Who’s Chicken Now?
Support Chick Fil-A with your pockets
By: Patsy Fleming
A firestorm erupted recently when Dan Cathy, the president and CEO of Chick-fil-A responded during an interview with the Baptist Press that he supported the biblical definition of traditional marriage. His position should not be a surprise for a company that supports Christian values. In addition to closing on Sundays to offer its employees an opportunity to practice their faith, the corporate purpose of Chick-fil-A, Inc. is “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us. To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”
Mr. Cathy has a First Amendment right to express his views. We do not have to agree with him, but he has the right to say it. Just as we have the right to not shop there if it makes us uncomfortable. But that highlights a major difference in the thinking between a conservative and a liberal. If a conservative does not like Mr. Cathy’s statement, he will refuse to support the company. But that is not good enough for liberals. If a liberal does not like a business, he wants it shut down. The mayors of Boston and Chicago have both expressed their goal of prohibiting future expansion by Chick-fil-A in their cities – a move that is not only unconstitutional but is akin to mini-fiefdoms than any form of true representative government.
Google “conservative versus liberal” and the internet will regurgitate the oft-repeated axioms such as “if a conservative does not like guns, he does not buy one, but if a liberal does not like guns, he wants all guns outlawed” or “if a conservative does not like a talk show host or radio personality, he switches the channel, but liberals demand that those they do not agree with be shut down.”
Liberals cater to our basest instincts and our animalistic behaviors. They abhor standards for behavior, and conservatives are labeled as judgmental, intolerant, or racist if we criticize their “bad behavior.” Liberals say they embrace tolerance and peaceful coexistence, yet are the most intolerant people when they disagree with your position or viewpoint. If a conservative does not believe in God, then he does not practice a religion, but if a liberal does not believe in God, he wants any reference to God removed from public view (and to regulate Bible Study in your home). If a conservative chooses to improve his diet, he stops drinking sodas, but if a liberal wants to improve his diet, he wants sodas banned for everyone. The Obama administration refuses to allow U.S. companies to drill for more oil on the pretense of protecting the environment, yet forces us to depend on foreign oil pulled out of the ground with no environmental safeguards.
Now we have liberals calling for a boycott of Chick-fil-A because of a religious conviction stated by the company’s president. Yet liberals support Islam. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said “voting against Sharia Law … is bigotry” but she (and the rest of the liberals) must not know that under Sharia Law, homosexuality is not tolerated and is punishable by death – typically a beheading after various tortures.
Governor Mike Huckabee is sponsoring a “Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day” on Wednesday, August 1st for folks to show their support by eating at their local restaurant. No protests, banners, or rallies – vote with your dollars and support those establishments with like-minded values. I will be at my local Chick-fil-A on Wednesday and hope to see you there!