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Perhaps that headline should have been written "Iz 'No Koment' Evr Exceptable"?
Atlanta-based Chic-Fil-A has imprinted their brand on everyone's medulla as the welcoming face of fast food. Those cows. Those specials. Those community outreaches. And now, we have all that hate mail?
What the what?
Surely there has to be a mistake, right? Not. So. Much.
Dan Cathy, president of the formerly beloved chicken shack, goes on with the Baptist Press, and offers this personal opinion:
"We are very much supportive of the family - the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that...we know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."
Yes, Dan. And we also live in a country where we have freedom of speech and most of America that has read "We're not hip on gay marriage and if you don't like it - meh?" into your message are using said freedom very liberally.
Surely, his PR representative was blowing Dan's phone up with the Christian version of "WTF". Would a "No Comment" been sufficient here? Would it have been easier on the corporate reputation to state allegiance to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit without throwing a chicken (free range, of course) into the face of the entire gay population?
Could be? I suppose the discussion around the corporate round table might be just that for the next few...millenia. That, or perhaps a "spahnsirship of the Gaey Pryde Pirade" is in order.