Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Take Two: Thanks for Listening to the LGBT Community, Dan Cathy

Last year, when Mike Huckabee and many, many others were calling upon all God-fearing Americans to support Chick-fil-A, a godly business that was allegedly being persecuted for standing up for the biblical definition of marriage, a number of Christians argued that buycotts and boycotts were really not healthy or productive ways of working through social issues as a society. At that time, I wrote in my detailed feature on the debate: Making Chick-fil-A the symbolic battleground for the d … [Read more...]

The Chick-fi-Asco: Why Boycotts are Awful

You've probably seen the name "Chick-fil-A" mentioned more times in the last week than in all of the other weeks of your existence combined. Therefore, I'm going to assume that you're familiar with the story of Dan Cathy's "guilty as charged" comment regarding anti-gay marriage opinions, and the subsequent social and mainstream media backlash and back-backlash that ensued. (If you're not, read this GetReligion piece or this post from Denny Burke.)This kerfuffle has lead all sides to invoke ug … [Read more...]