TB, the owner of Chick-Fil-A was a conservative Christian who built his company on the basis of his Christian beliefs and good business and it has been incredibly successful. I find their food and service to be exceptional. You can visit their website where they mention some of their Christian ideals. Plus, have you ever noticed they're never opened on Sunday?
Apathoid, good example with the gay bar. However, this ice cream shop opened with little to no resistance because we non-Christians/Christians who don't like the idea, know all these Free Enterprise rules and will just not go there. However, if a gay bar tried to open up in the same space, I wonder what group would be protesting and writing letters to the city council, while my same group would say, "oh well, but I just won't go there." Just a little counter-argument.
Marco, as I read your post, I open up a little more to the idea, but not much. The reason is because Wellington is a heavily diversified village and I don't think we should be singling out any group. Like AC320 said, then there's a Jewish shop, then Superfly's Satanistic Dante's Inferno, and then who knows whats next. That's all I'm really getting at. I'm not against it because its Christian, I'd be against any store that singled people out.
OH! And while I was driving by it last nite, I noticed a new sign they put up, "Helping to make the community a better place." As if it took a "Christian Ice Cream Parlor" to make the community a better place as opposed to the two that were already there.
All this talk on Chick-Fil-A has made me hungry! I'm out!
Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.