Chick-fil-a: equal rights?

Jimmy Pyles

I’m not gay, I’ve eaten at Chick-fil-A, and I support the gay community.

The views of Chick-fil-A are not my views.

Recently, the president, Dan Cathy, told Baptist press that his company “supports the biblical definition of the family unit” and goes on to say “he hopes God has mercy on our generation that has such a prideful and arrogant attitude to think we have the audacity to redefine what marriage is about.” 

Basically Cathy think marriage should be between a man and a woman and that the people who think gay marriage is okay are going to hell.

How does Cathy have the audacity to decide who can marry and who can’t? Sounds like he is more arrogant than my generation and me.

The fight between Chick-fil-A was fueled even more when people showed at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Aug. 1 to show support for the company and their views.

It was a slap in the face to the gay community for all of those people who went in support of Chick-fil-A. It makes me sick that so many Americans had to show their intolerance for the gay community by going out on Aug 1.

I don’t care about Cathy, but, seeing this great nation take such opposing sides on, I feel we might as well start another civil war.

This type of activism just shows people in other countries we’re not as progressive as we think we are.

The whole ordeal is a catch 22 because people who say that Cathy was just exercising his right to free speech (which he has the right to) forget about American’s having equal rights in this situation.

The people in the gay community are Americans, so don’t try to give me this “they have equal rights” bullshit. If they have equal rights, then why can they get married only in 6 states and in Washington D.C.?

Chick-fil-A has been getting respect for actively supporting a cause they believe in. What if that cause had a different motive, like taking away equal rights away from black people? Would you still support them? No, you would probably call him a racist instead of praising him.

Eat there or not – that’s not what I’m getting at. My point is: stand up for your fellow Americans instead of hindering their progress.