Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Bad politics beats good chicken every time...
I've not given a dime to Chick-Fil-A since it became public knowledge that the company had been giving money to anti-equality organizations. (Even though I knew they were a conservative company, I was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt until confronted with their actions.)
I'll admit, however, the prospect of one of their chicken sandwiches has tempted from time to time, although I've been able to resist. But now, a recent interview with Chick-Fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, has sealed the deal for me.
Responding to his company's "support of the traditional family," Cathy glibly responded, "Well, guilty as charged."
He went on to note, "We are very much supportive of the familythe 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."
Cathy then reiterated his stance during an appearance on The Ken Coleman Show, saying, "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 define what marriage is about."
Cathy and his company are welcome to support whatever causes they believe in, and if their customers have no problem with their anti-equality stance, that is their choice. I would never have the, in Cathy's words, audacity to tell people where they should and should not eat, or what they should and should not believe in.
But as far as I'm concerned, the cows are in trouble, because I'm not going to be eating more chicken anytime soon...