I recently read Mr. Havener's letter regarding Chick-fil-A. It was definitely a worthwile read and very well done.
It reminded me of an election cycle about 20 years or so ago when Dean Smith, the legendary basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, tried to recruit his most famous former player, Michael Jordan, to help him campain for a political candidate running against former Sen. Jesse Helms.
Although Michael Jordan didn't agree with Mr. Helms' segregationationalist, anti-gay and extreme right-wing views, Jordan politely declined his former mentor's wishes to help in the campaign and flatly stated, "Hey, Republicans buy sneakers, too."
It was smart business sense of his Airness to realize that just because someone's viewpoints are different, doesn't make their money any less green.
It was very poor business sense of the CEO of Chick-fil-A to miss out on this because I am certain, just as Republicans buy sneakers, gay people and supporters of gay rights buy chicken sandwiches, too.
Perhaps Chick-fil-A should try to be more like Mike.