One of Slacker's neighbors has a friend whose young son has a birthday coming up. His favorite restaurant is Chick-Fil-A and he's asked his parents if they can have the restaurant at his party. As we all know by now, Chick-Fil-A is in the midst of a huge human rights controversy right now. To make matters worse, the boy's uncle is gay. The father says that they should grant the birthday boy's wish and get him what he wants to eat. The mother, on the other hand, says she thinks it will be offensive to the uncle and they need to show him their support.
Slacker said he grew up very poor, but he always got to pick out what he wanted for dinner on his birthday. Steve thought the best solution was to approach the uncle and find out if he would be offended and not just assume. He said he would make the uncle aware of the situation and let him decide if he wants to attend.
If I was faced with this situation, I think I would have the uncle sit down with me and my child to help explain the situation before the party. I think I would see how my child felt after hearing why it would be hurtful to his uncle and then let him make the decision if he still wanted Chick-Fil-A. I don't have any kids, but I believe that it is important to educate your children on issues and let them make a decision for themselves.
What do you think the parents should do in this situation?
- Producer Dave (Photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net)
This whole thing is so crazy, of course the parents should get the kid chick-fil-A for his party, he likes the chicken. So what if the owner doesn't support gay marriage, its his personal belief not the restaurants. It doesn't matter what he believes if you like the chicken eat the freakin chicken, if you don't then don't!!! Do you really know the personal beliefs of every CEO of every company that the products you purchase come from??? NO! yet you still buy them. If the uncle has a problem with them having the chicken at the party, then he should talk to the parents and they can explain to him that the kid likes the chicken, it has nothing to do with whether or not the owner supports gay marriage. Personally I think this whole thing has gotten way out of hand! So you don't buy the dudes chicken, he can still express his opinion even if he is broke!