The Chick Fil A Debate
I always seem to be a day late and a dollar short whenever I comment on anything that’s going on within current events on this blog.
A lot of the times I take my time writing something, for starters, because I don’t have the time to write about it when it first comes out. Other times, I’d rather wait until I get all the facts and spend some time thinking about it and praying about it before I comment, as I hate to look like a fool when I’m wrong. And other times I don’t write on something because everyone else seems to have a comment.
Without further ado, I’ll state my comments and thoughts on the latest Chick-fil-a controversy. However, I’m going to try something different this time. I’ll do my best to give a more thorough analysis of the events that have been occurring.
On July 17, in an interview with the Baptist Press, Chick-fil-a President Dan Cathy responded to the question, what his stance on homosexual “marriage” was. As a practicing Christian, he responded honestly, that he didn’t believe that homosexuals should marry.
As you have already heard, this caused a huge media firestorm surrounding Chick-fil-a being a “hate” organization and somehow wanting to eliminate all homosexuals. Not really sure how this conclusion came about as there was nothing said that would imply this, but this is how knee-jerk reactions occur. From this, many groups were urging boycotts of Chick-fil-a.
After hearing a lot of noise on the internet, it seemed like everybody was boycotting the restaurant. However, August 1 was Chick-fil-a day, in which those that supported the company went to eat some tasty chicken, and on top of that, support free speech as well as traditional marriage. Chick-fil-a saw record sales for the day as a whole. Interesting!
Meanwhile, there was a man who berated an employee through the drive-in and thought it was a great idea to post this video on YouTube, in which he was properly berated by the internet and properly labeled an arse. He later lost his job, and the woman who was berated went on Fox News and forgave him. How awesome is that.
Now, here we are, several weeks later, and Chick-fil-a is no longer in the news as Paul Ryan being Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential pick is now the hot item for the day (literally).
I firmly believe that everybody has a right to voice their opinions on what they believe in, for example, Starbucks, General Mills and a whole bunch of other company’s have come out in support of gay “marriage”. There aren’t lines of people who are boycotting these companies. (Although in Minnesota there was a nice boycott outside their office in which people “returned” GM products by throwing them in a dumpster (which later was given to a food shelf to help those that needed it)).
But, here’s a question that I ask the ENTIRE Christian/Catholic community.
If the small groups of people that firmly believe that everything that is contrary to natural law and Christianity has to make a lot of noise and threaten boycotts and lawsuits against companies that stand up for this, how come we aren’t doing the same when it comes to companies that support gay “marriage” and the like?
We should be boycotting Starbucks, General Mills and other companies that go out in support of gay “marriage”. From what I understand, those that support Traditional Marriage outweigh those that don’t. When you hear the liberal groups come out, it sounds like a whopping majority are in support, which in turn draws in more support as a lot of people like to be in the majority. So, if we had HUGE boycotts of these companies, how much louder would we be, the actual majority?
I think its important that we start standing up for traditional values and urge the companies that we buy from to support these values. After all, when a company profits off of your sale, and they use those profits to support their “values”, you in turn are supporting these values whether you think you are or not.
So, let’s start having our voices heard. Let’s be vocal! Preach the gospel!