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Chick-Fil-A in a Stew

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Chick-Fil-A ruffles feathers with stance on traditional values

“Guilty as charged,” was the statement recently made by Chick-Fil-A owner, Dan Cathy, when asked about his company’s support of  traditional family values.  Cathy’s stance has ruffled more than a few feathers and the cuddly cow has now been stamped as one bad egg.  The Leftist brood is squawking the usual cries of hate, bigotry, and homophobia.  A Bostonian mayor has now infamously stated that he won’t let the company nest anywhere near his city, so long as he reigns.  One “gay rights” group has hatched a mass “kiss-in” idea at local restaurants, in an apparent gay PDA showdown.It seems gay pride activists shouting typical accusations of homophobia (“You’re just chicken!”) is supposed to really show Cathy who rules the roost.  (Note:  Don’t mess with their pecking order.)

Like chickens with their heads cut off, the media is flapping about in an attempt to subdue and bully the only company willing to stick its neck out for faith and family values.  Yes, walking on eggshells is the name of the game these days, what with Oreo creating the ever diverse rainbow cookie, it seems even food should be tolerant and diverse in social issues.

Unfortunately for liberals it looks as though Cathy won’t be chickening out anytime soon, further stating:

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,”

Rather than taking Cathy’s statement viewed as a personal set of values with overtones of gratitude, leftists are outraged, crying “Fowl!” It is possible that much to the chagrin those who support “diversity and tolerance” (wink) one projection is that sales will shoot through the hen-house with all of the publicity and free marketing.  Funny, Chick-Fil-A has had plenty of chicks to count even without a sunrise on Sundays.

And seriously, who doesn’t want a chicken sandwich, waffle fries and a down-home sweet tea after a good hen-pecking?!

What has flown the coop is any rational idea of freedom of speech and freedom to practice religion of one’s choosing.  It takes a bird brain to go on a vicious and personal counter attack to one merely civilly expressing his freedom of belief.  When it comes to diversity and tolerance, many on the left proudly display the egg on their face.  Give them a solid, Bible believing person of faith, they set up the ring and strut around like a banty rooster, waiting for the cock-fight to ensue.  (Sorry, PETA.)

For now, it seems it’s sunny side up for the “Eat more chicken” folks at Chick-Fil-A.

When it comes to standing up for faith, family, and values, that truly is something to crow about….

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  1. teach71
    July 26, 2012 at 3:23 am

    I ate there today. The meal, as usual, was delicious!!!

    • Order in the Quart!
      July 26, 2012 at 4:10 am

      Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad to hear the personal stance they were asked about didn’t hinder the enjoyment of your meal 🙂

  2. Stacey
    July 26, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Here’s the thing. This is going to be required of all of us who say we love God. And we must….must be willing to say, “guilty as charged”. This getting all up in one’s business (on a corporate scale) is about to hit home where all of us are concerned.

    And can I just say…GREAT! Now it’s all up in my cookies!

    • Order in the Quart!
      July 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      LOL! You are SO right Stacey!! Dan Cathy had the immense courage, knowing that he was likely to take backlash of carrying his cross for Christ. While I stated I don’t believe that this will hit Chick Fil A hard (this time), I think it is an excellent point that at some point we all have to make the choice to risk our finances in terms of business and our reputation to stand for the convictions. It irks me to no end that I am deemed hateful and bigotted though I have a heart and desperately want to love. However, loving someone is not allowing them to walk in blindness, its leading them to the light…

      • Stacey
        July 27, 2012 at 1:23 am

        You may as well have been party to a conversation a friend and I had today. These words “However, loving someone is not allowing them to walk in blindness, its leading them to the light” were stated nearly verbatum. It’s my conviction that if you love someone, you should tell them the truth, rather than strengthening a vice that will separate them from God, possibly for eternity. What is more important? Seeking the comfort of popularity and acceptance of man in this brief time span of earthly living or making choices that clearly reflect our understanding of eternity and eternal consequence? I would say the latter.

        God corrects those He loves. That means intolerance, rebuke, speaking the truth even when it “hurts”. He’s concerned about our salvation, not our comfort. Love on…

      • Order in the Quart!
        July 27, 2012 at 1:29 am

        Stacey,

        What wonderful words of encouragement. Though it is difficult and even hard to understand (certainly hard to emulate), Jesus, himself said, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

        Stand firm, friend.

  3. Stacey
    July 26, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Love your blog by the way!

    • Order in the Quart!
      July 26, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you for stopping by!

  4. July 26, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Jennifer, I found your blog through your post over at “Signs of Life” about this issue. It truly amazes me the amount of intolerance being shown by the supposedly tolerant ones – of course, I’m about the millionth to say that, I’m sure. It also amazes me how quickly so many young people jump on this thing only spitting out what others have told them, or what they’re seeing on Jon Stewarts show or tweeted by the likes of Roseanna Barr and Ed Helms. They are NOT looking at the context of the statement — and no one is stopping to think that Dan Cathy was simply answering a question that was asked of him by a CHRISTIAN media outlet. It’s crazy… and it shows how quick this generation is to jump on any cause without investigating it first. So sad.

    Looking foward to reading your blog from here on out. Thanks for letting me chime in.

    • Order in the Quart!
      July 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      Hey Barry!

      Thanks so much for your excellent observations. I am maddened by the insupportability of those who wear the guise of “tolerance and diversity” only to have a dagger behind thier backs. Unfortunately the church as a whole has failed much of the time – at one point decades ago we were tipped toward legalism and exclusivity. Now the pendelum has swung the other direction and there is “tolerance” and no truth. Without the perfect balance of Christ’s committment to love in absolute truth, we will fail. Further, He implored us to remember that if they hate us, to remember they hated Him first….John 15:18. Wrong is now right and standards are mere whispers…
      The Lord bless you…

  5. sammano
    July 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Amen. Well said.

  6. July 26, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    • July 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm

      I should have said, regarding the link I offered in my first comment, that there’s a lot more to think about when you choose where to spend your money. The personal opinions of CEO’s often translate to much more because of the influence of corporate money.

      • Order in the Quart!
        July 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm

        Jack, I appreciate you stopping by and I also appreciate your civility in discussion. Please do not mistake me: I believe that people should be accountable for where they spend their money. MY ultimate point and frustration is that Dan Cathy, when asked, answered regarding his personal belief system and has been lambasted. I believe if one is concerned about where your money is being funnelled, then by all means one should do appropriate research into companies and choose whether or not to continue as a patron. There are several companies that I do not choose to purchase their products or charitable organizations that I do not believe fulfill the cause for which they are representing. Having said all of that, I would encourage an exercise in caution when making assumptions and labels about companies that Mr. Cathy donates to. Do your own thorough investigation rather than listening to other’s definitions. We ALL should that 🙂
        God bless you, Jack

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