Chick-fil-A Response To Orlando Terrorist Attack
Chick-fil-A is often criticized by those within the pro-gay community for comments made in 2012 by COO, Dan T. Cathy. Comments, that expressed Cathy’s Christian beliefs on marriage and family. Despite the hate and intolerance that has been spewed at Chick-fil-A because of Cathy’s controversial comments, the company continues to prove that it indeed operates on biblical principles. Principles such as, “treating every person with honor, dignity, and respect– regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender”.
Following a terrorist attack at a local gay nightclub early Sunday morning that left 50 dead and more than 50 wounded, team members from some Chick-fil-A locations in Orlando decided to come in on their day off and serve their community. In an act of sheer kindness, these employees delivered food and drink to blood donation centers for people waiting in line to donate blood for victims of the Orlando attack.
While we applaud the Chick-fil-A franchise and its dedication to foster a culture of servant leadership from the top-down, let’s not overlook the fact that each location is independently owned and operated. The owners of those local franchises in Orlando, as well as countless other Chick-fil-A franchises across America, embrace the corporate purpose and mission of Chick-fil-A; as do their employees. All Americans, if they are honest, can’t deny the fact that Chick-fil-A has a recipe for success that food chains all across America have sought to emulate. What the anti-religious are unwilling to admit, is that Chick-fil-A’s success is a result of the biblical values that are foundational to the Cathy families’ business strategy.
We see this same denial taking place across America on a macro-level. What made America great was the cultural acceptance of the moral and religious truths found in the Christian faith and established in the Constitution. As Americans stray from those truths and the Constitution, what we’ll see evolve is a nation that has lost its foundation. And without a solid foundation, how can we flourish as a nation?