Friday, 03 August 2012
I know I'm behind but I finally started researching the Chick-fil-A controversy. Whoa. This is some of the most ridiculous reporting. Thank you, Huffington Post for your slanted opinion. The information provided was so unbelievably biased and twisted. Based only on what I've seen thus far, Dan Cathy stated (in response to a question posed, and not on some public platform to "shove it down everyone's throat") that his business is, and I quote, "supportive of the family--the biblical definition of the family unit". Now, if you read that quote without all this *hateful* anti-gay nonsense already in your head, you wouldn't see what everyone has been screaming about.
First, his comments were in no way hateful. Not even a little bit. He talks about himself, his beliefs, and his faith in this country that "we can share our values and operate on biblical principles". There is no hatred, no discrimination. Dan Cathy said his business is supportive of the biblical family unit. Done.
Second, just because you support one thing does not mean that you hate the opposite. I support Catholics because I am one, I share the beliefs. Do I hate any other denomination, atheists, anyone? Absolutely not. Do I support the family unit as it is biblically defined? Yes. Do I hate other versions of the family unit that are present in our world? Absolutely not.
Third, even if you dubbed his belief as hurtful to you, you could choose to not support his business. The same thing goes for myself. There are businesses that provide funding for companies that don't align with my beliefs. I don't support them with my money. Simple. That is the beauty of democracy and of "voting" with your money.
I find myself shocked at the reporting and so-called journalism this country indulges in. Editorials belong under a heading such as...editorials. After working as a journalist, I can only say that these professionals have lost their meaning. Please don't interpret the news for viewers. Just give us the news.