How does a man supporting “traditional marriage” equate to discrimination? Has there ever been any record of any gay person/couple being discriminated against by Chick-fil-A? Did the CEO ever say that all gay people should be burned at the stake? I don’t know. I was under the impression that he just disagreed with gay marriage. Why does that suddenly make him (and his entire company) abominable? News flash: He already had this opinion weeks/months/years ago; that never caused any trouble before. It has been no secret that Chick-Fil-A was owned by a Christian man. It is no secret that many Christians “support traditional marriage.” So why the uproar now?
This country is made up of democrats and republicans who have dichotomous views on pretty much everything. So is it not reasonable to expect that every compnay is run by people on either side of every heated topic? Now what? Are we only going to patronize businesses that agree with our political affiliation? That is completely ludicrous!
I have friends who have had abortions, yet I have never (and would never) pass judgment on them, despite my staunch pro-life stance. So why is it criminal for this man to have his opinion? He is just a man…just like each and every one of us. A person who has his own set of personal convictions. And while he may have spoken of these convictions publicly, he (to my limited knowledge) has never acted on them with discrimination toward patrons/employees of his company.
And these mayors who now want to ban Chick-Fil-A from their town…Are you serious?? I find it hard to believe that every single citizen in Chicago and Boston feel that their views are represented by this decision. Let’s look at this another way. Suppose the CEO of Chick-Fil-A was gay and got married, and a conservative mayor of a city decided to evict Chick-Fil-A from his “City Pure.” This would be obvious discrimination and not tolerated. In fact, I don’t even think any politician would think to do such a thing. So why is it okay (and even encouraged) for the reverse to be true? Why is one set of values protected and the other condemned? If we truly want politics out of the bedroom, then why do we keep thrusting them right smack dab in the middle of it? Why can’t that man have his opinion? We are surrounded by people who don’t agree with us…we are friends with people who don’t agree with us…we may even be married to people who don’t share all of our views. But now city officials feel like this man’s opinion is so offensive that it warrants eliminating jobs, as well as stripping their cities’ citizens of their personal choice to boycott or not. I personally find this extremely frightening. This is a slippery slope. Where could this eventually lead? Towns made up solely of conservative or liberal businesses/residents? This is insane!!
Why is it a crime to have religious convictions? Why is it detrimental to believe in God…heaven…hell…and to believe there are certain criteria that may earn you entrance to either? None of us really knows who we will see in hell…but there is nothing wrong with having a moral compass to guide your life. And whether your morality includes gay marriage or not, that decision should be personal and you should not fear punishment (especially at this magnitude). That is supposed to be the FREEDOM that we ALL have. Not to mention, you are not just punishing Mr. Cathy if you boycott/ban Chick-Fil-A…but all the people who work for them, and their families who depend on that income…(and the people who enjoy eating there).
Frankly, I support Chick-Fil-A…because they have darn good chicken nuggets!!! I couldn’t care less what the CEO thinks about anything.