Now, every day you turn on the news a new town is barring Chick-fil-A from starting a new franchise in their city. First it was Boston, now Chicago. This all is rooted in the controversial comments that the CEO of Chick-fil-A made last week regarding gay marriage. This article isn’t intending to retell a story that’s probably been told too many times already, so we’ll just say if you want to know the whole story, you can view our original offering on the subject here. But, to put it simply, the CEO of Chick-fil-A, when prompted, said that he is against gay marriage because of his religious beliefs.
The outrage was quick and furious. People devised all sorts of manipulations of Chick-fil-A commercials and slogans to point out their “hatred,” others called for boycotts, and now, many websites are running stories about how to make a Chick-fil-A copycat sandwich so you can enjoy a favorite fast-food concoction without having to feel guilty for being “anti-gay.” Those on the other side, mainly the Christian one, showed their support by commenting on their respect for Chick-fil-A for sticking by its morals and beliefs.
Here’s where Common Sense Conspiracy falls on the issue… we faked you out. We’re not going to jump or off of the gay marriage bandwagon. After all, if people will boycott chicken sandwiches, we certainly don’t want to make anyone boycott websites like us. But, we do feel that to not get a Chick-fil-A sandwich if you want one because the CEO of the company is against gay marriage is a little severe. And if you are craving one of these sandwiches so bad that you are moved to try to make one that tastes and looks the same at home instead of just dropping the three or four bucks and getting it over with, maybe you need a real cause to get behind. Or a hobby. Maybe you should start your own conspiracy website.
Anyway, think about it. Boston and Chicago are not allowing Chick-fil-A to build franchises in their city. At a time when people are struggling to find jobs, these cities are actively protesting the starting of new business and the creation of new employment opportunities in their towns. We all know how rampant problems were in Chicago. They should be welcoming any company that wants to expand in their city with open arms. It’s not like the CEO’s opinion in embroidered on the wall when you walk in. Or Chick-fil-A refuses to serve gay customers. He simply stated an opinion, one that he was asked for, and then the media painted them “anti-gay” and even pointed to their charitable contributions to Christian organizations, calling these organizations “anti-gay” as well.
Personally, I’m boycotting Chick-fil-A because the last three times I went there they butchered my order. Not just something simple. Like whole meal components missing. I complained to the management and they were very nice. They even gave me a free meal which I still haven’t used because, as I explained to the kind lady in charge, what’s the point of getting a free meal on the house if they aren’t going to give you what you ordered anyway? Now, there’s a real damn reason to boycott something. Now, I can voice my opinions to the world without being accused of defamation. After all, nothing I’m going to say is going to defame Chick-fil-A anymore than their CEO’s untimely comments and the backlash of the media.
Sometimes a chicken sandwich is a chicken sandwich. But only if they put it in the bag.