With those eight words I began the most hotly contested and highly criticized post I have ever written. It garnered more comments across Facebook and WordPress than my last three or four posts combined, and almost all of them were negative–against Chick-Fil-A, against the premise of the post, even against me.
Drawn using Paper by 53 on my Apple iPad.
It’s a big price to pay for a hypothetical, isn’t it? “Maybe” was my first word, soon followed by “perhaps,” and I ended the post with both a question asking for perspectives on the issue–to which I got a lot of responses–and a call to spread the word if they agreed with it. I can guess the word wasn’t spread very far, but maybe that was for the best.
If you’re feeling a little lost, let me catch you up: Just last week, Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy said his company was “guilty as charged” for standing against same-sex marriage and later added, “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.'” Pretty offensive. Needless to say, this was really no surprise–Chick-Fil-A has openly donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBT groups in the past, all of which has prompted continual boycotts of eating “mor chiken.”
But perhaps this is a step in the wrong direction.
That’s right, folks, you’ve heard it first from me: Family values are under attack. People across the nation are fighting for the right for same-sex couples to wed, to adopt children, to raise families with love and compassion–and our family values are under attack.
You might think I’m on the wrong side of the fence here, but you’d be mistaken.