If you were to walk up to me last year to tell me that gays and supporters of the gay community would be uniting against non-supporters over a chicken restaurant, I would have told you to shut the hell up.
That’s what’s happening and I rarely say this, but I’m sick of hearing about it.
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee dubbed August 1st Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day while others rallied against the company’s CEO after he expressed his “traditional family values” in an interview with Baptist Press.
A record-setting amount of customers flooded the chains – which are most prominent in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina – because of Huckabee, while some appeared at same-sex “Kiss-in” events to oppose Dan Cathy’s values.
I may be appalled by the company’s donations to multiple anti-gay organizations BUT I’m not willing to boycott an entire company for the views of some higher-up who happens to be a close-minded Christian.
It’s chicken for fuck’s sake. Why protest and make out in front of the Chick-fil-A employees, some of whom are gay themselves. It’s likely that the rest just want the controversy to end so they can go back to focusing on their non-political paycheck.
Did you stop listening to Michael Jackson because he molested little boys? No. Did you stop buying clothing made in sweatshops? No. We like to make a big fuss and then back it up with nothing (three words: the Occupy movement).
If you don’t want to eat there, then don’t. It’s that simple.
The sad truth is, there are still more people in America who would rather not see gay marriage bills pass. Chick-fil-A is merely profiting from the press you were hoping would negatively impact them.