From Fox News:
A doughnut shop chain won’t be selling doughnuts at a new Massachusetts location.
Quincy’s licensing board this week approved a plan for Honey Dew Donuts to open a shop inside the city’s new $30 million YMCA.
Sara Trubiano, YMCA spokeswoman tells The Patriot Ledger that the elimination of the sweet treat fit with the the Y’s focus on physical fitness.
“It’s definitely tailored to the healthy lifestyle the Y supports,” she said.
The shop will sell coffee, low-fat muffins, salads, sandwiches, yogurt, fruit cups and smoothies. All menu items must be approved by the Y.
According to Honey Dew’s website, its low-fat muffins contain more calories and sugar than many of its doughnuts.
For example, its “Low Fat Blueberry Muffin” has 430 calories, while in comparison, its “Chocolate Frosted Donut” has 280 calories, its “Boston Cream Donut” has 320, plus the miniature, round “Honey Dew Drops” are 75 calories each.
This reminds me of the old quip (often credited to G. K. Chesterton): “The first effect of not believing in God is to believe anything.”
Ours is an age that positively mocks the God of Christianity, but many of its “assured pronouncements” are nothing more than insanity. Take, for example, this “healthy” ruling: No donuts, but you can sell things worse for people’s health.
We are intellectually and spiritually soft. Each of us does what is right in his or her own eyes; we don’t want a higher, objective standard to be true; we suppress what our conscience tells us about the living God, and wade off into a flood of nonsense.
Global warming, Keynesian economics, plunder as an allegedly moral form of “income redistribution”… it can all be traced back to a rejection of the Creator and His Law, which is done only because we are blinded to the immensity of His great love for us.
Enjoy that “low-fat” muffin.