Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Chick-fil-A Reversal

Chick-fil-A decided to change its tune.  In a letter to Joe Moreno, Alderman of Chicago's First Ward, the company vowed not only to cease giving money to anti-LGBT organizations, but also to uphold a company policy of non-discrimination.  (Whether this will be useless like the Salvation Army's officially policy of non-discrimination remains to be seen.)

One question springs immediately to my mind; why?  Why now, why after Dan Cathy (saying that LGBT individuals and LGBT supporters were shaking their fists at God) repeatedly stuck up for their bigotry?  One can only speculate, but here's my best guess:

This was coming all along, and may have been in the works as soon as right after Cathy's comments and the initial outrage.  If you'll recall, when the proudly anti-LGBT National Organization for Marriage began endorsing a 'Support Chick-fil-A Day,' the fast food chain was quick to say that they weren't officially affiliated with NOM in any capacity.  (Link coming as soon as I find one.)

I think the reversal was two-sided.  Chick-fil-A was not fully aware of the actions of organizations like the Family Research Council who spent $25,000 supporting the Ugandan 'Kill the Gays' bill, but has grown increasingly aware that being anti-LGBT is a losing battle.  No one wants to be the equivalent of the embarrassments in the Klan robes fifty years from now.

Funny how a multi-million dollar corporation can adjust their biblical view of morality and churches supposedly devoted to spreading peace and love cannot.

No comments:

Post a Comment