Oh, my, my, my! "I want my meat without a bible?"
Ladies. You. Are. Awesome.
You all might know the history of the very Christian, privately-held Chik-Fil-A's anti-gay bias. They give, and give large, to anti-gay organizations. They stay closed on Sundays. Their official mission includes a commitment, “To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us.”
This has not gone unnoticed around the country.
“Students at some universities have also begun trying to get the chain removed from campuses,” reports The New York Times The chain president, Dan Cathy says on a video on the company's fan Facebook page that marriage has long been a focus of the chain, which S. Truett Cathy, his deeply religious father, began in the sixties.
Their bias is not just for the gay community however. There was the 2002 lawsuit, "Brought by a Muslim restaurant owner in Houston who said he was fired because he did not pray to Jesus with other employees at a training session. The suit was settled."
I admit I have eaten at Chik-Fil-A once when we lived in the south. I don't recall being wowed by the food. However, fast food that does wow me is In 'N Out . And yes, they put biblical passages on their wrappers. One being:
Revelation 3:20Guess what? This does not offend me, but for some reason Chik-Fil-A giving sandwiches to a marriage seminar by one of Pennsylvania's most outspoken groups against homosexuality does.
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”
For now, neither In 'N Out nor Chik-Fil-A grace my fair Seattle so I settle, and settle well, with Five Guys:
I guess it comes down to this my friends: Does Jesus really belong in your burger?
Some customers say they are hooked on the food, not their politics or religion. Is that good enough? Do you eat at Chik-Fil-A? And when you really want a chicken burger or tasty lemonade on [gasp] Sunday, does it bother you that you are out of luck at Chik-Fil-A?