Trends that need to end and Chik-fil-A

26 Jul

Chik-fil-A is in the news…and at least this time, not for their famous chicken sandwiches and waffle fries.  They’re in the news because their President, Dan Cathy, when interviewed by The Baptist Press, said that they (Chik-fil-A) are “guilty as charged” in its support of traditional marriage.

 

His comments have ignited a new firestorm against the business, which has long been noted for their conservative values.  And…I’m really confused by it.

 

Since when did companies have to share all of the same personal values that we personally ascribe to, in order for us to buy their products?  And when did our political leaders get to speak for their entire constituencies when it came to what our community values?

 

I will not jump on this dangerous bandwagon.  I won’t criticize any company’s right to self-determination of values whether I agree with their values or not.  It seems to me that we are living in a time that is threatening to free speech and freedom of values.

 

If you don’t like Chik-fil-A, then don’t go.  If you don’t like Target’s support of gay marriage, then don’t go there, either.  But please don’t try to tell businesses, and business owners what they can or can’t believe.  And please end this trend of bullying anyone who doesn’t believe what you believe.

 

Peace,

Neil

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5 Responses to “Trends that need to end and Chik-fil-A”

  1. NotAScientist July 26, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    ” But please don’t try to tell businesses, and business owners what they can or can’t believe. And please end this trend of bullying anyone who doesn’t believe what you believe.”

    I think they’re boycotting them…not telling them not to believe what they want.

  2. Sues July 26, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Yes, yes, a million times yes!!!

  3. David September 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    Wise, rational words…very rare these days.

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