|Cole enjoys a Chick Fil A milkshake recently.|
Dear Chick Fil A,
You are one of my family’s favorite restaurant chains and I need you to get out of the news. You weren’t in the news for your piping hot waffle fries, your fresh peach milkshakes, or your delicious original chicken sandwich. It wasn’t even for your great service or community initiatives. You were in the news because of what some consider a political stance made by your president and COO, Dan Cathy.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an uproar ensued after Cathy gave interviews saying he supports “the biblical definition of the family unit”, which many people around the country understand as opposition to gay marriage. Some activists see it as an example of a homophobic or anti-gay business. I just see it as a shame.
Now I’m not going to go all political on you. I think everyone has the right to their own opinions. I’m obviously in a “traditional” marriage. I attend a conservative Christian church. I grew up in a very conservative city and family. I get where Dan Cathy is coming from, but I don’t think he should have said what he said in such a public forum. I think you, Chick Fil A, should stick to making those darn good sandwiches and leave politics and polarizing social issues alone.
I’ve always appreciated your Christian values and believed that you followed the Golden Rule very well. As far as I could see, you treat everyone with the same respect you’d expect in return. I sure hope that’s still the case. I choose to believe that it is.
I don’t want to give up my Chick Fil A fix, but I also don’t want to be associated with Mike Huckabee. I just want to eat some chicken, let the kids play in the play areas, and enjoy a nice lunch. So Chick Fil A, please stay out of the news, stay out of politics, and just stay in your delicious chicken-making lane. I don’t want to make a statement with my lunch.