Do We Really Need a “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day?”

by Ryan on August 1, 2012

in Anything Else,Culture,Politics,Pop Culture,Social Agitators

In response to the outcry over Chick-Fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s remarks regarding gay marriage, Mike Huckabee decided to dub today August 1, “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.”  He didn’t ask for signs or marches, just for making a stand for free speech through supporting this restaurant chain.  The outpouring of support was huge in most locations.  Anecdotally, the nine Chick-Fil-A’s in New Jersey were said to have experienced higher than normal volume.

In response, some in the LGBTQ community plan to stage “same sex kiss-ins” as well as initiate campaigns to get Chick-Fil-A restaurants removed from colleges, universities, and malls.  You know what they say, “the opposite of diversity is university” so that may have some traction.

So this is where America is in 2012:  holding long-held beliefs in traditional marriage as well as the same position that our liberal progressive Democrat President had until May of this year warrants the destruction of one’s business (which by the way doesn’t discriminate in hiring or serving anyone) and the ostracizing of their supporters by not only an increasingly intolerant gay rights movement (there, I said it), but by elected officials in major cities as well.

Despite one’s personal beliefs about gay marriage, free speech is under assault.  If you believe in free speech free from coercion or intimidation, you’re almost forced to side with Chick-Fil-A on this issue, despite your feelings on gay marriage.  Ponder if the roles were reversed.  Opposing gay marriage doesn’t mean one is anti-gay, but the LGBTQ community seems to be forcing Americans into that philosophical corner.

It’s sad that a group so longing for tolerance and acceptance of diverse opinions and lifestyles has lately been so forceful in trying to stymie or just plain silence those who disagree with them.

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