In a nation where protecting freedoms used to be one of the most important things that the government was supposed to see to, an unexpected adversary has crept up to endanger the rights we hold dear. That adversary is something known as political correctness.
The doctrine of political correctness is one that probably started out with alright intentions, but soon became a tool used by those who would take away the rights of everyday Americans. Please don’t misunderstand me; any person is perfectly welcome to lobby for whatever cause they think is the right one. And if that opinion differs from their neighbors, hopefully, they can have a nice talk about their difference of opinion. The problem comes in when they use political correctness (or the label of hate speech, etc) to try and bully people into doing what they want. Or worse yet, try to legislate those around them into what they want to be done.
There’s been a lot of this kind of bullying surrounding the overtly Christian restaurant chain Chick-fil-A. This company is known to be one of the best in the business, due partly to the Christian tenants that they’ve woven into their business plan. However, that same faith prevents them from doing the popular thing and supporting those who’ve chosen an “alternative lifestyle.”
The publication North Star Post decided to launch a Chick-fil-A protest campaign, in hopes of hurting their profit margins.
In an attempt to get more tax write offs, fast food and friend chicken joint Chick-fil-A continues to pay for anti-LGBTQ with more than $1.4 million in donations. Five years ago, Chick-fil-A chairman and CEO Dan Cathy came out and claimed that he and his Christian company were “guilty as charged” for opposing same-sex marriages. Because the company had a long history of anti-LGBTQ activism under its belt, Cathy saw no reason to change their ways even after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples can legally get married. Although Chick-fil-A professes to be a company with Christian values, it still bankrolls a number of Anti-LGBTQ organizations. Nevertheless, Chick-fil-A doesn’t want you to talk about that, and just wants to center their conversation around chicken…
When the nation learned that Chick-fil-A was donating tax-exempt money to “charities” that attack LGBTQ rights, the nation in large part stopped buying their chicken sandwiches. At that time, the company issued a statement claiming they plan to “treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender.”
Lower profits? According to Eater, the company’s 2016 numbers showed that they had three times the per location sales of their closest competition. This is something that is completely believable if you’re a faithful patron of the chain. However, even if that weren’t the case, we need to realize that to a person who’s faith is near and dear to them there are things more important than maximizing profits. Honoring the Bible is one of them for the Cathy family, who founded the famous eating establishment.
All of that not withstanding, even if you’re pro-LGTBQ, or have assigned one of those letters to yourself, if you value freedom in this country, you should support the chain’s right to support whoever they want, and applaud them for standing up for their convictions. They’re not discriminating against persons of complicated orientation. I’ve never once been asked by an employee about my personal relationship preferences before they surrendered my nuggets and waffle fries.
This isn’t about discrimination, it’s about freedom. Don’t let the over emotional distract you from that.
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(Source: North Star Post)