I’ll be having breakfast and lunch at Chick-fil-A on Wednesday in a show of support for the business. I encourage you to do the same. (Click here for the post reporting on the actual events of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.)
Mike Huckabee may have started Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day—that’s certainly the impression he gives on Facebook, and frankly I don’t know how accurate it is—but the issues are much larger than one person or another’s interpretation of “Christian values.” The widespread excoriation, and indeed governmental bullying, of a private citizen expressing his views is nothing short of a thoroughly irrational assault on the First Amendment.
As I said earlier, they may or may not be your views, and actually they’re not altogether mine either. (I did love the “first wives” line.) But neither are they radical. When such an expression is followed by several sincere threats to prevent a company from doing business, and there are lots of people nodding right along, then that’s a big problem.
I’ve had enough mindless jackass liberal outrage.