I LOVE Chick-fil-A chicken. It’s so sweet and juicy, and that buttered bun and hint of pickle just make all my taste buds sing. Those little breakfast minis, the nugget wrapped up in that soft, yeasty Parker House roll . . . so delicious! Waffle fries with exactly the right ratio of crispy to fluffy . . . perfect! For a long time I haven’t lived close enough to a store to eat it very often, and while this has been a disappointment from time to time, now it seems much more like a blessing.
You might have noticed that there’s been a bit of outcry over comments Chick-fil-A chief operations officer Dan Cathy made about the company’s stance on what makes up a family. That more or less led to a much wider recognition that the company has donated heaps of money to organizations that, while they do not have an official anti-gay agenda, do support conservative Christian values that include condemnation of homosexuality. So now both sides are up in arms over who is the most evil and disgusting.
I generally avoid voicing opinions on these types of hysterical, knee jerk media free-for-alls. It would serve no purpose; no one is listening to anyone else anyway. This time, though, because I’m so conflicted, Loving delicious chicken the way I do, and also Loving with all my being the idea of people’s rights to seek happiness, I have to say something.