Yuck. And I’m no prude. Hell, I’m bisexual. PDA (kissing and making out) always bugged me. The last thing I want to see if you sticking your tongue down your partner’s throat. I don’t care if you’re a straight or gay couple. Get a room, people.
Now that that’s off my chest, let’s look at the bigger picture. For me, it’s about freedom of speech. Dan Cathy has every right to feel how he feels and to express it. Just like I have the right to share my opinions. Don’t mess with his right to say things that you might disagree with, and don’t mess with mine.
However, if he didn’t allow gay and lesbian couples to eat in his restaurants, I would have a huge problem with that. Blatant discrimination. But that hasn’t happened. All he did was share his opinion, describing his company’s “support of the traditional family.” Whatever the hell “traditional” means.
We don’t have a Chick-Fil-A in our area. Would I eat there if there were? I don’t know. Fried chicken is my weakness. If people said it was tasty, I might try it. I’m addicted to Jollibee fried chicken, though, and I tend to be brand loyal.
One of the fast food restaurants I love is IN-N-OUT burger. On their wrappers and cups, there are Bible verses. On the Double Double wrapper – that I used to eat until I downsized to the regular cheeseburger (gotta keep that girlish figure) – “Nahum 1:7” is printed:
So what does Nahum 1:7 say?
The Lord is good,
a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in Him.
That’s really nice. And makes me smile.
If I weren’t a spiritual person or even an Atheist, would I take offense? Naah. It’s about the burger. I wouldn’t care if it had the entire verse printed on it, it’s still my favorite burger in the whole world. To be honest though, if the wrapper said, “Satan Rocks,” I might be disturbed. And a little scared. But that cheeseburger with no spread (ketchup and mustard instead), extra onions, and light lettuce? It might compel me to go to the dark side. Heh. Oh and that is my real order. I am high maintenance, and I know and own it. 🙂
About the protest/kiss in. If they want to make out at Chick-Fil-A’s all over the country, that is their right too. Right to peaceably assemble.
If they did it at my local IN-N-OUT burger, though, I’d probably say, “Thanks a lot. I’m not hungry anymore. Now get a room.”