Saturday, July 21, 2012

On Chicken and Fruit

There are all kinds of important things going on now and we all know what the top story is. I will steer clear of it today other than to offer thoughts and prayers.......

For some reason or other the management team at Chick-Fil-A has decided to come out with their thoughts on gay marriage. Was there really any reason for it? Business is in the business of conducting business and anything controversial (including coming out with ill thought out, untimely corporate "policy" on social issues), is usually seen as counter productive. In reality though it is doubtful that the chicken giant will feel too much pain. It matters little whether the mayor of Boston makes good on his threats to make it difficult to get business permits or whether the enlightened at Northeastern U. decided to keep them off campus. All the chicken folk need to do is open up shop right outside the city limits of Boston or right off the campus of NEU (do they have a football team?).  Business will come in droves.

Homosexuality, for better or worse, will just not gain the acceptance of the majority of people in this country. Tolerated sure, but truly accepted ....? Sorry. Won't happen. The louder the "Gay Lobby" gets, the less acceptance there will be most likely.

Chick-Fil-A may lose a little business in the short term but that is about it.


LC Aggie Sith said...

I really don't get why they came out (heh!) with their position on gay marriage, but it's their right.

As for me, I have eaten there three times this week, and I show no signs of stopping my habit ;)

Thanks for stopping by H&B!!

Bartender Cabbie said...

thanks for stopping by. As far as the chicken chain goes - build it and they will come.

I wish I had the financial ability to get in on that action.