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Plural Family Values

I found last week’s events surrounding Chick-fil-A interesting. Dan Cathy, the company’s president and COO, publicly declared that he opposes gay marriage.

Although I couldn’t find a reliable count of gays and lesbians in the U.S., it appears to be well over a million, all of whom presumably would like the right to marry. The number who support gay marriage increases exponentially when you add their friends and family.

It seems odd that the leader of a major corporation would deliberately alienate a significant portion of his customer base. Isn’t that bad for business?

Mr. Cathy’s remarks ruffled so many feathers that interest groups called for a boycott. Preempting the opposition, on Wednesday, supporters flocked to the restaurant in droves. Reports are that it was a record day for sales.

I wonder what’s going to happen when people realize that Mr. Cathy apparently supports polygamy. At least that’s how I understood it.

Here’s what he said: “We are a family owned business, a family led business, and we are married to our first wives.”

I understand why Chick-fil-A is family owned and led; polygamists generally have large families. I suppose the only reason Mr. Cathy doesn’t marry his other wives is because having more than one is illegal, like gay marriage. Maybe he’ll support gay marriage when it’s legal to have more than one wife.

May the farce be with you!

Your IFF,

Pam

Hoping for record sales (Source not specified. Found on cafemom.com)

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Comments on: "Plural Family Values" (8)

  1. Well PAM, LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE TAKEN A STEP RIGHT INTO BIG ISSUES! GOOD FOR YOU…………………HOPE YOU DON´T CAUSE TOO BIG AN ISSUE !
    SO MANY SIDES TO ONE ISSUE!
    WAYNE

  2. Everyone is allowed to believe what they wish.
    Government (local, state, federal) are to be neutral.
    Discrimination is not allowed.
    Vote with your pocketbook.

  3. Good observation!

    • Thanks. That’s what he meant by first wife, right? 🙂

      • I am fairly sure he was referring to the divorce rate in this country and its distorted view on marriage in today’s society. Way to go in trying to make this an even bigger deal then it needs to be. Do you people have nothing better to do then obsess over someone else’s personal opinions? Good grief.

  4. Thanks, Lauren. I’m glad you took time to obsess over my personal farcical opinion.

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