So, this started out like any of my usual It’s okay posts, and then went of in a different direction. I think you should know before you read this, I typically don’t share my opinions on political things. They are my opinions, I voice them with my vote. I will get in the occasional debate, but I don’t think my blog is a place to push any political agenda. However, before you keep reading I think you should know a couple things. I consider myself a fiscally conservative, socially liberal Republican. I also consider myself to be Christian, although my definition may be different than yours. Okay, lets get to it.
To be super excited about my new job and big move, but simultaneously super nervous and anxious.
To already have anxiety about packing even though I haven’t even thought about where to begin.
To tear up at a Kelly Clarkson concert because the song was everything you needed to hear at that moment (I’m a total sap).
To want a whole new wardrobe for your new job, but show serious self restraint by meticulously planning the pair of pants (instead of every shade of the rainbow) you are going to get on a sweet buy one get one free deal and NY and Co.
To cry during the Olympics (see, I’m a sap).
To start every day with a Diet Pepsi (even though you have been “giving it up” for years).
To be really proud of yourself for being yourself, moving on and making positive changes.
To have an opinion on the whole Chik-fil-a thing even though I haven’t eaten there since college, because I never really liked the chicken, just the waffle fries.
…and here is my opinion. I think the whole thing is sad. Here’s the thing, it’s all about the freedom of choice. Christian or not. Gay marriage rights supporter or not. Chik-fil-a lover or not. Socialist or not. We live in America, where we were given the right to free speech, where the government doesn’t own and determine what companies we frequent, where we are suppose to have equal rights, where if you want waffle fries you have many choices. I think sometimes if people just took a step back and looked at the whole situation, they would see what a circus it has become.
We all have opinions. We all have a right to those opinions. So Dan Cathy doesn’t support gay marriage. That is his right. His financial support of anti gay and lesbian groups, leaves a bad taste in my mouth, one that even those delicious waffle fries can’t cover up. So even if I was a Chik fan, I probably wouldn’t go there anymore. I don’t want my money to be paid to a company that donates to to those groups. That is my choice. He allowed me that opinion by being honest about his beliefs. However, I don’t think a city or state has the right to ban Chik-fil-a. Won’t it probably go out of business anyway if people CHOOSE not to go there?
More than that, I think it so sad that people use this particular situation as a way to preach hate. Having an opinion of totally fine, but you shouldn’t have to put down other people for theirs. I will never understand why the world or at least Americans can’t accept that everyone is different and that is what makes life great. After all, haven’t people always come here to escape persecution and make a better life?
My belief system is based on a couple basic principles.
1. I believe in a God that loves all of his children. Straight, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Black, White… whatever.
2. I believe that the bible tells us to love each other, not judge each other and be who we are even in the face of adversity. Not to be corny, but seriously kids WWJD?
3. I believe, as Americans, we all should have equal rights. The right to marry whoever we want. The right to open food chains where we want. The right to speak our opinions. The right to spend our dollar in any way we like.
I believe all this talk of waffle fries is making me hungry!
As a lover of getting to know and understand people, I want to know what you think! Please share below!