Chick-fil-A is a company that not only provides great food and stellar service but improves our communities and the people in them. A business that sets out to tackle education, homelessness, and hunger (and whatever else they choose) should be praised. They are giving back, not harming. Conservatives should be able to support that mission no matter how they personally feel about their changing donation structure.
This beleaguered fast-food restaurant is a business, not a church. It seems rather hypocritical for conservatives to shame Chick-fil-A for making their own decisions when they’ve defended them from the very same line of attack from leftists for years. The disappointment is understandable, but not enough to ditch them and the good they do.
I doubt that many people who have had a problem with Chick-fil-A will suddenly start eating there. Conversely, the majority of those who are bothered by their recent announcement will probably not boycott the chain. But the news serves as a great reminder to friends and foes alike: Both businesses and customers have freedom of choice.