Why I support Chick-Fil-A


I have marveled at the furor over the Chick-Fil-A opposition to gay marriage.  I am taken aback by two things.  First, what about free speech?  It is the very people who have been denied free speech and been the victims of bigotry that now take a very bigoted stance toward Chick-Fil-A.  Every time someone comes out against gay rights, they are viciously attached by the general gay movement as small minded and bigoted.  Again, I am not even saying I am for or against gay marriage- it is irrelevant to the point that people who have been the victim of intolerance should be more tolerant.  Now again, looking at what a company supports and deciding if you want to spend your money there is a very legitimate point, but the hate spewed toward Chick-Fil_A has surprised me.
Second point, remember most of these are franchises and you are really not hurting the company and not going to change the CEO’s stance as much as you will hurt your local community.
So when we ask for free speech, grow up- it works both ways.  We should be respectful and tolerant.  Free speech is a good thing and we should never seek to stifle it.

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