"You should see the flood of people at Chick-fil-A today... as I left, they had to start sending people outside because the fire dept. showed up to enforce the fire code regulations!"I wrote him back:
"AWESOME. America speaks again! I'm going right now."Well, I took my little family of four, including my wife and three kids, to Chick-fil-A in American Fork, Utah, and I could not believe my eyes. Behold the crowd:
The line of cars wrapped around the parking lot twice and overflowed into the street! I have never seen anything like it... well, at least outside of Disneyland I haven't.
Can anyone deny the principles held in the United States of America? Let us recap on the reason this is such a big deal. Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, states to the Baptist Press, July 16, 2012:
"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 operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that. (emphasis added)"Dan also stated in the same interview:
"We don't claim to be a Christian business"
Cathy attended a business leadership conference many years ago where he heard Christian businessman Fred Roach say, "There is no such thing as a Christian business." "That got my attention," Cathy said. Roach went on to say, "Christ never died for a corporation. He died for you and me." "In that spirit ... [Christianity] is about a personal relationship. Companies are not lost or saved, but certainly individuals are," Cathy added:
"But as an organization we can operate on biblical principles. So that is what we claim to be. [We are] based on biblical principles, asking God and pleading with God to give us wisdom on decisions we make about people and the programs and partnerships we have. And He has blessed us."In other words, this expression was a personal belief of Mr. Cathy. Dan explained his personal convictions further on the Ken Coleman Show:
"I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say 'we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is about"As is old news, Chick-fil-A has been illegally discriminated against, due to Cathy's personally-held beliefs. The Chicago government has gone as far as is trying to boycott Chick-fil-A from obtaining business permits. Human Rights Campaign posted this on the landing page of their website and have been viciously campaigning against Chick-fil-A, since Cathy's statements:
No one can deny, unless they have abandoned all sanity, America has unequivocally spoken on this matter... we will support and uphold an individual's right to hold Christian beliefs, without bigotry, discrimination, or government-sponsored coercion. Period. Therein lies the conflict of "redefining" marriage... it cannot be done without irreparable damage to the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
Let this day echo in history forever.
God Save The United States of America.
PS... sign Patriot Posts petition if you haven't already.
PPS... send a Thank You note to Dan Cathy if you haven't already.