With Chick-fil-A's CEO Dan Cathy in the broiler over his opinion on same sex marriage, I couldn't help stirring the pot. I disagree with Dan Cathy's opinion, but I certainly don't disagree with his right to have one or to express it. With that said I support the magnanimous boycotts, kiss-ins, etc. in support of Chick-fil-A's employees, subject to a company culture, advertising at its highest level of leadership that it's ignoring decades of national progress to eliminate employment discrimination.
I have to ask though, was anyone confused about Chick-fil-A's cultural leanings before Mr. Cary decided to share the full breadth of his biblical education (read as: absent of that all important golden rule and other teachings on inclusion)? People, Chick-fil-A restaurants are not closed on Sunday to restock their shelves or to keep what is without question one of the cleanest fast food chains among it's peers, clean. They're closed to observe a sabbath, which by itself, sounds to me like a pretty good reason.
We can take some solace in the fact that Chick-Fil-A's success, excluding the recent hord of Cathy supporters, has not been achieved through bigotry or sexism, or ignorance. They're successful because they serve a quality fast food experience. As a parent find Chick-fil-A is a welcome fast-food choice, with a varied menu that includes non-meat options. Their employees are friendly and well mannered. To customers, the company's christian culture is barely noticeable.
I was surprised to learn, according to the all knowing Wikipedia.org, that only twelve states, and a hundred or so local governments and the District of Columbia have passed statutes that forbid discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. There is obviously much work still to do to eliminate discrimination in the workplace. I have to say I'm with the Chick-fil-A cow - eat more grass!