I told myself I wasn’t going to discuss this particular issue, but it’s 4:30 and I’m restless, as usual. So here’s my take on the whole Chick Fil A free speech vs. gay marriage thing.
People are getting their panties in a wad because of the whole “free speech” thing, correct? Everyone has the right to their opinion. Well yes, you do. This is the United States of America, and under the first amendment, we can enact the freedom of speech. That doesn’t mean that nobody else can disagree with your opinion. I, in fact, have the right to tell you that I think your opinion is utterly stupid. It’s within my rights, damn you!
So the president of a fast food restaurant chain comes out (ha ha) as an opposer of gay marriage. Alright…so I don’t like your opinion, because I believe everyone should have the right to get married. If only for the legal benefits and entitlements, of course. It’s not hard to believe that marriage isn’t held to the same standard as it used to be, in this country. Open your eyes, and take a quick scan. Divorce, affairs, custody battles, oh my!
That doesn’t mean everyone is screwing their marriages up, just a good half of ‘em, if you believe statistics. Let the gays muck it up just like the rest of us, okay?
Again, that’s just my opinion. For the love of God, calm down before you tell me that you think I’m wrong.
Let me just say this, before jumping into the whole chicken sandwiches thing.
Gay is here to stay. Homosexuals go back millions of years, and they aren’t going to just go live on a little island somewhere. If they did have their own island, I imagine that it would be very extravagant with hoards of billowing rainbow flags (made by top-tier designers, naturally – those gays have exquisite tastes) and quite loud as well, because there would probably be a continuous stream of Lady Gaga and Elton John tunes playing. It would be like a big gay celebration, all the time! Not to generalize all gays, but again, merely my opinion (gasp) and that’s just what I (vivid imagination)
hope believe would happen.
Can you imagine if they did isolate themselves like that? I don’t even want to fathom the state my hair would be in.
Okay, so I understand that Chick-Fil-A is built on some solid biblical principles. Family is important, there is no disputing that. In the words of Dan Cathy, “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives,” he said. Great on the first one, great on the second one…wait, ‘we are married to our first wives’?
What a flattering description, “first wife”.
Yeah, I get what he’s saying. He isn’t ditching the ole ball-n-chain for some hot young marketing employee, the “Miss Chick-fil-A September” or something. But it doesn’t make you a wonderful human being to be married to your first wife, or better than anyone else. We all know there is plenty of evidence to say otherwise.
None of my business, of course.
Oh, but neither is the matter of two men or two women getting hitched. Yet, Dan Cathy, a presumably heterosexual guy married to a woman, still feels the need to donate to anti-gay marriage groups.
It’s not hurting you, is it? I mean those ‘mos aren’t stabbing you with their rainbow pitchforks, are they? Gays are good for the population, Danny! Did you know that since the year 2000, more than 30,000 children are living in the homes of gay couples? Kind of sweet, really. You know, kids finding homes and families instead of living on the streets or bouncing around the system. How nice of those evil sinners that are destroying America!
(I know Dan Cathy didn’t say that last part, but I have seen it from other anti-gay folks)
You can probably insinuate from this article that I don’t agree with Dan Cathy, and Chick-fil-A’s stance on gay marriage. Fortunately, we live in a country where we are free to express ourselves as we wish. However, that doesn’t mean that we SHOULD.
Why don’t you just serve me a chicken sandwich and shut up?
Kidding. Kind of.
I’m pretty sure that I can go without one of the above chicken sandwiches or anything else they have to offer, for the rest of my life. Honestly, if you haven’t ever been to a Chick-Fil-A, you really aren’t missing out. It’s fattening, fried crap in my opinion, like most other kinds of fast food. In case you didn’t know, fast food is unhealthy and can be linked to cardiovascular disease.
That’s not very biblical of you, Cathy, to enable heart disease and obesity! I doubt Jesus would approve.