I’m a little bothered by the antagonism some feel for Chick-fil-A. I’m a guy who gave kudos to General Mills for having the courage of its convictions and standing up for same-sex marriage and against Minnesota’s anti-gay amendment. It was not a popular decision considering gays represent such a small part of the total population of America, and that the bulk of General Mills consumer customers may not agree with the company’s position. But General Mills made an honest decision based on its corporate values. And I’m okay with that. But Chick-fil-A has also stuck to its corporate values, only in the opposite direction — its Cathy family owners are absolutely against same-sex marriage. And so it is being targeted by gays and others who would like to see a national boycott against Chick-fil-A. That would be wrong, just as it is wrong for people who are against same-sex marriage to launch a boycott against General Mills and its products. Chick-fil-A, like General Mills, does not discriminate against any group of people, it will gladly sell its products to all Americans. So everybody should just chill out with the boycott chatter. When Chick-fil-A starts banning gays from its restaurants, or General Mills refuses to sell its food products to people who don’t agree with its beliefs, then we can talk.

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