Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sick-Fil-A


Chick-fil-A's homophobia doesn’t really surprise, nor does it necessarily bother me. Companies donate their money and build their products wherever and however they want all the time. If I was going to boycott CFA I’d have to boycott lots of other things, like gasoline and tennis shoes.

What surprises and frustrates me, are all the people that are using this as an opportunity to spread hatred. Wh
ether you agree or disagree with chick-fil-a and their choices, it makes no difference. They will go on spending their money how they please. By declaring a "chick-fil-a Wednesday" you are not supporting anything or anyone, you are simply seizing an opportunity to express hatred towards an entire group of people.

I'll be staying as far away from Chick-Fil-A as possible tomorrow. Not because I dislike their menu or their business model, but because I can't stomach the idea of hundreds of people getting together to celebrate homophobia over chicken and fries.

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  1. One thought- a lot of people are standing up for chick-fil-a, not because they agree with the restaurant's stance on gay marriage, but because they don't believe the opinions of a company's owners should lead to the refusal of a building permit for them, among other things- and because, hey, this is America- if you don't like a place, don't give them your business, but as long as they are not in violation of anti-discrimination laws, they shouldn't be penalized for an opinion. We all have them, and we should be able to express them whether or not others agree with us. Also- just because someone doesn't agree with gay marriage (and yes, I do think it's important for all couples, regardless of sexual orientation, to have the same legal rights) it does not necessarily follow that they are a hater, a bigot, or a homophobe. And for the record, in my small texas town, Chick-fil-a is one of the places LGBT folks find the LEAST discrimination and the most courtesy. Just sayin'.

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    1. I highly doubt anyone would have started a boycott just because the owner of a resteraunt has a religious belief that gay people aren't biblical. The main reason the boycott was started was because of the causes they donate millions too, such as "The Family Research Council" which actively spreads lies about LGBTQ people and has even supported the "kill-gays" bill in Uganda. It's one thing to have a private religious belief, it's another to fund the criminalization and government prosecution of law-abiding citizens.

      http://​joemygod.blogspot.com/2010/​06/​christian-love-family-resea​rch-council.html

      http://www.splcenter.org/​get-informed/​intelligence-report/​browse-all-issues/2010/​winter/the-hard-liners

      http://www.splcenter.org/​get-informed/​intelligence-files/groups/​family-research-council

      http://www.advocate.com/​business/2012/07/02/​chick-fil-donates-2-mil-ant​igay-groups

      Personally, I think this approach would be more fun and possibly more effective. http://www.dailykos.com/​story/2012/07/31/1115325/​-Gay-Away-Chick-fil-a

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