River Skylan and Hadley Van Dyne face off week to week as they stalk the campaign trails of President Obama and his opponent, Mitt Romney. They dabble in hot topics and issues facing the social and political consequence of the country at large. This week, Hadley gets the first punch while River gets the rebuttal. Tune in next week for more he said/she said of the left and right and to find out just where this debate will take us in time for Election 2012.
Is it me or is the Chick-Fil-A controversy getting a bit out of hand? Quite honestly, I’m still confused about what’s going on. It seems to me that we shouldn’t be surprised that the CEO of a fast food chain, one closed on Sundays, one who was never been shy about the religious beliefs of the family that owns it, says marriage is believed to be between a man and a woman.
It’s enough to make me wonder if most in protest of Dan Cathy are even aware of what it was he said. Let me fill you in.
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…we know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.
That’s it. He was interviewed by Baptist Press, answered that to a question about his views on family, and then the nation went in attack mode. He spewed no hatred, he showed no bigotry, he promised no prejudice.
Legality aside, religion is a cherished foundation of America and Americans shouldn’t be criticized for speaking their beliefs, no matter who they are or what kind of service they provide you. I’m getting quite tired of listening to the gay agenda. It has become absolutely rampant and I don’t understand why. And now the community is up in arms simply because the owner of a chicken restaurant says he doesn’t believe in gay marriage?
And here’s where we went wrong: boycott his company if he called the press asking for attention to add his two sense, boycott his company if he announced he would no longer serve or hire homosexuals. Now that you’ve beaten a guy up for speaking his rightful mind, you’ve made your cause look laughable.
No, actually, that’s not it. This prideful, arrogant Catholic went on to reiterate his views on the Ken Coleman Show and added this nonsense:
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,’ and I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is about
Please, Mr. Cathy, as a member of our generation I must ask that you not pray god’s mercy on me. It won’t go well.
Does it matter if he called the press or if the press called him? The bottom line is not what he believes, it’s what he supports with all of those chicken dollars we give him. Which means the “anti-gay agenda” is just as laughable as the “gay agenda,” if that’s how you see it.
Boycotting the place means I no longer want to give my money to anti-gay organizations using Chick-Fil-A as my middle man. And I have the right to decide where my money goes and to base that decision on personal beliefs if I deem it necessary enough. Just like you have the choice to not eat Oreos or use Microsofts, to not buy from Amazon or shop at Target and drink the coffee at Starbucks. No one is saying you’re wrong if you decide to not support the “gay agenda” by buying a Caramel Frappucino.
But don’t worry about your fave chicken sandwich becoming obsolete, Hadley, because I think we know that that is what this is all about. Believe me, if there were enough people to vote Bush in for a second term, there are plenty of those people left to continue lining up to give Chick-Fil-A some business.