Chick-fil-A cartoon went too far

Published 7:47 am Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dear Editor,

Shame on you! Why did you stoop this low to join the media in hounding Chick-fil-A? This company, a good Georgia private enterprise which strives to serve its employees and customers well, closes one day a week to give its employees a day off. CEO Dan Cathey and his restaurants will politely serve anyone every day they are open.

He values his employees and closes on the one day to show appreciation for their hard work and their family values. The sign I saw in a Chick-fil-A at Exit 120 on I-85 Monday said just that. For this he has been harassed by anti-Christians and gay groups … and now the media, who keep the “sensational” alive.

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I usually agree with what I see on your editorial pages, but not this time. As I view the cartoon on page 4A of your Wednesday, August 8, 2012, paper, the words describing Chick-fil-A on the drink cup say “intolerance, hate, bigotry, xenophobia.” I respectful submit that those words should be the label on the groups harassing Chick-fil-A. The media has mindlessly joined them.

Jane Merritt