With the recent “coming out” of Oreo, JC Penney, and other businesses in support of homosexual marriage, the lines are being drawn. (Apparently it hasn’t worked out to well for JC Penney so far.)
Chick-fil-a has addressed the issue publicly also. In a day when being politically incorrect can tank a business, President Dan Cathy, son of founder Truitt Cathy, emphatically aligned his restaurant chain with the conservative view of traditional marriage.
“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,'” Dan Cathy, the company’s president and chief operating officer, said in a recent radio interview. “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.”
In an interview with the Baptist Press published this week, Cathy doubled down on his stance against same-sex unions.
“Guilty as charged,” Cathy said. “We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
“We know that it might not be popular with everyone,” he added, “but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”
Find this quoted section in the full article as reported by Yahoo News, HERE.
I have to say, Good Job for standing up for what you believe in! I love how Cathy draws attention to the right in the United States to operate your personal and business lives according to the values you believe in! While the LGBT community champions this right for themselves, it works both ways. Conservative people and business owners have the right to operate according to their own belief systems too.
I honestly wish that this was a non-issue. I wish fast food chains didn’t have to declare a stance on heated moral issues. But these are the days we live in.
Chick-fil-a has communicated with nothing but kindness and respect while standing firm on their beliefs, yet they are recieving a lot of grief because of it. With a quick google search there are already tons of images being adjusted and turned into weapons against Chick-fil-a as the one posted to the right. There is talk of the LGBT community boycotting that golden fried chicken and waffle fries. We will see what impact this has on the bottom line of the company. But I know one thing for sure, my support of and respect for this restaurant will continue as normal, if not be increased.
Thank you Dan Cathy for standing your ground in difficult times.
Your fellow worker in the field, Adam