Please consider joining Adrianne, me, Governor Mike Huckabee, and the Family Research Council in supporting Chick-fil-A and its President and COO Dan Cathy. Both Governor Huckabee and the FRC are calling for everyone to go to a Chick-fil-A restaurant on August 1 as a show of solidarity. I’m sure you already know about it, but Mr. Cathy recently unintentionally unleashed a firestorm from the Left on himself and his company by this Christian affirmation:
“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 know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”
Lest anyone misunderstand, Mr. Cathy also underscored that it is the restaurant chain’s stated pledge to “treat every person with honor, dignity, and respect.”
Governor Huckabee explained the August 1 event: “The goal is simple: Let’s affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, August 1. Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same-sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we’re considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant. This effort is not being launched by the Chick-fil-A company and no one from the company or family is involved in proposing or promoting it.”
The Defense of Marriage Law is still on the books (even though the current administration is refusing to enforce it), so the hysterical reaction by the Mayor of Boston to Mr. Cathy’s affirmation is typical of the distorted and hateful reactions I’ve seen on the ‘Net.
The Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel (formerly Chief of Staff for President Obama) said he advocates keeping the restaurant out of his city because “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values.” Let me see if I understand that. Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values, but (presumably) the city’s strip clubs and pornographic bookstores, which he is not closing down, are in line with Chicago values?!?!
Even the Muppets have severed all ties with Chick-fil-A and announced on their corporate Facebook page that “we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors.”
Adrianne and I are planning to go to the Chick-fil-A in Beaver Creek Commons in Apex on that Wednesday, August 1. (In the interest of full disclosure, that particular restaurant is owned and operated by my first-cousin-once-removed-in-law. Can you tell we live in the South?) Come join us for some great food for an even greater cause.