By Benjamin Gaul
In case you’ve been living on Mars this month, and aren’t aware of the latest LGBTQ dust-up… In mid-July, Dan Cathy, the president of Chick-fil-A, while being interviewed by an online Baptist journal, said that his company was “very much supportive of the family – the Biblical family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family led-business and we are still married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
That statement could just as easily have been a critique of the many-wived Newt Gingrich, or the general Hollywood trend of multiple marriages. There is not a thing in that statement about homosexuality or the topic of Gay Marriage. However, when the quote hit the national media, the LGBTQ lobby went berserk.
I’m reminded of the response to the 1992 Sharon Stone movie, “Basic Instinct.” When the Lesbian community caught wind that the main character was not only guilty, she was BI, they staged protests and threatened a boycott.
Honestly, If your identity is so fragile that anyone portraying it in anything but glowing terms brings you to public protests, maybe you need to re-think your life. If Caucasian Christian Conservative Capitalists were so thin skinned, 90% of the movies put out by Hollywood would incite riots. Fortunately, those kinds of people are too busy paying taxes, to pay much attention to the constant insults.
So, the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer) community decides Chick-fil-A’s President has no business exercising his First Amendment Rights, and set about their attempt to punish him. Facebook posts and Gay chatrooms exploded with indignation, and a PLAN was formed: Tell everyone and their brother what an unfair, mean, hateful group of people the Chick-fil-A family must be, and cut their business out from under them!
Unfortunately, there are far more people in America who define Marriage to mean “one man and one woman,” than the Major Media may have lead them to believe. On the heels of the LGBTQ outcry, millions of work-a-day Americans struck back in their own, subtle way. Sales at Chick-fil-A began an immediate increase. A “Support Chick-fil-A Day” was announced, and people started making plans for lunch and dinner out. At Chick-fil-A.
Now, the LGBTQ community has decided to strike back with “Gay Kiss-In Day” at Chick-fil-A restaurants. Sadly for them, they’ve needed to post that date publicly, too. I expect similar crowds of straight couples, kissing over chicken sandwiches and waffle fries.
Do they have ANY idea how much free publicity they’re generating? Maybe the Cathy family should thank them for the economic boon.