Monday, I was at a local mall when I had a taste for some ice cream. I’d usually go to Chick-Fil-A for an ice cream cone, but not this time. Not no, but hell nah!
In an interview with the Baptist Press, Chick-Fil-A’s president Dan Cathy stated that he was “guilty as charged” “when asked about the company’s position” to “support…the traditional family.” In a later interview, he stated “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.“
From the View to newspaper articles, there are people who think that Cathy was merely exercising his freedom of speech. To that I proclaim: sure he is; but then again, our guaranteed freedom of speech is more often than not the security blanket of bigots and fools.
These guardians of our freedoms think the mayors of Boston and Chicago should focus on leading their cities. To this I proclaim: they are. As leaders of their cities, these mayors are standing up for all of their citizens because Chick-Fil-A doesn’t just communicate their views against gay marriage, but the company backs up their views with money.
Money is a powerful thing because from Atlanta, Georgia Chick-Fil-A can funnel money to anti-gay organizations across the nation. Cathy and his family (that privately owns the fast food restaurant chain) can shape the laws of other states with their donations; so unlike what Republicans want us to believe, a state’s laws do not solely reflect the beliefs of each state’s citizens.
Finally, Chick-Fil-A wants to “operate on biblical principles,” yet they feed people sandwiches loaded with sodium and fat. I guess that’s one way to maintain and honor God’s temple if you want them to meet their Maker sooner than later.