It is collectively showing appreciation for a company by purchasing their products or services – the opposite of a boycott.
You probably didn't hear about this on the evening news or read about it in the newspaper, but after a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Pennsylvania donated some sandwiches and brownies to a marriage seminar hosted by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, pro-homosexual activists went ballistic. According to syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin:
- Several left-wing activist blogs launched an all-out attack on Chick-fil-A.
- Some started calling the company's main product "Jesus Chicken."
- They mocked and belittled the company's "Not Open on Sunday" policy.
- They smeared company employees, calling them "anti-gay."
- One individual – Michael Jones – started an online petition campaign "demanding" that Chick-fil-A renounce "extreme anti-gay groups."
- Users of Facebook organized witch hunts on college campuses.
- In a feature article that ran in the New York Times' Sunday A-section, reporter Kim Severson attacked Chick-fil-A saying it is "anti-gay."
All that because one Chick-fil-A franchise donated a few sandwiches to a seminar aimed at helping couples strengthen their marriages. That reaction certainly seems like making a mountain out of a mole hill. You get the sense that there's more to this attack on Chick-fil-A than meets the eye. And you're right. There is. Chick-fil-A operates on Biblical principles and that irritates secularists.
- For Example:
- Chick-fil-A plays Christian music in its restaurants ... exclusively.
- Chick-fil-A closes all its locations on Sunday ... no exceptions.
- Chick-fil-A's stated corporate purpose is: 1) To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us; and 2) To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chickfil-A.
Please plan to dine at a Chick-fil-A restaurant the week of April 25-30. When you pay for your meal, take a moment to thank them for standing for Christian values as well as print off and hand them the PDF card at the top of this page so they'll know you are from AFA.