We love us our Chick-Fil-A, and we know y’all do, too. Of course, we also know that “love” and “Chick-Fil-A” are not words liberals tend to use together, ever since the company’s Southern Baptist CEO expressed that he doesn’t agree with gay marriage some years ago. Liberals naturally accused Chick-Fil-A of “hate” for holding such a belief rooted in the CEO’s religion — to which, they responded with their own brand of hate toward the fast-food chain and its founder.
So one might find it ironic how Chick-Fil-A responded Sunday to news of the deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, which hit a local gay nightclub.
Via The Blaze:
Following the deadly terrorist attack in Orlando early Sunday morning, employees from a few local Chick-fil-A restaurants went to work to make food for those donating blood to victims.
The Christian-owned company is known for being closed nationwide on Sundays, but decided to make an exception following the gruesome shooting that left 49 dead and at least 53 others injured. Chick-fil-A was not able to confirm exactly how many restaurants opened their doors.“A few members of our awesome team decided to go into work on a Sunday and make some food for people waiting in line to donate blood,” the Chick-fil-A in Lee Vista, Florida, wrote on Facebook Sunday. “We love our city and love the people in our community.”
Outstanding way to show support for victims of the terror attacks, many of whom are part of the LGBT community, as well as the community at large coming together to support them. True class — and talk about walking the walk.
See, here’s the thing that’s so often misunderstood and, more to the point, misrepresented. There’s a huge difference between disagreeing with a particular belief or lifestyle choice and hate. In fact, one can disagree with another’s belief and/or lifestyle choices and still love another. (That is, assuming one is not a radical Islamist — in which case, it’s my way or the highway.)
As demonstrated by the Christian bakers in Oregon, who chose based on their religious beliefs not to serve a same-sex wedding — but turned around and sent out “Love” cakes to LGBT groups as a gesture of care and understanding.
And by Chick-Fil-A, making an exception to its practice of being closed on Sunday in order to serve its community — gay and straight alike — in a time of need.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]