Thursday, August 2, 2012
The True Cow-Ards!
All the hubbub about Chick-fil-A and the owner's very public stance against Gay Marriage points up some troubling trends. Dan Cathy, the CEO of Chick-fil-A very publicly expresses his personal opinion and he is hoisted high over the town with loose talk about government sanctions against his business. That's not very American.
The guy has the courage of his convictions, he makes no secret of his attitudes regardless at how out-of-step with modern culture they might be, and folks can individually decide if they want to frequent his franchises or not. I give him credit for taking a public stand, though personally I disagree with his position.
But what I find most troubling, is that simultaneously we have other corporate interests clandestinely giving sacks of money to various and sundry political super-pacs for eventual advertising to promote some candidate or other, and the criticism is justly that we don't know who they are. Money in political campaigns should be transparent and the information should be available in real time, so that all voters can process the details for themselves.
Whatever I might think of Cathy's position, at least he's not keeping it a secret, at least he has the courage of his convictions. Good for him.