In recent weeks it’s been a lot of coverage and controversy over the boycott of Chick-Fil-A because of their stance on gay marriage and even Oreo has received some flack for their Pride Cookie (A multi colored cookie to represent the LGBT community) it seems as if Amtrak is ready to step up and show their support for the alternative lifestyle community.
Amtrak With Pride is a program dedicated to showcasing that the term diversity isn’t limited to just race or sex. Amtrak wants to show that their trains are welcome for anyone. As posted on their website the definition is
“Simply put, our business diversity philosophy means commitment to ensuring our company embraces a culture of respect and appreciation for differences and similarities of all people.
There are many components that may define business diversity, but we believe there is ultimately one main goal: To promote a fair, positive, equitable and inclusive environment, free from discrimination and harassment, with individual commitment to ensure that our customers, our suppliers and our workforce reflect the diverse fabric of America.”
It is great to see that the ignorance displayed by Chick-Fil-A and some of these men of the cloth hasn’t spread to everyone and there are some that understand that society has progressed beyond the closed minded days of old. Sad that the men who are placed in charge of our “Faith” are so ignorant; a faith that teaches us not to judge anyone without being first without sin. And even more sad is that a company that supported a Klansman that bombed a Birmingham church years ago won’t try and right their wrongs and try to give themselves a better image than the one that they have had.
It’s a new day and whether you’re with or against the alternative lifestyle it’s apart of daily life. Some are out with their lifestyle but there are others who haven’t out of fear that they’d be ridiculed or judged. Many of your favorite Musicians, Artists, Athletes and Politicians are apart of the LGBT community either in support or actual lifestyle. And for those who use the religious aspect as the reason for being in defense of it I leave you with this Mathew 7:1 “Do Not Judge or You Too Will be judged in the same manner”.
So is Amtrak and Oreo’s Stance something you saw coming or something that opened your eyes?