Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Everyone is talking about Chik-Fil-A, and not about the food.  The recent controversy that has opened up around the same-sex marriage debate has demonstrated several important truths that conservatives must observe.

First, being careful with our words is important in this overly-sensitive accusatory cultural climate.  We should be as wise as serpents and gentle as doves, avoiding inflammatory language that will over-shadow our point.   Dan Cathy of Chik-Fil-A made a wise use of words, and still his words were taken out of context to say more than he actually said.  Check out this article to see more about what he REALLY said;

Second, even though the media extrapolated much more than Cathy actually said, when he was confronted with whether he in fact stood for pro-family, pro-marriage values, he boldly responded “guilty as charged”.  The lesson here is that we do have to let our voice be heard when pressed, and not avoid taking a stand for our values.

Lastly, the overwhelming support Chik-Fil-A received and continues to receive, demonstrates that standing up for honorable values is popular with conservatives, and non-conservatives.   Check out this article from the Christian Post:  Even Michael Bloomberg and the ACLU are speaking up for Chik-Fil-A’s rights and many homosexuals have spoken positively about the way they are treated by Chik-Fil-A when they eat there or work there!  Standing up for our values, in a peaceful and honorable way is not as unpopular as the media would like us to believe. 

If Kentucky is to change course, to have a brighter future for the people of the Commonwealth, we need more conservatives, in both parties, to take a stand for the values that are the foundation of the better policies we need.