Pete and I took the younger kids out to Chick-Fil-A today. I wanted them to see what it was like to peacefully support the freedom of speech and religious views of a Christian Business. Pete had tried to go for lunch but the line was way too long.
For dinner we showed up around 7:30 p.m. and waited in line for about 45 minutes OUTSIDE the restaurant. People were very pleasant, snapping pictures and talking to each other. We saw several families that we knew there. Once we got inside I noticed that the place was clean, the garbage was not over flowing, it smelled good, the workers were calm and pleasant and the people were being very considerate considering the heavy volume of costumers.
After several more minutes, we got our food and even found a place to eat inside. Everything was tasty and well done. It was overall a very nice experience.
People were passionate about this!! and I think this bodes well for the rest of the election year as far as the kind of values Americans are willing to support.
But I think the real ending to this Chick-Fil-A story is going to be the counter protest on Friday. That one, will be rated PG-13, and possibly R and you won't want to take your kids there that day. And if it is as radical as I've been reading about online, it will backfire. My prediction? No big crowd, many indecent pictures, and overall big flop.
I also predict that if Chicago or other cities don't want Chick-Fil-A, then there are probably some other smaller town mayors looking at today's crowds and thinking an invitation to CFA for a new franchise might be a great idea!