Chick-fil-A has long been known as a Christian organization. The fact that they are not open on Sundays is the most obvious sign that the company is willing to put their faith before profit. The pathetic calls for boycotts of the well-loved sandwich store or the wacky protests that have been reported widely around the country (typically only a handful of loudmouth activists are present, despite the media blitz) should be completely disregarded as the call of the loons.
Upon learning of the restaurant owner's stance on traditional marriage, a defiant Mayor Thomas M. Menino stated "Chick-fil-A doesn't belong in Boston." He backtracked a bit on his statements after he was criticized in the press. Another example of a position "evolving"?
Americans are being encouraged by some intolerant wackos to boycott a restaurant for having President Obama's view (before his position "evolved") that marriage is between a man and a woman. Fine. If an individual is so incensed over this issue, he or she can forgo the waffle fries.
As stated in Boston.com, "But which part of the First Amendment does Menino not understand? A business owner's political or religious beliefs should not be a test for the worthiness of his or her application for a business license."
A New Movement: Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is
Perhaps Americans should start to consider their own values when making purchases. Glenn Beck and his company have invented a website that promotes highly vetted small businesses with great products and has free-market values. Perhaps people should start to consider values before making purchases, while also helping American small businesses.
If it is morally acceptable to encourage a boycott of the fast food chain due to the religious beliefs of their owners, then it must certainly be morally justifiable to boycott the music industry, Hollywood, and other companies that support beliefs not compatible to one's own. There are lists of companies traditional marriage or are openly pro-abortion all over the internet.