What Happened to Amendment I? Essay

1097 Words5 Pages
Some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family. “Well, guilty as charged,” said Cathy when asked about this opposition. “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” (Bible Recorder, Blume). Or do we? Dan Cathy, president and chief operating officer of Chick-fil-A, clearly professes his view towards same-sex marriage to the “Bible Recorder”. Cathy receives this right, as a citizen of the United States, through Amendment I-Bill of Rights: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,…” (legal information institute, constitution). However, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) and supporters of same-sex marriage, have a different outlook towards freedom of speech and religion; a one way road of tolerance towards the amendment, expressed through petitions/internet, newscasts, and protests. Initially, petitions are just one of the ways, supporters of same-sex marriage, communicated their distaste for Chick-fil-A’s rights’ to speech and religion. August 2012, outbreaks of enmity flooded the doors of Chick-fil-A, when Cathy vocalized his moral values towards traditional marriage. To defend the LGBT stance, petitions were put into motion against the Chick-fil-A company. One petition, initiated by the New York University, presumed to stop services of the Chick-fil-A on campus (Change, Dworkoski). One Website dedicated to the hatred of Chick-fil-A, chick-fil-a confessional, donates money to Gay Rights, in spite of Chick-fil-A’s donations (confessional). “Facebook” also organized its’ own anti-chick-fil-a page (anti-chick). Disgust developed towards Chick-fil-A, when unclear views of its’ money

More about What Happened to Amendment I? Essay

Open Document