You may remember that a few months ago Chick-Fil-A came under harsh scrutiny when the founder and owner revealed that he opposed same-sex marriage and had been giving money to anti-gay organizations and hate groups.
Official memos from The Civil Rights Agenda say, “In meetings the company executives clarified that they will no longer give to anti-gay organizations, such as Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage. Additionally, they have sent an internal memo to franchisees and stakeholders that stated that, as a company, they will ‘treat every person with honor, dignity and respect-regardless of their beliefs, race, creed, sexual orientation and gender,’ and that their ‘intent is not to engage in political or social debates.'”
We’re glad that all the boycotts, protests and media coverage was able to convince Chick-Fil-A to rethink some of its decisions. It’s one thing to have religious values and opinions, it’s another to try and punish people for being well, just who they are. By donating money to anti-gay organizations they were helping to prevent the LGBT community both in the U.S. and in other countries from having the basic human rights they’re entitled to.
I doubt the people in charge of Chick-Fil-A have all of a sudden decided that same-sex marriage is OK, and while I don’t agree with their views, I have to commend them for being willing to cast their opinions aside and draw the line between having a belief and hurting someone else just because they believe in something different. It must have been a really difficult decision to make, I am sure they had to swallow a lot of pride, but it’s truly fantastic that they changed their tune.
Look at that, people with opposing views can make a difference when they join together to create a better world for everyone in it.
Do you think Chick-Fil-A made the right decision? Let us know in the comments!