posted on Jul, 31 2012 @ 09:40 PM
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by hp1229
We had lunch at Chick-Fil-A yesterday, and I ate there on Friday night as I was travelling also.
Not because I disagree with gay marriage, I am actually in favor of gay marriage (although I think "marriage" should be done in a church, and they
should create a legal union for any couple gay or not, that wants to form a partnership outside of a church). Anyway, in this day and age,
procreation is not the concern it used to be, so marriages are not for the same intents and purposes they used to be.
Anyhow, back to the point, I am against all these people trying to force their wills on other people. I think Chick-Fil-A will benefit from this
backlash, just like they benefit from being closed on Sundays, and hiring competent people instead of punks.
I think this cake shoppe will probably benefit from this backlash, and seeing as how they don't want gay customers, then a gay boycott seems to be
exactly what they want anyway. What a stupid way to show your discontent. "OH, so you don't want us as customers, then fine, we won't be your
The boycott will just bring them more attention from the customers they DO want, so it works in their favor.
I could not have worded a paost better and wish I could "Applause" you instead of just starring you. My family and I have visited Chick-Fil-A twice
this week as well, for the same reasons you stated in your brilliant post.
I am always thankful to reside in a country where free speech is still (at the moment) pretty darn free. We are allowed to hold different viewpoints
and live different lifestyles just as freely (for the most part...minus beastiality etc.) But we need to stop trying to force others to agree with us
and then stop trying to punish them when they don't.
I have 3 Christmas dinners every year. I know at least 2 of those are going to be traumatic.
Every year that damn turkey seems to be grinning
with all the emotions that generally spring forth on such a joyous occasion... but we love each other. We all disagree with concerns to religion, gay
rights, presidential candidates etc. but we leave that table a family...just like we sat down. Sometimes it gets heated and none of us have ever
really changed each others minds, but we still respect each other's right to feel the way they do.
IMO we have a society that deems that we must somehow agree on everything to get along, or to love another we must agree with every ideal they have.
That isn't reality as far as I have ever experienced it. If one has a voice, then use it when you disagree...just don't expect the whole world to
agree with you afterward.
And that is the end of my armchair psychological viewpoint on the whole thing.
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