Let’s jump right on in, shall we?
Chick-Fil-A had a good day August 1st. Throngs of supporters lined up, many in excessive heat zones, to buy a chicken sandwich and show their support for Chick-Fil-A. One Chick-Fil-A even ran out of food!
All this came about after the fast-food chain received criticism for statements Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy made about his opposition to same-sex marriage and that supporting same-sex marriage invites God’s punishment upon our nation.
In an effort to better understand what Mr. Cathy is supporting and condemning and predicting the wrath of God over, I sorted through several articles and noticed that Cathy was rather specific in his wording.
Questioned about the opposition his company, Chick-fil-A, has received on its position supporting the so-called "traditional family," CEO Dan Cathy quipped, "Well, guilty as charged." In a recent article appearing in theBaptist Press (July 22), he continued that "We are very much supportive of the family -- the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that."
It seems that Cathy takes issue with more than same-sex marriage there. Oh, he is clearly opposed to all things rainbow…but some other folk may want to take pass on that sandwich too.
For example, the divorced.
Base on his quote, Cathy feels that being man-on-woman married is a one-time deal.
Folks who are living together may want to get a nice crispy tolerant and accepting salad instead.
Um, folks who lived together before getting married.
Oh, and people who had or are having "pre-marital" sex too!
Come to think of it, if folk falling short of Cathy’s interpretation of what pleases God stopped going to Chick-Fil-A and scored salad and soup instead…well, the health care benefits would be huge!
On a positive note, this whole mess shines a light on how we should all be wary of where we spend our hard earned cash lest we line the wallets of bigots.
Seriously, though…I don’t understand Chick-Fil-A’s statement of how they treat everyone who enters their establishments with respect and blah, blah, followed by blah.
If they truly believe that LGBT people seeking marriage equality invite the wrath of God then why the fuck are they committed to respecting them?
That doesn’t make sense within the anti-gay vengeful God rhetoric Cathy spouts.
Either Chick-Fil-A is full of shit or their family-run private bitness worships the god of money more than they fear God’s wrath.
Mayhap they are a crispy fried combo of both?