Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Chick-fil-A flap over gay marriage supported, decried
Guidance from a chicken restaurant?
I have been surprised by the public support of Chick-fil-A after they came out in support of the biblical definition of marriage. [Chick-fil-A’s stance runs counter to corporate trend,” News, Aug. 4.]
I’m not surprised by the fact that many people don’t support gay marriage. I am surprised at the number of people seeking spiritual guidance from chicken restaurants.
I guess it is no sillier than worshipping a magical man in the sky or a flying spaghetti monster.
— Dennis Doucette, Auburn
Shades of the integration battle
When I see the pictures of the crowds at Chick-fil-A restaurants protesting gay marriage, I can’t help but think of the images of angry white people protesting integration in the South a few short decades ago.
They both seemed indignant that an upstart minority actually wanted equal rights and opportunities. Both had zealous religious leaders like Mike Huckabee to spurn them on to battle these uppity folks who would dare to challenge the social norms of the day.
Hopefully, I will live to see that day when the Mike Huckabees of the world are ignored and people (to paraphrase Martin Luther King Jr.) will be judged not by the color of their skin or sexual orientation, but by the content of their character.
— David Archer, Shoreline