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I faced a dilemma when my daughter's school scheduled a "spirit night" at Chick-fil-A. Did I compromise or sell out? You decide.

Wow, I have so much to say & no idea how to formulate this so it comes out right ... So here it goes.

I have a 7 year old that is in an elementary school in Dekalb County. She starts school this week and I am dreading the inevitable Spirit Night which sometimes occurs at Chik-fil-A. Now, with the petition I launched and the interviews I did it would be so hypocritical if I let her participate. What's a parent to do? I don't want to disappoint my daughter and I definitely don't want to back down from this stand I've taken, so in compromise I sent a letter to the PTA in hopes they will change the restaurant venue. 

The happiest part of this dilemma for me was the outpouring of support from both the teachers and the school community. To find out that teachers wrote letters before I did really makes me proud as a parent of this school. Hopefully the PTA will see our side and go along with the fight for equality for all. If not I believe the best compromise is that my daughter participates in the festivities but no eating or drinking of any of thier menu items so I know our money is not going towards any WinShare programs.

What do y'all think? Did I sell out to my 7 year old or did I compromise for all to win? I'd love to read your comments.

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FM Fats August 10, 2012 at 06:45 PM
I think there are many other ways a seven year old can show her support for her school besides attending what is essentially a marketing gimmick for a fast food chain, Marci. Perhaps if attendance at events like this dip in some markets, there may be some change in the way some people think. Yo, Bulldogger. I'm not sure I can figure out where the hate is in my comment or Marci's comment. I detect something close to it in yours. Dude, I stopped going to Chick-fil-A moths ago because I can't see my money being funnelled to organizations that have an agenda that I perceive to be anti-gay rights. If you don't want to go to Penney's anymore because of the Ellen ads and the gay dads in the catalogue, or Starbucks because it supports same sex marriage, or Disney World because it tacitly allowed "gay days", fine. That's what's great about this country.
swagger August 14, 2012 at 04:06 PM
If you eat chik fil a, you are eating mutilated bird corpse boiled in lard. Yall have fun with that!
David Zupan August 14, 2012 at 10:43 PM
I think you should let your daughter participate and, if SHE chooses, eat some Chik-Fil-A. She is too young to truly understand the situation and she should be allowed be simply be a kid! I don't think it will be very fun for her to go and not "participate." If a few of your dollars goes to chick-fil-a for your daughters current happiness, I don't see an issue. No one can say that your be hypocritical, because this is YOUR DAUGHTERS function and it will help her school. Now, if YOU eat their food that would be a different story. Don't let Chik-Fil-A make your daughter a pawn! You know I love ya!
Marci Alt August 16, 2012 at 01:58 PM
David.... my daughter will not eat at Chik-fil-a as long as Im paying its purely principal she can most certainly participate in activities with her friends their however I will not hand them 10 cents of my hard earned money. Thanks for saying i'm not hypocritical but I truly believe if I was to give them money it would most certainly be hypocritical. Thanks for your comments it's been a long time since we've seen each other I hope all is well with you...
Marci Alt August 16, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Swagger...now really that sounds YUCKY


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