The National Eat at Chick-fil-A Day on July 25 is in response to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists urging people to boycott Chick-fil-A after Dan Cathy responded to the Biblical Recorder's question about the company's support for the traditional family saying, "Well, guilty as charged."
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."
"We intend to stay the course," Cathy said. "We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."
I find it interesting that the pro-gay marriage activists are quick to crucify Cathy for his beliefs and so quick to forget that Obama ALSO believes that marriage is between a man and a woman.
"I’ve stated my opposition to this. I think it’s unnecessary," Obama told MTV. "I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage.
Dan Cathy's support for traditional marriage, Chick-Fil-A has thrown it into the national spot light by the media and progressive groups hoping to go after Chick-Fil-A. in an attempt to demonize it.
The mayor of Boston insisted that no Chick-Fil-A restaurant would be built in his city despite the act that it would be a violation of Cathy's First Amendment rights.
It is interesting to note here that Cathy’s views on marriage remain the law in Illinois. The state sent Obama to the U.S. Senate as an opponent of same-sex marriage. As a matter of fact it might be a good idea for Rahm Emmanuel should wait to crack down on chicken restaurants until he hasa lower murder rate than Kabul.
Supporters of gay marriage have every right not to patronize a business that gives money to their political opponents, as well as to voice their disagreement with Chick-fil-A’s president. Certainly the Mupettes have the right to pull their brand from Chick-fil-A because they support same-sex marriage.
Ask yourself this question, are we truly to the point where Christians will be denied a business license based on their beliefs?
Dan Cathy has never once denied a meal, or made a hateful comment, or encourraged his employees to do so. Chick-fil-a d does not refuse to hire GLT employees. I can ppoint to numerous examples of the commpany's great philanthropic outreach. There is nothing evil about Mr. Cathy or his business.
This controversy too shall pass. Chick-fil-a will survive based not on the Cathy family’s personal views but on its ability to produce a quality product at a reasonable price in a manner that is pleasing to its customers
Tonight with a renewed sense of appreciation, my husband and I will use Roads and Bridges to get to Chick-fil-a. We plan to arrive shovel ready.