Archive for August, 2012

It wasn’t about the lunch

August 1, 2012

I went to lunch today as I normally do around 11:15 a.m. For the first time in my life I was happy to see a line at the place I went to eat.

Like thousands upon thousands of people I went to Chick-fil-A to show my support for the courageous stand taken by Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A.

When I arrived at the Brentwood restaurant, people were lined outside and it was hard to tell where to get in line for the drive through.

As I got in line, it was unlike any other wait that I have ever experienced. Normally, people do not like to wait, especially for their food, and there tends to be some grumbling and foul moods.

Not today, or at least while I was at the Brentwood restaurant. People were pleasant. Total strangers were conversing with each other. A man and his daughter were in line behind me. He said he had not eaten at Chick-fil-A in two years but wanted to show his support for Chick-fil-A and the pro-family stance taken by Dan Cathy.

After ordering my food and waiting some more, I was able to talk with friend and fellow TBC staffer Mike Salva. I was commenting on how orderly it was in spite of the massive turnout. His response was on the money. “Today, it wasn’t about the lunch.”

So true. It was about people who wanted to show their support for family values and marriage being between a man and a woman. No one was carrying signs, but everyone knew why there was a crowd. Or at least most everyone. There were one or two people with a “deer in the headlights” look, wondering why so many people were eating chicken sandwiches today.

From reports I have been hearing, other people are having similar experiences at Chick-fil-A restaurants all across Tennessee and the nation.

My hope is that the secular media will visit Chick-fil-A restaurants with cameras running. A statement was made today. Let’s hope the world will see it.

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