This is my conversation with Ojeda today about Chick Fil A, same sex marriage, and people’s Facebook rants. Thoughts?
To: Sunburnt Peach
Subject: ugh…people and politics
So remember how you were telling me about friends on your FB posting stuff about Chick A Fil or Chick Filet A (however it’s called)? Well, now I have people on my FB popping out of the woodworks with the same ranting. I’m surprised at the amount of intolerance spewing out of people demanding tolerance.
I don’t mean to generalize; but it’s come to the point where people’s opinions are “my way or the highway”. And it makes me sick.
Don’t like the company’s…correction…the CEO/owner’s stance on marriage? Fine, boycott the chain. Keep in mind these businesses are franchises. The franchise owner and his/her staff are affected by you avoiding the business. You don’t care and wish to continue boycotting? Fine by me, too. It’s your right.
But I just read an article where a Chicago official is going to refuse a permit for a Chicka Fila in an area. Really? So now because the owner’s politics don’t go hand-in-hand with the mayor they’re not allowed to setup shop? Since when did government mandate based on business contributions?
It’s a shame. Seriously….I understand boycotting based on your stance. But deliberately punishing the company based on their right to choose where their money should go is absurd.
::jumps off the soap box::
I’m sorry I wrote this to you. Now I’m bothering you through email!