Friday, August 03, 2012
Bland Chicken and Soggy Waffle Fries
I find the spin given the Chick-fil-a issue by the right and anti gay rights supporters, sickening. Calling the outcry against Chic-fil-a a irst amendment rights issue is downright irresponsible. Chick-fil-a has not been sanctioned by any government organization for their stance against same-sex marriage, the first amendment is not applicable based on that fact alone.
Also this isn't just "an opinion"; Chick-fil-A actively denies civil rights to people with whose lifestyles they disagree when they financially support groups that ensure the denial of marriage rights to Americans.
Inter-racial marriage, marriage between black people and suffrage were once illegally denied to American blacks and women. Fortunately, the supreme court intervened (in unpopular decisions) to enforce those rights, which were guaranteed to all Americans under our constitution.
This is a civil rights issue, not a gender or sexual preference issue. Americans are being denied rights that the rest of us take for granted.
Many companies in the past (and present) have supported oppressive governments and political groups against people in their own countries and outside their own borders. The only thing that we, as consumers, can do is not buy their products when they take these inhuman stances. I paraphrase Tolstoy: "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing."
Chick-fil-A makes good food. They can run their business as they see fit within the law of the land. I imagine that most people protesting them, will be back eating delicious waffle fries the moment Chick-fil-a does two things:
A) Stop supporting hate groups and organizations whose charter is to deny civil rights to Americans.
B) They publicly disavow their current political stance on civil rights, and promise not to do so again.