posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 03:37 PM
It is not often that a company chooses 'core-values' over profits. Chick-Fil-A is one such company. In a time where companies will do anything and
everything to grab as much money as possible, Chick-Fil-A chooses to close it's doors on Sundays, which they feel should be observed as a holy day of
rest. To me, this is very, very refreshing.
Recently, Dan Cathy, the company's COO, made some comments during an interview with the Baptist Press concerning his beliefs on gay marraige. Cathy
said, "We are very much supportive of the family-the 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."
In choosing to exercise his right to free speech, Cathy has found himself , along with his company in a heated controversy. In this day and age,
Cathy's opinions are considered bigoted, hateful, backwards, and primitive.
Mr. Cathy, I salute you.
You once again stood up for what YOU felt was right knowing that it would land you and your company in hot water publicly.
Liberal agendas are constantly being forced down our throat and we are constantly being beaten over the head with them. He wasn't being hateful, he
was stating his opinion, and doing so at the risk of his company's well-being. We know what happens when a company is perceived to be an enemy to the
social equality movement of the gay community. The media organizes into an army and attempts to maim and destroy.
I happen to work in a shopping center adjacent to a Chick-Fil-A location. This morning driving into work I noticed lines 50 yards long stretching out
of Chick-Fil-A's main entrance. Also, cars were stretched halfway down the block and there were dozens of people outside in the parking lot. Living
in Tulsa, where there is a above average population of gay people, I just knew that all the people must have been involved in a protest against Dan
Cathy's stance. I was pleasantly surprised when some of my colleagues went over to check on the situation and reported that the crowd was there to
show silent support of Chick-Fil-A. Again, this is very, very refreshing. I will continue to choose Chick-Fil-A over other 'fast food' businesses
because I appreciate how the company stand's behind its principles. Honestly, I wouldn't care if they chose to champion the rights of insects. If
that meant that they chose their beliefs over the security of their profits, I would respect that.