I'm still enjoying the fun of watching some people on facebook and others act so shocked and outraged not specifically at the group they gave money to, but that the lead guy came out against Gay Marriage.
The head of a company who proudly closes its doors every sunday, despite significant likely revenue loss, because they feel it's that important to respect that day and to give their employees an opportunity to attend church without worrying about a job. A position they proudly display and explain in many stores, directly mentioning their deep christian beliefs. Deep Christian beliefs held by a family born and bred in the deep heart of evangelical southern baptist country.
And people are somehow "surprised" that the owner doesn't like gay marriage and has a very stereotypical offensive evangelical christian view of it? REALLY?
So is the problem that he thinks those things or that he actually SPOKE his feelings? Cause seriously...it'd take about 3 seconds of critical thinking to go "Wow, Chick-Fil-A is ran by a fundamentalist christian family". If the typical views of a fundamentalist christian person, when spoken, is enough to get you to not eat their food then why in the world were you eating it in the first place.
For me personally...I don't agree with the guy. I think the opinions rather dumb. But you know what else I think? That Chick-Fil-A is tasty and by far the best fast food restaurant in the local area I live. When picking what food establishment I want to eat at, the political beliefs of the man at the top is about number #87 on the list of "Things that matter". Which chain has better sauces ranks significantly higher on the list than that. It's the same reason I don't forgo going to Citgo gas because it has ties to Venezuela. Great, I don't like Chavez. Know what I do like? Cheap gas that is close to my house on the side of the road I'm going so I can quickly grab gas in the morning if I'm low and running late to work.
I don't blame people who want to boycott them, especially for the actual donation things. But I do question their potential self delusion or lack of any critical thought if the reason they're boycotting is due to the distaste for the top guys personal view.