Davenport on Chick-fil-A
From Charles Davenport, Jr., editor of The Greensboro Guardian:
[F]rom the aforementioned AP article: “We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.” In only a couple of brief sentences, Cathy managed to poke a rhetorical stick in the eyes of gay marriage activists, secularists, and atheists. This is an uncommon demonstration of backbone and unapologetic devotion to principle.
Numb nuts misses the point that Cathy also took a stand against divorce.
From the Chick-fil-A Facebook page:
“The Chick-fil-A culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect – regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender. We will continue this tradition in the over 1,600 Restaurants run by independent Owner/Operators. Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.
“Chick-fil-A is a family-owned and family-led company serving the communities in which it operates. From the day Truett Cathy started the company, he began applying biblically-based principles to managing his business. For example, we believe that closing on Sundays, operating debt-free and devoting a percentage of our profits back to our communities are what make us a stronger company and Chick-fil-A family.
“Our mission is simple: to serve great food, provide genuine hospitality and have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”
Regardless of their statements, this is going to be a nightmare for the franchisees and could result in a class action on their behalf.
Davenport juxtaposes this with the heroic stance of Bob Page at Replacements, Ltd and addresses their loss of business. However, Replacements has traditionally supported the gay community and does not take money from franchisees.
Davenport tries to frame this as a battle between the leftist media and traditionalists. However, it is actually part of a war of ignorance and the hatred born of intolerance being waged against the rest of us. No matter how often clowns like Davenport claim they are in the majority, the reality remains that these cretins do not speak for mainstream Americans.
Here’s a Google search of all the nearby Chick-fil-A locations nearby. Call them and tell them what you think. Or better yet, drop by. A dropped large soft drink makes a terrible mess.
Whatever action you decide to take, make sure you say that Charles Davenport, Jr. sent you.