Talkin’ with Thonny – Chick-fil-a

Dear Thonny,

I have a really big problem. I hate the Trump administration and its policies. However, I love to eat Chick-fil-A. The food is so good, but I always feel guilty afterward since the CEO donates to Trump and anti-gay groups, some of which even support conversion therapy. Is it okay for me to continue eating here even though I despise the causes they support?

A friend in need

Dear friend in need,

The first thing I want to tell you is that you are not alone. Many people are experiencing this same ethical dilemma.

Choosing to eat at Chick-fil-A is your decision and your decision alone. I guess it just depends on whether you think the deliciousness of their food outweighs your moral code.

A lot of people love their sandwiches, myself included, but I personally will never eat there again after hearing about their views on the LGBTQ community. That is just my own opinion.

It is your hard-earned money and you can use it however you like. Some argue that one person doesn’t make a difference in the grand scheme of things.

Even if you don’t agree with their LGBTQ stance, you can choose to set aside politics and stuff your face with their delicious food.

Since you seem to feel guilty afterward, I suspect eating there isn’t the best thing for you. I understand that the food is good, but it isn’t worth it if you are just going to end up feeling regret.

Before you eat at Chick-fil-A, or any other businesses that support Trump, think about what impact your actions will have.