Real Problems: Chick-fil-A

I haven’t written much lately. I have maintained this blog now for eight years and it’s a hobby. I’m trying to keep up and chronicle my thoughts on the events of the day, so it’s only natural that I should weigh in on this Chick-fil-A kerfuffle because it’s just a bunch of nonsense.

It’s odd that just a few months ago I had an opportunity to meet Chick-fil-A’s CEO Dan Cathy at a Tampa marketing conference. He spoke for about 30 minutes on the importance of creating memorable moments for customers. It was a really great presentation and he was super nice to everyone in the room. It was a big “wow” moment for everyone who had the opportunity to attend.

Mr. Cathy didn’t talk about religion that day. He did touch on the importance of family and having conviction. I’m paraphrasing, but he said a company without a strong moral fiber is doomed to failure. Here we are a few months later after someone approached Mr. Cathy with a religious question and we’re supposed to be surprised that a self-professed Christian gave a Christian answer.

The big story here is that when President Obama changed his position on gay marriage (kind of) proponents of gay marriage have used this as a opportunity to bully anyone who disagrees with them. You think I’m wrong? Check out the liberal condescension from this guy in the video below.

Chick-fil-A isn’t discriminating with their hiring. Chick-fil-A isn’t discriminating with whom they serve. Dan Cathy’s only supposed crime is a thought crime. There’s all this talk about “hate,” but where is the hate coming from? Where’s the love when a man picks on a poor woman in the drive-thru? Where’s the love in painting graffiti on the wall?

If people don’t want to eat at Chick-fil-A because they’re Christian they’re well within their rights to boycott. I love the Muppets, but I’m sure there’s going to be fallout for their stance on gay marriage. Trying to bully others into silence is hateful.

There’s no discrimination against homosexuals. Even international courts have said that gay marriage isn’t a human right. Free speech and free thought is only allowed on the left if you’re in complete agreement with their worldview. If not, you’re only worthy of scorn.

I haven’t had Chick-fil-A in several weeks. All this talk is making me crave their spicy chicken sandwich.

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