That’s my comment on the whole Chick-fil-A gay marriage controversy.
It’s also my comment as a mother who has logged many hours sipping on sweet tea with other moms in a nice, clean friendly environment while our energetic children work off some steam in the free play area.
I had to draw the line on remaining politically correct during the feud when I learned of the planned Kiss-In at restaurants across the country by opponents to Cathy.
Staging a Kiss-In at Chick-fil-A restaurants is the equivalent of holding a convocation at the local elementary school or retirement center.
Is that really the most appropriate platform for advancing a political stance on gay marriage?
Besides, who wants to watch people of any orientation making out while you’re just trying to throw a chicken sandwich down your gullet and bask in a few minutes of mommy to mommy time?
What happened to free speech?
Apparently, it’s only acceptable if you agree with the speech.
Gary Varvel, a cartoonist with The Indianapolis Star said it well with this recent cartoon.
Perhaps my favorite response sounds like it would likely be from George Jefferson, a television character played by the late Sherman Hemsley.
It was actually the reaction from a morning radio host on the local rhythm and blues station who made the following observation:
“I’ve never seen so many white people eating chicken.”
Only, George Jefferson probably would have used the term, “honkies.”
And, we’ll leave it at that.
© 2012 Terri Spilman