It seems that the meaning of any word belongs to whoever is using it at the time. If words are incorrectly used by a majority of people then Webster will list it as having a new meaning. In America some words are never allowed while others, of a most profane nature, are spewed freely. Now, ain't that gay.
The president of Chick-fil-A Restaurants has publicly stated his affirmation of the long held biblical definition of marriage. A Fresno Bee story said that it sparked a "furor" in Fresno and a protest is being organized. How fantastic. Let me digress.
A free adult person in a free country should be allowed to engage in sexual relations with whoever is agreeable, except for children and animals and not in the public square. Morality no longer matters. Personally, I consider sexuality a very private matter. Not something displayed at a parade.
Somewhere along the line, the homosexual sub-culture high jacked the word gay, which used to mean happy. But that was not enough for the homosexual and lesbian community. They proceeded to steal God's rainbow as their logo. How commendable.
You see, the rainbow is the covenant between God and mankind that our Creator will never again flood the entire earth with water. (Genesis 9:13).
First, a word is stolen then they steal the sign of a Holy covenant. Now the attempt is being made nationally to steal the word marriage. How righteous is that?
I have been reflecting on the early 1970s when I began my working career. "If it feels good do it" was a popular mantra. At the same time, our government began to mandate sex education in publicI schools, without any moral guidance, I must add. How many generations does that cover?
So we are now at a time when tolerance has bludgeoned us into silence and the meaning of our words has become useless. Too many people are walking around with it all hanging out and sex is considered to be entertainment in prime time. Our government, using our tax money, passes out condoms in schools and supplies un-wed mothers with food and rent money. More children equals more money, more problems, less morals, less responsibility. Brilliant.
President Obama "came out" recently giving his approval to same sex marriage so that cleared up one other point for me. He certainly is not a Christian. How cool is that? I'm waiting for him to make campaign speeches from Home Depot, a major corporate sponsor of "Gay Pride." Oh well, I don't shop there any more. It's a personal choice, not a political statement.
When I worked in banking, I refused to allow automatic deductions from my paycheck for charitable conglomerates or political PACs. Charity along with my vote is very personal to me. I drew a lot of appreciation over it so I agreed to donate 100% of my overtime pay to their charities and PACs. (I wasn't eligible for overtime). How straightforward.
Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago and former Obama High Priest, chided Chick-fil-A's values for not being the values of Chicago. It would appear that Chicago and San Francisco have much in common. Since U.S. citizens can change the meaning of words, I propose we rename those two cities something more dishonest and inaccurate. How about Sodom and Gomorrah? How inappropriate.
When I was a kid good things were "nifty" and yes, we had to have our own style. It's so mature when kids never grow up. The apostle Paul wrote, "When I was child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things." (1 Corinthians 13:11).
Since we have the right to redefine the meaning of our words, I have decided that the meaning of some words in this column now mean whatever I choose. You'll find them all neatly italicized. What words do you think would be more appropriate? I have stated before that when the meaning of our words is abused the ability to communicate is lost. Albert Einstein once said, "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."
On the other, (you know, hush-hush), subject, unhappy people need to keep their thingy out of my chicken sandwich.