Yesterday was the day that Mike Huckabee suggested to be a "support Chic-fil-A" day after the founder & owner Dan Cathy had some negative press a few days ago. Mr. Cathy had stated in an interview that his company believes in "family values" and he therefore believes that God intended on heterosexual marriage. I don't have his exact words. I know he was speaking from his heart. He's a successful businessman, but also a very caring person. Chic-fil-A employees have Sundays off to go to church and to "rest on the 7th day". They are given good insurance benefits and college scholarship programs.
The turnout at Chic-Fil-A's across the country yesterday was outstanding! I'm sure the company reaped financially, and felt the true support of many fellow Americans.
Kudos! It was a non-violent expression. It made all the national news media reports.
BUT.... (don't you love a "but") I found myself unsure about what to do yesterday. I was out during lunch yesterday and I did go through a fast food line, and I considered going to a "Chic-Fil-A" BUT I didn't.
Why? I did not want my self, my car in line, and my dollars, to be a "vote" for ONLY heterosexual marriage - and I was afraid that is how it would be interpreted. I could NOT do that.
I am not a gay person. But I know people who are. I don't understand why they were born with the desire for a same sex relationship, but I don't question it. I know it's "who they are". God made ALL of us in his image. God LOVES all of us! I have no right to sit in judgement on other individuals.
I do not want to do anything that alienates a group, or makes a person feel wrong. Therefore I could not go through the Chic-fil-A line yesterday.
I love this country for allowing peaceful demonstrations. But, in my heart, I could not participate.