What is your stance on the Chick-fil-a controversy?

(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
It seems like everyone's talking about the controversy over Chick-fil-a's president recently voicing his stance on gay rights.
He said "I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is about."
What's your opinion of all this?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I disagree with him, and...
56
I agree with him, and...
8
I plan on boycotting Chick-fil-a.
38
I plan on supporting Chick-fil-a.
9
I'm going to continue eating there as before.
11
I'm glad I'm not a t-rex.
27
Other?
18
Total votes: 167 (83 voters)
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08/05/2012
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(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
A lot of people are saying that they're going to boycott the company (refuse to buy from them and fight any plans of expansion), while others are going to events at Chick-fil-a stores to show their support of the president's stance.
I'll admit, I like Chick-fil-a's food. I like that you can actually tell that it's chicken, rather than processed mush, seasoned and shaped into a patty. But I DO NOT like the president's views on the matter of gay rights/marriage, and it makes me sad that he is one of the many people who is so close-minded on the matter. At the same time, our bill of rights states that everyone is entitled to free speech... So, while I don't like what he's saying, I'm not going to attack him [or his company] for it.
I feel like attacking/damning someone for not sharing your viewpoints won't accomplish anything other than making you look like a self-righteous, close-minded person, which just puts you on the same level as the self-righteous, close-minded people who attack/damn those supporting gay rights/marriage. Just a little bit counter productive.
I believe that love is love, and no one should have the right to decide whether two consenting adults should marry, outside of those who are actually IN the relationship.
I feel that it is unfair for him [the president of Chick-fil-a] to accuse those who feel that way of having "a prideful, arrogant attitude", and of trying "to redefine what marriage is about."
In my eyes, marriage is about two people making the decision to become bound together, so that their relationship is recognized in the eyes of the law [and their god(s) if they so desire].

Most importantly- Why should gender, which is [supposedly] determined by one's physical form, determine matters of the heart?

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now.
08/05/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
He has a right to have all the wrong opinions he wants, and say whatever he wants, but everyone else has an equal right to call him out on his bigotry, or ignore him, as they see fit.

If this was a random employees saying mean things, and that was the end of it, I'd ignore it, but since he's using income from the restaurant to actively support causes that are harmful to our society as a whole, I will not give money to it.

For the record, I have no problems with the pro-religion stance of this restaurant, and for all I care they can include a bible with every meal, but I'd suggest that they need to read it themselves if they think Jesus would want us to oppress and discriminate people. If God really hated gays, he'd refrain from creating them, so the fallacy of the anti-gay preaching should be pretty obvious.
08/05/2012
(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
Just wanted to add:
Despite enjoying Chick-fil-a's food, I will not be one of their consumers anymore, since I don't like the idea of my money (given to them in exchange for food) being spent on a campaign that I strongly oppose.
08/05/2012
(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
He has a right to have all the wrong opinions he wants, and say whatever he wants, but everyone else has an equal right to call him out on his bigotry, or ignore him, as they see fit.

If this was a random employees saying mean things, and that ... More
Agreed!
08/05/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
I disagree with him but I never ate there before so whatever.
08/05/2012
<3BF <3BF
I'd never even heard of this company prior to this whole fiasco so never going there won't be a problem. I was disgusted that they had record sales on Aug 1st. Their president says allowing homosexuals to marry will call down God's wrath upon America. How backwards and homophobic can you get?
08/05/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
I disagree with him. I've never ate there, had intentions of doing so but will not do so now.
08/05/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by <3BF
I'd never even heard of this company prior to this whole fiasco so never going there won't be a problem. I was disgusted that they had record sales on Aug 1st. Their president says allowing homosexuals to marry will call down God's ... More
This guy's stance (the pres of Chik Fil A) on "calling down G*d's wrath" drives me crazy.

If G*d created the heaven and the earth and everything on it, and all the other planets, and all the beings on them, He'll have more important things to worry about than two of his beings touching each other in certain parts of their bodies. WHY would G*d care how or who touches each other, as long as it is consensual? WHY is there not more stress on CONSENSUAL relations in The Big Three religions? WHY are women, children (and slaves) owned by land owning males? I don't buy into this as how the World works and I think it's the way insecure guys who wrote parts of the Book felt. It is also said that you can sell your daughters into slavery, there is no "abomination" ; associated with male on female rape or child abuse. I don't understand. MY G*d is a Loving G*d who doesn't incorporate hate into His doings.

People who want a hateful G*d are sick and corrupted.

Marriage was around LONG before it was reiterated in this book. In fact, in this book, a man can have more than one wife. Not to mention the above, like selling one's daughters into slavery, owning slaves and other violent and harmful acts against others. MY G*d doesn't hate.

If Chik Fil A's G*d is a hateful G*d, they have nothing for me.

I've never eaten there and will never. Unless this guy changes his hateful rhetoric.
08/05/2012
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I didn't really eat there to begin with so not eating there isn't a big deal for me. I don't agree with him but he is entitled to his ignorant opinion.
08/05/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I did not eat there before. I WILL NEVER EAT THERE NOW.

I think Owldolatrous Productions explains it perfectly.
08/05/2012
pirata pirata
yeah i'm definitely boycotting. I have too many gay friends and two of my favorite teachers ever were a gay couple who have been together for longer and more happily than anyone I know. He can think whatever he likes, but he's using money from his company to actively deny people their rights. That should not be protected in anyway.
08/05/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I'm trans and so is my partner, I boycotted them when I first found out they were donating to anti-gay hate groups.
08/05/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
Everybody is entitled to their own belief. I personally don't agree in gay marriages but I'm not going to disrespect those who do. I just love people for who they are and don't judge for what they do. Judging is not for us to do. I love each and every one of you as an individual.
08/05/2012
Tangles Tangles
I'm honestly surprised that there are people on Eden who agree with the CEOs views.

I knew Chick-fil-a had been donating to certified hate groups like The Family Research Council for years. They haven't had any of my business ever since.
08/05/2012
Mwar Mwar
I never at there to begin with, so it works.
08/05/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by Sodom and Gomorrah
Everybody is entitled to their own belief. I personally don't agree in gay marriages but I'm not going to disrespect those who do. I just love people for who they are and don't judge for what they do. Judging is not for us to do. I ... More
Everybody is entitled to their own belief, but there is quite a bit of room between agreeing to disagree, and actively working to criminalize another person's belief. The latter is what the Family Research Council and the Marriage & Family Foundation do, and Chik-Fil-A gives them the financial support to do it.
08/05/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by (k)InkyIvy
A lot of people are saying that they're going to boycott the company (refuse to buy from them and fight any plans of expansion), while others are going to events at Chick-fil-a stores to show their support of the president's ... More
Marriage was and is defined by men and women so where is the pride in redefining something that was, ultimately someone else's definition? Seems to me to be arrogant to assume some divine force cares how we define our relationships or name them....or regulate them. Only man seems to gain in that pursuit, not the Divine. Control is insidious and after a few generations ideas become certainties, until they are challenged.
I like Chik-fil-A sandwiches and I personally don't care what some small minded idiot believes.
08/05/2012
laflauta laflauta
I never eat there anyway because I don't really like the food, so that's not going to change. Even if I did like the food, I wouldn't want my money going to the organizations that Chick-fil-a supports.
08/05/2012
lovekink lovekink
I do not believe in their views but I believe in their right to have them. There are so many companies out there that support organizations that I don't support. Lady Gaga recently pulled a huge drop of her last album with Target b/c of who they sent financial donations to. We didn't hear much about that though. I just think as a consumer I have to be informed.
08/05/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
Everybody is entitled to their own belief, but there is quite a bit of room between agreeing to disagree, and actively working to criminalize another person's belief. The latter is what the Family Research Council and the Marriage & Family ... More
It's not right for him to judge or treat people cruelly.
08/05/2012
hot lil momma hot lil momma
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
This guy's stance (the pres of Chik Fil A) on "calling down G*d's wrath" drives me crazy.

If G*d created the heaven and the earth and everything on it, and all the other planets, and all the beings on them, He'll have ... More
I honestly couldn't agree more
08/05/2012
bedorerc bedorerc
I dont agree with him, but that would not stop me from eating there, if I ate there to start with.
08/05/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by (k)InkyIvy
It seems like everyone's talking about the controversy over Chick-fil-a's president recently voicing his stance on gay rights.
He said "I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think ... More
I actually enjoy their spicy chicken sandwich. I wish the president can keep his commentary to just food. I do not agree with his statement, but I am not going to do anything special to acknowledge it. I probably get a chick-fil-a sandwich once every 6 months. I am going to probably keep that routine as usual. He's just someone that cooks chicken for me, and I don't think food should be related to gay marriage at all.
08/05/2012
Tork48309 Tork48309
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
He has a right to have all the wrong opinions he wants, and say whatever he wants, but everyone else has an equal right to call him out on his bigotry, or ignore him, as they see fit.

If this was a random employees saying mean things, and that ... More
Here! Here! Well said.
08/05/2012
Mikemanz Mikemanz
Quote:
Originally posted by (k)InkyIvy
A lot of people are saying that they're going to boycott the company (refuse to buy from them and fight any plans of expansion), while others are going to events at Chick-fil-a stores to show their support of the president's ... More
very thoughtful post, i agree
08/05/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I don't eat factory farmed, fast food so it doesn't concern me as a consumer.
08/05/2012
xMila xMila
I disagree with him, but I don't eat chick-fil-a anyways.
08/05/2012
Rey Rey
i don't know what all of this is about (in Oz), but if it's against LGBT community then that's not cool.
08/06/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
The whole thing makes me sick.
08/06/2012
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