Chick-Fil-A is a rare commodity. It is a business which openly professes the Christian values upon which it is founded. Its founder, Truett Cathy, has mandated that all their stores will be closed on Sundays. They have been fastidious in asking prospective employees about their faith and church affiliation. They are rare among businesses in that they don’t just pay “lip-service” to their values; they actually walk them out!
And, up until now, Chick-Fil-A has been unrepentant in its support of family -friendly causes.
The homosexual movement has decided to target Chick-Fil-A for its support of the Pennsylvania Family Institute (PFI), a conservative Â organization dedicated to supporting traditional marriage and opposed to homosexual marriage. Sadly, this pressure has been such that Chick-Fil-A has withdrawn its support for PFI. What is wrong with a corporation capitalizing and supporting organizations that promotes common values? And what if a corporation supports an organization with questionable values? Well, there’s a strategy for that.
Don’t patronize them!
One of the reason I love to take my family to Chick-Fil-A is it is a family-friendly establishment. Every restaurant is impeccably clean, the food is great tasting; far better than most of the fast fare that passes for food, and the employees — even though they don’t say Christ — represent the love of Christ in their attitude and excellent service. When I visit an eating establishment and the conditions are such that make my family and myself uncomfortable, I simply do not return.
Why then, does the homosexual movement insist everyone change to conform to their agenda? And, better yet, why do establishments that have something resembling a moral compass acquiesce to the demands of groups that are devoid of anything resembling morality?
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not advocating discrimination against any patron. Serve all customers equally. Let the love of Christ be seen by all. At the same time, stay true to the values that made your enterprise successful.
I support Chick-Fil-A and the stand it has taken to support organizations based on Christian ideals. I think they should be free to support whom they wish. I love the food and I love the folks behind it.
As for me and my house, we will support Chick-Fil-A. Will you join us?
Â© 2010 – Derrick Day (www.derrickday.com)