For the next few minutes, I'll be getting up on my soapbox to share my opinion. If you choose to skip this post, I promise not to have any hard feelings.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, let's recap. The owners of Chick-Fil-A have expressed their position on gay marriage. People are irate about it. Why? Do you honestly think that every business owner you patronize shares your same belief system? If you do, you're the most naive person I've ever heard of.
We all have opinions. They vary. That's what makes the world go round. I personally think that chocolate is the best flavor of ice cream. If you're a vanilla kind of person, we can still be friends. (Now, those strawberry people have no place with us! Just kidding.)
The folks up in arms are acting like the restaurant chain has refused service to gay couples. That never happened. In fact, they haven't conducted business any differently recently. All they did was state their opinion when asked.
One comment I saw from a lovely demonstrator said that it's the same thing as refusing service to black couples. Really? I don't see how that's the same. No one has been refused service at any point.
Again, I will go back to the point that major business owners are going to have strong opinions that are likely going to differ from yours. The CEO of Ford is either for or against abortion. The owner of McDonald's is either Republican or Democrat. The people in charge over at Starbuck's, Old Navy, and NBC have opinions on welfare, health care, and education. If you want to take the time to research all their beliefs before you decide whether or not to patronize them, you are going to be one busy dude.
If you've noticed, I haven't shared my opinion regarding gay marriage. I simply addressed the hype associated with the Chick-Fil-A events. Although, if you've read my blog for long, you probably won't have a hard time figuring out what side of the fence I'm on and I'm not ashamed about that.
Enjoy your waffle fries today.