My meme is so accurate omg
*except when the owner of Chik-Fil-A uses the money he makes to make sure those he doesn’t agree with can’t have the same rights as him because he thinks he’s better because of the God he believes in.
To be honest, this thought has crossed my mind. This is coming from a person that would eat Chick Fil A like 3 times a week. Now, I haven’t eaten there in almost 3 weeks.
I would be perfectly fine if he simply said he didn’t agree with it. Honestly, I would because of the fact everyone simply can say how they feel about a topic, even if I don’t agree with it. Yet it is the fact that they do use the money to support the denial of a certain group of people’s rights that simply bothers me beyond all words. I don’t eat meat to begin with so going there never really happened for me, but I find it interesting to watch as this unfolds. At nearby Chick Fil A establishments in Oklahoma, there are people going there to support the company and rallying there in support. There are also people doing sit-ins against the company. It’s all very fascinating to watch.
“If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.” — F.A. Hayek
This is ultimately what the debate is about. Do we justify local governments and their actions to bar Chik-fil-a from opening stores in their areas on the arbitrary fact that the CEO holds an “undesirable” opinion? Is the disapproval of gay marriage enough to justify the use of force to prevent individuals from trading voluntarily with one another.
If you say “yes” then you must invariably support the same treatment to firms that hold your opinions. How would you feel if conservative cities started preventing Planned Parenthoods from opening under the justification that PP “denies unborn humans their right to life?”
You have to support the freedom of speech at all times. You must support Chik-fil-a’s right to free speech as much as Westboro Baptist Church’s right to free speech as much as our right to free speech. In fact, it’s more important to make sure the speech you disagree with is protected because that’s the only way a debate can be had. If you try to stifle or chill dissenting opinion by witholding business permits for “undesirables” then you shut down discussion before it even starts.