Is the inventor of the chicken sandwich Chick-Fil-A anti-gay? They have super tasty food, but they are closed on Sundays. However, is that enough to make a claim like this? The New York Times recently asked the question about the popular chicken chain.
Some people refer to the companyÂ’s food as Â“Jesus chickenÂ” (who knew?). Even that doesnÂ’t mean that the company is anti-gay though. The reason for the questions is because a Pennsylvania franchise actually sponsored a marriage seminar next month called Â“The Art of Marriage: Getting to the Heart of GodÂ’s Design.Â” It is being held by one of the most outspoken anti-homosexuality groups in the state.
This news spawned headlines like Â“If youÂ’re eating Chick-Fil-A, youÂ’re eating anti-gay.Â” Some college campuses are even trying to get rid of the chain over the allegations. Wow! This seems a little far over the actions of just one franchise. In fact, Dan T. Cathy, the president of the company said that providing sandwiches and brownies for a conference does not endorse a certain political stance. This seems true.
The privately held company is unabashedly Christian, but that doesnÂ’t mean that they donÂ’t value and serve all people equally. Chick-Fil-A in many cities is a local meeting place for mothers, families, students, the elderly Â– it is literally a modern day coffee shop in some instances. Overall, itÂ’s just a pleasant place to hang out. The employees say Â“my pleasure,Â” and make you feel like a welcomed guest no matter who you are or who youÂ’re with.
Do you go to Chick-Fil-A? If so, do you feel that the company is anti-gay? The companyÂ’s president made a video answering to some of these questions, and you can watch it below.