Now that the Chick-fil-A boycott is a fading memory and a blip on a balance sheet, the guy who started it all doesn’t think it was worth the trouble.
Almost two years after he made headlines by throwing his support behind traditional marriage and later decried a pair of Supreme Court decisions that favored same-sex unions, [Chick-fil-A CEO and president Dan] Cathy hasn’t changed his mind. But he said Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A has no place in the culture wars and regrets making the company a symbol in the marriage debate.
“Every leader goes through different phases of maturity, growth and development and it helps by (recognizing) the mistakes that you make,” Cathy said. “And you learn from those mistakes. If not, you’re just a fool. I’m thankful that I lived through it and I learned a lot from it.”
Yes. He’s learned that the “gay rights” movement is every bit as intolerant and hostile as they claim their opponents are. He’s learned that if he publicly opposes gay marriage, he’ll be branded a homophobe. He’s learned that the only opinion that’s allowable is the “correct” one.
Dan Cathy didn’t say he hates gay people, or that his restaurants won’t serve gay people, or anything like that. He expressed an opinion about the institution of marriage. He said he doesn’t believe in something that hasn’t existed for most of human history. And aybody lost they damn mind.
The best part is that Cathy made his comments right after Obama had “evolved” on the issue. Which Obama was forced to do after that big dummy Biden opened his yap about it. Of course, Obama has flip-flopped* on gay marriage over and over, so who knows if this latest answer is his final one. But the whole Chick-fil-A witch hunt conveniently ignored the fact that Obama had publicly opposed gay marriage right up until a month or two before. Suddenly, everybody else was supposed to agree with his new opinion, not his old one.
Note that they didn’t change Dan Cathy’s mind. They just convinced him that he should’ve kept his opinion to himself. That’s how it works. Gay-rights activists don’t have time to convince you they’re right. They’d rather stomp their feet and scream at anybody who dares to disagree with them.
*Er, that is to say, he’s reversed positions. Wait, no…