Today my family and I gave our support to Chick-Fil-A on this national Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. This isn’t a one time affair though. I was already going to take time out to also support something just as important, the Second Amendment. As I was traveling to pick up another Glock at a really good price, I was listening to the local radio station, WBT 1100 out of Charlotte, N.C., and the host, Keith Larson, whom I do like quite a bit, was asking people why they were attending Chick-Fil-A and the first guy up hit the nail on the head.
The caller gave three reasons:
1) They have exceptional food. In fact the host, who once was a top executive for McDonald’s, agreed and knew that among fast food chains Chick-Fil-A was tops.
2) They have incredible employees. I know this as one who tried to apply as a slacker in high school. They don’t want people just for a job, but they want career minded individuals with excellent people skills and know how to carry themselves.
3) He just wanted to show his support for the president of Chick-Fil-A and the company in general since they have voiced a particular view on the biblical definition of marriage.
I agree with all of these. As two of my boys and I went to turn in, there was a line that was close to a quarter mile long, people were lined up on both sides trying to get inside the restaurant and the drive through was packed.
When we finally got around to the drive through I stopped to notice something. I know what it’s like to be in a business like that when things get a little bit busy and I’ve often watched as those who are to serve get so obnoxious and frustrated that people would actually come into the establishment and begin to order! Not so at Chick-Fil-A. There were smiles on most everyone’s faces with no sign of frustration. I even noticed what I assumed was one of the manager’s children, a young boy around 7 or 8 it appeared that was loading up the ice in his black Chick-Fil-A shirts. This is the kind of service I’ve come to expect from Chick-Fil-A.
I have only received this kind of service at Panera Bread and while I don’t know their stance on the marriage issue, I have always appreciated the Christian work ethic and stand that Chick-Fil-A has had all along from being closed on Sundays to simply observe a day of rest for the week to even little signs at the counter where straws and napkins are available that read “Thou shalt not steal” implying to not take more than you need.
In carrying on in the tradition of his father, still the company chairman, President Dan Cathy draws from the Bible to support his claim of what marriage is. For those not familiar with the Biblical text, the Scriptures declare:
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Obviously many people in our country went to Chick-Fil-A to in essence give the “bird” (pun intended) to the left and to show loving support and appreciation to a company that will not back down from its convictions. It was truly heartwarming to behold.
I have also been made aware that the very small minority of the perverted population are planning a “kiss in” on Friday at Chick-Fil-A’s. Well I suppose they will be there to do nothing but cause trouble. If they are not purchasing anything and are just all over each other to rub their deviancy in people’s faces, I’m sure they will either be asked to leave or law enforcement will have to deal with them.
While it is not a normal thing for my own family to eat out, we did want to be a part of demonstrating that there are still people in America who believe in what the Bible says and affirm the idea of hard work, good service, an exceptional product and strong faith based convictions in the Word of God.
God did not put two men together, nor did He put two women together, but said the man would leave his father and mother and the two shall become one flesh. That’s a union. Two males or two females can never be one flesh in the biblical sense. Even nature teaches us that in how we are made.
Not only are we showing our support for these things, but we are showing our support for the free speech and religious convictions of people like Dan Cathy and his fine company. After all I’m sure the mayors of Boston and Chicago haven’t even though about all that tax revenue they are losing because in reality they are the ones that are the bigots. They are the intolerant ones.
In conclusion, if you went today to Chick-Fil-A, drop a comment and voice your opinion of why you went. I would love to see the comments section slammed to demonstrate to anyone that free speech and Biblical values are still important in America.