Chick-Fil-A is a hot topic with news outlets, websites, and social media platforms all over the internet right now.
The commentary consists of statements accusing the company of hating gays and being homophobic. It’s hard to clarify exactly what all is true and what’s just hype and rumor, but some news outlets are announcing other companies breaking off deals and contracts with Chick-Fil-A, communities trying to ban the company, and groups organizing large boycotts.
After hearing/reading about all of this, and having looked further into the issue, I think it’s absolutely ridiculous. And pardon me, but it’s just idiotic. Customers, business people, and community leaders are acting plain stupid, bashing the company and misinforming their followers and friends without even knowing the facts. I doubt most of these people have done any kind of research to find out where these accusatory statements toward the company are derived from. They’re just jumping on the bandwagon.
Come on people. You’re adults. Grow up. It’s not high school.
Here’s the truth about the situation:
Everything you’ve heard about Chick-Fil-A was twisted and blown out of proportion in an effort to bash the company for having Christian values.
Even the reporter who did the interview the media is using to bash Chick-Fil-A agrees:
The reporter who conducted the original interview with Cathy [president and chief operating officer of Chick-Fil-A] is now saying that Cathy’s remarks have been distorted in the press. Many of those reports spin Cathy’s remarks in a negative direction calling Chick-fil-a “anti-gay.” The reporter says that the term “anti-gay” never came up in the interview. “[Cathy] never even brought up that subject. Everything he stated was on the positive side … He never stated anything negative.
Here’s a great article with more information. Read it. You need to be informed.
To sum things up: It’s pathetic how far insecure people will go to hurt and defame other people and companies that are doing something that matters. Apparently we live in a “you can’t call yourself a Christian or we’ll blast you, call you anti-gay, and ruin your business and your life” world. Call yourself a Christian, people want to stone you. Call yourself anti-Christian and you hit the fame charts like Justin Bieber. It doesn’t get more pathetic than that.
People need to know the truth…and we need to stand up for it. Stop letting insecure, biased, twisted, Christian hating media dictate “reality” to you and your family and friends.
Let’s get started: This isn’t the end. It’s the beginning. Let’s let people know the truth about Chick-Fil-A. We owe it to them. Will you share this post to help get the truth out?