It’s time for a “thank you.”
When it comes to supporting traditional marriage and family values, Wisconsin Family Action isn’t “chicken,” and neither is Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy.
The fast-food franchise has been under attack from homosexual organizations and their supporters because of Cathy’s statement in support of traditional marriage. Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R) has declared August 1st as “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” throughout the nation in an effort to push back against what he describes as “economic bullying” and “intolerant bigotry.” Both Boston and Chicago mayors are backing efforts to deny Chick-fil-A franchises in their cities, citing Chick-fil-A does not fit in with their values of “inclusion” and “anti-discrimination.” It appears that inclusion applies only to those who “agree” with a homosexual/same-sex marriage viewpoint, and that First Amendment rights are void in Boston and Chicago. Chick-fil-A has affirmed that it serves all people equally.
Wisconsin Family Action recognizes this as more than an attack on First Amendment rights; it is an outright war on religious liberty. WFA president Julaine Appling issued this statement:
“Dan Cathy, president of Chick-Fil-A, is a Christian who runs his successful company based on Christian principles. He and Chick-Fil-A are being vilified for Mr. Cathy’s personal statement that he believes marriage is between one man and one woman. Wisconsin Family Action applauds Mr. Cathy’s position and his willingness to state it publicly. We believe he made his position known graciously and respectfully. The August 1 idea provides people who appreciate Mr. Cathy and his courage and position, as well as his company, to show him that appreciation by going to one of his stores and making a purchase.
What is frightening about what is happening to Mr. Cathy and his company is that it shows us how very much some want to bully Christians into silence, in spite of our constitutionally protected freedom of speech and religion. May God give all of us the courage to keep graciously but firmly speaking the truth in the public arena.
“We hope the lines at Chick-Fil-A in Racine will be very long on Wednesday, August 1, and we hope more Chick-Fil-A restaurants will show up in The Badger State. Unlike Chicago and Boston, as Governor Walker says, Wisconsin is open for business!”
Wisconsin Family Action strongly supports and encourages:
CHICK-FIL-A APPRECIATION DAY
AUGUST 1, 2012
REGENCY MALL, 5802 DURAND AVENUE
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