God Help the Bostonians

Their mayor is an idiot. Seriously. A Huffington post piece says:

Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald (http://bit.ly/OevB9z ) on Thursday that he doesn’t want a business in the city “that discriminates against a population.”

Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately owned company is “guilty as charged” in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family.

Dan Cathy did not say that Chick-fil-A will not serve gays or polygamists or polyamorists or pedophiles or anyone else. He simply said that he’s all for marriage as defined by the Bible. Thomas Menino must be really dense to read that as discrimination against a population.

B”H

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6 thoughts on “God Help the Bostonians

  1. Nick where in the Bible is a definition of marriage ? Is it polygamy like Abram, Isaac and David or something else? I`m not being provocative but in the Bible there is no definitive form of marriage or have I missed something

  2. Nick sorry what I meant is there is a diversity of types of marriage not just monogamy it could even be the relationship between David and Jonathan could be classed as such but polygamy etc are evident to the diversity of differing forms of `marriage` within the Biblical text

  3. Andrew: First, no, it could not be the relationship between David and Jonathan. Second, sure, there are examples of marriage being perverted. The Bible is full of examples of the distortion of God’s intentions.

  4. Nick in relation to the Chick-lit support today on your side of the pond is this just an example of homophobia or a cynical attempt to sell more chicken. I am interested as I cannot understand the problem Americans have with expanding equality to those who love one another. A recent example may be relevant, the death of the first female Astronaut I have a real anger over why her surviving partner who was a woman could not receive the same support rights given to a same-sex relationship to a different-sex relationship. They were in a obviously committed monogamous relationship so why not give such a couple the same rights. I believe that I am a committed christian who has owne imperative where love is God is, or do those your side of the pond only see that heterosexuals have this imperative

  5. Andrew:

    Nick in relation to the Chick-lit support today on your side of the pond is this just an example of homophobia or a cynical attempt to sell more chicken.

    I don’t think it’s either. Are those really the only two options you can think of? I think, if anything, it’s a refusal to be bullied by bigots like the mayors of Boston and Chicago. Christians are free to hold Christian beliefs but it seems that if they express them then certain political figures want to persecute them. Despicable.

    I am interested as I cannot understand the problem Americans have with expanding equality to those who love one another.

    Why do you frame this as an issue of equality? Do you believe that those engaged in “intergenerational love” should receive the same “equality”? And why single out Americans? Also, what does love have to do with anything when we’re discussing “rights” and “support”? How are you defining love anyway?

    A recent example may be relevant, the death of the first female Astronaut I have a real anger over why her surviving partner who was a woman could not receive the same support rights given to a same-sex relationship to a different-sex relationship. They were in a obviously committed monogamous relationship so why not give such a couple the same rights.

    What you call “rights” aren’t “rights” that extend to all people. And you don’t seem to want them to extend to all people either as you’ve limited the playing field to those in “committed monogamous relationships.” What about committed polygamous relationships? Should they get the same “rights”? How about non-committed monogamous relationships? And what do you mean by relationship anyway? I have a relationship with my next door neighbors yet I don’t enjoy any of their health benefits. I can’t collect their social security. Are you equally angered over that? And if not, then why not? Don’t you think I should have the right to get the same support as married couples?

    I believe that I am a committed christian who has owne imperative where love is God is, or do those your side of the pond only see that heterosexuals have this imperative

    I have no idea what you’re talking about. You’re treating “love” as something that we’re both taking for granted. I don’t know what you believe “love” to be or why you think that it is, or even can be, the same thing between a homosexual couple and a heterosexual couple. And why do you keep singling out Americans? Also, why do you keep acting as if you speak for everyone on your side of the pond? Isn’t that a bit presumptuous?

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