Friday, August 3, 2012

Woe is Me!

"Should someone be fired from their job and threatened with violence, torture, even death because they have an opinion different than yours? Of course not. And yet, that is what Adam M. Smith of Arizona says happened to him."
This is the opening line of an article on TheBlaze.com, who scored an exclusive interview with this guy. Adam Smith, as you may remember, is the guy who video taped himself bullying a Chick-Fil-A employee. Minutes after he uploaded the video on YouTube the backlash started to poor in so he removed the video, but it was too late. He's lost his job and, according to him, he can't live in his home. He has a wife and four children and they're receiving death threats. That's awful, terrible, sad, and it should not be happening to him and I feel bad for his family, but I don't feel an ounce of sympathy for him.

Mr. Smith wasn't fired because he was expressing his views or because his opinion is different. This has nothing to do with his opinion. Mr. Smith wasn't fired strictly because he's a douchebag who decided to take his hatred out on a minimum-wage fast food joint employee. He was fired because HE PUT IT ON YOUTUBE. He put it online for the world to see and he was proud. He was fired because of his actions! Not because it spread like wildfire on Twitter! Not because Greg Gutfeld based his monologue on his video. Not because The Daily Caller and Breitbart.com copied his video and posted it for their readers. All of those things, including his being fired, are consequences of his stupid and hateful actions and he should be ashamed and embarrassed.

Mr. Smith he did this video in response to a video by Jackson Pierce who challenged people to go to Chick-Fil-A on August 1st and get a free water. If Chick-Fil-A doesn't give you a free water, she says, you should quote Proverbs 25:21, which says:
"If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink"
Peaceful as it is, her little protest is pointless since Chick-Fil-A will NEVER deny you a free water. For argument's sake if they do deny you a free water and you quote that verse, then there's something wrong with you. You're insinuating that Chick-Fil-A doesn't serve gay people which is obnoxiously false, and why would you proclaim yourself to be someone's enemy when they've done nothing to you other than follow company policy? And to quote this verse after someone tells you no implies that they owe you. What is this entitlement mentality? If Ms. Pierce were to be honest with her subscribers she would have put the verse into context and quoted verse 22 which says "For so you will heap coals of fire on his head, And the Lord will reward you." Put verses 21 and 22 together it basically means "kill them with kindness" which is what Rachel did. All Ms. Pierce's little protest is doing is promoting Chick-Fil-A and their second-mile customer service, but don't tell her that.

For Adam Smith, I have Galatians 6:7 which says "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." Your actions have consequences and your family is suffering because of what you did. Take responsibilities for your actions, learn from it, and move on. Quit with the sympathy plea because you don't deserve it.

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