Chick-fil-A Dustup Shows Freedom For Fundies is a One-Way Street

From Truth Wins Out:  http://www.truthwinsout.org/blog/2012/07/27537/

by Wayne Besen
July 30th, 2012

In his latest screed, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat implored thosewho are opposed to Chick-fil-A’s anti-gay views to, “Say what you really think: that the exercise of our religion threatens all that’s good and decent, and that you’re going to use the levers of power to bend us to your will.”

Well, let’s toss the idea right back at Douthat. “Say what you really think: that you and other fundamentalist Christians are superior and that allowing people with whom you disagree to have equal rights and opportunities threatens all that’s good and decent, and that you’re going to continue in the un-American business of using the levers of power to bend us to your will.”

Fundamentalist Christian authors George Grant and Gary North best summarized this view in their infamous book, Changing of the Guard:

“But it is dominion we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are after. Not just influence. It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time. It is dominion we are after.

This is precisely what fundamentalists have been doing for as long as they could get away with it. When it was permissible, they would bully non-Christian students into reciting their sectarian prayers in public schools.

How about race?

Continue reading at:  http://www.truthwinsout.org/blog/2012/07/27537/

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