Many people have been posting on FB and in the other social media showing their support for Chick-fil-a. Good for them. What they are also doing is insinuating that the reason that people are boycotting Chick-fil-a is because the owner is a Christian.
Wrong. It is because the owner is, very publicly and openly, a homophobe. It has nothing to do with the owner being a Christian and has everything to do with hate and intolerance. As you know, I’m an atheist. Despite that, I still shop at Hobby Lobby and other well know Christian owned businesses, and I will continue to do so as long as they conduct their business in a, well, business like manner.
Alienating your customers is not good business. Publicly supporting intolerance against a specific segment of the population because their way of life goes against your religious beliefs is not just bad business, it’s stupid business. Why drive away customers who, up until now, probably didn’t care one way or another what you thought of homosexuals? But now that you have taken a stand, don’t be surprised that people suddenly don’t want to do business with you. And sure as hell don’t think that it’s because you are Christian.
I won’t eat at Chick-fil-a. Not because they are an openly Christian company, but because they are an openly bigoted one. It’s not about their religion, it’s about their hate. Pure and simple.