Chick-fil-A Corrects Corporate Course
Chick-fil-A has decided to refocus its corporate culture and charitable donations.
I have not had Chick-fil-A since June 2012. It was kind of easy for me because I wasn't that big of a fan in the first place, but my family will be happy to know that they can now enjoy the restaurant without getting an earful from me.
I really want everyone to take away one thing from this seven-year-long mess, and that's that Chick-fil-A did not have to change its views on gay culture. All they had to do is not supply funds to those who work against it.
One more time: They aren't be forced to be pro-gay; they were being asked to not be anti-gay.
You may also think that one person may not have that big of an impact, but think of it this way. Over these seven years I probably would have spent $500 at the place (that's about 2-3 stops in a year). Now, imagine if there was just 10,000 people who stuck to this boycott. That's $5,000,000. I imagine there was a heck of a lot more people than that, too.
Yeah, Chick-fil-A can give whatever reason they want publicly for this change in order to not make their base mad, but the fact is, equality won the day. It's a "W," and we'll take it.
Meanwhile, Chick-fil-A says its new charitable efforts will focus on education, homelessness and hunger, and may or may not be faith-based. That's fine if they want to select positive organizations that work to lift people up and not put people down.
I also really hope that people who supported the restaurant during these years don't view this as some sort of a loss, because it's not. It's not a move to the left or right; it's just a move towards the middle.