Chik-Fil-A

Today was Chik-Fil-A “buy in” day. I happened to be on 33E today and noticed the crowd. Cars lined up out on the highway and crowds of people walking over from the Boston Beanery parking lot. Place looked swamped.
I guess the politically correct mayors of Chicago and Boston, pandering to their liberal base, don’t speak for everyone after all. Imagine wanting to shut down or deny a person his right to do business just because his views don’t match theirs. I thought liberals were suppose to be the party of tolerance.
Of course, the people will be labelled anti-gay for supporting the owner of Chic-Fil-A’s right to his opinion. Political correctness is a terrible thing because it tries to deny a person the right to express his or her beliefs.

6 thoughts on “Chik-Fil-A”

  1. I was at Chick-Fil-A yesterday, but not specifically because of the same-sex marriage issue. To me it was all about protesting those mayors’ threats to harm the business because of the owner’s freely expressed and legitimate opinion. If some mayor threatens Starbucks in the future over Starbucks’ support of same-sex marriage, I’ll feel the same way on their side.

    By the way, libertarians have a simple solution to the marriage issue: Declare everyone single before the law and let churches decide which unions they will bless. Then rewrite marriage law with a view to protecting children, the only ones in this story who are not able to stand up for their own rights. Marriage is a religious issue, and a sacrament in some churches. The government should get out of it.

  2. my grandma told me in polite conversation you never mention politics religion or sex. in this issue you get all three.

  3. This raises two questions in my mind:

    1) Were Dan Cathy’s remarks purely religious in nature?
    2) Do you think there are any pro-same-sex-marriage people in the Chick-Fil-A Support crowd lining up to visit the restaurants to show their support for “freedom of speech”?

  4. 1. I’ll leave it to others to say whether Mr. Cathy’s remarks were purely religious — here’s a source: http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=38271 . It seems everything reported, however, falls squarely within the protections offered by the First Amendment and supporting cases.

    2. I assume that, out of the thousands who lined up, very few were in favor of same-sex marriage but showed up anyway to support freedom of speech. In some of the crowds it would have been culturally uncomfortable. (I deliberately listened for political speech while in line at Chick-fil-A, and heard none; maybe that was atypical, or Harrisonburg was atypical.) However, for my part, I will go to Starbucks on a counterpart appreciation day if someone threatens Starbucks for exercising its rights.

  5. Back in June, I posted on this site about my concern that polarization would put people out of contact with others. This Chick-Fil-A business only heightens my concern. If people segregate across restaurants by their politics, they’re less likely to meet people with different views.

    It’s easier to fall prey to hate speech, if that speech concerns a group you’ve never met. Much harder to hate “lefties” when you work with someone in a mutually respectful atmosphere and then find out that person is a political progressive, for example.

    Going forward, I doubt conservatives will meet many progressives in Chick-Fil-A.

    1. For me it was all about Mr. Cathy’s freedom to express his views without threats from socialist or any other kinds of mayors.
      Personally, I don’t care if homosexuals marry and further more I don’t really care if heterosexuals marry either.

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