Chick-fil-A Has Turned My Lunch Into A Politcal Statement
I don’t want my choice of sandwich to make a political statement. We all have the right to support or not support whatever we choose. I understand that. When Chick-fil-A announced that they, as a company, were against gay marriage, it changed the whole ball game. I now see people with pictures of themselves eating a chicken sandwich, not because they love them, but because they are making a statement. The only statement I want my sandwich to make is that I am hungry.
I used to love to go there but now I am afraid if I am seen there it means I am or am not supporting their views. I just want to eat. I am a fat man who loves chicken. I keep my political views to myself. I understand they have the right to believe anything they want and I think that is a good thing. I just think we are entering dangerous territory when businesses make their views public. If you knew the views of all businesses you probably wouldn’t frequent a lot of the places you do now. I hope this doesn’t open the door to things like “No On 27 Pizza” or “Anti-Abortion Plumbing” or “Death Penalty Liquor”.
This has become a very heated topic and I don’t see it ending any time soon. All this talk of food has made me hungry. I don’t whether to stop at “Republican Burger” or “Democratic Subs” on the way home. Maybe I’ll just hit the “Independent Hot Dog Stand”.