The CEO of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, has an opinion about something. This pisses off a lot of people.
Some of the things I’m hearing about banning Chick-fil-A disgust me. It reminds me of the liberals wanting to shut down Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck when those two said things that were “offensive.”
A friend once told me a saying the people in the Netherlands have, “Offense is taken, not given.” I couldn’t agree more.
There are going to be people who disagree with you, probably a lot of people and about a lot of issues. That doesn’t mean they are wrong or should have their business shut down or their right to speak what they want taken away. Grow a backbone, people.
If you disagree with a company’s stance, don’t buy their stuff. If you disagree with a person, disassociate from them. What you can’t (at least shouldn’t be able to) do is take away their Constitutional rights.
A government official should not be able to tell a law-abiding business they cannot operate in a certain place as long as the company has the appropriate business license and private property, bought or rented, from which they can run the business.
Said government official is allowed to express his/her opinion and discourage citizens from doing business with a company, but allowing a government official to prevent a company from doing business in a location (city and/or state) is giving the government too much power.
Whether you agree or disagree with the CEO of Chick-fil-A is irrelevant. If you don’t like him or his opinions, don’t buy his food. You’re free to start your own company that sells chicken sandwiches founded on your opinions. Just don’t try to stop him from running his business how he wants.