First Chick-Fil-A; because it's most current on my mind.
"I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is about," Dan Cathy Chick-Fil-A President
Opinions are opinions, they are not fact, they are not a figment of an imagination. Everyone has them, few people know others. I respect that I can not change your opinion, I know I can't change your beliefs, and that's okay. When you use religion to be hateful, it only looks bad on you. A public announcement stating you think arrogance is behind your orientation is hateful. Yes, the Mormon church publicly states what they do and do not support all the time. For a company, a national company to state animosity towards a large part of the American people, is just irresponsible.
We all know there are many in this world who are against gay marriage, yes yes; you made your self very clear, we heard you. But the thing is, most of us don't hate you for feeling that way. How could that be, why? Because we all know how awful it is to feel hated, we empathize. We don't judge you, or call you names, or talk about you like you are the lowest piece of low. We don't have the audacity to think that the ignorance of hate can make us feel any better.
I don't write this article from hate. I write to help you feel the love we share with everyone. I am not gay, I just stand for people who love all before anything else. Isn't that what the bible is suppose to teach anyways?