In case you haven’t heard, Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, believes in the biblical definition of marriage. His comments to the Baptist Press news organization have been analyzed, publicized, and politicized. Boston, Chicago, and now San Francisco, have all declared their opposition to the chicken company, making it clear that their restaurants are not welcome in their cities. Even the Muppets have gotten in on the action by refusing to allow their toys to ever again grace the interior of a Chick-fil-A kid’s meal box. My oh my, the tolerance police sure are intolerant of diverging viewpoints.
What is really silly is how fabricated and contrived the whole affair is. Predictable even. Was it front-page news three weeks ago that Chick-fil-A was a Christian owned and run company? No. Was it a controversy worthy of a public outcry last month that Chick-fil-A was closed on Sundays? No. And why not? Because everyone already knew this. It was common knowledge that the Cathy family were devoted Christians and ran their company accordingly. It didn’t become a media blitz until the gay propaganda machine demanded one. No one—whether straight or gay—was much surprised by Cathy’s comments that he supported the biblical view of marriage as being between a man and a woman. It wasn’t news; it was an opportunity to further cram the gay agenda down America’s throat via the useful idiots in the media.
Very few people in America even read Cathy’s interview in the Baptist Press. Not that it matters now, but the interview didn’t even mention gay or same-sex marriage. It only mentioned Cathy’s support of “traditional marriage.” It never mentioned his non-support of gay marriage (although I would agree that it was implied). And although it wasn’t discussed in the interview, Cathy probably also doesn’t condone drug use or alcoholism either. As a committed “biblical marriage” kind of guy, he probably doesn’t support adultery or fornication either. But does this stop drug users, drunks, adulterers, and fornicators from stopping at Chick-fil-A for lunch? Do they feel persecuted because Cathy doesn’t support and subsidize their lifestyles? Is his chicken sandwich any less tasty or nutritious because of what he believes? Of course not. But this isn’t the issue. The real issue is the gay agenda machine. Cathy’s interview wasn’t national news until the gay machine made it national news. Just like Dennis the Peasant in Monty Python’s Holy Grail, the gay agenda setters will not be quiet because they are being repressed and (like all repressed people) demand that you listen to them and acknowledge their self-imposed repression. “We’re being repressed by Chick-fil-A. Can’t you see the violence inherent in the fast-food chicken sandwich system?”
In response to the mainstream media’s publicizing and willful participation in the gay agenda machine’s distortion of Chick-fil-A’s image, Mike Huckabee has declared next Wednesday, August 1, as “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.” The goal is simple and (oddly enough) doesn’t require shouting, sign-waving, or verbal put-downs. Just go to Chick-fil-A and spend money. Go for all three meals if you can. Huckabee says this:
I ask you to join me in speaking out on Wednesday, August 1 “Chick fil-A Appreciation Day.” No one is being asked to make signs, speeches, or openly demonstrate. The goal is simple: Let’s affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick fil-A on Wednesday, August 1. Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we’re considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant. This effort is not being launched by the Chick fil-A company and no one from the company or family is involved in proposing or promoting it.
That’s pretty simple. Money talks louder than, well, talk. If you can’t make it to a Chick-fil-A restaurant to show your support, you can always visit the Facebook page and “like” the effort (The page has already been “attacked” at least once, or as Facebook says: the page “caught a bug.“). Let’s make sure that Chick-fil-A employees don’t have a second to stop working on August 1. I’m not a huge supporter of “boycotts” but I can definitely get behind this “buy-cott.” Show your support of the Cathy family. Show them that they’re not alone. If nothing else, come out on Wednesday to show that you won’t be bullied into eating only where the gay propaganda machine says you can eat and that from now on you will “Eat Mor Chikin.”