August 3, 2012

RE: A comment on the Chick-Fil-A Post

A few days ago, I shared my opinion on the Chick-Fil-A topic. I received many comments via Facebook, email and directly onto my blog page. My blog is set so I have to approve all my comments- and I was taken aback when I read the following, posted by an 'anonymous' person.

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Chick-Fil-A": 

I think a business can support who they each his own. Many (most) support gay rights, so in my opinion, Chick-fil-a definitely has a right to support causes that they believe in. They were exercising their 1st amendment right, as do MANY gays parading their homosexuality for the world to see. Chick-fil-a's leader was asked a question and he simply answered it. He didn't volunteer it and he doesn't hate gays. I don't get the uproar. Christians are called bigots all the time, when in fact, it's usually the can work both ways. I personally am against homosexual relations. I am a Bible-believer, but I definitely wouldn't ban a restaurant for their support of gay rights because I do not hate gays (or other races for that matter)... I will still eat their food, but I don't have to believe as they do. My brother is homosexual; that doesn't change my love for him or his lover, but God takes care of His own. Chick-fil-a is VERY successful and I believe that they always will be because they stand for something. 

I'm honestly, not sure where to begin. I didn't post the comment below my original post because I felt the need to address it...particularly because it was posted anonymously onto my family blog- who few have the address to.

Yes, Chick-Fil-A absolutely has the right to support any cause they choose. Just as they have the right to express their opinions and beliefs, I have a right to choose not to spend money in their establishments. My choosing not to eat there chicken is no different than me choosing not to support Michael Vick's clothing line. I'm not going to fund something I don't agree with...and although the subject matter between Michael Vick & Chick-Fil-A differ, the principle does not. If I'm aware that the money I spend on an item will trickle on to support a cause that I do not support, I'm not going to purchase said item. It turns me off to the entire company. 

Gays parading their homosexuality for the world to see? Do they parade it? I live in North Carolina, so maybe I'm a bit sheltered. However, the last time I was in NYC or LA, I'm pretty sure I didn't see homosexuals having sex on the sidewalk...or heterosexuals, for that matter. How else would they 'parade' their homosexuality, as you said? I guess I parade my green eyes and pale skin- since that is something I was born with...just as homosexuals are born homosexuals. 

A bigot, as defined by Websters is a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance. I'm having a hard saying your comment doesn't define bigotry just as well as Websters dictionary. 

Chick-Fil-A will continue to be successful because that serve amazing fried chicken sandwiches. In six months, many fairwhether arguers will have forgotten this whole topic and will eat their chicken meals and laugh at the silly cows holding the 'eat more chicken' signs. I'm like an elephant though...some things I just don't forget.