Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day

Today is Chick-Fil-A Appreciation day. I’m looking forward to a chicken sandwich for supper. But if they have so many people stop by that they run out before I get there, that would be okay too.

I really like this, because instead of having to show my support for Christian values by not doing something, I get to show my support by taking action. I’ve always hated boycotts because I don’t shop at many of the places that I’m supposed to be boycotting anyway. But I can go buy a few more chicken sandwiches. And though I don’t think I could eat chicken sandwiches all the time, one of the things that impresses me about Chick-Fil-A is that they serve quality food. Their sandwiches are among the best. Their ice cream tastes like homemade. Their lemonade is the real stuff. Even their diet lemonade tastes good. Where else can you get diet lemonade? And it isn’t enough that they just have it; it is good.

So it doesn’t put me out at all to buy a few more chicken sandwiches. It’s a little out of the way of my normal trip home, but I’ll manage. Considering that some elected officials are trying to run Chick-Fil-A out of their cities just because their owners stand for Christian values, it is the least that I can do to go a little out of my way to patronize Chick-Fil-A today. If I had the time and money, I would like to visit the Chick-Fil-A restaurants in Boston and Chicago and anywhere else that their elected officials are trying to ban them, just to show them that some of us still believe the First Amendment applies.