I haven't dove into the Chick-fil-A controversy yet, mainly because there has been enough other stories out there that need covering. But I think it does deserve mentioning that I have to back up Chick-fil-A against Rahm Emanuel and Chicago when it comes to wanting to build a store in The Windy City.
Think back a couple of years when Muslims wanted to build a Mosque in New York. The "they don't look like us" folks threw a fit and did everything they could to block it. During that fight the left kept bringing up freedom or religion, rightfully so. The same freedom also applies to Chick-fil-A now. You can't pick and choose who gets that freedom and who doesn't. It means the freedom is provided across the board, regardless of if you like them or not.
So what's that mean? Simply put, I won't go to Chick-fil-A because of their stance on LGBT issues, but I will respect their right to build. So the left really needs to step back and rethink what they are saying now, because they are looking as bad as the Christians who tried to block that mosque.
And there are other reasons to really dislike the chicken franchise. If you want to know a big reason, head over to Digby's and read about what a freaky, cult-like atmosphere the company has. That right there is enough to keep me from patronizing them.