PALM BEACH, Fla. – Radio giant Rush Limbaugh says the ongoing national dispute over Chick-fil-A’s stance for biblically based marriage is nothing short of an attack on Christianity as a whole.
“Now Christianity has to be banned, and that’s where this is all headed,” Limbaugh said this afternoon on his top-rated program. “All this stuff at Chick-fil-A, the target is Christianity, not Chick-fil-A. The target is freedom of religion. [With] Obama and Obamacare, the target is always freedom. When we’re talking about liberals, the target is always freedom.”
Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, has come under heavy fire from homosexual activists since he said he supported the biblical definition that marriage is between one man and one woman.
Limbaugh came to his defense today, saying, “Dan Cathy, the head honcho of Chick-fil-A, he’s not making a political statement when he talks about the values the company believes in. It gets interpreted that way because the left has politicized gay marriage and so forth. And so they recognize it and think it’s a threat.”
“I just cherish freedom. I cherish liberty. It’s under assault,” Limbaugh continued, explaining that freedom “has to give as the government gets bigger. That’s not even arguable. What reason is there for government to get bigger if not to police things, including thought? Fix things, police things, administer things, regulate things, all of that is – you might not want to call it an assault – but it’s all aimed at freedom, pure and simple. And any activity that rewards freedom, any activity that freedom plays a profound role in, particularly something that is successful or good, is an enemy.”
WND is also reporting today that in the wake of last week’s hugely successful Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, the star of a popular Fox television show decided to drop the F-bomb on the restaurant chain during a Comedy Central roast of Roseanne Barr.
Jane Lynch, a lesbian actress who plays gym coach Sue Sylvester on “Glee,” brought the eatery into her introduction of Roseanne at the Hollywood Palladium in California Saturday night.
With female celebrities including Carrie Fisher, Katey Sagal and Ellen Barkin participating in the roast of Barr, Lynch said, “This show is serving up more old spoiled hens than a Chick-fil-A. Oh, that reminds me … F— Chick-fil-A.”