By now we all have heard the controversy surrounding the statements made by Dan Cathy. But just in case you have been overseas, traveling with a sideshow, stranded on Bishop Rock or perhaps negotiating a trade embargo with Nauru here is what Mr. Cathy said:

“I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'”

Now while I don’t agree with what he has to say the fact remains it’s his opinion and he can think whatever he wants. Furthermore, the monies he spends to support groups that promote hate and bigotry is also fine because, once again, it’s his money. He and his family can spend their business profits any way they see fit.

We don’t have to agree with him on his skewed perspective of what a true follower of Christ should be. Nor should we get our collective t-back panties in a wad over his lifestyle, because then we would be doing the EXACT same thing for which we are chastising him. Stupid one-way street!

He and his family started a business, put all of their energy, time, hard work and secret Nana Cathy recipe into said business. They created a successful fast food chain, good for them! In case you forgot THAT is the American dream. NOT winning season tickets to H.R. Puffinstuff on Ice. How they spend their money is of no concern to you or I.

They are not causing any physical harm to anyone, they are not supporting violent Canadian terrorists and they are not trying to start a revolution to overthrow the Amish. They are putting their money into companies that they deem worthy and what they feel is in line with their religious viewpoint. Are their viewpoints wrong? A Doi – of course they are, but I’m sure they feel the same way about my thought process (linear and logical as it may be).

If you don’t want to eat at their fast food restaurants, don’t! It’s that simple, there is no reason to protest what this man believes. Even more ridiculously absurd than what Mr. Cathy said are the unbelievably totalitarian comments made from both Rahm Emanuel and Tom Menino. Both of these men, elected officials, stated publically that Chick-Fil-A should stay out of their respective cities because of Mr. Cathy’s beliefs. Are you two insane? You think a business shouldn’t be allowed in Chicago and Boston because of the owner’s personal belief system? This is so anathema to cogent rational thinking, I truly think these guys need a psychological evaluation to see if they are competent to serve as mayors or even to tie their own shoes.

If every business was allowed to remain open strictly on the basis of the owner’s beliefs; religious, political, spiritual, or which way they dispense toilet paper we would have no place to shop, eat, loiter or purchase ANY type of goods. Henry Ford was a raving Anti-Semite but he made a damn fine car in the early 1900’s. Let’s turn this around and see if it works in both directions. Let’s say after Mr. Menino is voted out of office, a new mayor who is a wac-a-doo Christian zealot is then voted in. He then decides that all Planned Parenthood offices should be closed immediately because he doesn’t agree with a woman’s right to choose. Is that okay? No it is not.

If you don’t like Mr. Cathy’s belief system don’t eat at his restaurant. And more importantly people should be upset over the poor grammar used in the name itself – Chick-Fil-A. Now THAT’S worthy of a protest! It’s just as lame as sub-intellectual heavy metal bands that like to use a K instead of C or a Z instead of S. Yes, yes because you can’t spell, that’s Rock and or Roll. Boob!

3 Comments

  1. My robe is itchy.

  2. I think that has to be the BEST article you have ever written! I couldn’t agree with you more!

    • Great! I’m glad you agree that his viewpoint is EXTREMELY un-christian.

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