Why I’m Not Boycotting Chick-Fil-A

I believe than in less than 50 years our grandchildren are going to look back at our opinions and view them with the same disdain we view the attitudes of segregationists back in the days of Jim Crow.

Given that, you might think I would support a boycott of Chick-Fil-A because of recent statements made by it’s CEO, Don T. Cathey, who clearly opposes same sex marriage.

This, of course, set off a firestorm in social and traditional media, with opponents calling for boycotts.

I disagree with Mr. Cathey. But I’m not changing my buying habits based upon the political or religious beliefs of any merchant I do business with.

First of all, I don’t plan on marching into every store in my favorite mall or shopping center and asking them about their opinion of anything. (I do reserve the right to refuse to do business with those merchants who support the Washington Redskins, dastardly rivals of my favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys.)

Seriously, what kind of world would we be in if we only did business with those who favor our political or religious views?

I eat at Chick-Fil-A several times a month always getting their Grilled Chicken Wrap. I appreciate their fast drive through lines, the cleanliness of their restaurants, and the fact that my local franchisee supports local schools and charities. For all I know, that franchisee does not share Mr. Cathey’s opinions.

At the same time, I’m not going to make it a point to go by there tomorrow and support Mike Huckabee’s idea of purchasing something there on Wednesday. Again, I don’t let politics interfere with my food.

While we agree overall, here’s a different take on tactics by LZ Granderson. Be sure and read all the way to the bottom. The last paragraph is a hoot, or should I say, it made me cackle.

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