2019 just began and it’s clear that the anti-Christian bashing continued into the New Year by the liberal mainstream media.
Every year it becomes more and more apparent that the left – led by the liberal media – wants to drive Christianity out of every aspect of American life.
And this one sportswriter took this concept to a whole new level with this insane criticism of this pro-Christian company.
We have entered a world where companies who buy advertisement slots on particular shows is somehow an endorsement of that content.
Several weeks ago, in 2018, Fox News star Tucker Carlson admitted that he thought illegal immigrants who flood into the United States over the southern border make our country “dirtier and poorer.” The point is not to defend his comment but he is correct that they literally came over here with nothing.
Liberals were furious with Carlson’s comments and even threatened to boycott all of his advertisers that paid big money to buy up slots on his show. Spearheaded by super-producer Judd Apatow, the liberal Twitterverse threatened to boycott these companies if they didn’t pull their ads.
You’d think that 2019 might bring new objectionable points of view but it’s not looking good.
A gay sports writer, Cyd Zeigler, of SB Nation criticized the Peach Bowl committee for allowing one of the biggest fast food restaurants in the country, Chick-fil-A, to sponsor the game.
He said it was a “big f-you” to the LGBT community.
Zeigler wrote, “Years after Chick-fil-A family man and CEO Dan Cathy tried to distance his company from the anti-gay positions he and the Chick-fil-A brand had taken, promising to make changes. Chick-fil-A has doubled down on the support of anti-LGBTQ causes, one of which takes direct aim at gay, lesbian, bisexual and queer athletes.”
What this all stems from is from 2012 when CEO Dan Cathy expressed opposition to same-sex marriage because he’s a devout Christian, which is why the fast food giant is always closed on Sundays.
It was a nationwide controversy that largely didn’t affect their overall sales because we all know they put out a good product.
That’s why Zeigler was foaming at the mouth over the Peach Bowl’s decision.
Zeigler got to the bottom of fury by saying, “Here’s the fact that I just can’t seem to get past: Chick-fil-A gives millions of dollars to an organization that actively demeans LGBTQ people, invalidates our relationships and brings untold mental harm to gay, lesbian, bi and queer athletes. Fellowship of Christian Athletes is an anti-gay organization. The group’s nine-point “statement of faith” makes it very clear that gay people are to remain celibate, they are not allowed to marry, and they are not welcome.”
But the FCA does no such thing.
The website for the group says on its webpage, “We believe that God created all human beings in His image. Therefore, we believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; that we must honor the physical and spiritual needs of all people; following Christ’s example, we believe that every person should be treated with love, dignity, and respect.”
Nevertheless, Zeigler spewed hot air in his opinion piece where he finally declared that he refused to watch the game from here on out if the Peach Bowl continued to have Chick-fil-A advertise.
Think about this; why would he make such an infuriated declaration like this?
It’s because he wants others to follow his lead. Does that sound like good journalism to you? No, it’s the complete opposite of journalism.
He even concluded, “It’s a shame that the Peach Bowl, and the powers in college football who have elevated the profile of the anti-LGBTQ bowl game, would subject an entire community to this prejudice.”
Another thing that’s important to note is that even if the entire company which employs tens of thousands of people nationwide actually believed what Zeigler is suggesting about its so-called stance against the LGBT community, then he should blame Dan Cathy instead of also subjecting every individual franchise owner in the process.
Take your “beef” up with the man in charge.
The good news is that it’s likely no one will pay attention to this nonsense and he’ll probably just watch the game next year despite what he says anyway. He has to. He’s a sports writer. It’s his job.