Near Media Blackout on Success of Chick-Fil-A Day
A major United States business had a single-day record amount of sales because tens of thousands of people around the United States stood with them when the media and homosexual groups condemned the company president’s comment that he believed in “traditional marriage,” you know, the type of marriage that 99.9 percent of married couples in the world are involved in.
One would think that this never-before-display of moral solidarity would have been front page news on every major newspaper in the country.
I checked The Atlanta Journal-Constitution to see how it would report on the story. There was a short article below the fold on the front page. This was odd considering that Chick-fil-A is an Atlanta company and lines were long all over the city.
National papers were equally silent on the mega-demonstration of support for Chick-fil-A. When they saw the long lines, the full parking lots, and the record-breaking sale figures, they decided it was no longer a story they could manipulate. Consider this report from The Weekly Standard:
But you wouldn’t know anything about the national phenomenon by reading the front pages of most of the country’s leading newspapers. There’s no mention of Chick-fil-A on the front pages of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and the Boston Globe. The front pages of USA Today, the Dallas Morning News, and the Houston Chronicle have small headlines about the restaurant, while Chick-fil-A’s hometown paper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, fits in a story below the fold under the heading, “Chick-fil-A Controversy.” And the front pages of major news websites are quiet in their coverage as well.
This was after nearly every media outlet slammed the company on a daily basis leading up to the Appreciation Day
Let’s see how the media will report today’s “Kiss-In,” a campaign that encourages members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to participate in a public display of same-sex affection at Chick-fil-A outlets nationwide.
This might be a good thing. The majority of Americans don’t see homosexuals engaging in sexual embrace. Maybe they’ll finally understand that it’s not about being “gay” but engaging in same-sex sex.
Some homosexuals are rethinking the protest strategy. “The kiss-in, meanwhile, has some gay and lesbian supporters questioning whether such outward displays of affection will ultimately help or hurt their cause.”
What are they afraid of if homosexuality is no different from heterosexuality?