A few messages emailed to me and posted on Facebook regarding the Chick-fil-A gay controversy, specifically Equality Florida's assertion that the company "has donated at least $5 million dollars to organizations whose primary focus is to dehumanize LGBT people and to pass laws that treat us as second-class citizens."
From David Kaul of Fair Oaks, Calif., via email:
Can you quote me something from "Exodus International" that is dangerous to the gay community?
Are people forced to join or contact "Exodus Internation"?
Is "Exodus International" trying to help people who are troubled by they gender identity? D
From Christopher Lima of Miami, via email:
He has done nothing to gay's and lesbians to deserve such extreme action from organizations like yours. He has not spoken out in hate but only answered to a questioned the way he believes in. He has the right to his opinion without having groups and organizations like your take up aggression against him and his restaurant chain. If you want equal rights you aren't acting like it. In reality the true hate your groups speak of in fact comes from you. You should be ashamed of such extreme and uncalled for actions.
From Mark Giovanni Sandore of Miami, via Facebook:
This guy Rothaus is a shameless liar, and I sincerely hope that Chick fil A President / CEO Cathy makes an example of him by suing Rothaus for slander. Imagine, accusing Cathy of donating money to organizations that dehumanize Lesbians, Gays, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered. Dehumanizing means what, not agreeing with a politically charged radical left wing position on what constitutes marriage. By simply holding to an alternative viewpoint the intolerant left levels hate allegations, and vile, slanderous, and presumptive invectives at good and decent Americans that simply hold to a different viewpoint. The Miami Herald has no absolutely no representative voice for any other viewpoints other then Counter Cultural, Anti-Christian, Anti-conservative, New Age and Radical Left Wing, rabble rousing slanderous nuts like Rothaus. When I say "nut", just read some of his articles from the past, replete with drama-queen assertions, spewing undercover hatred while trying to pretend there is a LGBT hater around every corner. Instead of picking on real haters he picks on good, productive citizens that simply hold to a different viewpoint then he. A shameful and reprehensible human being.