Breakfast….because I only get an hour for lunch, I knew this was my best shot at making the CFA run!
Yesterday was Chick-fil-A appreciation day. A day where people supported the fact that a restaurant or business is just as entitled to their beliefs as any other person. Sadly, because Chick-fil-A, a Christian company (I’ve mentioned this before) supports the biblical definition of marriage between a man and a woman the entire liberal world is up in arms because (gasp) someone doesn’t agree with their view. It’s not a hate thing, it’s a differing of opinions and I loved to see all the pictures from around the country of people supporting the same idea of FREEDOM OF SPEECH, freedom to express one’s faith and freedom to disagree RESPECTFULLY with one another.
I find it amusing that we all complain and tout our right to freedom of speech and yet, when someone speaks against a belief of ours we are deeply offended, self-righteous and indignant calling them hate-mongers and so on. I suppose we are supposed to all have the same beliefs? Really? Last I looked we are all different, brought up with different life experiences, background, parenting, religious beliefs or non-beliefs with society making its own impact on our thought processes as we age. So, it is with MY own right to freedom of speech that I share with you the July 25 “National Eat at Chik-fil-A Day”. A day to applaud the Cathy family in their support of marriage and yes, even speaking out IN DEFENSE of THEIR beliefs of a traditional marriage. Agree or don’t agree, that’s your right. However, why should Dan Cathy be ostracized for espousing a view that is in line with his Christian beliefs? I’ll go ahead and break the news if you aren’t already aware, Chik-fil-A is a Christian-based company. Run by Baptists. They are closed on Sundays. They say, “It’s my pleasure to serve you.” when you pick up your meal. If you are anti-Christian, don’t agree with their beliefs or a statement their COO made, then eat somewhere else. No big deal. Move on. If everyone truly believes in freedom of speech, that comes with respecting the opposing view and understanding we won’t all change each other, however, we can agree to disagree.
So. On that note, I’ll share this:
July 25 and August 1….if you’re interested and/or are close to a Chik-fil-A, if not you can go to any other fast food restaurant. It’s all good.
**and since there was no boot camp today, I was up early with time to blog. woo hoo!