Friday, August 3, 2012

What Did You Expect To Happen?

What did you expect to happen after everyone got upset by Chick-fil-A stating publicly, something that we all knew already, there stance on homosexuality? Did you expect that a boycott would put them out of business or even hurt their business? Did you expect mass firings of their corporate level employees?

Chick-fil-A is a Christian company and has never hid that fact from anyone. Their stance on homosexuality was predictable, expected and is totally out of touch with today's society. But it is an opinion that they are entitled to and one in which they can throw money at if they so choose.

This situation is no different than J.C. Penny's hiring of Ellen DeGeneres as a spokes person a few months ago but in that case it was Christians calling for a boycott.

People have lost jobs, workers have been harassed, time and money has been spent unnecessarily, city governments have acted recklessly in their treatment of what is really a non issue and every two bit television and radio pundit is having a field day at every ones expense.

No matter how much we disagree with their beliefs nothing will come of this except a strengthening of the polarization of your just cause on main street. This is all such a colossal waste of time, money and energy and only serves as a diversion form the path to equal rights.

I know that their efforts hurt all homosexuals personally and I know that all want to strike back but so far this has backfired into record sales for Chick-fil-A.

Face it folks, Christians out number homosexuals by a long shot. Direct confrontation, of this nature, is pointless when the numbers are against you.

What you need is a guerrilla war that snipes at these attitudes and slowly turns the tide in your favor. Small victories will continue to add up and in time homosexual rights will be guaranteed. There is a tendency, a human one I believe, to want victory sooner than later. History shows us that the battle for Human Rights is a hard and long one.

Be patient!

Wait out the bigots!

Snipe at them and let the small victories add up!

There are many of our citizens, me proudly included, that believe in your cause and support you. Find them, work with them and together you will prevail.


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