Mark Baisley is CEO of Slipglass, a cyber security product and services firm.
Mark Baisley is CEO of Slipglass, a cyber security product and services firm.
|A rumor has slowly been leaking out this week that Chick-Fil-A – arguably the biggest corporate champion for traditional marriage in our society – has caved to pressure from the pro-homosexual agenda.
It’s been reported by several sources that Chick-Fil-A will no longer support pro-family organizations like Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage. According to the Washington Post, “Chick-fil-A stopped funding traditional-marriage groups in an effort to open a new Chicago restaurant, but the company initially kept quiet about the decision, prompting gay rights groups to speculate that the company feared a backlash from conservative customers.”
The news came after a press release by “The Civil Rights Agenda,” which stated that, “The Civil Rights Agenda, Illinois’ leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights advocacy organization, has learned that Alderman Moreno has finalized his negotiations with Chick-Fil-A. Alderman Moreno has confirmed that Chick-fil-A will no longer give money to anti-gay organizations and that they have clarified in an internal document that the company will treat every person equally, regardless of sexual orientation.”
According to Fox News, “The company declined to comment beyond a statement saying it planned ‘to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.
Anti-gay groups listed as recipients of funds in the past declined to comment.”
The Civil Rights Agenda also quoted a portion of the letter from Chick-Fil-A to Alderman Moreno, a Chicago official who refused to allow Chick-Fil-A to open a restaurant in his city.
The letter stated, “The WinShape Foundations is now taking a much closer look at the organizations it considers helping, and in that process will remain true to its stated philosophy of not supporting organizations with political agendas.”
The WinShape Foundation is a charity founded and sponsored by Chick-Fil-A.
Those are the facts that have been released so far, and any news at the time of this writing is sourced by the Civil Rights Agenda Press Release and not by Chick-Fil-A itself.
Of course, traditional marriage proponents like ourselves and Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy do not consider ourselves or Focus on the Family or the National Organization for Marriage or any other organizations that Chick-Fil-A may have donated to, to be anti-anything, but rather pro-traditional marriage. Also, as far as we’ve heard, Chick-Fil-A continues to serve chicken to anyone who pays for it, equally, regardless of sexual “orientation.”
That is why, before hastening to condemn Chick-Fil-A, our ministry will wait to hear from Chick-Fil-A that they are changing their policy on who they donate to, or to see if they cease their support for some of these pro-family ministries.
ADA has received our share of politically worded responses from companies in the past, and the quoted portions of Chick-Fil-A’s letter to Alderman Moreno smacks of one of those letters.
A betrayal of that sort by Chick-Fil-A would be especially hurtful after the restaurants’ clients turned out to support the company with their biggest day of sales ever after Dan Cathy made his comments supporting traditional marriage.
While we are not prepared to condemn Chick-Fil-A at this point, we do encourage you to write them in support of the pro-traditional marriage stance that they’ve held in the past and stay tuned to how this plays out.
TAKE ACTION: Kindly encourage Chick-fil-A and its Chief Operating Officer, Dan Cathy, to stand strong and NOT cave in to the radical Homosexual Lobby and liberal politicians by dropping its laudable support for pro-family and pro-real-marriage (one-man, one-woman) groups:
Chick-fil-A phone: 404-765-8000[you will reach a receptionist, who will then put you on hold to talk with a Chick-fil-A representative; also don't forget to thank Dan Cathy for his public defense of godly values!]
Chick-fil-A online contactform: http://www.chick-fil-a.com/Connect/Contact-Us-CARES.
Chick-fil-A Corp. headquarters: 5200 Buffington Road, Atlanta, GA 30349
Also, encourage Chick-fil-A’s charitable foundation, WinShape Foudation, to NOT succumb to pro-homosexual intimidation and continue to support pro-family and pro-real-marriage organizations:
WinShape Foundation P.O. Box 490009 Mt. Berry, GA 30149-0009 Phone: 877-977-3873; E-mail: email@example.com
For further information: A special appreciation to Peter LaBarbera and Americans for Truth About Homosexuality. You would do well to read his article from minutes ago. http://americansfortruth.com/2012/09/20/encourage-chick-fil-a-not-to-cave-in-to-gay-activists-by-dropping-marriage-support/
For most Americans, the meaning of marriage is simply common sense. Marriage as the union of one man and one woman is at the heart of what most of us believe family should be. Even if we don’t all manage to live out that belief as perfectly as we would like, not everyone who opposes the redefinition of marriage to include homosexual couples has a detailed explanation for their position. Just because someone is divorced, for example, does not mean he or she does not believe in traditional marriage. Everyday folks understand that society needs strong ideals to bring out the best in imperfect people.
When I ask regular people why they are not comfortable with calling homosexual relationships “marriage,” I find it has nothing to do with fear or hatred. Although homosexual marriage advocates constantly slander the rest of us as irrational, hateful bigots, most people’s objections are quite sensible. When average people look at the facts, they are concerned with the “new reality” that legally sanctioned homosexual “marriage” will undermine the moral instruction of their children. They do not want schools teaching their children ideas about homosexuality that will disrespect their religious convictions. They are also concerned that if we “loosen” the definition of marriage once, we may do it again. Almost no one is comfortable with legalized polygamy, for example, but if marriage no longer means one man and one woman, what’s to say it won’t mean three or four people? Would such a trend be modernity or cultural degradation?
Such objections are always dismissed by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) activists as ignorant fear mongering. They scold us for being stupid and reassure us that all they want is the right to love whomever they choose. As homosexual marriage advocate Jonathan Rauch put it to NPR, “We are not asking, [as] gay marriage advocates, for the right to marry everybody or anybody, just to marry somebody.” What could sound more innocent? And so concerns about polygamy or school-led indoctrination are mocked as if we are worried about the Boogie Man or a monster under the bed.
But what about the rest of the world? Other countries who have submitted themselves to the wishes of LGBT advocates; where has it led them? Let’s start with Europe. Most LGBT activists praise many European countries for supposedly being “far ahead” of the United States regarding the legal privileges afforded LGBT individuals.Many Scandinavian countries such as Denmark, for example, which was the first country to recognize civil partnerships for same-sex couples in 1989. Many other countries, like Great Britain, have implemented extensive diversity measures praised by LGBT activists worldwide.
So let’s take a quick look at what’s going on in the public schools in the United Kingdom. After fifteen years of service in sex education and other similar non-profits, Simon Blake has been named the chairman of the anti-bullying non-profit Diversity Role Models. The organization conducts workshops in public schools. How does Mr. Blake believe bullying can be ended? He believes that schools will breed bullying and fear unless “gay sexuality becomes visible in schools. We need openness in the playground, in the classroom and in the behaviour of teachers.” (Pink News, UK)
These words speak of a “bridge too far” for the average American family. The purpose of school is not for any group to express or flaunt their sexuality or to create a “New Normal” as is the name of the new Television show. Are we to conclude that as part of a truly successful anti-bullying initiative, school children need to see two boys kissing at school, or two teachers of the same gender in a romantic relationship?
Mr. Blake is giving voice to a viewpoint to which many sensible people are rightly concerned. LGBT activists want to indoctrinate children as early as possible with the idea that their sexual choices are healthy, normal and natural. This is, of course, what they believe. And now in the United Kingdom, school children will have to agree with them, or face accusations of being bullies.
Now let’s take a look southward at Brazil. Despite polls indicating that the majority of Brazilians do not favor legalizing homosexual marriage, the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled to redefine “family” to include homosexual relationships. But that’s not all. Earlier this year, three people—a man and two women—registered themselves as a “civil union” in Sao Paolo. Yes, you read that correctly. These people, in the eyes of the Brazilian courts, are in a legal, three-person union.
So maybe our concerns aren’t unfounded after all. I believe all human beings bear God’s image, and as such should be treated with respect and dignity. But treating LGBT individuals with respect and dignity does not require us to reorganize society according to their wishes or give them “superior rights” to the rest of us. It does not require us to submit our children for indoctrination about LGBT sexual practices, and it does not require that we make our legal system vulnerable to the slippery slope of eliminating the family altogether.
Bishop Harry Jackson is chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition and senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, MD, and co-authored, Personal Faith, Public Policy [FrontLine; March 2008] with Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.
“After viewing the pilot episode of ‘The New Normal,’ we have made the decision to keep it off our fall schedule,” said Jeff Simpson, CEO of KSL-TV parent company Bonneville International. “For our brand, this program simply feels inappropriate on several dimensions, especially during family viewing time.”
Simpson has stated that the show has crude dialogue, explicit content and offensive characterizations, which does not fit with the station’s family-friendly approach, Deseret News reported.
Still, the CEO refused to criticize NBC for airing the gay-friendly show, which premiers on ABC on Sept. 11, and has expressed hopes that KSL’s relationship with the network will not be damaged.
“NBC is a valued partner – and as the Summer Olympic Games prove, they are committed to great news, sports and entertainment programming. KSL is confident that with the proliferation of digital media, those who wish to view the program can easily do so,” Simpson said.
This is not the first time KSL has decided to pass on a sexually provocative show. Last season, the Utah station turned down the chance to air another NBC show, “The Playboy Club,” which was about the first-ever Playboy Club in Chicago in 1961.
“Same-sex families are a beloved part of American television thanks to shows like ‘Modern Family,’ ‘Glee’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ While audiences, critics and advertisers have all supported LGBT stories, KSL is demonstrating how deeply out of touch it is with the rest of the country,” said Herndon Graddick, GLAAD’s President.
“We invite Jeff Simpson to sit down with GLAAD and local LGBT families. We know that if he would, he would see that not only are our families normal, but by citing ‘crude and rude’ content and refusing to affirm LGBT families, KSL and Mr. Simpson are sending a dangerous message to Utah. They should make that right,” Graddick added.
Last month, pro-family group “One Million Mons” encouraged a boycott against “The New Normal.”
“Millions of Americans strongly believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman. NBC’s ‘The New Normal’ is attempting to desensitize America and our children. It is the opposite of how families are designed and created. You cannot recreate the biological wheel,” the group said last month
Are conservative Christians fighters by nature who thrive on the front lines of the culture wars? While there may be some of us who tend to be more confrontational, a recent incident suggests to me that most of us who identify as followers of Jesus are drawn to compassion more than conflict and are given to building friendships more than engaging in fights.
Last week, one of the pastors of my home congregation was informed by the police that there would be a gay protest outside of our church service on Sunday morning. A local gay website carried this announcement: “We will meet just before Service begins, and protest as they gather, we will have a silent protest as service is going and let them have it as they leave for the day. Remember we will be peaceful and respectful, something they don’t understand. We are going to STAND TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY to show that our love is stronger than their hate.”
In response, I wrote on my blog: “On behalf of FIRE Church, I want to extend to you the warmest welcome and let you know that we are thrilled that you are here with us on Sunday. We have been praying for you for a long time!”
Interestingly, the blog entry, which ran about 325 words, received more hits than any of my previous entries. What made it so attractive?
Scott Volk, the pastor who received the heads-up from the police, posted a gracious invitation to the protesters on the same gay website that announced the event, letting them know they would be welcomed warmly. “In all our years here,” he wrote, “we’ve only desired to reach out with love to everyone in the local community here whether they are labeled as gay or straight. Hopefully, you’ll see that love demonstrated on Sunday as you protest.”
When Sunday morning came, about ten protesters showed up, and they were greeted with water, snacks, and genuine Christian love. Within a few minutes of dialog, they left, telling us we were too nice and loving to deserve a protest. When I posted an announcement on my Facebook page with this update, it received more “Likes” than any other post in memory. What prompted such a positive response?
On Monday, the organizer of the protest called into my radio show to apologize publicly for the protest, explaining that their “anger . . . was aimed [in] the wrong direction.” He continued, “Once we got there Sunday morning we were greeted with absolutely perfect love. I mean, it was fantastic.”
He accepted my invitation to meet him for dinner in the near future, not for the purpose of having a theological argument (I assured him that was not my intent) but to discuss how we could live side by side in the same city with such profound differences dividing us.
On Tuesday, I posted an article in the opinion section of a Christian news site, recounting this narrative and ending with the conviction that it is possible to “reach out and resist,” meaning reaching out to the LGBT community with compassion while resisting the activist agenda with courage. And I quoted Pastor Scott’s invitation to those who doubted his claims to truly love LGBT people to join him and his family for dinner one night. As he wrote, “to call someone hateful without ever meeting them, seeing them, or hearing them speak, is an indication of a heart that needs love. I make myself available.”
The response to my article, which was not triumphant in tone and put an emphasis on Christian grace, was amazing: Within 36 hours of being posted, it had been shared more than 12,000 times, whereas I was told that the average opinion piece there receives about 100 shares.
It looks like a clear pattern had emerged in the responses to my blog, Facebook post, and article. The Christian readers were thrilled to see love in action.
Without a doubt, when we are convinced of the rightness of an issue, as people with strong biblical beliefs, we will take a stand, regardless of cost or consequence. (I know there are cowards and hypocrites among us, but there are plenty of committed Christians who are willing to stand up for what is right, even when it means swimming against the tide and going against the grain.) And there’s no question that some of us are drawn to conflict and controversy.
But for the most part, we would rather be friends than fighters, ambassadors of reconciliation rather than culture warriors. The events of this past week underscore that clearly.
Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a professor at a number of seminaries. He hosts the nationally syndicated, daily talk radio show, the Line of Fire, and his latest book is The Real Kosher Jesus.
What God says about turning our back upon Him AND a few human beings say about our concern regarding trying to live in Christ and under the principles He gave us to keep us from sin, self and societal destruction.
First a few verses from God’s Word:
But if any nation will not listen, then I will utterly pluck it up and destroy it, declares the LORD.” [My comment: As you will see, the godless deny His Word and rational thinking as their hearts become hardened to truth.]
Thus says the LORD: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.”
Here’s what a few humans said about our concern regarding: J.C. Penney CEO reassurances don’t ring true
There are gay people deal with it. Thanks for letting me know where to shop. JC Penney here I come.
Oh Bill, believe it not, not everyone cares about your phony Christian beliefs. To most rational, grownup people there is no problem with homosexuals, even though you are obviously hung up on them. Many of us are sick to death of your constant stream of lies. You are told the truth but you deny it.
R.M. Virginia Beach VA
Howdy. It appears that someone who thinks they’re clever has signed me up for your anti-GLBT newsletter against my will. I’m largely uninterested in protecting an artificial ideal of “traditional family” that only existed on fictional 50’s TV (the 50s, for real people, was a lot less idyllic). However, I won’t waste both our times shooting holes in your argument (largely because you won’t listen and I don’t know you well enough to take the effort).
Please remove me from your list. And let’s keep it polite and dignified. I won’t call you a frothing bigot, you won’t call me a socialist facist (which would be silly because they’re complete opposites), we both just accept that I was fraudulently signed up for this and that mistake needs correcting.
Have a better one.
– ~~No trees were destroyed in the sending of this message. However, a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced
Poor stupid fool. J.C.Penney does not have any need of racist,bigoted or homophobic customers.You and others of your ilk should go elsewhere. Hell springs to mind.
Earlier this month, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual (LGBT) activists reacted with predictable outrage to Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy’s admission that he believes in traditional marriage. Again, predictably, various organizations including the multimillion dollar Human Rights Campaign (HRC), organized a boycott of the popular chain of over 1,600 restaurants. Taking it a step further, Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston wrote the company a letter, pledging to abuse his political power to prevent their company from serving the people of Boston or providing jobs for Bostonians because of the mayor’s bigotry against traditional marriage.
A Chicago alderman issued a similar threat on behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, promising to block the restaurant’s expansion into Logan Square. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee tweeted, “Closest Chick-fil-A to San Francisco is 40 miles away & I strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer.” The coup de grace was delivered yesterday by Vincent Gray the Washington, DC mayor.
How can Boston & DC mayors – Mineno and Gray – justify discriminating against Chick-fil-A when the unemployment rate in both cities is at a record high, especially for low skilled workers in both cities? Isn’t this ground for a recall petition or even impeachment by the city council?
To gay activists we ask the following questions:
1. Name one homosexual who have been denied service at a Chick-Fil-A?
2. What in Chick-fil-A’s position is discriminatory?
3. How would a Chick-fil-A employee know if a customer was homosexual or not?
Would a turn-around be okay? Should Coors beer be put out of business if the heterosexual community disagrees with their aggressive promotion of the homosexual rights agenda? Are they discriminatory against heterosexuals? What about Jeff Bezo from Amazon who is donating several millions of dollars to promote homosexual marriage?
Let’s stop and think about this for one moment. In recent months, companies like Starbucks, Nabisco, General Mills, Nike and Amazon have all given millions of dollars specifically to political initiatives to redefine marriage to include homosexual couples. Can you imagine for a moment if a mayor of any city pledged to forbid the building of a new Starbucks because they are undermining traditional marriage? As always with this issue, traditional marriage supporters will have to fight hundreds of millions of dollars of corporate donations to the opposition, while HRC complains that Chick-fil-A donates some chicken nuggets to a youth group picnic.
As a pastor and community leader, what I found more interesting is what the silly boycott and overt abuse of political power reveals about the priorities of the LGBT “rights” movement. Just days after Cathy’s personal opinions—which are shared by the majority of Americans—became a national crisis for the LGBT community, a report revealed that, “HIV-AIDS is affecting black gay men in the United States on a scale unseen among any other group in the developed world” (Agence France-Presse).
In some American cities, over 50% of the black gay male population is HIV positive. Black homosexuals are less likely to be diagnosed than their white counterparts, and once diagnosed, are much less likely to live very long. As has been well known for some time, African Americans make up only 13% of the population but account for more than half of new HIV diagnoses. And I can promise you, the last thing black men dying of AIDS care about is whether or not the owner of Chick-fil-A personally approves of homosexual marriage.
The ugly truth is this: LGBT activists are, for the most part, wealthy white elites. They cared about AIDS when gay white men were getting it. Now that whites are relatively safe from the disease, they have moved on. They have a new pet cause: they want to redefine marriage in order to force the rest of America to publicly affirm and celebrate their sexual choices. They want to hijack the moral authority of the Civil Rights Movement to further their own agenda, even when the very people the Movement sought to free are dying.
The ridiculously hypocritical call to boycott Chick-fil-A, as well as politicians’ threats to abuse the power of their offices have demonstrated the LGBT activists’ priorities. They don’t just want the “freedom” to do whatever they want. They want to be able to tell private business owners what they are allowed to believe. They relish the opportunity to remind all of us that we must seek their approval or face the wrath of the politicians they have purchased, hook, line and sinker.
HRC and other LGBT activist organizations raise hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Huge corporations pour money into their causes daily. But they want more. They want Chick-fil-A to compromise their beliefs or be denied the right to do business. Meanwhile, black men continue to die, while LGBT activists could not care less.
Bishop Harry Jackson is chairman of the High Impact Leadership Coalition and senior pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, MD, and co-authored, Personal Faith, Public Policy [FrontLine; March 2008] with Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy is in hot water with the LGBT community because he committed the cardinal sin in an age of political correctness: Thou must not speak ill of anything gays, lesbians, bisexuals or transgenders wish to do.
In an interview with the Baptist Press and later on a Christian radio program, Cathy, whose father, the philanthropist Truett Cathy, founded the company, defended marriage between a man and a woman and when asked about the company’s support of traditional marriage said, “Guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.” Cathy believes American society is rotting (and where is evidence to the contrary?) because the country has turned away from God.
That was it. Cathy did not say he would deny someone with a different view than his the right to eat in or work at any of his fast-food restaurants, which would violate the law. He did not say anything hateful about them. He simply expressed a deeply held conviction rooted in his Christian faith.
The reaction tells you everything you need to know about certain liberals who believe every sort of speech, activity and expression should be protected, except the speech, activity and expression of evangelical Christians.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he would try to deny Chick-fil-A’s application for permits to open restaurants in that city. Now that’s discrimination. Menino wants to ban Chick-fil-A in Boston, not for discriminating against customers or employees, but because of its owner’s beliefs, a threat he has since backed away from. Does Boston have “thought police” who might be ordered to investigate whether other business owners already operating in the city hold similar views? I’ll bet there’s someone at Durgin-Park who holds similar views. What about a player for the Boston Red Sox? Better follow them to see if any of them go to church.
Maybe Mayor Menino would like to force business owners in the city to testify before an official panel of grand inquisitors and then deny operating licenses to anyone who believes traditional marriage should be the norm?
In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said, “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values.” Are Chicago values represented by the anti-Semitic firebrand Louis Farrakhan with whom Emanuel is going to partner in hopes of reducing the number of homicides in his city? Are Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic and anti-gay sentiments somehow more palatable, more of value, than Dan Cathy’s support of marriage and family?
The Weekly Standard found a video posted on the Nation of Islam’s website of a Farrakhan speech two months ago in which he blasted President Obama for endorsing same-sex marriage. Farrakhan said Obama is “the first president that sanctioned what the scriptures forbid.” He added, “…sin is sin according to the standard of God” and “the Bible forbids it.”
That goes a lot further than Dan Cathy.
The Jim Henson Company has decided to pull its Creature Shop toys from Chick-fil-A and donate profits already made to GLAAD, the media-monitoring group that promotes the image of LGBT people. I knew Jim Henson when we both worked at the NBC-TV station in Washington in the mid-1960s. While we never discussed politics, I don’t think at the time, at least, he would have wanted his characters, which appeal to everyone, involved in a cultural and political battle.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Senator Rick Santorum, both also former presidential candidates, have called for a show of support for Cathy. They want people to eat at Chick-fil-A restaurants on August 1.
This is more than an economic battle. It is a First Amendment issue. Freedom of speech is guaranteed by the Constitution. Dan Cathy has a right to his opinion, so does Farrakhan, so do we all.
The real “war” in this country is not only against the supposed civil right of nontraditional marriage. It is a war against conservative Christians and a denial of the same rights the LGBT community claims for itself. Free speech is an American value. We shouldn’t settle for anything less.
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, “Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America“.
My name is Mike Adams. I’m honored to have been elected mayor of Salem, Massachusetts at this seminal point in history as we struggle to eradicate intolerance and prejudice towards gays, bisexuals, lesbians, and transgendered persons. Members of the GBLT community (hereafter: Giblets) are in need of our support. But they cannot go it alone. They need the support of the government as well.
I have been inspired by the recent efforts of the Mayor of Boston who has the courage to say that intolerance will not be tolerated in Massachusetts. He is a prescient man. He knows that people who hold disapproving views of sexual minorities will eventually begin to subject them to discrimination. He knows that those who serve chicken may someday decide not to serve Giblets. And he knows that because of what they might do, they must be banned in Boston immediately. In other words, it is often necessary to engage in prejudgments if one is going to prevent prejudice. And discrimination must be used as a means of preventing discrimination. The mayor’s steps are encouraging but they do not go far enough. So, today, I am proposing a new series of criminal procedures that will be invoked against restaurant owners who may hold negative attitudes toward the Giblet community. My specific proposals follow in their entirety:
1. After someone concludes that a restaurant owner may, in fact, be homophobic, the accuser will simply enter a complaint with the local magistrates. If the complaint is deemed credible, the magistrates will have the person arrested and brought in for a public examination. If the magistrate is satisfied that the complaint is well-founded, the prisoner will be handed over to superior court. I will then petition the governor to re-establish a Court of Over and Terminer.
2. A person can potentially be indicted for afflicting someone with homophobia or for making an unlawful covenant with God in a church that does not allow everyone to make a similar covenant. Once indicted, the defendant will go to trial, preferably the same day.
3. If indicted, judges will apply peine forte et dure, in which stones will be piled on the accused’s chest until he can no longer breathe. If he is able to speak, the accused may plead not guilty and receive a jury trial. The jury will be comprised of a subset of those who brought forth the true bill resulting in the original indictment.
4. The evidence at trial will generally be comprised of the testimony of those afflicted by the practitioners of homophobia. In court, we will also rely heavily on the touch test, which was once used in Massachusetts. If the accused homophobe touches the Giblet while the Giblet is having a fit, and the fit then stops, that will mean the accused is the person who has afflicted the victim. It will demonstrate that they wielded power over them. But it will not be the only evidence deemed admissible in court.
5. Other evidence will potentially include: the confessions of the accused, the testimony of a person who confessed to being a homophobe identifying others as homophobes, and the existence of homophobe’s teats on the body of the accused. A homophobe’s teat is a mole or blemish somewhere on the body that is insensitive to touch. The discovery of such insensitive areas will be considered de facto evidence of homophobia, which is a form of insensitivity.
If convicted, appeal is allowed in which convicts will be subjected to an older and more established set of procedures known as Trial by Ordeal. (This is a slight modification we will call Appeal by Ordeal. It is justice with a poetic ring). The specific rules for appeal follow in their entirety:
1. The appellant may walk a nine feet, over glowing ploughshares, heated over an open fire. Innocence will be established by a complete lack of injury.
2. If the appellant is afraid of fire, he may instead remove a stone from a pot of boiling water, oil, or lead. Again, a lack of injury will establish innocence. People can reasonably disagree on a variety of issues such as the use of split infinitives. But no one should be expected to have his, her, or its food prepared by someone who disapproves of sodomy. Just as we must purge the food industry of people who prepare meals with unclean hands, we must also remove those who prepare meals with unclean thoughts.
Massachusetts has always been ahead of its time. It only makes sense that we should lead the long march through our economic and social institutions.
Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Feminists Say the Darndest Things: A Politically Incorrect Professor Confronts “Womyn” On Campus.
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