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We Should Have Kept Our Heads Down Rather Than Support Chick-fil-A

They ridicule us, threaten us, heckle us. On Wednesday, they sent us many wishes that we would choke and die on our chicken sandwiches. What about the hate that we feel from those actions? Are we supposed to keep our heads down in the face of actual hatred because others feel hatred when we defend ourselves? What actions would society allow of Christians under these circumstances?

I've seen keep-our-heads-down suggestions that we should merely buy chicken without fanfare and give it to charity. That wouldn't offend anyone, correct? Actually, it was just such a donation that put Chick-fil-A in the culture crosshairs. From Michelle Malkin back in February 2011:

Over the past month, several progressive activist blogs have waged an ugly war against Chick-Fil-A. The company’s alleged atrocity: One of its independent outlets in Pennsylvania donated some sandwiches and brownies to a marriage seminar run by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which happens to oppose same-sex marriage.

Finally, we should be given credit for the nature of our protests, which typically support or champion an idea. But it doesn't appear that society even notices the divide between the nature and goals of various protests.