Dine with kindred spirits at Chick-fil-A

Today’s News & Record features an interesting AP article about Chick-fil-A’s public opposition to gay marriage. (Leftist bloggers tend to throw temper tantrums when we do not provide links—an amusing spectacle, of course, but we toss them a bone now and then. Here is the link:  http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/07/20/article/chick_fil_a_surprises_some_with_gay_marriage_talk). The first sentence of the article is striking because it is so uncharacteristically honest. It reads as follows: “Gay rights activists were surprised Thursday that the president of the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A has taken a public position against same-sex marriage.”

Imagine that: Speaking out in favor of traditional marriage—or anything reminiscent of old-fashioned behavioral norms–has become so uncommon that leftists are “surprised” when a rogue citizen dares defy the enlightened status quo on “diversity,” “inclusion,” and “tolerance.” Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy evidently did not receive the memo stating that the First Amendment applies only to those who march in lockstep with the activist Left.

Mr. Cathy’s remarks are so brazenly defiant of liberal speech-code etiquette, they must be repeated and savored here. Chick-fil-A, Cathy said, is “guilty as charged” for defending marriage and the family unit as biblically defined. This from the aforementioned AP article: “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 only a couple of brief sentences, Cathy managed to poke a rhetorical stick in the eyes of gay marriage activists, secularists, and atheists. This is an uncommon demonstration of backbone and unapologetic devotion to principle.

Here we have a disturbing commentary on the nature of our times: Defending a tradition centuries in the making generates astonishment among “journalists” and left-wing activists; meanwhile, no one was “surprised” when, prior to the Amendment One vote in May, Bob Page of Replacements Ltd. spoke out, loudly and repeatedly, in favor of same-sex marriage. In fact, most “journalists” openly applauded Page’s “commitment to diversity, tolerance, and inclusion.”

Among Mr. Page’s assertions was the claim that passage of the amendment would harm North Carolina’s business environment. Quite the contrary. As a consequence of the activism of Page and his employees, Replacements Limited has reportedly lost many of its customers. The irony is delicious, but not quite as toothsome as a Chick-fil-A sandwich.

Charles Davenport Jr. is the editor of The Greensboro Guardian.

9 Responses to Dine with kindred spirits at Chick-fil-A

  1. Fred Gregory says:

    I LUV Chic-fi-A .. YEAH !!!!

  2. Cheryl Pass says:

    Good to know…thanks for the post!

  3. Dennis Blackmon says:

    Just one little warning… speaking out has been so bad for business that you need to be prepared to wait, the lines are long whether you drive through or eat in at Chick-fil-A.

  4. Tony Moschetti says:

    The editor of Pravda West (N&R) may wish to look into this: “Brain Implant Could Be Revolutionary” This could finally lead to that, thus far elusive, cure for the mental defect that causes liberalism.

    Next we should commission scientists to isolate and eliminate the ignorance and intolerance genes which would effectively wipe out liberalism as we know, and despise it!

  5. Bob Grenier says:

    “Just one little warning… speaking out has been so bad for business that you need to be prepared to wait, the lines are long whether you drive through or eat in at Chick-fil-A.”

    Fortunately, Chic-fil-A’s service is known for being the most efficient, most consistent from location to location, and highest quality of any fast food chain.

  6. Bob Grenier says:

    “Next we should commission scientists to isolate and eliminate the ignorance and intolerance genes which would effectively wipe out liberalism as we know, and despise it!”

    Actually, I think it’s one of those highly mutable viruses that’s been around for years, and it’s impossible to eradicate the disease. Just when you think it’s gone, you find it’s just been dormant, and it’s ugly scourge once again breaks out when least expected.

  7. Annette Rachlin says:

    I will no longer eat at chic fila because of their stance on marriage and know many others who will stop as well. I believe the money spent on preventing same sex marriage could be better spent to help the poor rather than on imposing a belief on people who are happier in a same sex relationship.

  8. Bob Grenier says:

    Well Ms.. Rachin, for every one of your kindred spirits who stop patronizing this company, I would expect three more people will start patronizing Chic-fil-A.

    The net effect should be a nice positive for the business, and I’m sure they appreciate the help you and your fellow “progressives” have given them..

  9. Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus says:

    I went by Chick-Fil-A for lunch today and the place was PACKED OUT. I even went before the actual lunch hour to try to miss the rush, and still had to wait in line at the drive through, with the line backed around the building.

    I’d imagine that most – not all, but most – of the people flitting around the internet telling everyone that they’re “going to stop eating at Chick-Fil-A” probably never ate there to begin with, since they likely already knew which way the company leaned anywise (as if closing on Sunday wouldn’t give it away, for instance). I don’t see C-F-A being hurt by this very much, if at all. If the anecdotal evidence I’ve heard, as well as my own eyes have seen, is any indicating, then the company should be doing quite well for a good while to come.

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