This whole Chick-fil-A thing has become political and it's making me crazy. I believe strongly in gay rights, but I also believe every person has the right to their own opinion. As long as that person presents their opinion is a respectful manner I don't have a problem with it. I don't think Dan Cathy was disrespectful in his opinion at all. All he said was that he believes in traditional marriage. Like it or not, a man and women is the traditional way people are married. That's how it's been done for hundreds of years. Technically, same sex marriage is non-traditional. That doesn't make it bad or wrong, it just makes it new. When things are new they scare the hell out of the old timers. People are afraid of what they don't know. That is just how it is. Getting all up in arms and boycotting Chick-fil-A is doing nothing to help your cause. Instead, it make those very people who are fearful think that you are irrational and further divides.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I couldn't find an instance were Dan Cathy said anything actually against the gay community. Instead, he said that he believes in the christian model of a man and women. You may not agree, but you don't have to. This is American, the guy can believe what he wants. He wasn't being rude. He was asked what he believed in and he answered. End of story. The entire thing has now been blown way out of proportion and it's turned into a political debate with the "conservatives" on one side and the "liberals" on the other. I wish something in this country could happen that wasn't used to further someone's political agenda.
Why does Dan Cathy not have the right to believe what he wants? I don't agree with him, but so what! I'm not going to boycott the restaurant. I'm also not going to go running there to eat their chicken just because of what he said. If someone doesn't want to support this restaurant because of Mr. Cathy's stance on this issue that is their prerogative. But, I think it's very unfair for everyone to bash the hell out of this guy who was just answering a question, and who answered it in a very un-insulting way.
This entire country has become so hyper-sensitive to what is politically correct that we forget why we were founded in the first place. Mr. Cathy has every right to his opinion, just as I have every right to mine. I wish the people who are bashing this man and his company would be half as respectful in their remarks as he was in his.