August 1, 2012
Of Course I went to Chick-fil-A Today
Was there really any doubt? Activist that I am, it was the only place to go today.
I got to my local Chick-fil-A at a few minutes past noon, and unsurprisingly the parking lot was overflowing and there was a line of maybe 20 or 25 cars at the drive-through. Inside the line snaked all around the inside, wrapping around the place. But it moved very quickly, as the company was clearly ready for the day. I must say I have never been more impressed with a fast food place's organization and the speed and dedication of the workers They had it figured out.
Hmmm. Somehow the bottom picture won't resize right, but it doesn't really matter so I'm not going to diddle with it.
While in line of course the conversation was about the political situation that had brought about this day. I saw several people from church, one Catholic priest, a county supervisor and several of my Republican activist friends. No surprise there.
And news reports from all over the country make it clear that today's Mike Huckabee inspired Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day resulted in similar scenes in their restaurants all around the country. From dawn to dusk, they've been swamped.
It wasn't the desire by some people to legalize gay marriage that brought this about. Nor was it ay sort of push for "equal rights" or however they want to dress it up. No, today was a reaction to the thuggish behavior of several liberal-leftist big-city mayors and their allies in the militant gay left.
What you have, plain and simple is an attempt by the thugs on the left to bully decent people into submission. And let's make clear; this is what the "gay rights" movement is all about. It's not about gay people wanting marriage or whatever and then to be left alone to go on their merry way. It's about forcing everyone else to actively accept and sing the praises of their agenda.
It's an attack on liberty, really. Just as the HHS mandate is an attack on religion and freedom of conscience, what the left is doing is trying to take away your ability to disagree.
The attack on Chick-fil-A has a cause du jour aspect to it that we've seen so many times before. One day it's the Boy Scouts who are denounced as public enemy number one, then it's on to bullying as the thing we're all supposed to be upset about, then it's "violence against women," now it's Chick-fil-A. One year were suppose to be mad at pharmaceutical companies, the next it's the oil companies, now it's private-equity companies.
What I've learned is that if a company or organization can just stand firm for a short time, the storm passes and the liberals move on to something else. If you cave to their demands they just ask for more and more and the demands never end. It's not that the quest for gay marriage will end, but the attacks on a particular organization or company will largely stop.
So my hat is off to the owners of Chick-fil-A, and I salute my fellow Americans who went to their restaurant today for standing up to the thugs. May we stay strong and prevail in this fight.
Thursday Morning Update
It looks like a few gay groups are trying to designate this coming Saturday as a "kiss-in" day at Chick-fil-A restaurants. Charming. I wouldn't like it if a heterosexual group did this, and I don't like it that some gays are going to do it. Public displays of affection beyond handholding, or the quick hug or kiss are inappropriate, and it's most certainly wrong when it's meant as an in-your-face, as this is.
I think this is going to backfire on the gay groups, though. These tactics may make hard-core partisans feel good, but they offend everyone else, including moderates and normal liberals who might otherwise sympathize with their cause.
Posted by Tom at August 1, 2012 8:16 PM
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Took the whole family there for lunch. The cashiers really took the massive influx in stride and with smiles. Very impressed.
Posted by: Doug Payton at August 1, 2012 10:15 PM
I wouldn't have the patience to stand in a line like that but I am glad so many others did so.
Posted by: Mike's America at August 10, 2012 11:48 PM