Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Why I Won’t Be Eating at Chick-fil-A Today



There are 2 huge reasons why I won’t be purchasing a sandwich at Chick-fil-A today:

1. There are no Chick-Fil-As in Oregon. Washington either, for that matter.
And even if I lived near one of the fried chicken sandwich joints...

2. They use peanut oil and my kids are allergic to peanuts. It’s summer vacation, so of course they’re with me all day. It would be rude to eat a chicken sandwich in front of them.
Apparently, there’s news about someone’s opinion being said and other people getting mad and some people never eating chicken sandwiches and lots of people getting chicken sandwiches. 
My head hurts.
My friend Robin lives in Orange County, CA and she is one of the most accepting of all people/religions/fast-food-restaurants women I know. I’m guessing she doesn’t agree with the marriage view Chick-fil-A supports, but I can’t see that girl giving up her mustard sauce on top of a peanut-oiled, pickled, white bread poultry lunch. And waffle fries.

What if I still lived in Southern California and I had the option to patronize this establishment? What would someone having the “nature of a servant” do?


So here is what this “servant” in training thinks:
Have a sandwich. Don’t have a sandwich. Get married. Don’t get married. Take a stand. Don’t take a stand.
I DON’T CARE!
I do care about that guy on the corner outside the restaurant sleeping on a broken down cardboard box and living out of a shopping cart. Will someone please go buy that guy a sandwich? Or burger? Or taco?
‘Cause Jesus wants you to feed him.
For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. Matthew 25:35
I bet these guys would LOVE a sandwich.

4 comments:

  1. When I was a kid, my mom wouldn't buy us levis because they support gay rights. I accepted this notion then, as I had no choice. I went through a stage of acceptance just like you're describing, which is an awesome place to be, and grow from. I finally learned to follow the real money flow. Where is the actual food coming from, and how are those companies affecting the world? It absolutely matters what people and companies support, but it's also important to make choices to support, or not support, out of love. Here are a few of my related posts:
    http://taliekarina.blogspot.com/2011/04/buy-what-you-believe-in.html

    http://taliekarina.blogspot.com/2011/10/occupy-yourself-persons-person-no.html

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    1. Natalie,
      I loved your posts as well - it sounds like we are on the same page. Can you imagine if we all made choices out of love, rather than immediate judgment? The world would be an awesome place.

      This reminds me too of how I felt when so many complained that Ralph Lauren had the Olympic outfits made in China. I'm ALL for supporting fair, working wages and I would love it if all of my apparel were made ethically. But for those people judging? I wanted them to go through their closets and give away all clothing made in a different country. And THEN they can tell me what they believe. Naked.

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  2. Also, great post! Thanks for starting a good conversation. :)

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  3. Haha! For sure! You just have to start with clean/loving living as the goal, and work your way toward it without judgment of others.

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