Harlan Sanders is rolling in his grave:
Despite the fact that Chick-fil-A closes on Sundays, despite that the chain has fewer stores, and despite the major attack on its businesses by left-wing activists, Chick-fil-A has surpassed Kentucky Fried Chicken as the nation’s leader for fast food chicken.
Amazingly, Chick-fil-A has achieved this status with fewer locations than its top rival. The Georgia-based restaurant has 1,775 stores in the U.S. compared to KFC’s 4,491. Despite that disparity in locations, Chik-fil-A earned $5.05 billion in 2013 whereas KFC brought in $4.22 billion.
This lends evidence to my belief that gay activists are overplaying their hand. If they are going to demand the scalp of anyone who disagrees with their lifestyle, as they did with Chick-Fil-A and Mozilla’s now ex-CEO Brandon Eich, they may find the pushback is a lot stronger than they expect.
The message sent by gay activists over the last year is clear: They aren’t satisfied with being tolerated, they want to crush dissent. I suspect most gays, who for the most part are people who just want to live their lives in peace like the rest of us, wish the loudmouths would sit down and shut up. They’re angering the rest of us who’d be happy to live and let live.
This is for the benefit of all the logical slowpokes. It is logic so basic that even those who are intellectually limited to the rhetorical level should be able to follow it:
- If you have the right to demand that I bake you a cake, then I have the right to force you to attend church, mosque, or synagogue.
- If you have the right to fire me because you don’t like my political position on the legality of homogamy, I have the right to fire you because I don’t like your political position on the legality of homosexuality.
- If you have the right to deny me access to the news media because I don’t believe in climate change, I have the right to deny you access to the media because you don’t believe in God.
If atheists truly want a power struggle for the right to be intolerant, Christians will eventually engage and win. Because we will die before we will give up our beliefs and you will not. We invented the Crusade and the Inquisition, two institutions so historically intimidating that atheists still shiver and tell each other scary stories about them centuries after the event.
The tide has shifted in their favor, but apparently that isn’t enough. Maybe the most strident activists are just worried that achieving their stated goal of tolerance will put them out of a job.