Chick-fil-A has, through smart marketing techniques, managed to present itself as a family-friendly, community-building restaurant. This belies the darker fact that its management has voiced homophobic views and funds anti-LGBT groups, writes Dan Piepenbring of The New Yorker. It is reflective of the way corporate strategy has pushed consumers to leave their morals behind in search of better deals or cool products. Chick-fil-A is slowly taking over New York with smart advertising and quirky cow mascots that invite people to “eat more chikin.” Society should remember that its profits contribute to fighting gay marriage.
The left-wing criticism of Chick-fil-A, while somewhat warranted over issues of homophobia, has taken a dangerously anti-Christian narrative, asserts Stephen L. Carter of Bloomberg. This kind of mentality contributes to the division that has torn America apart and does little to improve things. It alienates the country’s large amount of Christians. Religious people are incredibly diverse. Throwing them all into the same box with anti-LGBT activists is not just deeply unfair, it’s wrong and inaccurate. Many of these people are immigrants, from different cultures, which need to be respected. This attack on Christianity is undeserved.