Eat More Chicken…

Since when did you have to choose between supporting the “Muppets” or Chicken (sandwiches)?  Welcome to 2012.

Chick-fil-A is back in our blog again.  They are back in the news again for the companies president (Dan Cathy) remarks about same-sex marriage:

“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,’” Cathy said in the interview. “I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we would have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about.” Cathy went on, “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.” 

His comments, as you might suspect met with a lot of criticism.  The mayor of Boston vowed to block Chick-fil-A’s proposed location in his city.  The Muppets CEO (who personally embraces same-sex marriage), says that their company supports “diversity” and “inclusiveness”.   The Kansas City Star said this about the same-sex debate:  “In time, today’s college students will push this debate where it needs to go — packed up as a relic from a less enlightened era. Younger generations tend to think the views of Cathy are head-scratchingly irrelevant.”

The last time we wrote about Chick-fil-A making news over a similar issue, I addressed the question of  “tolerance” and how it seems that those who say Chick-fil-A lacks “tolerance”, they seem to be the very people showing no “tolerance” accept for those who share their views.  I actually support the people and groups that want to boycott Chick-fil-A, people should have the freedom to shop where they want and to associate with whom every they choose.

Thats what I want to ask you.  Knowing that your money supports companies and individuals and those companies and individuals in turn give money to support social, moral and political causes that you may agree or disagree with, have you every said “no”, because you didn’t want your money to support something your disagreed with?

I applaud the mayor of Boston.  I applaud the CEO of the Muppets.  They are standing up for what they believe.

Do you?

Love to hear your thoughts…

 

After thought:  I hope and pray that the Kansas City Star quote about College students debating this issue will happen, only with with the conclusion that some “relics” from a past generation are perhaps – the enlightened ones after all.   (“In time, today’s college students will push this debate where it needs to go — packed up as a relic from a less enlightened era. Younger generations tend to think the views of Cathy are head-scratchingly irrelevant.”) .

Links:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/muppets-makers-end-partnership-with-chick-fil-a-over-gay-marriage-78798/#PT7i25UH7RFJxyY4.99

http://mirror242.com/blog/2011/02/05/chick-fil-a-anyone/

http://blog.al.com/live/2012/08/chick-fil-a_same-sex_marriage.html

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/07/29/3730925/same-sex-marriage-opponents-earn.html

 

 

3 thoughts on “Eat More Chicken…

  1. “The mayor of Boston vowed to block Chick-fil-A’s proposed location in his city.”

    Why would you applaud this?

    What he said was completely unconstitutional. I’m pretty sure there is an amendment forbidding gov. officials not allowing someone start a business because of their beliefs. Maybe THE FIRST ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Would you applaud me if I said I vow to stop all atheists from moving to Tahoe? Just because i am “standing up for what I believe in” doesn’t make my statement valid. The possibility of me stopping atheists from moving in to Tahoe is at the same level as a United States mayor trying to stop a business who is against gay marriage. its just silly

    CAN YOU DEAL WITH THAT???????

    • Josh-
      Great question “Why would you applaud this?”.
      Because I think people ought to take their ideas and public responsibilities seriously. They Mayor is backing up his ideas and speech with action. He thinks that Chic-fil-A’s is supporting behavior that is detrimental to society. He doesn’t want to reward a companies that promotes bigoty or promotes immoral discrimination in his town. He is doing what he feels like reflects the towns best interest and reflects the views of the citizens that have elected him. If the people don’t like what the Mayor believes they don’t have to reelect him. Maybe you should argue with the people who live in Boston and have reelected him Mayor since 1993! He is the longest serving Mayor Boston has EVER had (going all the back to 1822). I applaud people who don’t just talk about what they believe, but actually stand up and live out the principles. I DON”T always applaud their actions, but I appreciate their honesty.
      I know that I have far to often been able to speak the truth, but have not been faithful to practice what I preached.
      I know that far to many “christians” say the right things but often fail to live out the right things.

      Lets say that you where Mayor of South Lake Tahoe. Lets take a cultural issue that our town deals with currently. Take the Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. Lets say you thought they were just a sham, only existing to let people get marijuana though legal means. Lets say you believed SLT was better off not having them in your town. Lets say you had strong moral reasons backing your opinions. Lets say you had strong medical reasons behind you reasoning. If you had the power to present to the town council a resolution to not give a business permit to dispensaries, would you do it? I hope you’d follow you convictions!

      If you where our towns Mayor would you say zoning laws that keep Strip Clubs out of residential neighborhood are good laws?

      If you really thought atheism was detrimental to our society would you have the courage to write a letter to an editor stating why? Would you do a presentation explaining why thought atheism was responsible for a some of the decay in our western world today, if you had the opportunity?

      PS. Towns and municipalities have a great deal of constitutional influence as to who does business in their areas. They have lot of cultural influence too! read these…

      http://articles.latimes.com/2010/apr/28/business/la-fi-happy-meals-20100428
      http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2010/1104/Happy-Meal-ban-No-toys-for-you

  2. Great question, I have said no to buying Levis jeans, they contribute a lot of money to the gay rights cause.

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