Eatin’ Mo Chicken

Rarely has the title of this blog been more apropos than today.

The recent squawking concerning Chic Fil A’s CEO comments on his belief in, and support of the traditional family is just such an event.  While it was inevitable that a few of the militant gay (redundant?) community would make a typically unreasonable response to his remarks, it is completely baffling that civic leaders including the Mayor of Mob-land politics Chicago and the pseudo-Catholic governor of New York should become so venomous towards the comments. So much for free speech and free enterprise.

Declaring Chic Fil A is not in sync with “Chicago Values” is an enormous understatement. Praise the Lord they aren’t. The per-capital murder capital of the United States, institutionalized fraudulent politics and strong armed leadership just wouldn’t find a home in Christian based Chic Fil A.  But the idea of threatening to keep the chain out of Chicago borders is simply incredible. Not happy to just denigrate the fantastic chicken sandwich chain, they seek to keep it from even serving the Chicagoland folks. Chairman Emanuel has declared his town off limits.

The city of government corruption capital is determined to, in the name of Chicago Values -an oxymoron of amazing proportions-keep the offensive, radical Christian firm out. Rainbow Coalition, Rev. Wright, Weather underground subversives are all, it would seem, outstanding symbols of Chicago “values”.

Not only Christian people, but now Christian businesses are being attacked. At least the lines are getting brighter. For me, I’m eatin’ mo chicken.

Dan Spencer


Dan is the Executive Director of the National Fellowship of Catholic Men and a co-founder of the Catholic Business Network. He has appeared on numerous Catholic media including EWTN television as well as Vatican, Relevant and EWTN radio programs. Dan serves on both the Kansas City Kansas Archdiocesan Advisory Board on Evangelism and Anti-Pornography initiatives. He is a frequent speaker and consultant on Sexual Integrity diocesan programs. Dan spent over 20 years as a senior advertising and marketing executive in national media firms followed more recently by 10 years as a “new media” entrepreneur, investor and consultant. His clients ranged from the NFL to the California Chamber of Commerce to the Rolling Stones. Currently he and his wife own a business in Kansas City while he speaks both nationally and internationally. He and his wife of 37 years, Linda, have four grown children and three grandchildren-all living in the Kansas City area.

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  • James Stagg

    You and me both……………couldn’t on this day, though.  The parking lot was filled and double-parked, and the drive-thru was backed up around the restaurant down the entrance driveway all the way to the street.

    Looks like a bunch of folk are eatin’ mor chiken!

  • chaco

    On a related note;  Remember the “Chick Comics” (Chick-chic) that attack the Catholic Church ? As you say ;”At least the lines are getting brighter.” I remembered Cari Donaldson (fellow CE blogger) sharing in her conversion story how Chick’s vehement attacks helped to spur her looking deeper into Cathoicism. Doesn’t it seem like “the enemy” is being “Backed Into a Corner” by the readily available technological access to Truth ? And like a “Scared Rat” is lashing out ? It all seems to be part of God’s plan; “I have not come to bring peace. Rather, my Truth will cause division.” (Lk. 12: 51)  So, as we March on in this current existence of “Church Militant”,  let us deliver Truth with patient mercy; no one comes to Christ through quarrelling (see 2 Tim. 2: 24-25). As long as there is Free Speech, Truth will survive. 

  • Pargontwin

    Actually, “militant gay” is not an oxymoron.  I recently met a gay couple who told me how they joined a gay group, expecting something along the lines of a support group, and instead found militancy.  They quit immediately after their first meeting.  So I think there are many gays who simply want to live their lives as they choose, in peace and quiet; and then there are those who want to shove their lifestyle down our throats.  Two separate and distinct groups.  Both sinful, but, in my opinion, the militants are worse, because they are trying to draw others into their sin.

  • Our local Chic fil A seems to be doing really well.  I’m glad this is in the news. Public debate is good for the soul of a nation. People with same sex attraction are not wounded by this company. Those promoting what is called gay marriage have missed the point everyone else seems to get….that marriage has a meaning that cannot be changed. It’s designed for one man and one woman.  Attempting to change it accepts a lie. Didn’t Elton John, a homosexual with a partner, recently state that it is really very sad,  for children to grow up without a mother?  There are features dads only and mothers only can bring to a marriage. All we have to do is look at the people we know. Broken homes, single parent homes, we all know there’s a stark difference between them and the families that thrive with fathers and mothers working together to raise healthy, stable children. Like the stubborn child the offenders of freedom need a reality check. This is a great opportunity.  

  • dan

    Tomorrow-Wednesday Aug 1-is the day that gay militants and their supporters have announced as the day to boycott the chain. As it turns out, many Christians had announced the same day as “support CFA day” and will be turning out to “eat mo chicken”.  I’ll be among the chicken eaters!