Monday, July 23, 2012

NOM wants you to 'Eat Mor Chikin'

Brian Brown want you to 'Eat Mor Chikin'
Say what you will about the National Organization for Marriage, the organization deserves some type of an award for brazen audacity. NOM has gone from demanding that businesses stay neutral in the fight over marriage equality to inviting its followers to support a business because said business is in line with its views against marriage equality. I read the following on its blog:

Thanks to your recent efforts at DumpStarbucks.com and DumpGeneralMills.com, we've shown the cultural elite, the gay millionaires who fund anti-marriage initiatives, and the biased media that the defenders of marriage are willing to put our money where our mouth is.

Well, this Wednesday, we have a chance to do it again—and this time even more literally—by coming out in support of National Eat at Chick-fil-A Day.

Imagine if folks all across the country united together in support of heroes like Dan and Truett Cathy that stand for strengthening marriage and family!

Imagine the potential impact of the message that companies favoring the radical redefinition of marriage risk fallout with their customers—combined with the message that heroes who stand for marriage and family cannot be silenced!

Imagine how clearly that message would be heard across the nation if Chick-fil-A reported record sales this Wednesday!

Well, let's not just imagine it—let's make it happen.

On his radio show this week, Mike Huckabee called on his listeners to support the principled stand of the Cathy family by making this coming Wednesday (July 25th) "National Eat at Chick-fil-A Day."

Please join me this Wednesday in supporting this courageous company, while at the same time sending a powerful message of support to every individual and every company with the courage to stand for marriage.

Visit your local Chick-fil-A restaurant for lunch or dinner on Wednesday. Better yet— stop and tell the manager that you're there to honor and respect the integrity, faith and courage of Dan Cathy and the Cathy family.

Show your support! Eat Mor Chikin!

A commentator on the same blog post put the issue in an eloquent perspective:

This discussion shouldn't be about the positions of Starbucks, General Mills and Chick-fil-A. The discussion should be about NOM and the double standard they seem to applaud. If NOM had never mentioned the "neutral stance" this discussion wouldn't even take place. But since they shook their finger at Starbucks and Gen. Mills for speaking out and supporting marriage equality, NOM has effectively said: "even though Chick-fil-A is not neutral, we are going to break our own principles and applaud them for not staying neutral on the subject." So the question is, why would we take NOM's principles seriously if they don't seem to do themselves?




Bookmark and Share

5 comments:

The Colorful One said...

I hope the commenter you quoted was speaking ironically and doesn't honestly believe that NOM actually has any principles....

Richard Loesser said...

Does this affect NOM's status as a non-profit?

Mitch K said...

When the Cathy family comes out in favor of excluding divorced people, people who've cheated on their spouses, and people who were not virgins when they married, I'll eat at their restaurants more often and consder them courageous people. The bible is as harsh on divorce, extramarital affairs, and premarital sex as it is on homosexuality. Come on Cathys; show some real bravery.

Scott Johnson said...

Regarding the Cathy family, could you show me the statement in context where they stated they were anti-gay? I'm not denying it exists, but the only extended quote I've seen from Dan Cathy said nothing of the sort. As I recall, he seemed to state what he was in favor of. I don't recalling him saying anything about excluding the GBLT population. I agree completely about the NOM point. If they argue in favor of neutrality, it should be for neutrality of all viewpoints rather than just their own.

BlackTsunami said...

Hi Scott,

It was Dan Cathy, President of Chick-Fil-A who said the following:

"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' and 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"

You can find that here - http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2012/07/audio-chickfila-president-coo-dan-cathy-says-arrogant-same-sex-marriage-shaking-fist-at-god-invites-god-judgment.html

And I might point out that it's not just the quote. Chick-Fil-A has contributed money to organizations pushing false anti-gay information and the dangerous practice of reparative therapy - i.e. claiming gays should change their sexual orientation - http://equalitymatters.org/factcheck/201207020001