Jul 262012
 

I wanted Mike to be president, and I  support him. Here is what he thinks about this issue.

Just when you thought this whole thing couldn’t get more irrational, now we have “Boss” Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, hoping to prevent a legitimate business from locating in his city because one of the owners happens to believe in the Biblical view of marriage. Will Rahm seek to evict the Catholic and Evangelical churches because their priests and pastors not only believe it, but preach that from their pulpits? Has Rahm Emanuel been elected to an office high enough to give him the ability to censor the speech of people he disagrees with?

Here is the issue: Chick-fil-A is in the chicken business. No one has said they discriminate against customers or employees or serve an unsafe product. In fact, they are known for exceptional service to their guests, they are beloved by their employees, and obviously the food must be good to grow to 1600 stores. This is about a small but disproportionate minority of militants who are attempting to bully a family and a business and are spewing vile hate speech toward the company because one of its executives said something they dislike and disagree with.

We are asking all the participants on August 1 and those who post on the blogs to be respectful, kind, and civil no matter what. We are not against anyone or anything. We are for the freedom of Americans to speak their mind and practice their faith. There is no need to lower ourselves into childish name-calling and screaming. That is what people do when they can’t defend or explain their point of view.

If Chick fil-A forced its customers to sign an oath stating they are heterosexual before they could buy a chicken sandwich, the angry critics would not only have a point, but I would join them. I think it is great that Chick-fil-A is run by people with a Biblical world view and they operate it based on Biblical values, but there is a bigger issue. That’s not what this is about. The company sells chicken and doesn’t force a view on its customers or employees, but the owners shouldn’t be disenfranchised from their citizenship and rights of free speech, nor should they be kept from operating their business in cities across the country because a few “wanna be tyrants” disagree with their beliefs.

We’re simply asking people to eat chicken and not to be one when it’s time to take a stand-our appreciation is not only for the views of Dan Cathy, but for his right to have them and express them freely.

 07/26/2012  Posted by on 07/26/2012 Christianity

  2 Responses to “Mike Huckabee on the Chick-Fil-A Issue”

  1. Mike Huckabee misses the point, and he is missing the point on purpose. The protest against Chick-Fil-A is not that they are a Christian company. No one really cares that they are a Christian company. Just like no one really cares that you are a Christian private investigator. Either you’re a good PI, or you’re not. Your religious affiliation has zero to do with your abilities to resolve the puzzle you were hired for.

    The uproar is about the fact that they plainly state that they wish for everyone to be treated the same, but company CEO Dan Cathy has made several inflammatory statements about the GLBT community, AND he gives millions to anti-Gay organizations. The GLBT community believes that it is their right to marry who they please as long as both persons are of consenting age… and Cathy uses his millions to see that this never comes to be… that is NOT treating everyone equally.

  2. I missed Mike Huckabee’s reaction to MoM when they were trying to protest JCP’s use of a certain out lesbian. Where was Huckabee coming to JCP’s defense.. JCP’s is simply trying to sell their retail wares.. a radical right wing Christian organization is trying to prevent them from doing the same by forming a boycott.

    Doesn’t the GLBT community deserve to have the same voice as MoM?

    And Yes Chick-Fil-A does force it’s views on it’s employees. You will NOT get hired if you are G L B or T. That is targeted hiring or forcing your views on employees.