Bullying Chick-Fil-A Hating Executive Who Was Fired: Posts Apology to Drive-Thru Employee (Youtube)
August 4th, 2012
Adam Smith appears fairly contrite in this YouTube posting of an apology to the young drive-thru lady at Chick-Filet-A, and he was doing pretty well until he fell into the slot of actually blaming Chick-Fil-A for holding a contrary opinion, once again.
Smith states that he has received threats, etc. as a result of his outraged posting only a few days earlier, which is not unusual at all, under the circumstances. Those of us who passionately make our thoughts known in public routinely receive anonymous threats designed normally to "get even" by virtue of instilling fear.
Then Smith went on to assert that, despite appearances to the contrary, he is straight and even has a family, although he indicates that he would be "very proud" to tell people that he was gay, if in fact he was. Which then led some to wonder: Why bring sexual orientation into the mix, in the first place?
If indeed sexual orientation is so unimportant, as he stated earlier, then why is it so important for us to know that he is straight? Perhaps Smith feels inwardly ashamed that his ranting and his militant stance of being a gay apologist, in his earlier posting, seemed to set off the nation's collective "gaydar."
Either way, this issue really isn't about gay marriage, but rather, this issue is about tolerance, freedom of holding a belief, and also respecting your opponent's right to express an opinion without fear of militant reprisal, that being free speech.
The battleground of ideas is where this particular argument belongs, and if one puts forth the appropriate arguments on behalf of their beliefs, it's far more effective than wielding a euphemistic machete, or beating your antagonist over the head with threats.
Isn't it funny how quickly those who were once bullied automatically take to being bullies, much like fish to water?