Good grief, based on the social media meltdown, you’d think Dan Cathy just confessed to preferring burgers over chicken. I get it, there is growing frustration and anger about the militant left bullying their way through our culture but let’s not direct it toward CFA. Yes, their change in charitable strategy appears to move away from controversy, but only because the media framed it that way based on their false labeling of current recipients as anti-alphabet. If the strategy change were ten years ago, nobody would have noticed.
Many have expressed disappointment in the decision, and I understand the sentiment, but my fear is that we have been comfortable letting Chick-fil-A fight a proxy culture war for us while safely cheering them on from the drive-thru. Come to think of it, shouldn’t we be their defenders instead of the other way around? Truett Cathy didn’t live his Christian faith as a marketing gimmick, it was who he was. Those beliefs became part of the company DNA and nothing about the current development says otherwise. What’s more, the current leadership knows the left will not stop hating on them as a result of the change either. So how about we just continue to eat-more-chicken and avoid the media-induced heartburn while we’re at it.