What do you think about Chick-Fil-A?

If you haven't heard about the Chick-Fil-A uproar you might just be living under a rock. For years, Chick-Fil-A has given millions of dollars to organizations fighting same-sex marriage and supporting heterosexual ones.

There have been many small protests but the most recent uproar began in July when Dan Cathy, the companies president and chief operating officer told a Christian news station that Chick-Fil-A supported "the biblical definition of the family unit."

He later said in a radio interview “As it relates to society in general, I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’ “

Apparently, someone decided to stage a same-sex kiss-in on August 3rd, urging gays and lesbians to show up at their local Chick-Fil-A in protest. Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, got wind of this and declared August 1st as Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day. Mike's call to action that was posted on Facebook last week went viral.

So on August 1st this was the scene at Chick-Fil-A in our local mall.

The other Chick-Fil-A location in town was absolutely insane. People were backed up for what seemed like miles, local police were directing traffic, people were lined up outside and around the building for a chicken sandwich and some waffle fries.

Now let me ask you this, why is everyone so surprised? This fast food chain is based out of Atlanta, Georgia and is owned by a Baptist family. So, you are surprised that its Christian owner is against gay marriage? Really? That was a shocker?

I have been seeing all of these different arguments on Facebook where people say "Who is he to tell me who I can love?" Um... did I miss something? I thought he just said... well you know what he said.

Would it surprise you if you local Christian book store told you they were against same-sex marriage?

Let me just put it this way... would you be shocked if your vegan friend said she doesn't eat meat?

Kind of excepted huh?

When Chick-Fil-A's Vice President, Steve Robinson got wind of the kiss-in planned for August 3rd, his response was "We understand from news reports that Friday may present yet another opportunity for us to serve with genuine hospitality, superior service and great food."

So what are your thoughts?


AmberFaith said...

I agree with you whole-heartedly. Why are people surprised that a fast food chain OWNED by a Baptist man and is CLOSED on SUNDAYS is against homosexual marriage? I'm all for gay rights, but this is just ridiculous! I remember when anti-abortion folks were boycotting Proctor and Gamble, but it never got to this level. As I stated on my personal FB page, get your head out of the liberal media's hiney and smell the fried chicken.

Sofia said...

I agree with you as well. Homosexuals are starting to take every anti-gay comment get to them. Dan never said "Hey, don't love your partner!" he simply stated what God has taught on the Bible, he's a Baptist people! To me this is the same thing as a person of color saying, "you hate me because I'm black". If homosexuals don't like Dan's comment don't go to Chik-Fil-A, simple as that.

Michelle said...

I'm tired of hearing about it all. Like mentioned above, they're closed on Sundays which is a huge sign they would also be against gay and lesbian relationships. I never eat there and I don't have a problem with other people's life style

Mystic Misha said...

The world is full of idiots. My country Canada, has legalized gay marriage for 3 years now. Contrary to all the warnings, Canada has not morally collapsed nor has marriage been ruined.
I agree with Michelle. It is the SOUTH!!!!! They are racist, narrow minded jerks. Get a life people.

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