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My Take: Chick-Fil-A

Chick-Fil-A has gone from fast food restaurant to political battleground after the company's president came out in favor of what he called "traditional marriage." Gay rights advocates are planning nationwide protests and city leaders are vowing to block the building of new Chick-Fil-A stores. Meanwhile, religious leaders are calling for a national day of support for the chain. And just like that, something as simple as eating a sandwich gets politicized. That's the problem with the level of debate in this country. No one wants to sit down and have serious discussions. They just want to call each other names and argue over the symbolism of a chicken sandwich. Does anyone honestly think fighting over Chick-Fil-A will bring a resolution to what's become the most hotly debated social topic of the past 50 years? When the dust has settled, Chick-fil-A will still be a thriving business and we'll be no closer to a resolution. Both sides have serious concerns. It's time to stop looking for things to politicize and start listening to each other. I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's my take. What's yours?

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