It’s just chicken. It’s not that deep.

Caitlin Earnshaw, Opinion Editor

Chick-fil-A has been around for some time now, their first restaurant opening in 1967 out of Atlanta. Recently, the chain has gained much popularity among the youth of our community. Some NDB students even make the trek down to Sunnyvale weekly. What makes them so popular? Is it there crispy chicken or their kindness and politeness with the response of my pleasure? Whatever it is, it seems to be the luring force in for many who disapprove of Chick-fil-A’s strong beliefs.

Everyone knows Chick-fil-A to be extremely Christian, as they are closed every Sunday to rejoice on the Lord’s day. However, it came as a big shock for many when they were found to be donating to many anti-LGBTQ+ groups, which only demonstrates their highly discriminatory beliefs. This discovery led to people losing their beloved chicken forever because they were choosing to stand with their personal views. It also left other customers in different spots: those who were confused and those who carried about their business eating their favorite meal at the popular chain. 

Out of everything, a big question came. Does eating Chick-fil-A mean you support hate? No, or it should not. Eating Chick-fil-A means eating some yummy chicken, not adapting to one’s profoundly Christian and discriminatory beliefs. Understandably, some people have chosen not to eat at a place that supports hate, but people are looking too far into this; it is only chicken.

Chick-fil-A advertises using a cow to convince people to “EAT MOR CHIKIN.” They serve chicken in bite-sized form, sandwiches, nuggets, and always with waffle fries. The Chick-fil-A sauce is yummy, and adding in a milkshake is even better. 

But that is it. That is enough reason on whether or not one chooses to be an eating customer or not. Customers may not love their beliefs or their donations. However, they are still allowed to enjoy their food, and they would only be harming themselves if they choose to deprive themselves of that.

The predicament people are facing with this chain can be compared to love. Say a person meets the love of their life only to discover they do not share the same political beliefs. Are they supposed to break up with them or overcome the stamina? Do not risk love for politics, and do not risk chicken for religion.

Besides, it is just chicken. It is not that deep.