So, apparently I am supposed to boycott Chick-Fil-A. Why overly sensitive person? Is it because the president, Dan Cathy is against gay marriage? So what? A lot of people are against a lot of things. Am I supposed to change how I live my life based on what other people think now? I normally reserve this kind of blog for the crazy religious right people, but now I have to talk about this? Et tu, gay community? Et tu? I didn’t even know about this issue until I read it in another blog ( a blog I agreed with). I thought about ignoring the issue, but it stayed on my mind long enough to inspire this blog.
Let me break it down for you in the simplest terms possible: If your opinion is frightened or likely to shake because of other people’s opinions, then your opinion is not worth squat. I am not saying you shouldn’t listen to other people’s opinions, but don’t be afraid of them, or is the foundation of your beliefs that shaky?
Full Disclosure: I am AGAINST the Chick-Fil-A boycott AND I am AGAINST Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. I don’t eat at Chick-Fil-A, and even if I did, I wouldn’t stop because of their president’s opinion about something. Now, if they were doing something illegal, I might boycott them, but why would I have to boycott if they were doing things illegally? For example, if Chick-Fil-A did not allow gay people to own their restaurants. That would be boycott worthy, but it would also be illegal. Note to reader: Chick-Fil-A does have homosexual owners. Another example, if Chick-Fil-A did not hire homosexuals. That too would be boycott worthy, but also illegal. Note to reader: Chick-Fil-A has gay workers. Hopefully a boycott would not be necessary, because they would be breaking the law, but as far as I know they are not.
I have also learned that apparently, Chick-Fil-A is not open on Sundays due to religious beliefs. I’d more likely boycott that. I used to live in Kansas where you could not buy alcohol on Sundays. Now that is something worthy of a boycott. How can you be a football state and not be allowed to buy beer on Sundays? If we are going to boycott Chick-Fil-A because of their president’s opinions, shouldn’t we boycott his clear opinion that Christians that work on Sundays are not good Christians?
I could talk about gay marriage, and have already done so, but this to me is about having the right to an opinion. So, if you are thinking about boycotting or showing appreciation, just stop it. If you agree with Cathy, fine, if you don’t, that’s fine too. We need to learn how to get along with people who have different opinions then our own, because that is what Jesus would do.
The following is a list of the top 5 acceptable reasons to boycott:
1. Blood Diamonds – It just makes sense. If you can get diamonds that don’t support war, why wouldn’t you?
2. Any product that involves cruelty to animals – You telling me you can’t eat dolphin safe tuna? Really? Come on man! Dolphins are cute!
3. Products that involve human rights issues or child labor law violations – Hey! I have a little secret to tell you. You know your iPhone that you love so much? You should see the conditions that humans are placed under so that you can talk to Sirius. Just about every Apple product is boycott worthy, sorry.
4. Products that cause harm, such as lead-based toys – Or do you just hate kids?
5. 3D Movies – We get it, you can make things float in the air or fly at my face. Enough is enough already. I’m just sayin’ …