Tuesday, July 31, 2012

As For Me and My House, We Will Eat Mor Zaxby's

It's been almost 2 weeks since Chick Fil A-gate and my social media continues to light up with people fighting over the issue, all while completely missing the issue, oddly enough.

I started this blog post in the heat of the moment and after much deleting and re-writing and calming down and re-writing and thinking about our beliefs and re-writing some more, I still feel strongly about the decision we have made to not support Anti-Gay Organizations via Chick Fil A.

The most persistent argument that has come my way for my decision is the " You can't possibly boycott every company that gives money to something you don't like.." and that is completely right. I can't. But I can support the things that I feel strongly about and right now that is the issue of Gay Rights. 10 years from now, I might feel strongly about saving monkeys in the rain forest and if that day comes, I'll do what little I can to support that cause too.

One day, when all of this is behind us and it will be eventually, just like women not having the right to vote and African Americans being sent to the back of the bus. This issue will eventually mainstream and I'll be proud to say that I did what little I could to show support for gay rights. Without people like me, the same people that were fighting for women and African Americans, where would we be?

I have no problem with anyone believing the way they choose to believe. I have a hard time understanding it in this case, admittedly. "The Hate the Sin, Love the Sinner" philosophy is lost on me. People say they have no problem with people being gay, they just don't deserve the same rights as a traditionally married couple. You have friends that are gay that you love and accept unconditionally, but... dot dot dot.

See, in our house, when we love and accept, there is no dot dot dot. It just is. It's what I'm teaching my kids. It's what your bible teaches you.

So, continue to support gay rights and/or Chick Fil A in the way that best suits your family and your conscience, but as for me and my family, we are doing what we feel we need to do to support those we know and love, we're doing what we feel is right.

1 comment:

Amy's Mod Room said...

I know giving up Chick is a BIG deal for you and your family. I commend you for taking a stand. I'm sick of people defending Chick-fil-A's "values." Beliefs and actions that keep other human beings down based on gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation are not what I consider good "values."