What Chick-fil-A’s CEO Just Said Whites Should Do To Show “Shame” For Racism Is Absolutely Ridiculous
(Tea Party 247) – Chick-fil-A is a business that has long become a favorite among Christians and conservatives due to their willingness to shut down on Sundays so people can attend church services, and also for bravely standing up for their pro-marriage stance despite all of the hatred they received for doing so.
Well, that favor might be running low after comments company CEO Dan Cathy made about what white people should do to show the black community our “shame” and “Embarrassment” over racism. Essentially, Cathy thinks white folk as a whole are responsible for all of the racism that was, that is, and is to come, and thus, we should lower ourselves in some sort of act of contrition.
This is a message that is not only absurd, but is going to go over like a lead balloon and no doubt hurt the company’s bottom line when all is said and done.
Here’s more from Discrn:
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy said on Sunday that white people should shine the shoes of black strangers to show humility and embarrassment for racism — as he proceeded to shine rapper Lecrae’s shoes while he spoke.
“I invite folks just to put some words to action here and if we need to find somebody that needs to have their shoes shined, we need to just go right on over and shine their shoes,” Cathy said during a panel discussion about race and the church at a Georgia church.
Cathy said that he had once bought 1,500 shoe brushes for his employees so they could shine strangers’ shoes.
“Whether they got tennis shoes on or not — maybe they got sandals on — it really doesn’t matter. But, there’s a time in which we need to have some personal action here. Maybe we need to give them a hug, too,” Cathy said. “…So, any expressions of a contrite heart, of a sense of humility, a sense of shame, a sense of embarrassment begat with an apologetic heart — I think that’s what our world needs to hear today.”
It seems that modern day Christians have completely forgotten all about the principle of personal responsibility. Why should all white people repent for sins they didn’t commit? Sure, there are real racists out there. Why not hold them accountable for their actions instead of doing the same thing to those who haven’t committed an act of racism?
And by the way, who is defining what racism is? Who gets to decide what that definition consists of? Who gets to enforce that definition? Why? These are questions that need to be answered before even considering such an absurd form of ethnic repentance.
One thing’s for sure. It seems the love affair between Christians and Chick-fil-A is soon going to be a thing of the past and the company has no one to blame but themselves.