By Sharifa Stevens
I order Chick-fil-A so regularly that those closest to me can recite my order with relaxed confidence: a No. 1 with provolone cheese and a half-sweet, half-unsweetened iced tea. When I moved to Texas, I counted Chick-fil-A proximity as one of my favorite fast-food reasons for loving Dallas. Their menu has mouth-watering appeal; they deliver courteous service (“my pleasure!”) consistently; and they tame the beastly lines they encounter six days a week with panache. I admire the business acumen that uniquely honors the Sabbath.
Now Chick-fil-A has come under fire because of comments made by the CEO, Dan Cathy. Here is what he told the Baptist Press when asked whether he supported the traditional family unit: “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."
Chick-fil-A is an unabashedly Christian-owned business, though, so...duh. Of course Cathy would respond this way. Right? Duh?