Why you shouldn't boycott Chick-fil-A or support Chick-fil-A based on the CEO's gay marriage views:
Recently the CEO of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, gave a radio interview in which he expressed his strong opposition to gay marriage. People reacted with proper restraint out of a reasonable perspective and realized that it's only one man's personal opinion. They realized that there was no need to blow it out of proportion or really even care because it in no way affected their lives whatsoever. Wait, no they didn't. People did what they always do whenever anyone says anything controversial. They put on their most uncomfortable panties and had a giant period. Unlike these people, my panties are nice and loose.
Mayors and politicians threatened to kick the restaurant chain out of their towns. People on both sides of the issue planned protests and support rallies. Many of the people who planned boycotts also made sure everyone knew they were making the great sacrifice of not going to a fast food restaurant.
I support gay marriage (as I wrote here) but I will not boycott Chick-fil-A just because their CEO disagrees with me. However, I will boycott Chick-fil-A because I don't like pickles on my sandwiches. Disgusting.
Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays for religious reasons. So, why would anyone be surprised that they might have a CEO with a strong religious opinion?
So because a CEO of a company expresses an opinion that fits his particular faith, and does so without firing gay people or instituting a policy to not serve gay people piping-hot, heterosexual, chicken sandwiches, people want to boycott the whole company?
Well, who do you think a boycott is going to really hurt?