I was very excited when we moved to the south, I knew that there would be an abundance of Chick-Fil-A restaurants around for me to enjoy! I LOVE Chick-Fil-A, well I loved them up until about 10 minutes ago.
I don’t normally talk about religion or politics here as I don’t have very many “strong” opinions on most topics that surround them. I was born and raised a Catholic girl and my children are being raised the same way. I do however feel saddened that in a country where we pride ourselves in all of the freedoms and liberties that we are allowed to have that a restaurant would speak out so negatively about the right of gay couples to get married.
Chick-fil-A is “very much supportive of the family,” Dan Cathy, president of the popular fast-food chain, said in an interview with Baptist Press. That is, “the biblical definition of the family unit,” he said.
What makes a family with two moms or two dads any less of a family? Because the bible said it was wrong? Well the bible also said it was wrong to cut your hair at your temples yet, we find it perfectly acceptable to walk into a Salon on a regular basis and get our sideburns trimmed (well the men do). I know that Chik-Fil-A is built on Christian values, but so am I. Just because I believe in God, and was not born a homosexual, does not mean that I should not respect others and the way that they chose live their lives. I have always said that if my kids grow up and forget everything that I have tried to teach them in life, the one thing that I hope they will hold on to is respect for their fellow man, whether they be gay, straight, black, white, or purple! They are all people, they all have feelings and they ALL deserve our respect! Cathy was also quoted saying
“I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”
To which my only response can be, who gives you the right to judge. Last time I checked we are judged by God and no one else. When I find my way to Heaven some day it will be God that I stand in front of, NOT you!
And Mr Cathy, I will PROUDLY proclaim that I have the audacity to say, I will NOT eat at Chick-Fil-A until I know that ALL families, regardless of sexual preference are welcome!
I have had the honor and privledge of making many great friends in my blogging world. One of which has been a GREAT support to me and one I’m sure many of you know! Sadie of Slap Dash Mom and her FAMILY are a perfect example of what a family should be! Loving adults and fun and happy children!
If you feel the same then I urge you to do the same, and spread the word by sharing this article on facebook and twitter and with all of your friends!