If you haven’t been paying attention, tasty chicken purveyor Chick-Fil-A has been getting blasted from all angles for their anti-gay marriage stance. It’s bizarre enough that a fast food restaurant has a stance on anything, let alone which one of ya’lls can get married. Even weirder that they feel the need to make it into a thing.
And you know how this is gonna go. It’ll be politicized, but eventually they’ll relent because it’ll hit the bottom line, and then that’s when people really start to care.
So, until then, don’t eat there if you don’t want to, feel free to if you do want to. I won’t, just because it feels oddly evil, personally, giving money to a business that would marginalise people I’m friends with.
Make up your own mind, though. Those breakfast chicken biscuits are awfully good.
Reblogging because I like this comic.
But I’d like to point out that it’s not Chick-Fil-A’s (or its president’s) “stance” on gay rights that’s worth boycotting. It’s their actions. The company donates millions of dollars every year to fund anti-gay rights lobbying groups, “cure the gay” camps, and other bullshit in an effort to keep gay people from having rights they’re guaranteed by our constitution. That kind of stuff makes it harder to be a gay person in America. Especially if you’re a teenager who hasn’t found acceptance in a larger community outside their small town. This shit has a PHYSICAL and LEGAL bearing on the lives of LGBT people living all over the world.
Hateful people are entitled to all the dumb stances they want. But actively fighting against the rights of our fellow citizens is horrible. And you know what? Their bottom line is not going to be hurt by those of us boycotting them. Because they’re SLAMMED with hate-business right now. Politicians are voicing support. Churches are organizing meet-ups. So even if I could justify supporting a locally operated franchise that just happens to be part of a larger corporation that funds all this crap, it’d still mean eating in a restaurant filled with assholes showing their support for the idea of hating people because of who they love. That idea makes me want to throw up, not order a large waffle fries.
Fuck their chicken biscuits and all the Republican politicians tweeting their support as if it’s a free speech issue. It’s not. It’s not about stances. It’s not about opinions. It’s about actions.