Chick-Fil-A(nti-Gay)

19 Jul

Chick-Fil-A has been called an anti-gay business for its support of anti-gay Christian organizations, and as President Dan Cathy states, “Well, guilty as charged” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/17/dan-cathy-chick-fil-a-president-anti-gay_n_1680984.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular).

Well, I appreciate the transparency. Cathy describes his company’s values, explaining:

We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that…we know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles… 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’ and I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.

There’s a lot to respond to here, not the least of which is Cathy’s appropriation of the word “family” and the “audacity” of casting equal rights advocates as godless heathens, but I’ll leave it at this: as Cathy exercises his freedom of speech through his company, I encourage you to exercise your freedom of speech and action by spending your dollars where you can stomach the food and the values.

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