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.
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.”) .