Leftist Bullying Works

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USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Chick-fil-A's disappointing decision to discontinue donations to “controversial” Christian charities is emblematic of the power of political correctness and the bullying left that drives it. If the previously stalwart Chick-fil-A folds, who is left standing to fight?

Tireless, intolerant LGBTQ activists bombarded the restaurant chain with protests and accusations about it being “anti-gay.” The gist of its sin is that it has donated millions of dollars to The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which have historically opposed same-sex marriage.

Just this week, the restaurant chain announced it has stopped funding these two charities. “We made multi-year commitments to both organizations and we fulfilled those obligations in 2018,” said a spokeswoman for the company. She added that the company would focus its giving on “education, homelessness and hunger.”

The Salvation Army issued a statement expressing that it was “saddened” by this development. “We serve more than 23 million individuals a year, including those in the LGBTQ+ community,” the statement reads. “In fact, we believe we are the largest provider of poverty relief to the LGBTQ+ population.”

You see, it's not about being anti-gay at all. It's about dictating to people how they must think, what they may or may not say, and to whom they may contribute.

Indeed, Chick-fil-A has been savaged in the past for its charitable donations and for CEO Dan Cathy's public opposition to same-sex marriage. Chick-fil-A had, to this point, demonstrated admirable courage and commitment to its principles by enduring this criticism and pressing forward without caving to the PC thought police. In the end, however, it just couldn't stand the heat.

The irony is that the company's contrition won't win it any points, for leftist activists are never satisfied unless you go beyond capitulation to abject groveling and become a full-throated ambassador for their views.

“If Chick-Fil-A is serious about their pledge to stop holding hands with divisive anti-LGBTQ activists, then further transparency is needed regarding their deep ties to organizations like Focus on the Family, which exist purely to harm LGBTQ people and families,” said Drew Anderson, GLAAD's director of campaigns and rapid response, in a statement.

We are living at a time when the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, both of which are dedicated to winning souls for Jesus Christ, are considered by huge swaths of our culture to be outright evil. This inversion of our moral standards is consistent with the left's support — and eerie glorification — of abortion on demand to the point of birth and beyond.

Notice that it isn't Chick-fil-A, the Salvation Army or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes who are casting anyone as evil. It is quite the other way around. These organizations aren't calling for the muzzling of contrary opinions, though one may wonder whether Chick-fil-A might eventually be pushed to that point.

There is no appeasing the left unless the offender is willing to deny himself and his heart. I detail this phenomenon in my book “Guilty by Reason of Insanity: Why the Democrats Must Not Win,” and it is no trifling matter.

Let me give you a few examples. Former Vice President Joe Biden was shamed into retracting his gracious statement on Vice President Mike Pence being a “decent guy.” The left wouldn't let that innocuous comment stand, and Biden dutifully apologized. Actor Mark Duplass was badgered into apologizing for having said that conservative Ben Shapiro was kind and fair to him. Conservatives must be ostracized. Kevin Hart was pressured into withdrawing as host of the Academy Awards for a decade-old joke. His withdrawal and apology weren't enough. One progressive writer said that apologizing is like a math problem. To get credit, you have to show your work. To achieve atonement, he had to show his “changed life” through his actions. NBC News' Tom Brokaw profusely apologized when he opined that “Hispanics should work harder at assimilation.” But that was insufficient. Some called on NBC to produce a series on American Hispanics, to contribute money to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and to increase diversity among “Meet the Press” guests.

There are tons of other examples, but even more disturbing than the left's implacability is that so many people on the left and the right knuckle under to this bullying. They are bludgeoned into not only apologizing when they've done nothing wrong but also publicly renouncing their heartfelt views.

In interviews for my book, many hosts ask me what advice I have for conservatives who seek to stem the tide of leftism overtaking our culture and our political system. One answer is that we must quit downplaying the left's systematic assaults on our society and begin to fight with the same level of persistence. This requires maintaining the courage of our convictions and standing up against the PC bullying of the tyrannical left, which can be very difficult, as shown by the Chick-fil-A example. Let this be a wake-up call for all patriots and those who still embrace the ideas and values that have made this nation uniquely great.


David Limbaugh
David Limbaugh

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David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His latest book is “Jesus Is Risen: Paul and the Early Church.” Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at www.davidlimbaugh.com

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joefoam
joefoam
8 months ago

The needy people CFA funded would like to personally thank the LGBTQ community for depriving them of much appreciated help during the holidays Your shameful behavior should be demonized on every level. And shame on CFA for capitulating.

gooder12
gooder12
8 months ago

This is Like The Kettle Calling The Pot Black! If u don’t get it Google it. If U don’t C that both parties pull the same stuff, well I am sorry u are blind and cannot think. I have voted since the yar my Draft # was 252 to V Nam, and I don’t remember ever voting a straight ticket. Vote for the person not a party. The Parties have turned into High School Gangs at best.

Free Your Mind! Be Party Blind. We are US………

JDL
JDL
8 months ago
Reply to  gooder12

Wrong. The party platform is different for both parties. When you vote for a D, regardless if that person’s “promises”, you will be voting for the D-party platform. D-party hacks will head all committees, be appointed judges, etc., all because of your “holier than thou” attitude. Your advice is stupid on every level.

JPM
JPM
8 months ago

Regardless of the origin, we have allowed liberal agendas to dictate law, mentally ill sexual deviates to be considered “normal” and their sicknesses legitimized and advocated to children, and criminal activity to be given preference over justice. We used to have ethics and morals in this nation, but now, lying, fraud and cheating is commonplace in business and actually encouraged in the name of profit. We’re at least 3 generations down the tubes at this point and I honestly don’t know if we can ever recover given the numbers of the opposition and their power base. I’m almost to the… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
8 months ago
Reply to  JPM

, Yes … good observations. I think one key to restoring the republic is restoring the family. Another is recapturing the school boards, and thusly the schools, teaching staff, and curriculum. HTGD!

StWayne
StWayne
8 months ago
Reply to  JPM

At least Eric Robert Rudolph stood up for what he believed in, and took action for those beliefs. If people had to die to stop the senseless slaughter of babies by the government, so be it. To be anti-abortion is to be pro Eric Robert Rudolf because he did the only viable thing to anyone seeking to put a stop to this barbaric practice. If all you ever do is shout down a place, they keep killing. If people who are responsible for it don’t die, the murder simply continues. Bullying and or intimidation only works if your convictions are… Read more »

JFCrosby
JFCrosby
8 months ago

Homosexuality is a sin… period. Anyone who supports homosexuality as normal and acceptable is insignificant. There should be no confusion about this, Chick-fil-A’s actions are disappointing. I have always supported them for the strong Christian stance they have taken on this issue. I might as well shop at Wendy’s or McDonald’s now.

Knute
Knute
8 months ago

Bullying people works? Wow, whoda thunk it? Its not exactly a new concept:
“It must be noted that men with bad instincts are more in number than the good, and
therefore the best results in governing them are attained by violence and terrorisation, and
not by academic discussions”
-Protocol #1, para 3, from at least as far back as 1897… so it wasn’t a new idea, not even then, more than a century ago.

JIAZ
JIAZ
8 months ago

“You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea. It is the cloud which thunders around everything that shines. Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. Do no bother yourself about it; disdain. Keep your mind serene as you keep your life clear.”
Victor Hugo

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
8 months ago

Bullying doesn’t REALLY work, what happened with Chick-Fil-A was their BoD made the stupid mistake of trying to “win over” leftists by caving in to their demands. Leftists will NEVER stop hating Chick-Fil-A no matter how far left the company moves, just as Leftists will NEVER stop their hate and their demands for people to move left on issues & values. If America went full socialist tomorrow, that would STILL not be enough to satisfy the demands of Leftists. THEY ARE SIMPLY INTOLERABLE TO LIVE WITH, AND WILL NOT LISTEN TO REASON. Pinochet was right and did nothing wrong. Chick-Fil-A… Read more »

Klim
Klim
8 months ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

Amen, from woke to broke.
That’s the message we need to be sending.
Fuck cfa, dicks, Walmart and every other coward that bows to these people. I don’t need any of their shit.