19 Sep 2012

Chick-Fil-A backs off on gay issue

 

 

After nearly 4 years of boycott from many members of the  atheist and LGBT communities Chick-fil-a has finally softened it’s stance on homosexuality and agreed to stop sending money to anti-gay groups and lessen it’s discourse in the public sphere.

Previously I talked about how much our voice and our response to bigotry mattered, today I’m able to confirm that it does. Today I can tell you that it’s important to stand up for what’s right, even if there are hundreds of thousands of people against you, like we saw on August 1st,  “Chick-fil-a Appreciation day” – the largest show of Christian unity to occur in my lifetime.

On Christian Unity

 

When this appreciation day happened I remember feeling enraged, saddened…for every gay kid that might ride by one of the restaurants to see all of those people unified for a purpose so intently set against them.

I posted this picture of the local Chick-fil-a, just down the road from where I work on the RagingRev.com Facebook page and a diatribe with it:

How should we approach CFA now?

 

With caution. With remembrance. And with thanks – for moving forward.

Let’s not forget where they came from, and let’s not think they’ve made it all the way. It’s also not a time to forget about those crowds of people, unified for one purpose.

This is only a very small victory. This is the result of financial pressure, money…we haven’t won until Cathy and cohorts practice love and support these rights…but this is a start.

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Matt is a former Christian who, through facing his own doubts found a life without faith. Now atheist he dedicates his life to helping people transition through stages of belief via private counseling. Matt is currently working on his first book - Embracing Doubt, and contributing to the dialogue between atheists, Christians, and skeptics.
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