Monday, 30 July 2012
I believe that everyone is familiar with the stance that Chic Fil-A CEO has taken on marriage, and how it has deeply offended liberals. I do not know why liberals are surprised by that. They have made no secret of being a Christian run business. They play Christian music in their restaurants, and they close down every Sunday. Expecting them to be pro-homosexuality is about as ludicrous as expecting them to be pro-Evolution or pro-Abortion. A closer look at them may also reveal that they are supporters of Zionism and are closer to nationalism than globalism. So I one way I fail to understand why liberals are choosing to boycott now, because their stance should have been obvious. That being said, I have nothing against liberals for boycotting. A few years ago I decided never to patronize McDonalds again because of their pro-gay stance. That is how the free market works. If you dislike a business because of the services or goods they provide, or because of a stance they take, you can boycott them. I think if the fact that McDonalds was pro-gay was more widely dissiminated then most Christians would boycott them.
In any event, when CEO Dan Cathy made his announcement it was immediately dissiminated by the liberal media so that everyone in the country knew about it in a matter of days. At least, everyone with an internet connection or contact with people who do. Since the liberal media is pro-gay, they naturally wanted to let all of their people (the liberals) know what was going on so they could be mobalized into action. However, in spite of their spite, Chic-Fil-A seems to be doing as well as ever. From approximately 11:00 to 2:00 they are packed out, with a long line of cars winding around the side of the building, and the interior of the restaurant is packed out as well. I have never before seen a fast food restaurant so packed. Burger King and Arbies do not get that kind of patronage.
The liberal media has said that Chic Fil-A is in trouble for taking a "contraversial stance" on "gay marriage." But are they really? No not really. First of all, being an advocate of traditional marriage is not contraversial. It is part of traditional American values which, even though the morals here are in a sad state, most of us still believe. It is the concept of "gay-marriage" which is contraversial. The LM is trying to make the news rather than report it, and as usual they are weaving editorial content into news articles. Second, liberals scream loudly so that people think they have more of a voice than they really do. Especially the extreme liberals. Maybe about 1% of the total US population is gay. As for the amount of the population which is sympathetic for the gay cause, I would say it is a good deal less than half. In every state where "gay marriage" comes up for a referendum vote it is voted down, even in notoriously left wing states like the Peoples Republic of California.
That being said, I don't think Chic-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy, or any of them, should back down from their arguments on gay marriage. It is not going to hurt business, and even if it did, it is too late to do anything about it. The toothpaste is already out of the bottle. In any event, I have seen a good deal more comments on the Yahoo news where people have stated that they will now eat at Chic-Fil-A because of this than the reverse. Even atheists and agnostics are saying they will patronize Chic-Fil-A because they are offended by the liberal attempts at brow beating. I myself have made it a goal to eat at Chic-Fil-A at least once or twice a month now, because previously I had given up all fast food. I was also previously offended with Chic-Fil-A for reducing the size of their sandwiches, but now I have to help out my fellow believers. Anyways, Chic-Fil-A is good, so it is with no difficulty that I resume eating there.