Monday, August 6, 2012

Dan Cathy and Chick-fil-A's: doing gods work

Dan Cathy, the president of Chick-fil-A's has gotten a lot of free advertising lately after his comments opposing gay marriage on a syndicated radio talk show.  Cathy said that by supporting gay marriage "We are inviting gods judgement on our nation....".  No doubt many of his co-thinkers, (or non thinkers in my book) will attribute the attack on the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin to be god's revenge for us thinking "We know better than you as to what constitutes marriage." Marriage being limited to a union between a man and a woman and sex of course, for procreation only. Many of them blamed the attacks of 911 on gods anger and even saw Jesus' face in the clouds.

His company, Cathy said in a subsequent interview, "Was very much supportive of the family----the biblical definition of the family unit.". Now I haven't read the bible in a while, I enjoyed the allegorical narratives and tales of death and sex and magic when I was a child but I do remember that  the guys in it had lots of women.  They had lots of women who beget lots of children who seemed to marry cousins and all sorts of other shennanigans. I always figured the allegories must have been written by men as women got such a raw deal in it.  From the very first tale a woman was a liar, deceiver, a trickster as she tempted that poor guy to make a deal with the most evil force in the cosmos.

So I am a bit confused by the likes of these billionaires who quote the bible all the time.  Does Cathy have lots of wives?  Chick-fil-A's is a company run on firm "biblical principles" the family says and its mission is to "Glorify god by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us" and no doubt that includes profits I'm sure. 

Cathy, who was dressed up as a dwarf by his dad as a kid and made to sing to customers for entertainment might have been damaged by this trauma as I haven't heard him say much about the inhumane conditions of both animals and humans that work in the chicken factories that supply his restaurants.  If this is how god wants these bosses to treat the animals and humans he "entrusted" to us, I have a bit of a bone (not chicken) to pick with him. Why did he entrust them to people like this?

And isn't there something in the bible about the minimum wage?

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