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07/25/2012

Listen: Huckabee, NOM defend saying gays invoke God's judgment

by Jeremy Hooper

This is what the Chick-fil-A president and COO actually said:

DAN CATHY, president and COO of Chick-fil-A:"It's very clear in Romans chapter 1, if we look at society today, we see all the twisted up kind of stuff that's going on. Washington trying to redefine the definition of marriage and all the other kinds of things that we go—if you go upstream from that, in Romans chapter 1, you will see that because we have not acknowledged God and because we have not thanked God, that we have been left victim to the foolishness of our own thoughts, and as result, we are suffering the consequences of a society and culture who has not acknowledged God or not thanked God—he's left us to a deprived mind. It's tragic and we live in a culture of that today.""

AUDIO SOURCE: Dan Cathy event at Hope Community Church [Vimeo]

DAN CATHY: (1:05)"…I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say 'we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about"

AUDIO SOURCE: Dan Cathy [Ken Coleman Show]

This personally-targeted, undeniably hostile rhetoric? It's now forever part of the National Organization For Marriage's palette of acceptable rhetoric:

Such victims. To hear them tell it, you might think a prominent American businessman had just accused them and their loving bonds as having the power to draw the wrath of a vengeful deity. But then you remember, "Oh wait, no—that was us who experienced that indignity, delivered by the man they are so disingenuously defending!"

It is quite curious that the staunch, brave, "refusing to be quiet" Brian Brown never actually tells listeners what Dan Cathy said. Must have been an oversight, huh?

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