David Frum: Fried chicken for JesusDavid Frum
Welcome to 21st century America, where everybody is a victim. Once upon a time, victim status was the reserved property of a few minority groups. No longer! Americans have opened the doors of self-pity to all. White or black, rich or poor, straight or gay, male or female: all believe themselves uniquely persecuted and oppressed.
As one conservative Christian columnist opined: “At the end of the day, this conversation isn’t really about marriage, gay rights or restaurant permits. It’s not about the cultural divide between north and south, liberal and conservative. It’s about Jesus. … As weary as we may be of the culture wars, the Chick-Fil-A controversy is a harbinger of further ostracism to come. In the United States, the words of Jesus are coming to pass for those who hold tightly to His vision of sexuality: ‘You will be hated because of Me.’”
The controversy over same-sex marriage has been left behind, as we plunge into America’s newest favourite competition: America’s Next Top Victim.
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