Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Why I choose not to eat Chick-Fil-A

Because I don’t think it tastes good and usually makes me feel like crap for the rest of the day. The truth of the matter is that there was probably a presupposition on your part prior to even reading this that I support Gay marriage and therefore despise and revile Chick-Fil-A. And that is part of what is so horribly wrong with our society.  I saw someone’s post on facebook earlier that said “Support intolerance. Eat mor chikin”. Why is it that we as a society take everything to furthest extreme and pretend like that is reality? Chick-Fil-A is not intolerant because they support marriage as defined by the bible to be between a man and a woman. Chick-Fil-A would be intolerant if they stopped serving customers they assumed to be homosexual, which they are not, nor have they ever claimed they would. I find it impossible to believe that any Chick-Fil-A restaurant would turn away any paying customer regardless of sexual preference, that’s called bad business. I have yet to walk into a Chick-Fil-A and find a sign that says no shirt, no shoes, if homosexual NO SERVICE!

The problem with where have gone as a society is that we no longer believe in definitions and absolute truths. We run everything as far down the line as humanly possible then prescribe that thought to be the truth and allow our own version of what we have perceived to be the truth to affect our actions. When the CEO of any company states that they do not believe in homosexual relationships and homosexual marriage, they are not a bigot or someone who is intolerant, they simply someone who stating a belief, which according to the constitution is ok. Now if that same CEO stops providing his companies services to a portion of the population due to their sexual preferences, then that is bigotry and intolerance. However this beyond ridiculous situation Chick-Fil-A has been thrust into has not come close bigotry or intolerance, it is simply a man stating his personal belief and opinions and that his company by natural order agrees with his views. You have the right to agree or disagree with him, you have the right not to support him and as a consumer no longer purchase his/their product, but what you do not have the right to do is misconstrue truth into your own version and paint someone in a light they should not be portrayed in.

The heart of the issue is obviously gay marriage. Allow me to say that I believe in the biblical definition of marriage, that it is a sacred religious union between a man and woman. I don’t hate homosexuals, I do not hate gay people, in fact I lean to quite the contrary. I believe homosexual couples should be afforded the exact same civil rights as married couples. To not allow homosexual couple to receive the same benefits as a heterosexual couple is discrimination.  Where we find disagreement is in the act of marriage itself. We have done a great job as a society to water down marriage to nothing more than an event. I would say that most Americans don’t believe marriage is a spiritual union, and that is where the argument of homosexual vs heterosexual marriage starts to crumble.

I do not believe marriage is a civil union, I believe marriage is a spiritual union designed by God to bring a man and a woman together to become one. If your arguing against the biblical definition then that is where the conversation ends as we arguing 2 completely different things. If marriage is nothing more than a civil union between 2 parties then homosexual marriages ought to be legal in this country. And for that matter it shouldn’t be defined as a human civil union, there should be no restrictions on marriage at that point. To consider marriage a civil union but not allow people to marry animals, vehicles, streets, building is to discriminate those items in the same way you believe homosexuals are currently being discriminated against. Who are you to say a man can not marry his dog? Who are you to say that a woman can not marry her horse? You have then become intolerant of them and what they believe their civil rights are and ought to be.

We run a dangerous slippery slope when we consider marriage a civil union, but again it is your right to believe in it as you do. I will always see marriage as defined by God in the scriptures of the bible. If you do not agree with that definition its ok, that’s your opinion and your belief which you are entitled to, however do not consider me a bigot, or someone who oppresses, or is intolerant of a group of people when that is not the truth. It may be the truth you have created and chosen to believe, but it does not mean it is truth.   

So leave Chick-Fil-A alone, they didn’t do anything wrong, if you don’t want to eat there then don’t eat there, I don’t because I don’t like their product, but for crying out loud shut up about the oppression and intolerance that they haven’t done because your only making yourself look like an idiot.


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