Our view: A Buchtelite staff response

When I truly believe in something, I eat at Chick-fil-A.  When I’m sorta lukewarm on an issue but very hung over, I go to Denny’s and get a Moons Over My Hammy. When I’m overwhelmed with self-loathing,  I order a side salad at the Olive Garden, and when the waitress asks me how much grated cheese I want I just sit there with my arms crossed until the cheese runs out.

Kevin Kane, Copy Editor

While I have to agree with some points in this letter, I think this is a silly way to argue a good point. What does being developmentally challenged have to do with homosexuality? Some people are genetically predisposed to developmental problems, so homosexuals should be able to get married? How about all men are created equal, and go from there. Don’t give these small-minded, homophobic idiots fuel for their fire by making a bad argument.

Abigail Chaff, Opinion Editor

I think this “Chick-fil-A vs. the gay community” issue has been blown way out of proportion. Honestly, the sale of chicken patties has a very minimal effect on America’s social issues. The CEO of Chick-fil-A is entitled to his opinion and what he chooses to do with his company. Although things would have stayed quieter if he’d kept his opinions to himself, if you don’t wish to support Chick-fil-A, don’t eat there. If you do support them, enjoy your chicken. You can spread your opinions to people who are willing to listen. Just keep political issues in politics, and share your opinion by placing a vote in the ballot box, not in the drive-thru of a restaurant.

Beau Brown, Arts & Life Editor

I definitely agree with most of the points in this letter, mostly at the beginning, where Joe says that by making your stance public, you risk hurting your business. We are all equal, and should be treated equal. No one should call out someone just because they are attracted to the same sex. I think the Chick-fil-A president was wrong in making those comments.

Matt Sympson, Sports Editor

The part that stuck out to me most in your letter is where you said that you would not eat Chick-fil-A because Mr. Cathy “abused his corporate power just so he could glorify himself at the expense of other human beings.” I don’t see how he was trying to glorify himself, and I don’t think he was trying to harm other humans by simply expressing his values. Seeing as Cathy is the president of a company that has expressed Christian values before, I don’t think his revelation is that much of a shock. Furthermore, what I believe in or do not believe in will not make me stop eating at a restaurant, including Chick-fil-A, because, let’s face it: they make a pretty good chicken sandwich.

Katelyn Freil, News Editor

Personally, I find this entire issue rather amusing. The media took what seems to be a simple remark and blew it up and out of proportion. The thing that’s so amusing to me is that the people who are now “opposed” to Chick-fil-A are doing exactly the opposite of what they should be doing if they want to hurt the company. Any coverage is free advertising for Chick-fil-A. Even if it’s bad coverage, the name is still out there. Chick-fil-A is now a household topic, and that is something that many companies pay millions of dollars in advertising to try to achieve. I also would like to ask just how many people have actually looked up what quote started this whole thing; it just adds to the insanity behind this mess.

Andrew Krigline, Page Designer

The entire Chick-fil-A issue is a classic example of pandering. Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, has every right to express his opinions as a citizen of this country. It is a different story, however, when he issues a statement as the president of a company. As president, he represents everything that his company stands for, and that sends a strong message.

Heather Beyer, Editor-in-Chief

When a person holds a high position, it is important to realize that what he/she says or does can ultimately reflect that of their company, department, workplace, etc. as a whole. By stating his beliefs on gay marriage, the president of Chick-fil-A is receiving many complaints and protests against the company.

I don’t fully agree that God created us to be sexual beings. You took statements from the Bible out of context in order to prove your point. One of the Ten Commandments is, “Thou shalt not commit adultery.” Thus, while God did create us to engage in the act of sex, it is something only to be done in the context of marriage. God defined marriage as between a man and a woman. The Bible does not encourage the act of homosexual sex. You took out of context what you wanted to use from the Bible in order to prove your point. I myself am in no way against the homosexual community, but I am clearing up what is stated in the Bible.

Alexandra Didato, Copy Editor