Thursday, August 2, 2012

Eat more chikin

Chick-fil-A has been in the news lately. Not sure if anyone has heard. Apparently Wednesday was Chick-fil-A appreciation day, as many customers arrived to show their support for Chick-fil-A president Dan Cath, who in July stated that he supports the Biblical definition of marriage. Good for them. I'm glad people support the right of a human being in the United States to share their belief.

I have two things to say about this topic. Thing 1: THIS IS NOT A LGBT ISSUE. THIS IS NOT A GAY MARRIAGE ISSUE. THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS ISSUE. This has to do with the right of an individual to have a belief, to express that belief, and to not be persecuted for that belief or the expression. The moment Mr. Cath said he thought biblical marriage was the correct way, a great majority of people were in an uproar calling him a bigot and accusing him of hating the LGBT community. Here's what I say to these people. One, looked up the definition of bigot. Two, does your mom hate you because you have short hair or you like weird music? Then why is Mr. Cath a hater because he doesn't agree with gay marriage? I have never, and will never think that someone hates me because they don't agree with my behavior/opinion. I could go on and on here but many others have written much more persuasive points on the subject, I just needed to get this off my chest.

As for Thing 2, this is something I will never understand. One, I don't support boycotts of any kind because, well, my Church doesn't believe in them. The LDS Church, or Mormons, also known as The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints (perhaps one of the most persecuted groups around) does not support boycotting. So I think boycotting is not a good way to resolve conflict. BUT IF I DID, man, I would come up with a better way than these Chick-fil-A opponents. Have you heard what they are going to do? If not, this comes directly from a news article I read online:

"On Friday, opponents plan on arriving at Chick-fil-A locations and kissing each other." -KSL News

Are you kidding me? I picture a gay couple tending a 3-year old and asking him what they should do to stand up to these hate-filled, chicken-eating, mongrels. The little boy says "You should go to Chick-fila-A and kiss each other. I'm poopie, change my diaper please."  Are you going to prove your point by going onto Chick-fil-A property and kissing? What is that going to solve? Other than landing another front page article on CNN, really, what is that going to do?

It's late, I'm sure I'm not making much sense, but I just had to get this off my chest. I wish people who consider themselves the hated minority would give others the same thing they are fighting for - the right to an opinion, and the right to express that opinion without persecution. I'll leave you with the wisdom of Antoine. I couldn't have said it better myself.


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