The Chick-fil-a chain was established and built by S. Truett Cathy. I had always assumed that he was a serious Christian because of the obvious “closed on Sunday” decision. Evidently he also required employees to agree with some of his moral positions. He was still alive when the homosexuals and liberals targeted his stores with a boycott. For those paying attention it became clear that the boycott was a joke because the lines at the restaurant got longer. I believe that his no-compromise stand on moral issues was a large part of the growth of the company. His attitudes permeated the chain. If you went to a Chick-fil-a you found a higher caliber of employee and the best service you can image.
Or at least you used to. I think that is going to change. Truett Cathy died and the torch was passed. It seems that in the passing it was snuffed out. It is no longer a business run by people with Christian priorities. Now it is a successful business running on the good will accumulated among a lot of families. That good will is going to begin dissipating. The new attitude was found in an interview with Bisnow about the decision.
“There’s no question we know that, as we go into new markets, we need to be clear about who we are,” Chick-fil-A President and Chief Operating Officer Tim Tassopoulos said in an interview with Bisnow.It was a business decision. It seems that there was some question about who they are. People thought they knew, after all they closed on Sunday, but evidently Cathy was not able to pass on that awareness to the people now in control.
“But after years of “taking it on the chin,” as a Chick-fil-A executive told Bisnow, the latest round of headlines was impossible to ignore. This time, it was impeding the company’s growth.”It was a bit misguided but still a business decision. It ignores the surge in profits when the company took a strong stand on moral issues and sells its future in the hope that the homosexual community and their allies will suddenly become fans of a chicken place that has made its mark on families as repeat customers.
We have seen it before. Many of the early businesses that became family words were started by Christians on Christian principles. Somewhere along the way the first generation dies and the next just didn’t get the message. I don’t expect to see an overnight transformation in Chick-fil-a. I do think you will soon see them opening on Sundays. It will start in the airports and one day you will realize they have all followed suit. More obvious will be a decline in the quality of the employee.
The anti-Christian lobby has another notch on their revolver. They will not be satisfied. They will soon be demanding quotas of gays, lesbians, transgenders and any other group that the left has in their pockets. The Chick has been filleted.
Who will be next?
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