I think the left will need to bathe today as they have egg not only on their face, but they are covered in it after yesterday’s display of support for the First Amendment and Chick-Fil-A. Many of you left your comments about your experiences and to be honest I was smiling and almost brought to tears (yeah I know, but I”m a big hearted guy:) at the sense of community and support that everyone brought yesterday. It was truly something special that I’ve not seen in this country in a long time.
The fact is that all across the nation, Americans took to Chick-Fil-A, not just for the good food and good service but to make a statement. That statement was that we are sick and tired of the left pushing their agendas down our throat and we aren’t going to take it. Yesterday was a tremendous backfire in their collective faces and they know it.
Apparently Dan Cathy called Pastor Rick Warren to let him know that they had broken a new world record in sales yesterday and there was still seven more hours left in the business day on the west coast. Customers were in line for hours, but they believed it was worth the wait and that’s not propaganda. Just look at the photos of red-blooded Americans showing their support.
The Company posted its attitude towards all of its customers on its Facebook Page:
The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.
Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company serving the communities in which it operates. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business. For example, we believe that closing on Sundays, operating debt-free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities are what make us a stronger company and Chick-fil-A family.
Our mission is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.
Notice they are not backing down from their position. They are leaving the politics to the politicians. They are merely stating what their focus is on. They are not homophobic or even discriminatory. They serve anyone and everyone. Does the left work like this as a positive influence in their community? No they don’t.
Now, it seems the left wants a second shot at Chick-Fil-A and a moment to give all of us the “bird” who support the Georgia-based company and the values it espouses. According the the L.A. Times,
Gay rights supporters are planning a “National Same-Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A” on Friday. As part of the event, couples are encouraged to go one of the chicken restaurant’s locations and take a photo or video of themselves kissing.
“Let’s show Chick-fil-A thanks for their support of Love, Equality, and the Real Definition of Marriage! Invite your friends!” organizers said on its Facebook page.
Gay rights advocates on Wednesday also suggested that supporters eat at KFC instead of Chick-fil-A.
OK, so let’s just remember a couple of things here. Remember the pictures you’ve seen and your experience at Chick-Fil-A yesterday. Why? Because though CBS claimed that they weren’t going to cover the support of Chick-Fil-A, you can be sure they will cover the meager protests that will take place tomorrow.
Also, remember how pleasant all the people around you were that waiting in line with you and the feeling of friendship and community that you experienced yesterday. Remember that the only need for police involvement yesterday was to direct traffic. There were no fights, no arrests, no property damaged and no nudity or anything that would not be perceived as “family friendly.”
Now understand that the homosexual activist groups are simply going to protest, not purchase anything from Chick-Fil-A. They want to shove their agenda down our throats. They are even being told to eat elsewhere. What do you think is going to happen when they take up space at Chick-Fil-A with their perversion and don’t order? That’s right, they’ll be asked to leave, maybe a few police will get involved as well. Then they’ll cry how they are the victims and not allowed to have free speech, but understand this: They are in an establishment that provides service, not a place to come just hang around and not be a patron to.
I support the right of anyone, including homosexuals, to freedom of speech. I do not think there is a right to go have a “kiss-in” inside an establishment such as Chick-Fil-A without patronizing the establishment.
So why do I say this? Well tomorrow, once again I’m calling on all of you and your friends to go out to Chick-Fil-A and let’s drown out the deviant 1% in our society. Also, let’s take the gospel to them. Let’s declare to them that there is a Savior from their sin, the Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s conduct ourselves accordingly and continue to support both Chick-Fil-A and the message it and we hold dear.