I'm not going to lie, I love Chick-Fil-A. It's a great place for me to take Jasmine on family night without being overly concerned that a fight will break out or a bunch of teen girls will be there strutting their stuff in tiny minskirts, cursing and flirting with everything that moves. It's also a great atmosphere to meet other Christian families. Anyhow, moving along.
We are all aware of the backlash they received after the CEO of the company came out and voiced his support for "traditional marriages." However, on Wednesday night, it went to a whole new level after a security guard for The Family Research Center (FRC) in Washington was shot by a man carrying 15 Chick-Fil- A burgers. This incident took place less than a day after The Human Rights Campaign labeled the FRC a "hate group," and mentioned that the FRC host events in Washington. Coincidence? The authorities don't seem to think so. Especially since the the shooter is part of a watchdog organization that adamantly opposes any opposition to gay rights (including gay marriage).
Bill Brown, president of the FRC is calling for the shooting to be labeled as a hate crime. "For too long national gay rights groups have intentionally marginalized and ostracized pro-marriage groups and individuals by labeling them as 'hateful' and 'bigoted' -- such harmful and dangerous labels deserve no place in our civil society, and NOM renews its call today for gay rights groups and the Southern Poverty Law Center to withdraw such incendiary rhetoric from a debate that involves millions of good Americans.”
What do you guys thing? Do you think this shooting qualifies as a hate crime? Sound off in the comment section below.