Reader Opinion Piece / Jay Hyde, Author
For some it was about preserving traditional marriage; for some it was about standing up to a "fabricated" story; for some it was about freedom.
Chick-fil-a's founder, S. Truett Cathy, stated he was "guilty as charged" when asked if he supported traditional marriage. The liberal media took this and spun it as him meaning he was opposed to gay marriage - something he was never asked about. "Spinning" seems to have become something average people are becoming tired of hearing.
When mayors of major cities decide to refuse business licenses to Chick-fil-a, it started to work on the consciences of many in Mississippi. Many in Mississippi DO know that Nazism, Fascism and Marxism exist. Most Mississippians know that to run or own a business under those forms of government, a person is REQUIRED to AGREE with the the ruling class - no exceptions!
To see major political players in Boston, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles (and probably others) come out and say they will openly deny a business license to someone for a religious or political viewpoint is appalling. This is Mississippi. Should it matter to the government if someone is gay or straight? White or black? Male or female? Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, or Zoroastrian? If someone wants to open a business, the only question should be: are you going to pay the taxes you are required by law to pay?
For this principle, many Mississippians took to Chick-fil-a in protest today. Some went to protest gay marriage. Some went to protest over-bearing government. Some went for a good chicken sandwich.
Let us not forget that there were those who didn't go in protest; Let us not forget that some went with their same-sex "partner" to "protest the protest." Some Gay-centric people will never go to Chick-fil-a again because of this! God (or whom/what ever) bless them - such is their right!
If the City of Boston can deny Chick-fil-a a business license, then what would stop the City of Hattiesburg from denying a license to a gay couple? Should this happen, we would lose more than one great business downtown. One may not agree with their lifestyle, but they can't argue with their expertise, their pricing, or their selection of products.