This is part 3 of a 3-part series on Chick-Fil-A. Part 1 dealt with the whole “free speech” thing. Part 2 dealt with the whole “sanctity of marriage” myth.
Here’s a link to a pretty damn good summary on Wikipedia. After the fold, I will continue as if you have read that link and/or have a pretty decent understanding of what, exactly, is going on.
Since at least January of 2011, the owners of Chick-Fil-A have been pretty open about their views on same-sex marriage. Now the president of Chick-Fil-A has come out talking about the “sanctity of marriage” and so on. With at least a year or more of words and actions that show a very homophobic bent, many (myself included) have decided to boycott Chick-Fil-A. In response, Mike Huckabee declared August 1 “Chick-Fil-A” appreciation day.
During this time, hundreds of thousands of
bigoted, homophobic Christians (and non-Christians) lined up outside Chick-Fil-A stores all over the county to buy bigotry meals and homophobe drinks. And while doing this, they complained about two things: “free speech” and “the sanctity of marriage”. I’m not focusing on either for this post, however.
This post is about why I have chosen not to acknowledge the existence of Chick-Fil-A anymore, except to ridicule it and tell others to do the same.
I do not support bigotry, no matter what form it takes. I don’t care if it hides behind religion, politics, or any other ideology. Bigotry is bigotry is bigotry, and I simply refuse to support it.
Granted, I have a problem, now, because Chick-Fil-A had the best chicken biscuits around. They were so good. I love them. But I can’t, in good conscience, eat them anymore. So now I have to find some new really good chicken biscuits.
Anyways… I am no longer spending my hard-earned money at a place that courts and harbors such bigotry. And I recommend, if you care about the rights of human beings, that you do the same.
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