Krisily Kennedy

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My Two Cents

Chick-Fil-What?

Posted by krisily on August 2, 2012 at 4:10 AM

I am beyond confused at yesterday's events at a fast food chain. Chick-Fil-a, controversy at a fast food chain, really? 

 So here is the short version of what has happened from what I can gather. Chick-fil-a President Dan Cathy made a public statement that he is opposed to same sex marriage and also said "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."  If he was saying this as his opinion fine, but no he said this while talking about the company’s “family values”

 A mayor, a council member and several other politicians spoke up against the company going as far as saying the franchise is not welcome in their cities and towns. Politicians, actors, equal rights groups and more have all been talking about boycotting the chain and Jim Henson Co has even stopped making the toys for their kid’s meals.

 On the flip side several other politicians, like Sarah Palin and Rick Santorum to name a few, of course were preaching their support for the business. Former presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee, even dubbed Aug. 1 as Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day!

Yesterday people showed up in large numbers to support this franchise I became upset, then I heard their reasoning and became downrigh tconfused. People came out today not because they necessarily agreed with Chick-Fil-A’s president’s stance on gay marriage, but to stand up for what they have said is Freedom of speech, & freedom of religion. So let me get this straight you don't support the government banning a business based on religious beliefs, but yet its ok that they ban marriages based on them? If we are going to ask the government to act a certain way then it needs to be that way across the board. It is the same argument over and over again, separation of church and state, but why is it only ok to use this argument when it is convenient for them. I wonder if all the people standing in those lines waiting all that time for fast food that isn’t even that good realized that the one thing they were standing up for was the same exact thing the LGBT community is fighting for. Freedom

 Maybe we all need to start selling waffle fries, people will fight for a business’s rights but not for a fellow human being? Makes you wonder is money more important than love?

 

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Reply tomincmh
11:46 PM on December 19, 2013 
Well said and I don't think most of those supporters even noticed the irony you just pointed out. Either you believe in everyone's freedom to peacefully express themselves or you don't. There shouldn't be any gray areas.