The Home Front

Deep Fried in H8? Chick-fil-A Reaffirms Pro-Traditional-Marriage Stance

On Wednesday, the national fast-food chain, Chick-fil-A reaffirmed its pro-traditional-marriage stance.

The LA Times reports president Dan Cathy’s public announcement: “Chick-fil-A is very much supportive of the family . . . the biblical definition of the family unit.”

Though Chick-fil-A’s dedication to Christian values is nothing new — the chain is closed on Sundays for religious observances — the announcement sparked an immediate online uproar, especially on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

From the LA Times:

Here’s a sampling of how Cathy’s comments are playing out elsewhere online: From the company’s Facebook page:

– “Knowing your stance on gay marriage, I will eat here more often!” and “I LOVE Chick-fil-A!!! Love your food and your family values!!!”

– “boycotting this hateful company with immediate effect” and “Served with an extra helping of hate! BOYCOTT!!!!”

From Twitter:

– “There is no better fast food place than Chick-Fil-A”

– “Chick-fil-A’s Delicious Chicken Sandwiches Are Deep Fried in Hate”

And from BuzzFeed:

– “What if he is right? What makes anyone who disagrees right? What standard and authority are you using?”

– “Looks like I’ll be headed to Wendy’s when I’m craving a chicken sandwich.”

What do you think about Cathy’s decision to go public on this hot-button issue: Smart business move? Or one he’ll regret?

In an interview on The Ken Coleman Show, Cathy revealed that those advocating for same-sex marriages will in turn bring “God’s judgment” upon us. “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage. I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”

Most Popular

How Many Jeffrey Epsteins Are There?

Goodman Brown was a young, pious man, from a family of “honest men and good Christians since the days of the martyrs,” when he first discovered that the society around him was full of evil hiding in plain sight. Brown, the main character of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1835 short story “Young Goodman Brown,” ... Read More

How Many Jeffrey Epsteins Are There?

Goodman Brown was a young, pious man, from a family of “honest men and good Christians since the days of the martyrs,” when he first discovered that the society around him was full of evil hiding in plain sight. Brown, the main character of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1835 short story “Young Goodman Brown,” ... Read More
U.S.

A Data Double Take: Police Shootings

In a recent article, social scientist Patrick Ball revisited his and Kristian Lum’s 2015 study, which made a compelling argument for the underreporting of lethal police shootings by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Lum and Ball’s study may be old, but it bears revisiting amid debates over the American ... Read More
U.S.

A Data Double Take: Police Shootings

In a recent article, social scientist Patrick Ball revisited his and Kristian Lum’s 2015 study, which made a compelling argument for the underreporting of lethal police shootings by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). Lum and Ball’s study may be old, but it bears revisiting amid debates over the American ... Read More

‘President,’ they say, &c.

Vladimir Putin has organized a sham plebiscite in Russia, designed to keep him in power until at least 2036. Garry Kasparov, the former chess champion and current democracy champion, has written a strong piece on the subject. Let me quote a little: It’s fair to ask, why bother with the pretense of democracy? ... Read More

‘President,’ they say, &c.

Vladimir Putin has organized a sham plebiscite in Russia, designed to keep him in power until at least 2036. Garry Kasparov, the former chess champion and current democracy champion, has written a strong piece on the subject. Let me quote a little: It’s fair to ask, why bother with the pretense of democracy? ... Read More