When is a chicken not just a food? When it’s sold by a homophobic, hateful, discriminatory, vile (Christian) vendor, of course!
I’ve only had the gastronomical delight of indulging in Chick-fil-A chicken once or twice during a brief sojourn in North Carolina some years ago. Had I known then the philosophy of the owner of that fast-but-excellent-food chain, I would have indulged more often. Chick-fil-A, unfortunately, has no outlets in my Long Island, New York vicinity although it does currently have some 1501 restaurants nationwide in 39 states plus D.C.
Unfortunate, too, is the current campaign being staged by homosexuals against the privately-held chain because one of its Pennsylvania stores had the unmitigated gall to feed a group of individuals who oppose gay marriage. Apparently, in PA it’s fine to scarf down all the Chick-fil-A chicken you wish, but if an outlet dares to serve people who disagree with you and believe in the sanctity of marriage, as most Americans do, you run afoul, or afowl, of homosexuals.
The immediate cause of that most recent gay uproar may have been one Pennsylvania store, which story the New York Times oddly and gaily headlined as, “If you’re eating Chick-fil-A, you’re eating anti-gay,” but the story goes far beyond PA. Pennsylvania was just a skirmish in a long gay war against true diversity and against Chick-fil-A.
As one observer noted, “If they [gays] don’t like Chick-fil-A and what it stands for, they are not required to eat there. Chick-fil-A has done nothing wrong here, and yet they want to damage them. I believe some people want to damage the company simply because it is a Christian based corporation,” http://tiny.cc/2d9hf. Therein lies the homosexual intent.
Chick-fil-A has done something wrong here; it dared to depart from the homosexual agenda of universal agreement on gay marriage and is a Christian enterprise to boot, even though the chain welcomes any customers who enjoy chicken whether they be Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, or practitioners of voodoo. Gays are nevertheless committed to damaging Chick-fil-A because the chain isn’t PC, adheres to Christian principles, and doesn’t conform to the minority American view on same-sex marriage.
The founder of Chick-fil-A, Sunday school teacher S. Truett Cathy, and its current president, his son Dan Cathy, are devout Christians who conduct their 67 year old business on the bases of those Christian principles. Not only do both franchised and company-owned stores close on Sundays but the chain endeavors to treat its employees well and fairly and is widely-known for supporting the communities it serves by providing local scholarships, contributing to charities, etc.
That service and support go for nought with gays. It’s that Christianity that sticks in the craw of homosexual protestors who used the incident in Pennsylvania to publicize their ongoing campaign to rid the nation of what they feel is the pestilence of Chick-fil-A, and they’re having a degree of success mainly, not unsurprisingly, on college campuses.
Change.org, which specializes in inciting agitation, cited various colleges and universities in which student activists forced their student unions to expel Chick-fil-A outlets. Indiana University South Bend and Florida Gulf Coast University are among those schools which showed their intolerance of Christian diversity.
One student at FGCU reflected not only that intolerance but a failure in Logic 101 and Economics 101 by linking the restaurant’s banishment with homophobia, capitalism, and the college buzz of environmentalism. Sophomore Rashad Davis was on a professorial-induced collegiate roll when he said that “allowing a Chick-fil-A on campus would only line the pockets of people peddling homophobia. . . Giving money to an organization that supports anti-gay networks and isn’t environmentally conscious is the wrong thing to do. And the more we pay them, the bigger they grow:” http://tiny.cc/70q1p
In a demonstration of true tolerance and inclusion, Chick-fil-A’s President Dan Cathy has categorically denied any effort to offend the company’s clientele. At the same time, he has not denied the company’s support for Christian or other organizations which work in defense of traditional, normal, marriage, and good for him! That won’t placate gays but what will, short of the entire country jumping on the gay marriage bandwagon?
In view of the homosexual influence in the New York area, Chick-fil-A will probably never open a restaurant here. That’s a loss for gays and heterosexuals alike. New York may be the ultimate in diversity and tolerance but only if the diversity conforms and the tolerance tolerates the intolerant.