Before I get to talking about why I think the backlash that the fast food chain, “Chick Fil A”, is getting is wrong and why they’re misunderstood by many of you, lets get an overview of what’s going on. Why this public backlash started to begin with.
Dan Cathy was interviewed by the Ken Coleman radio show back in June and said this controversial comment, “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage’. I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.” Then he told the Baptist press about “being guilty as charged” when talking about marriage equality and all that stuff. This is what made the Jim Henson company to no longer work with “Chick Fil A” ever again. Then the Chick Fil A company announced they were no longer selling the Muppets toys due to safety concerns and said it had nothing to do with the same sex marriage stance.
Yes, I think that covers everything on why the public is pissed off at, Chick Fil A. It’s mostly gays that are angry at Chick Fil A. Also, there are some straight people who support “same sex marriage”, they are angry at, Chick Fil A, too. There are mixed opinions of, Chick Fil A. Some are against same sex marriage like me and still support, Chick Fil A. There are even those who support gay people and still like, Chick Fil A. See? Mixed reactions to the company. Some hate the company, some still stand by them.
As for the Chick Fil A, Appreciation Day from yesterday, proves that the company has mixed reactions ’cause the company got a mix of supporters and protesters that came out for the event. The Appreciation Day had nothing to do with the same sex marriage stance, it was to help celebrate the company in a positive manner. Yet, negativity still got in the way because of all this same sex marriage bullshit.
Back to Dan Cathy’s comment, how in the hell is that bigotry? How is it offensive and hateful? It’s not. The whole point that Dan made is that America is trying to “redefine” marriage from what God originally intended marriage to be in the bible. A marriage should be between a man and a woman. Nothing wrong with that, and the point is pretty valid too. He is entitled to his own opinion, let him have it. What ever happened to freedom of speech in this country? That’s the problem here. The second we disagree with gay marriage, it automatically makes us evil homophobes. We don’t hate gay people, just the marriage part of it. You can’t change how marriage was originally supposed to be. Doesn’t work that way. Just because he is against same sex marriage, does not mean the entire, Chick Fil A, company is homophobic.
People are always looking at religious people being evil nutcases, just because they follow things from the bible. How are they hateful people? When you go on hating on people who are against same sex marriage, you are even more hateful than they are. No difference! That’s one thing that disgusts me about the political world when it comes to same sex marriage. Too much negativity, bullying and harassment going around, all over the place. The world is full of hate and to you “same sex marriage” supporters, you are no different ’cause you can be full of negative drama too.
The entire internet has been all over this Chick Fil A drama for days, and I’ve think I’ve about had it. Aren’t there better things in life to talk about? What about the Olympics going on? What about our bad economy, the job employment and the upcoming election? We need to discuss more important things and not this silly Chick Fil A, drama. How is Dan Cathy, CEO/President a bad guy. Do you know the guy? No. And for those complaining that he stopped selling the Muppets toys, that just the company’s decision. They’re just doing what’s right for business, that is all.
All those people that are against Chick Fil A, need to grow up ’cause they’re all acting pretty childish over this silly nonsense. This would be my last discussion about this on my blog ’cause I would rather get back to discussing good things like movies, music, and entertainment news. There’s nothing more to see here, so move along people.
Edit to Add: One last thing I wanted to say, read this little article, a Gay man writes an open letter to the public about his thoughts on this controversy, he also defends Dan Cathy and Chick Fil A, read this whole thing, check it out, here. Pretty good read!