Yesterday, the world found out that Chick-Fil-A was changing its Foundation’s giving focus and no longer supporting two prominent Christian charities accused of being anti-LGBT by many on the left. Well, we have all had a night to think about it and it appears that there might be a little bit of hysteria and over reaction on both sides in response. The left still hates Chick-Fil-A and, to be blunt, most of their tweets aren’t fit to publish. Let’s take a look at the tweets focusing on mostly Christian voices responses:
It’s interesting. A common theme of these posts emerges when you look at them. A lot of Christians are accusing Chick-Fil-A of giving in to the bullies of the left… by threatening to boycott, by accusing them of betrayal, by shaming them, and even by accusing them of doing things that were not done at all. To me? It almost sounds like the pot calling the kettle black.
But then there was the reaction that seemed to claim that Chick-Fil-A’s popularity had nothing to do with quality food and customer service, but that Christians exclusively ate at Chick-Fil-A for their views on gay marriage and homosexuality:
To me, this just seems absurd. I’ve never once in my life considered the political leaning of the restaurant I’m eating at, especially if it isn’t plastering it on its wall. I mean, in the Bible Paul told the church to not worry about if food was sacrificed to idols, but we’re constantly worried and choosing to support solely based on the corporation’s views on LGBT rights? That just seems silly.
In the end, though, this is about a restaurant. Do you like the food? Then eat it. Do you dislike the food? Then don’t. Ben Shapiro, as seems to be the case often, seems to be on to the right idea:
In the end, not that much has changed. Chick-Fil-A is still supporting the same causes, just giving the money to slightly different and less culturally divisive charities to do so. Their food, customer service policies, and prices are exactly the same. So how about we all just admit their sandwiches are pretty good, even if a little pricey, and then eat wherever we want without involving politics and hot takes in every minor detail of our life?