Tifton Gazette

Opinion

July 31, 2012

Your Opinion: Boycott may have backfired

TIFTON —  Sunday's Gazette printed two "rants" in the Rant & Rave column about the so-called "discriminatory policy” by the owners of Chik-Fil-A restaurants.  Chik-Fil-A has not, to our knowledge, refused service to any customer based on race, gender, political beliefs, religious persuasion (or lack thereof), criminal record, nationality, sexual orientation or any other "discriminators."

 In spite of how much the beliefs of many individuals may differ from the those of the Cathy family, their restaurants continue to serve each customer with equal respect.

The fact that Truett Cathy and his son, Dan, are born-again, evangelical Christians who believe God's Word (the Bible), does not make them "homophobic."

 There are businesses right here in Tift County whose owners are Bible-believing, born-again Christians who also believe homosexuality is wrong, but who serve anyone who comes in as a customer. Are you going to start asking each business owner what his religious beliefs are before you purchase his or her products or use their services?

 Actually, it may be that the so-called boycott of Chik-Fil-A has actually backfired. When we drove past at 1:00 PM on Saturday, the parking lot was full and there was a long line waiting for the drive-thru.

 Although we don't often eat at Chik-Fil-A, we plan to join millions of others on August 1, to show support for the Christian owners by eating in their restaurant.

 

 

Carolyn Abell

David Smith

Tifton

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