In an era where you are allowed—indeed encouraged—to hate people with whom you disagree politically, three reminders are in order: a reminder about our hate-filled government, a reminder about the inherent self-destruction of unprincipled hatred, and a reminder about the nature of bigotry.
First, hate-filled, traitorous elements of our government currently claim a monopoly on casually deciding which hate is allowed, i.e., whom you are allowed to hate.
Second, unprincipled hatred is self-destruction. To paraphrase some hippie: “anger is an acid which damages its container far worse than any target.”
Third, the term “bigotry” has been co-opted by various bigoted elements of society; and regardless their bigoted, self-centered mis-definition of the term: bigotry means “obstinate (stubborn, unyielding) opposition to ideas that differ from one’s own.”
Now, we have an ongoing tidal-wave of blind, bigoted—trained—hatred of Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby—really any person or group that fails to blindly and immediately obey the political commandments of the bigoted, hate-filled LGBTPR death-cult.
There are those who suppose that their blind, bigoted, trained hatred of Hobby Lobby, etc. is really based on whatever fake cause arise during a given moment of political distraction. However, the mindless, cowardly hatred is simply an extension of two political moments in recent U.S. history:
(1) a 2012 interview by Chick-fil-a Founder Samuel Truett Cathy, where he said that he believes in the “biblical definition of the family unit”—that marriage should only be between a man and a woman—and that, “as it relates to society in general, I think we are inviting God’s judgement on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you do as to what constitutes marriage.'” Then hate-filled hordes of suicidal bigots swarmed against Cathy’s wrong-thought.
(2) In 2014, Hobby Lobby won the Supreme Court case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (573 U.S. 682), which thus allowed Hobby Lobby to decide, based on religious beliefs, to opt out of paying to sterilize its anti-life employees.
In the end, if you choose to be a self-righteous, hate-filled bigot—then congratulations on being exactly where and who you have decided to be. But your self-righteous, hate-filled bigotry is not self-evidently morally superior, regardless that you have chosen to cocoon yourself away with other like-mindless bigots.