Greg Maresca

Maresca

When the news broke that Chick-fil-A would stop donations to the Salvation Army, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Paul Anderson Youth Home because they do not recognize same-sex marriages, the chicken franchise became another conservative casualty in the culture war of social justice.

Years ago when Chick-fil-A CEO S. Truett Cathy defended traditional marriage between a man and a woman, he placed himself and his company in the LGBTQ crosshairs. Apparently, when Cathy passed away, he took his company’s corporate backbone with him.

Greg Maresca is a freelance writer who lives in Elysburg, Northumberland County.

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dwolford15

I've been reading quite a few of your articles, and I'm thinking you must be exhausted from being this angry all the time. None of the articles you've written (at least none that I've seen) has ever had a positive message. It's all anger, anger, anger. Perhaps you should calm down and have a nice herbal tea. I'm guessing, however, you're more of a caffeine-24/7 kind of guy. [thumbup]

With regards to this particular article, you're saying that Chick Fil A is caving to the dreaded "Left" and the LGBTQ community, and further cause this great nation to slide into the pits of heck. Well, I'd call it good business. They have a great product which most people enjoy, and they're already making a lot of money from it, which, by the way, is a goal of a business. By removing any stigma against the LGBTQ community, this allows for them to reach a broader consumer base, which allows them to make even more money. This also is a goal of a business. In case you're missing the point, they're a business. Not a church, not a missionary outreach program, not a "Christians Only" club. They're a business. I don't know. Maybe you don't know how that works. Maybe you do, and you just don't care, as your "sensibilities" are offended.

See, you're the type of guy that, if it was up to you, would take anyone who doesn't adhere to your particular version of Christianity, and find some way to "deal" with them. And, yes, by "deal", I mean punish. Punish them until they either convert to your oh-so-narrow worldview, or flee the country.

Jesus loved the sinner. He spoke to them. He didn't judge them. He didn't go around telling everyone how pure he was. He sought to save the world. You are far from Jesus, as all of us are. You delude yourself into thinking you're doing his work, but you smack more of the Pharisees.

Are you really going to care about anything I've said? Nah. Probably not. In fact, you'll probably call me a "Leftie", which I'm not, or a member of the LGBTQ community, which I'm also not. I'm actually a Libertarian and Dudeist Priest, and am a huge fan of letting people live their own lives, so long as they're not infringing on mine. This includes backsliding chicken franchises. Ah, but I've gone off-track...

Anyway, hope you have a better day. Remember what I said about the herbal tea. It might help. :)

All the best,

Dr. Rev. Doug, Dudeist Priest

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