Evil Corporate Chicken vs. Bigoted Character Education? With both stories hitting the press this week, it seems like we've decided to fight the fryer.
My first thought about this was, "Wow! We are some materialistic fatties if the moral ambiguity of buying fast food chicken is more upsetting than the depraved policies of an organization that is shaping tomorrow's leaders."
Now I think the reason for our preferring to hate on Chick-fil-A is not that we're really all that materialistic and obese - although I won't entirely rule it out. ;) But the reason folks love to hate on Chick-fil-A more than the Boy Scouts is that it's far easier to boycott fast food than it is to negotiate the moral trade-offs of an otherwise outstanding youth organization.
...and Chick-fil-A's cows makes better Facebook memes.
So this week, I hope we can resist the urge to waste all our emotional energy on the corporate fat