Thursday, July 26, 2012

I stand with Chick-fil-A!

To me this is very easy to do. Why? Well I'll tell you why. First and foremost, they haven't said anything hateful. They, the Chick-fil-A executives were very respectful in the statement of their beliefs as a company. They didn't strike down any one or their beliefs, they didn't say "gays should be shot". They didn't do any of that. Yet they're being treated like they did when all they said was simply that they believe in the Biblical definition of marriage. While they're not the first to be demonized for doing so, this is by far the worst I've heard of a holder or a group of holders of this belief being treated in a while.

Why does their belief disqualify them of their entrepreneurial rights? How does their business effect your life if it does business in Chicago or Boston? The simple fact to both of the questions is it doesn't. Many will argue otherwise but here's why. As Americans they have the right to say what they want as long as it doesn't violate hate speech laws, which what they said doesn't. Therefore they don't have to forfeit any of their other rights. And this is why the mayors of Chicago and Boston look like jerks.

Last I checked this country was founded to be a melting pot of all beliefs. We're told to tolerate Muslims, even if we disagree with the radicals. Why are these people treated like third class citizens by those same people who force tolerance of Muslims? (The punishment for homosexuality in Islam is worse then a "Hey, you're sinning, you need to repent." that comes from modern Christians, FYI.) I just don't get it. If you don't like their belief, don't shop there, don't do business with them. But a Mayor has no right to tell a business it can't do business in their city simply because their belief isn't PC.

I've always hated political correctness but this just takes the cake at the moment. Essentially the message this sends is "Agree with political correctness or forfeit your rights."

It also sadens me that the Jim Henson Company severed ties with Chick-fil-A over this. They have a right to do so and I will support that right but I still disagree with the decision. (By the way, that's how people opposed to Chick-fil-A's stance on marriage should have reacted.)

The bottom line is this, just because a company took a certain socially political stance that you disagree with doesn't disqualify their rights to do business where they please. Image if a company had taken a socially liberal stance and was disqualified from doing business in a city by a Christian/Republican mayor. How would you feel then? Sorry. But I don't want to even imagine that either. This is another social blow to Capitalism. And a sad stain on our country's history. Nothing like slavery, but still a sad stain.

You've got to ask yourself what's important to you. Is it your socially political stance? Or is it this country's guarantee that you have the God-given right to pretty much say what you please without being demonized hypocritically and banned from doing business? America must choose, again.

But I...I will stand with Chick-fil-A. Who's with me?

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