The CEO believing wrong doctrines on sexuality and marriage may get Chick-fil-A banned.
America is now a place where you can be forbidden to make a living if you think the wrong thoughts. If you own a business, it can get you banned.
From the Denver Post: “Chick-fil-A location at DIA paused after Denver Council cites chain’s LGBT stances.”
Chick-fil-A’s reputation as an opponent of same-sex marriage has imperiled the fast-food chain’s potential return to Denver International Airport, with several City Council members this week passionately questioning a proposed concession agreement.
Councilman Paul Lopez called opposition to the chain at DIA “really, truly a moral issue on the city.”
His position comes despite ardent assurances from the concessionaires — who have operated other DIA restaurants — that strict nondiscrimination policies will include protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Robin Kniech, the council’s first openly gay member, said she was most worried about a local franchise generating “corporate profits used to fund and fuel discrimination.” She was first to raise Chick-fil-A leaders’ politics during a Tuesday committee hearing.
The normally routine process of approving an airport concession deal has taken a rare political turn. The Business Development Committee on Tuesday stalled the seven-year deal with a new franchisee of the popular chain for two weeks.
Yes, this is happening in the country formerly known as the United States. Because a pack of local bullies don’t approve of the idea that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman, they have the power to cut off the attempts by those who hold such a view to do business in “their” airport.
Notice no one is suggesting that Chick-fil-A would be unprofitable and fail to bring the airport revenue due to their ugly belief in marriage being related to biology. No, everyone knows that they are an immensely popular fast-food chain that would do very well.
In other words, this is a minority imposing itself on the majority who either agree with the CEO of Chick-fil-A or else who don’t care.
Those are overlapping categories. Many people eat at Chick-fil-A who agree with the CEO about the definition of marriage but who also don’t care. They eat because they like the chicken!
Can you imagine what would happen if some locality barred an Apple store from opening up because they didn’t approve of Apple CEO Tim Cook’s politics? Does anyone think I use an iPhone because I approve of Tim Cook’s fascism or his promotion of discrimination?
So why should the beliefs of a CEO selling chicken-based fast food be anyone’s concern? Obviously, given the number of loyal customers that flock to Chick-fil-A, it isn’t a problem.
But politicians exist to coerce, to ban, and threaten, to control. In this case, they are a kind of priesthood guarding homosexual orthodoxy from the influence of unbelievers.