by Jack Minor –
Chik-fil-A restaurants across Colorado and the rest of the country are taking reservations for a free breakfast.
The chain is announcing a free breakfast giveaway starting Monday, Sept. 10 to Saturday, Sept. 15. Customers who make a reservation online are able to reserve a free breakfast entrée which includes:
Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit; Spicy Chicken Biscuit; Sausage Biscuit; Chick-n-Minis; Chicken, Egg and Cheese Bagel; Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit; Chicken Breakfast Burrito; Sausage Breakfast Burrito; Yogurt Parfait and Multigrain Oatmeal.
The chain recently received an outpouring of support after “gay” rights activists attempted to force Chik-fil-A into actively supporting the homosexual lifestyle.
Dan Cathy, the current president, whose father Truett Cathy started Chik-fil-A in 1967 recently conducted an interview with the Baptist Press where he reaffirmed his families stand for traditional marriage.
Cathy stated the restaurant was not a Christian business, but did operate on Christian principles such as closing on Sunday.
When asked about believing in traditional marriage, Cathy said they were “guilty as charged.”
“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.
Cathy later said in a radio interview that, “As it relates to society in general, 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.’”
In 2011 the company donated food for a marriage seminar in Pennsylvania which espoused traditional marriage. Following the food donation, LGBT groups began to call for the chain to be removed from various college campuses around the country.
In an attempt to find common ground, the company recently announced that going forward it would not be getting involved in the same-sex marriage debate saying, “our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”
Despite the company saying it would be neutral on the issue, government officials have rejected the company’s position of neutrality, apparently insisting the company actively affirm support for same-sex marriage.
Following the announcement, Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno announced he would refuse to move forward on land-use regulation needed by the company to open a second restaurant in the city. Rahm Emamuel, mayor of Chicago said he supports the alderman’s attempt to forbid the chain from opening the new restaurant until they begin to support same-sex marriage. “Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values,” Emanuel said.
Moreno told the Associated Press that not taking the politically correct position on an issue will have ramifications. “There are consequences for freedom of speech (and) in this case the consequences are…you’re not going to have your first free-standing restaurant in Chicago.”
The mayor of Boston also came out stating he would not permit the chain to open a restaurant along the Freedom Trail. Mayor Thomas Medino acknowledged the company had adopted an neutral approach, but in spite of this he did not want the chain opening up in the city.
In a letter sent to Cathy, Medino said, “Your company says you are backing out of the same-sex marriage debate. I urge you to back out of your plans to locate in Boston.”
The mayor went on to say, “I was angry to learn on the heels of your prejudiced statements about your search for a site to locate in Boston. There is no place for discrimination on Boston’s Freedom Trail and no place for your country alongside it.”
The statements suggested that Medino does not consider the company officially taking a neutral stand on the issue to be acceptable.
Mayors of other cities including Pittsburgh and San Francisco came out with similar statements indicating they would consider blocking the chain from opening new chains until the company changes its current position.
The attempts to condemn the company by supporters of the “gay” lifestyle even after it announced its neutral position caused supporters to flock to the restaurant in droves all across the country.
For many, their support revolved around support for the First Amendment right of individuals to practice free speech and freedom of religion.
Marvin Fadenrect, a Loveland resident said the stepped up attacks by the “gay” community on traditional values had awakened a sleeping giant.
“People have been silent for too long while the ‘gays’ have pushed their agenda on the rest of us. Now they want to use the government to force the owner of a private company to change his personal views and make him support ‘gay’ marriage as a condition of doing business,” he said. “That is just wrong and I’m glad the people are finally waking up to what is really happening. I think this is a sign of what America will see in November.”
The crowds were so massive that around 5:30 p.m. the Loveland Chik-fil-A had to announce to those remaining outside that they were all out of food.
In a counter to the massive show of support for Chik-fil-A, homosexual called for a “kiss-in” day that fizzled when compared to the sheer numbers of those supporting the chain.