I’ve contemplated the Chik-Fil-A controversy all week and had some debates. While it’s important to realize that the government can’t ban this restaurant legally (that goes for you, Boston and Chicago), when a corporation takes a political stand, people personally can retaliate. Like I said to a friend, if GE started donating money to start a war in Canada, you’d probably want to boycott GE. This is no different.
Is it the MOST important debate to have in a time when we have millions out of work, a global economy teetering on disaster, and several conflicts raging? Maybe not. But tell that to the House of Reps who spend their days trying to repeal Obamacare and write anti-abortion legislation. Is that a good use of our elected officials’ time and taxpayers’ money?
As a supposedly free nation, we are free to be who we are and believe what we want, wether we agree with each other or not. But we should not be imposing our religious beliefs on others through laws (freedom of religion essentially disallows this). However, also realize that freedom of religion swings the other way in that you cannot legally rewrite the rules of said religion. Same-sex marriage should be legal from a clivl union standpoint and with any church that wants to truly embrace all and allow it, but that’s where the debate should stop.
To this end, the open letter below is very eloquently written: