I just finished reading Mande Wilkes’ opinion in her Aug. 5 column, “Being gay at Chick-fil-A.”
I don’t know what Chick-fil-A she was at, but she certainly was not at the Surfside Beach or Murrells Inlet ones. We went to Surfside Beach for lunch and Murrells Inlet for dinner to show our support for our freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Everyone there was in good spirits and conversation about why we were there was intelligent and not by people with blank faces.
Many of us waited an hour to be served and never complained because we felt strongly about what we were doing. I wish Mande would have asked me my opinion. This was not just whether or not you were for gay marriages. This is about freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
Today everyone has to be politically correct. Family values are put down. There are no more absolutes. I am glad to see that the silent majority is finally waking up and speaking for what it believes in. I hope this kind of standing up for our values continues and we no longer sit back and keep quiet.
The writer lives in Murrells Inlet.