Friday, July 27, 2012

Chicken and Capitalism

So if you keep up with current events at all, you've probably heard all this business about Chick-Fil-A recently, and their stance on gay marriage. If you haven't, log onto yahoo and check out their headlines. You'll find plenty.

One great thing to come out of all of this is that people are figuring out ways to re-create their favorite Fil-A at home. I used this recipe to create some chicken tenders for dinner last night and Oh. My. Goodness.  Love at first bite, guys.  Love at first bite.  Just take a look:

But something else great about this whole thing is that it really shows how capitalism can work.  For instance, a lot of people found out something about the beliefs and practices of a company.  Now, we as Americans get to choose if we will continue to support their business, or if we'll find a different way to satisfy our needs.  I am so very, very proud and thankful to be an American at times like this, times when I see people choose for themselves what's right and wrong, and letting the business succeed or fail as a result.

I still haven't made a clear decision on if I will continue to support Chick-Fil-A or not.  I support their right to believe what they want, and operate their business accordingly.  However, I think love is love, and I do not support government's intervention in deciding who is "married" and who is not.  For instance:  Back in the day, the government said that Irish people couldn't marry Italians.  How would you feel if this was still the case???

It's funny how a little chicken can stir up so much debate.  But I'm glad it's happening, and I hope that it happens more.  Bravo America.  Bravo.

And whatever you decide, make the ever loving chicken at home, mmmk?  Or get your spouse to do it... whatever works best in your household.


  1. I love this post :-) I have a Chick-Fil-A recipe pinned on Pinterest, but haven't made it yet. now seems like a good time though! (especially because there aren't even any Chick-Fil-As around me!)

  2. Amen Sister!! That chicken looks yummy! So do the pickles and cucumbers!

  3. I love Chick-Fil-A. Their statement won't affect whether I go there or not - everyone is entitled to their opinion. I will, however, have to try this recipe, because I don't want to spend money going out to eat at all. haahah

  4. I have never had chick-fla-whatever and after all this I'm glad I haven't. It's one thing to have your beliefs, it's another to plaster them on a giant billboard for everyone to have to see. Your chicken looks AMAZING though Kristen and I would love to try that recipie :-)

  5. No Chik-fil-a here in NZ, but if there was I'd be one of the non-supporters. They have the right to have the political/religious beliefs of their choice, just as everyone else has the right to sop somewhere else. :)

  6. i kind of have this thought that if we stop going to a restaurant where the owner expressed his opinion then we are kind of being just as closed minded to boycott it. i think we should look at the overall picture. we all have opinions. ignorance is bliss. i don't understand why people get so upset when people express their political views. I wouldn't want someone telling me how to think. i don't know its one of those fine line BS things that the media can blow out of proportion.

  7. I think I'll take your advice and have my husband make this chicken dish for dinner this week, ha ha!
    And you are SO right! It's great to see such a simple way of exercising our rights. Especially when I feel like some of those are being ripped away by the government (and I'm not just talking about the right for gay marriages).

  8. I really just wish that businesses and companies would stay out of political issues. Maybe that's silly of me, but I think that from a business standpoint, wouldn't it be better to just remain neutral, not say anything, and keep all your business? (That's my opinion with all companies, including Target, Starbucks, Chic-Fil-A, and the like). On the other hand, I do have SO much respect for people who stand up for their rights. I'm just not overly sure where the place for those things is in the business world. The purpose of a business is to make a profit, not take sides on political issues. I don't know...haha.

    But the chicken pictured looks amazing. =)

  9. chicken is chicken, and the fact that we can choose to support whatever company we want is what makes this country great. the fact that the left says they are tolerant but their actions speak otherwise is the biggest beef for me


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