Over the past few days, one couldn’t watch a news station without hearing about the media debacle that Dan Cathy has inadvertently started. Between boycotts and appreciation days, it’s taken our nation by storm.
As I’ve watched these events take place, I have but one question. Why? Why are we, as a nation, acting in such a childish fashion? As a young American, I’m ashamed. Right now, the moral issue of the year is centered on fried chicken. How could a political debate like this devolve so quickly?
Dan Cathy’s stance on marriage equality isn’t my concern whatsoever. Everyone is entitled to an opinion that they have the right to voice. What really intrigues me is the correlation of fast food and passionate politics. I’ve never seen so much political activism.
The bad news? It’s terribly misguided. Those that went to support Chick-fil-A were largely there to support the stance of marriage sanctity. People flocked en-masse with signs, shirts, and even car decorations. Many had Bible quotes on their signs. Churches were giving people in lines money to buy food. As I passed, I felt ashamed.