The Chick A Fil controversy

This story has been on the news a lot lately, more than almost everything. For those who haven’t heard the CEO said he was opposed to gay marriage, and many people were mad. In Chicago the mayor is trying to keep out a new store opening and an alderman is preventing them from opening.

Here’s the thing though, whether you agree with him or not, doesn’t the CEO have free speech? I couldn’t care less about gay marriage and have no problem with gay people getting married but I do know people disapprove of it due to religious reasons. However many of the radical gay right activists want to do things like make out in the restaurants. Is this appropriate to get your point across? I don’t think so. If you don’t like what the CEO said, boycott it. It’s important to mention he didn’t say he┬ádislikes gay people, just that he disapproved of gay marriage. He didn’t mention discriminating against them either.

I have bought items from companies I disagree about on some things. I’ve never gone to Chick A Fil because there isn’t one near me. I would go though because I hear the sandwiches are fantastic, not because I support the CEO. In fact it makes no difference to me.

Finally, Chicago has no business telling someone they can’t move in because they disapprove of their views. Chicago is corrupt and I lost my job due to corruption. Nepotism is alive and well in Chicago and the joke is how to go to jail, work in Chicago government. I saw unqualified people getting jobs at my former employer and I don’t see the mayor fighting this injustice. Yet he’s preventing Chick A Fil moving in?

I swear people need to get out more. Get gay married, or don’t, I don’t care. Be for or against it, I don’t care either. However preventing companies from coming in (and in effect job loss and loss of tax revenue)is just plain stupid but welcome to Chicago.

5 thoughts on “The Chick A Fil controversy”

  1. This mess got spun into the news right as soon as everything else more critical that’s REALLY news is heating up.

    What is the big deal???

    How did his opinion get into the stratosphere and into the news? what’s the big deal?

    Btw, gays have longer lasting relationships than us weird straight people do. we seem to have gotten it wrong; what with divorces and out of wedlock births and STDs that are off the charts. (they are finding out that the over 60s are transmitting the most STDs.)

    Love is love. And like that line from Seinfeld goes “NOT that there’s anything wrong with that.” I have no problem with gays or lesbians wanting marriage.

  2. I suspect it got into the news to keep the public unaware of everything else. I don’t think it’s that big of a deal as the media made it and it bugs me it became a story. I have no issue with gay people marrying, because yes straight people have ruined marriage so much that I don’t see gays doing any worse.

  3. When I lived in Pittsburgh, there was a mall with a Chick-Fil-A near my office where I would go for lunch. It was delicious. There’s apparently one in NYC hidden in an NYU food court. I’m not sure if it’s accessible by non-students.

    I’ve said my piece about gay marriage and won’t repeat it now. If you disagree with what the Chick-Fil-A CEO on this subject, you’re free not to eat there. But as long as Chick-Fil-A doesn’t discriminate in hiring or customer service, then it’s not the government’s job to enforce some concept of political correctness.

  4. That’s why this story bothers me. I support gay marriage and have no issues with gay people but what they are doing is taking his free speech right away. I don’t agree with him, but I don’t agree with many people. However free speech is essential to be protected no matter how hateful. They aren’t discriminating against gay people (which would cause me to boycott)just the CEO expressed his view.

  5. I remember the good old days when people were mad at Chick Fil A because they aren’t open on Sundays. It isn’t the worst thing to have a substantial majority of stores closed on Sundays so that we get a day of rest. Let the people who take their Sabbath on Saturday and the nonobservant stay open on Sundays. Bring back the “blue laws”, as I believe that they were called.

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