Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Eat the chicken. Don't eat the chicken. Stand in line for the chicken. Deplore the length of the line.

It's interesting to see the heated Facebook posts volleying about over Chick-Fil-A. You can stand up to support someone's right to answer a question about their opinion on a matter without having their business blocked from entering cities. You can stand up for someone's right to marry the person they love, regardless of the religious views of others.

But either way, you can stand up for someone else's rights. 

And lots of people did. The blogosphere has been full of accusations. "They're spreading hate." "They're censuring free speech." One mom moaned, "How am I supposed to explain this to my children?" It's simple. People disagree on an important matter. You will always find disagreement on important matters. But this time, they're showing up to support strangers that they think are being wronged. They see unfairness, and they're standing up to it. Yes, both sides think they're right, and you disagree with one of them. But teaching our kids to stand up to unfairness is something we can all agree on, right?

Teach them to eat the chicken. Teach them not to eat the chicken. Don't teach them to be chicken.

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