Monday, July 23, 2012

What Disturbs Me About Last Week

The great topic of discussion last week was Chick-fil-a and their position on gay marriage. The really silly thing is that they never said anything about gay marriage. All that was said was that they were in favor of the traditional marriage. The news media blew that way out of proportion and accused them of hating gays. So now, we have people who ought to be ashamed of themselves firing shots at Chick-fil-a’s stand for godly business practices. We have people like the mayor of Boston saying that he won’t allow Chick-fil-a to open a restaurant in Boston. That is un-American, but that isn’t even the most disturbing thing.

In all the discussion last week, the thing I found most disturbing was reports of The Jim Henson Company cutting their ties with Chick-fil-a and giving the money they had received from Chick-fil-a to G.L.A.A.D. My first thought was, “You mean the Muppet people?” I thought back on watching the Muppets as a kid. And I thought about Labyrinth. At one time, that was my favorite movie. How awful that a company that has touched the lives of so many children when they are at such an impressionable young age would be so adamant in their support of such a nasty business.

It is fortunate that they no longer own the Muppets, but they are still involved in many well produced movies and shows. They still have influence in the lives of many children. I grew up in the country, so I don’t remember having much of a talk about the birds and the bees with my parents. A child who is around animals for very long will discover some things without the need to be told. Even so, I’ve always had a belief that there are some things that a child shouldn’t learn about until they are old enough. There are some things that I still don’t think I’m old enough to talk about. Fornication and homosexuality are among them. If I find it disturbing to consider what is involved when these things happen, I think you can understand why I find it so disturbing that a company that has created so many characters beloved by children would take such a strong stand in encouraging homosexuality. And all this because Dan Cathy believes a man being married to the same woman for life is a good thing. Well, I've got news for you. It doesn't matter if you think it is okay for someone to practice homosexuality or not, it is still a good thing for a man to be married to one woman for life.