Today the CEO of CHickFilA officially stated that the company does not believe in gay families. This was not surprising to me. I have known for a long time that the company is vehemently Christian even if they won’t call themselves a Christian company: “Cathy said that he does not feel right billing Chick-fil-A as a Christian business because, as Christian business mentor Fred Roach once said, “There is no such thing as a Christian business … Christ never died for a corporation.”
Their religious slant led to me nicknaming the delicious fare they are know for Christian Chicken (a nickname others use widely as well; I claim copyright.)
In “honor” of their homophobia, my top ten Tuesday post is dedicated to them. Without further ado, here are five reasons I can’t stop going there and five reasons that I should.
Five Reasons I Can’t Quit Chick-Fil-A
- It’s one of the best tasting fast food chains out there.
- They are extremely family friendly (except for that whole no gay families thing.) Their play areas are appropriate for both toddlers and older kids. And they will bring your food to your table and help out whenever possible (a blessing when I am traveling solo with the Terror Twins.)
- Polynesian sauce is the bomb
- Those amazingly good breakfast sandwiches, even better with honey or jelly on them. Want to get upgraded to first class on a morning flight? Bring some to the flight attendants.
- Their kids’ meals have great interactive prizes in them instead of plastic junk.
Five Reasons I Should Quit Chick-Fil-A
- They have a morality clause in their franchise contract which prevents me from opening one (since I am not religious.) Harumph.
- Their food is unhealthy like whoa. Their wraps have as many calories as their strips. And I am just turning a blind eye to how much sugar is in their lemonade.
- Though they are closed on Sundays for “family and church”, they have their restaurants cleaned on Sundays and require employees to be at meetings on Sundays (at least the restaurant that was closest to me in San Antonio did.)
- By his public statements their CEO is discriminating against his own employees and their families (because you know some of them are gay.)
- Pretty much every issue they chose to take a stand on is the opposite of mine.
I know the second five should outweigh the top five but oh Christian Chicken, why must you be SO delicious?!