A Chicken Sandwich & Religious LibertyBy Cardinal Roger M. Mahony , Cardinal Roger Mahony Blogs L.A.
Posted on: Saturday, July 28th, 2012
In the past several months the Catholic Church has been alerting everyone in the nation to the great new dangers affecting religious freedom: The government determining what constitutes a Church, who belongs, and what services they may or may not offer, and to whom.
The end of June leading to the 4th of July we Catholics celebrated a “Fortnight for Freedom” to highlight the present dangers to our constitutional religious freedoms, and to point out how the federal government increasingly attempts to restrict those freedoms, as well as to regulate how Churches live out their freedoms.
The latest visible and glaring example of people in government punishing people for holding differing beliefs from government leaders focuses on a chicken sandwich.
Chick-fil-A is a national restaurant chain which specializes in chicken sandwiches, other chicken foods, as well as various sides, drinks, and desserts.
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy has consistently backed “the biblical definition of a family,” and his foundation has contributed to groups working to maintain the traditional definition of a marriage-one man and one woman. He later added, “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage’.”
Sounds to me like speech from a son of God and speech guaranteed by the First Amendment to our Constitution.Follow this link to read more.