks), Cambridge University Press (September 18, 2006), p. 222

– Fletcher, R. A. (1999). The barbarian conversion: from paganism to Christianity. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. p. 327. ISBN 0-520-21859-0.

– Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001–05, s.v. “Cyril and Methodius, Saints”; Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica Incorporated, Warren E. Preece – 1972, p.846, s.v.; “Cyril and Methodius, Saints” and “Eastern Orthodoxy, Missions ancient and modern”; Encyclopedia of World Cultures, David H. Levinson, 1991, p.239, s.v., “Social Science”; Eric M. Meyers, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, p.151, 1997; Lunt, Slavic Review, June 1964, p. 216; Roman Jakobson

1 comment for “To ‘Eat mor chikin’ … or don’t play chikin …

  1. 2012/08/01 at 9:15 AM

    Obamacare’s Anti-Religious Freedom Mandate Starts TODAY

    Aug 1, 2012

    Yesterday, on the eve of its religious-liberty-crushing mandate taking effect, President Obama’s Health and Human Services Department (HHS) made an outrageous claim:
    The Obama administration will continue to work with all employers to give them the flexibility and resources they need to implement the health care law in a way that protects women’s health while making common-sense accommodations for values like religious liberty.

    Religious liberty is a fundamental right guaranteed under the First Amendment of the Constitution, not a mere “value” whose worth is subject to devaluation by any given Administration’s policy. Regrettably, devaluation of this first principle is exactly what we’ve seen from the Obama Administration, which after a year of such lip service to religious liberty has held firmly to its original mandate despite widespread, intense, and ecumenical outcry against it.

    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s latest promise rings hollow and adds insult to the grievous injury that HHS is already doing to Americans who believe that religious liberty is not something that stops when one leaves a house of worship.

    The anti-conscience HHS mandate is now in effect.

    http://links.heritage.org/ct/9303407:12727113792:m:1:154789794:2F109406A65FFA5B0DCAB9166C79ED37:r