OK. So Chick-fil-A has been all over the media lately thanks to their President Dan Cathy’s “controversial” remarks about homosexual marriage. Why is it that whenever someone expresses a personal belief, the gay community cannot have any tolerance for their position and seems to demand that they no longer be allowed to practice business. The thing is, we should be encouraging and allowing people to express their beliefs.
Now, granted, when you run a major business of any sort, it would be in your best interest to keep your opinions to yourself, but when you are foolish enough to express an opinion that will hurt others, we should be thanking them. So now “militant homosexuals” (as they are described by former GOP President hopeful Mike Huckabee) are gathering to demonstrate on August 3rd with same sex kissing inside Chick-fil-A stores. Huh? Really? Is this going to accomplish anything positive? Not only is that counterproductive, but it only provides more fuel to those who believe the gay community is one of intolerance for beliefs outside of their own.
The gay community has every right to not support the establishment and to spread the word to others who also wish to not support them. But what we should not be doing is forcing our beliefs on others and driving the anti-gay groups into the Chick-fil-A shops. The gay community is not going to change any minds by attempting to force others to believe as you do, but if enough already do believe as you do, you will obtain your goal of loss revenue for the homophobic establishments by showing others that the gay dollar can be better spent on businesses that don’t donate to anti-gay causes. And by the way, one of the biggest arguments that anti-gay people have against the gay community is that Chick-fil-A was not charged with discrimination in hiring or service, but simply the fact that its President and Chief Operating office supports traditional marriage. But what they don’t remind you is that the money you are spending at these places is going towards stripping homosexuals of the same rights as heterosexuals when it comes to Federal and State benefits.
If the gay community really wanted to make a difference, they should spend August 3rd, eating lunch at a gay friendly business and not kissing each other inside a homophobic eatery.
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