Thursday, August 2, 2012

Getting on my Soapbox

Subtitle: Why I Choose to Support Chick-fil-a

Yesterday I took my kids to Chick-fil-a.  We stood in line for about a half an hour, and waited almost as long for our food. 

Luckily I wore my blue pants, so I could find myself in this picture that was on the LA Times website:

Here's the thing.  The reason I went to Chick-fil-a yesterday had absolutely nothing to do with gay marriage.  I went to Chick-fil-a because {the last time I checked} we don't live in North Korea, and it is not okay for the government to shut down a business because of the personal beliefs of the owners. 

I don't buy Krispy Kreme Donuts because of the owners stance on abortion, gay rights, or school vouchers.  I buy Krispy Kreme Donuts because they are delicious.  {Shoot, now I want one.}  I'm sure that if the owner of Krispy Kreme was asked his personal stance on some controversial issues there would likely be one or more that I would disagree with.  But I'm also pretty sure that I would still buy Krispy Kremes.  I really like Krispy Kremes. 

I am so tired of living in a country that is totally obsessed with tolerance, except when it has to do with Christianity.  It is not okay to say anything against anyone, except if those people happen to be conservative Christians.  And then it is okay to completely bash the hell out of them. 

I saw many heated debates happening on Facebook yesterday {which is actually one of the things that makes me tire of Facebook}, and there was a time that I would have been very judgmental and joined in on the rage.  But in my old age {;)} I have come to realize that hearts are won through love and not judgment, which is why I wish that people would understand that yesterday was not about judgment. 

Is it just me, or is boycotting a business for their personal beliefs completely discriminatory?  And isn't being discriminatory exactly what these people are boycotting???  I'm confused.  

I heard a lot of things being thrown around about what Chick-fil-a has and has not done... most of which I believe to be completely false.  I happen to personally know several Executives and Store Operators from Chick-fil-a, and I know them to be wonderful, loving, giving, and all-around awesome people. 

If you choose not to support Chick-fil-a for whatever reason, that is your choice, and that choice is exactly what I was supporting yesterday by supporting Chick-fil-a.

And that's my opinion... not that you asked for it.


  1. I love what you have to say! have you seen the funny YouCard floating around Pinterest? (ask a Christian owner~who is closed on SUNDAYS~ his thoughts on...and act surprised?)

  2. Great post. The "main stream" people kill me with how hypocritical they are. Satan's power is strong now a days! He disguises hate so cleverly.

  3. Beautiful post perfectly said. Thank you for sharing this!

  4. I completely agree with you here! What frustrates me are both non-Christians and even some Christians who say we need to practice the love of Jesus and not be "vindictive" by eating at Chick-fil-a just to "prove a point." Why is it okay for the other side to prove their point and not us? The world today thinks that just because we're standing up for what we believe is right means that we are being hateful and intolerant. It's such a double standard.

    But yes, I agree with your post completely! :)

  5. Girl - I've been on your site(s) for the better part of this afternoon - and besides our mutual love of paper, secondary infertility commonality, and southern california connections - this post prompted me to respond. PREACH, GIRL - is all I've gotta say. Your insight was right on, and I'm so glad you were able to support in person.

    {I found you through the Choose Joy Event link I found via 'Rags to Stitches' Instagram today...which I am prayerfully considering attending - as soon as I saw that it was in LH - I had to look into it....and I know that is how the Lord would hold my attention!}

    ANYWAY - So excited to have a new blog to read...when I can get to it...and have just followed you on Instagram, to keep up in a much more manageable ways!

    Thanks for doing what you do, and thanks to the Lord for placing you in my path! xo