How often do you hear someone other than a paid spokesman say something nice about corporations? Very, very seldom. It's all "offshoring," "They're not paying their fair share," "They're not giving their employees enough," -- and on and on it goes. Even when corporations do something good, they usually don't get so much as a "thank you." Sadly, that's not surprising. After all, as Wilt Chamberlain once said, "Nobody pulls for Goliath.” Well, today, at least one person has something nice to say about a few big corporations.
1) Chick-Fil-A: Until recently, Chick-Fil-A was best known for making the world's best chicken sandwich, its "Eat mor Chikin" ad campaigns, and for being closed on Sundays for religious reasons. However, its President/CEO recently made news for having the courage to speak out in favor of traditional Christian values.
We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that. We intend to stay the course. We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles. ...I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage. I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about. -- Dan Cathy, Chick-fil-A's president and chief operating officer
Today, there are hateful, intolerant people attacking Chick-Fil-A for being a decent business that puts its Christian principles first. Chick-Fil-A's courage and willingness to stand up for its religious beliefs under fire is a shining example not just for other corporations, but for other Christians who've been reluctant to do the right thing because they're afraid someone will get mad at them. So, if you're going to have some fast food today, why don't you try a little "chikin?"
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