Chick-fil-A has captured the chicken sandwich market with its clever ads showing cows holding and making signs that say “Eat Mor Chikin.” Clever ads, however, are not enough. You’ve got to have a good chicken sandwich, and Chick-fil-A has one of the best and service to match.
The homosexual community has taken a disliking to the outspoken Christian company because Chick-fil-A supports traditional marriage and offers counseling seminars to married heterosexual couples and does not support either homosexuality or homosexual marriage.
Chick-fil-A has donated around $2 million to organizations like the Marriage & Family Legacy Fund, Focus on the Family, Exodus International, and the Family Research Council. All of them oppose the homosexual agenda. Homosexual groups have been consistent Chick-fil-A “haters” (to use their favorite attack word) as this Christian Post article explains:
Dan Cathy, the president of the fast-food giant Chick-fil-A and the son of its founder, Truett Cathy, confirmed the company’s commitment to traditional family values in an interview with Baptist Press. While the Atlanta-based chain’s position is nothing new, homosexual activists are up in arms and calling for yet another all-out boycott of the chain’s 1,608 restaurants.
Truett Cathy started the company in 1946. It remains a family-owned business that employs nearly 50,000 workers in more than 1615 locations in 39 states and Washington, D.C. One of the unique business features of Chick-fil-A is that their stores are closed on Sundays so its employees can rest and attend worship services if they wish to.
In addition to its business enterprises, Chick-fil-A operates 11 foster care homes in Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama. The WinShape College Program at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, is a co-op course of study that offers joint four-year scholarship funding to incoming freshmen of up to $32,000. WinShape Camps offers boys and girls summer programs at the college, which will be attended by more than 15,000 campers in 2012.
None of this matters to the Gaystapo. Their goal is to shut down all opposition to their agenda like they’ve done to people who supported the California anti-homosexual marriage bill Proposition 8.
Homosexual activists worked hard to kick the restaurant off college campuses across the country. The fact that Chick-fil-A has not given in to pressure sticks in the craw of the homosexual bullies.
If the good folks at Chick-fil-A are willing to give up income on one of the busiest restaurant days of the week (Sunday) — about $500 million — you can bet they’re not afraid of any bad publicity coming from the homosexual cabal. Their strong stand motivates me to eat more chicken at Chick-fil-A.
Other Christian companies and politicians could learn some lessons from Chick-fil-A. Homosexual intimidators think like Islamic radicals. When their opponents apologize and back down, they get even more bold and violent. Standing your ground befuddles a bully. Heather Cronk, managing editor of Get Equal, a national LGBT group, said that they have “moved on” from public attacks against Chick-fil-A. Standing your ground against bullies works.
You might want to consider shopping elsewhere if you purchase your office supplies at Office Depot. The company introduced its “Be Brave” campaign that highlights homosexual celebrity Lady Gaga. In this topsy-turvy world, supporting biblical morality is “hate” but encouraging same-sex behavior is a sign of bravery.
I would love to see Chick-fil-A post signs that read “Eat Mor Liberals.” The company is too nice to get involved in a war of words. Even so, it would make a good ad campaign and would drive the liberals batty. And I bet that Chick-fil-A would sell even more chicken sandwiches.
I’m off to get one as soon as I post this article.