I love it when people are politically incorrect. Metaphorically speaking, I give the finger to P.C. all of the time, and have no qualms about it. I could no more work in academia than I could hurl myself off the Golden Gate Bridge. Call it anathema.
A few days ago, in a knee-jerk, parrot-like reaction to the Charleston, S.C., church massacre committed by the deranged racist Dylann Roof, NASCAR pleaded with its fans not to display the rebel flag at the Daytona XFINITY race on July 4. But, as this piece attests, scores of fans thumbed their nose at the request and proudly flew their flags.
A few years ago, the gay Nazis were up-in-arms about an executive of fast food chain Chick-fil-A making public statements in opposition to same-sex marriage. Dan Cathy, son of the late Chick fil-A founder, Truett Cathy, was simply espousing his traditional Christian beliefs.
Additionally, the elder Cathy's charitable foundation, WinShape Foundation, had donated money over the years to organizations not sympathetic to gay/lesbian causes. As the book of Matthew declares, "Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house."
In other words, don't be afraid to proclaim your faith, even if there are left-wing idiots who reflexively call you a "hater" or a bigot. (Regrettably, such crass simpletons proliferate and are egged on by the corrupt media.)
In response to the Cathys' religious actions and statements, the gay/lesbian community attempted to organize a widespread boycott of Chick-fil-A restaurants, and many campus groups tried to have the restaurant removed from their universities. But they had no idea of the backlash to come.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee initiated a Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day movement. More than 600,000 people RSVPed on Facebook for Huckabee's appreciation event, according to Wikipedia. On Aug. 1, 2012, Chick-fil-A restaurants experienced a large show of public support across the nation with the company reporting record-breaking sales. A consulting firm projected that the average Chick-fil-A restaurant increased sales by 29.9 percent and had 367 more customers than a typical Wednesday. Good stuff!
Millions of Americans have been far too passive while the PC bullies run roughshod over our language, culture and traditions. But it's just like your parents taught you way back in grade school: You need to stand up to bullies, not cower and let them have their way.
Conservatives, traditionalists, those with strong religious beliefs ... all need to get in the face of the PC police and let it be known we won't succumb to their crap any longer.