This whole Chick-fil-A nonsense is jut that, nonsense. So the CEO is a religious man to the point his restaurants are not open on Sundays, and that’s fine. He also happened to have made a statement saying he didn’t believe in gay marriage…and that brought the wrath of many liberals. First their vocal disagreement with him was expressed, fine, people have the freedom of speech.
But that wasn’t good enough, the liberals were so pissed someone vocally expressed a differing view, that Boston and Chicago, and I imagine others, wanted to ban permits on opening up anymore Chick-fil-A in their cities. Well, that wasn’t enough for many liberals, wanting to boycott them was the next idea. Was there some case of hiring discrimination of gays? Did they refuse to serve gays? Both of these actions were based solely on a persons opinion that countered theirs.
Let’s break it down. A permit ban is a government entity taking action against a company because of a personal opinion. In a sense this is restricting the companies potential revenues in that city, or as I see it economic warfare. As soon as the government starts down that road, where does it end? What would you think if you wanted to build a house and you were denied a building permit because the city found out you disagreed with gay marriage.
Boycotts, a lot of people seem to like them, I don’t happen to be one of those people. But I’ve heard several people talk about wanting to boycott Chick-fil-A. This is what I see, more economic warfare. As I see it a boycott is an attempt by a collective group of people saying they won’t patronize a business or buy a product, they have that right. But let’s not sugarcoat it, it is an attempt to get a person to acquiesce and say they are sorry, change their stance or belief…if they don’t, then they will lose potential revenue. Hence economic warfare. If you as a person don’t like the CEO’s opinion, then don’t eat there, because if he was a vocal anti 1st or 2nd amendment person, then I wouldn’t eat there.
It cracks me up when liberals try to convince people they are the tolerant ones, and conservatives are intolerant. This Chick-fil-A situation is proof, which I have always known, that liberals can be just as intolerant as anyone…if not more. Liberals are only open minded and tolerant if you agree with them, if you don’t, watch out, because they will come after you relentlessly and try to shut you up, or shut you down.
I’m not a religious man, and I could care less what gay people do in their personal lives. But in this instance I’m standing with Chick-fil-A, because their CEO is entitled to his opinion. Now to see if there is one close by where I live.