U.S. corporations are becoming increasingly inclined toward catering to the latest cultural fads and less predisposed toward supporting the foundations of free enterprise, liberty and Judeo-Christian values – the building blocks essential to the long-term prosperity, physical health and spiritual vitality of both businesses and consumers.
I’m sure you’ve noticed the trend.
“Green” is in, for instance. It doesn’t matter whether the environmental agenda actually helps conserve our natural resources. It doesn’t matter if it is antithetical to freedom. It doesn’t matter if its premises are true. But it’s “cool,” it’s fashionable, so most U.S. corporations capitulate to it, fund it, market it and adopt its language.
Likewise, “gay” is in. It doesn’t matter whether the homosexual (or the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) agenda is healthy, good for society or morally right. It doesn’t matter if it is antithetical to true freedom. It doesn’t matter if its premises are true. But it’s “cool,” it’s fashionable, so most U.S. corporations capitulate to it, fund it, market it and adopt its language.
It’s so rare when a major U.S. corporation bucks the trend, thinks for itself, sticks to principles that have made it successful and does what’s right for itself and the country in the long term.
That’s why I so admire the principled stand taken by Chick-fil-A.
Chick-fil-A is an unabashedly Christian company, in the sense that it was founded on biblical values and takes them very seriously.
But when President Dan Cathy stood up for biblical marriage between one man and one woman in a recent interview, a position supported by the vast majority of Americans, his company came under assault by the media culture.
“Guilty as charged,” Cathy said when asked about his company’s support of marriage and opposition to same-sex unions. “We are very much supportive of the family – the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family owned business, a family led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”
Even more pointedly, Cathy told a radio interviewer: “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’ I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think we can try to define what marriage is all about.”
This guy may sell a lot of chicken, but he sure isn’t chicken about speaking his mind.
Don’t you wish more corporation presidents took such courageous stands – in spite of the overwhelming opposition?
Don’t you wish every corporation did?
Chick-fil-A also makes great chicken, which is why I eat there regularly – Chick-fil-A appreciation day or not. In my household, it’s always Chick-fil-A appreciation day.
It’s probably no secret that I have built my own company on the same principles, the same values – and I know the cost can be high for doing so.
It’s not that most Americans aren’t in tune with those values. It’s that the cultural establishment is zealously opposed to them. So if you follow that path, you need to be prepared for the inevitable and relentless attacks that will surely follow.
So I hope you will join me and Mike Huckabee and millions of others this Wednesday in voting with our pocketbooks and stomachs by visiting Chick-fil-A. Perhaps you’ve never tried it before. It’s time. Perhaps, like me, you’re a regular. Make a point of being there this Wednesday – even if it is a little more crowded than usual. And make it a regular option for yourself and your family for breakfast, lunch or a quick and inexpensive dinner.
I stand with Dan Cathy and his wonderful team.
I pray for their steadfastness.
I commend them for their faithfulness.
See you at Chick-fil-A this Wednesday!