Recently, a big deal has been made of a little chicken and, apparently, it’s got little to do with taste.
Chick-Fil-A CEO, Don Cathy, made the decision to more clearly affirm his (and his father’s company) stance on the flavor-of-the-month (year) humanity cause bandwagon, after several pokes/stabs by the gay rights community.
Rather than gaining respect for his honesty and courage to stand tall in his religious and moral convictions, he became a rainbow target from those who espouse unity, tolerance, and above all else, human rights.
What right does anyone’s beliefs have over another? Believe in gay marriage; don’t believe. Like Kaukab, (in this one instance) “I don’ care!” But, you lose me when you fail to respect another’s right to believe and live out one’s life according to his/her moral code.
Personally, I like chicken. And, Chick-Fil-A’s got the best in fast food chicken, hands down. Plus, our local Chick-Fil-As do a bang-up job at supporting all kinds of local and national charities.
Bottom line, Mr. Chicken expressed his company’s viewpoint; the company is rooted in Christian principles. Too bad more American companies can’t bother with ‘em. We might have escaped from some of the financial fallout of the ‘money-over- morals’ business culture so prevalant today.
In full disclosure, Kaukab’s daughter considers herself a full-blown Christian believer. Make of that what you will. In the meantime, pass the chicken.