Crossing the picket line

My daddy isn’t particularly political in the sense he doesn’t attend conventions or fundraisers for any particular political party, but he is strong in his beliefs. One of those beliefs is his stand against Chick-Fil-A for their view on gay marriage. He knows everyone is allowed their opinion and he appreciates that liberty, but he also appreciates his right to patronage any business he chooses for whatever reason. Without getting too political in this post, he has been boycotting Chick-Fil-A since all the hoopla broke about their CEO saying marriage was between man and woman, essentially saying gay marriage was wrong – otherwise, why state what is already legally in place?

Well, my school partners with certain restaurants/fast-food places where we send all of our students’ families there to eat and my school gets a certain amount of the proceeds. It just so happens that the other day the partner was the dreaded Chick-Fil-A. My mommy was working and I really wanted to go to see if any of my classmates were there so that left daddy and his principles. He stayed silent hoping I wouldn’t mention it again, but I wanted to go. Daddy finally said that he would take me because me wanting to socialize and see kids in my class and build relationships was so important that he  was willing to put his own beliefs on hold  in order to not stunt my social development.

So off to Chick-Fil-A we went….I didn’t see anyone I knew, but I sure did love the grilled chick nuggets. That was one of my daddy’s biggest fears – I would like something there and since I am so picky when it comes to food, I would want to add that to the rotation. I do like it a lot so daddy may have some figuring out to do.



Excerpts from the referenced article above….

CEO Dan Cathy:”I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.”

 Its charitable arm, WinShape, gave nearly $2 million to groups opposing gay marriage in 2010. The owning family, the Cathy’s, also contribute heavily to fellow conservatives. The Cathy’s have contributed more than $81,000 to state and federal politicians since 1990, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and National Institute on Money in State Politics. All but $3,250 of those contributions went to Republicans, all of whom held anti-gay marriage views.

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