Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chick-fil-Antigay, Or, As I Call It, "Boycott"


So, they're planning on building a Chick-fil-Antigay right here in Smallville, so I have been doing my best to get the word out about their homophobia and bigotry and, well, how the chicken really isn't that good.
I actually had a friend say to me, "Gosh, that's bad, but I love their food."
Now, this was a Black friend of mine, and I replied, "How would you feel if this was 1963 and you were telling me about how the local Woolworth's didn't let Black people eat in the restaurant and I said, Ooh, but I love their chicken?"
'Nuff said. If a chicken sandwich is more important to you than stopping homophobia and bigotry and intolerance and hate, then go on and enjoy the meal.
Others, though, won't be so inclined, like.....

The plans for a National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick Fil A. Read all about it on Facebook, or right now:
Unless you've been living under a rock this week you'll have noticed that Chick Fil A has officially come out against the LGBTQ community. For those of you who have been living under a rock, or just want to read it again, HERE it is.
In honor of their support for love, equality, and the real definition of family, we're holding a NATIONAL Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick Fil A's around the country. So grab a friend (or 20) and head out to your nearest Chick Fil A! And don't forget to post photos/videos of it here! For all the world to see!Follow us on twitter! @ntlsamesexkissWe would also like to clarify that this event was NOT created as a response to Mike Huckabee's appreciation day, this event was created on July 19, several days before Mike Huckabee announced his plans for Wednesday August 1.
Go HERE to accept their invite, or to just voice your disapproval of Chick-fil-Antigay.

And then let’s turn out attention to failed presidential candidate and FOX News “host’ Mike Huckabee, who has decided to come down on the side of, big surprise, Chick-fil-Antigay.
Says Mike:
I have been incensed at the vitriolic assaults on the Chick Fil-A company because the CEO, Dan Cathy, made comments recently in which he affirmed his view that the Biblical view of marriage should be upheld.
The Cathy family, led by Chick Fil-A founder Truett Cathy, are a wonderful Christian family who are committed to operating the company with Biblical principles and whose story is the true American success story.
Starting at age 46 Truett Cathy built Chick Fil-A into a $4 billion a year enterprise with over 1600 stores. At 91, he is still active in the company, but his son Dan runs it day to day as CEO. It's a great American story that is being smeared by vicious hate speech and intolerant bigotry from the left.
The Chick Fil-A company refuses to open on Sundays so that their employees can go to church if they wish. Despite the pressure from malls, airports, and the business world to open on Sundays, they still don't. They treat customers and employees with respect and dignity.
I ask you to join me in speaking out on Wednesday, August 1 "Chick Fil-A Appreciation Day.” No one is being asked to make signs, speeches, or openly demonstrate. The goal is simple: Let's affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse by simply showing up and eating at Chick Fil-A on Wednesday, August 1.
Too often, those on the left make corporate statements to show support for same sex marriage, abortion, or profanity, but if Christians affirm traditional values, we're considered homophobic, fundamentalists, hate-mongers, and intolerant.
This effort is not being launched by the Chick Fil-A company and no one from the company or family is involved in proposing or promoting it.There's no need for anyone to be angry or engage in a verbal battle. Simply affirm appreciation for a company run by Christian principles by showing up on Wednesday, August 1 or by participating online – tweeting your support or sending a message on Facebook.
Needless to say, I won’t be linking to that Facebook page, but I do have a question for Asshat Huckleberry:
Um, Mike, you ignorant fuck? If you found out that Chick-fil-Antigay, or any fast-food chain, or any business, for that matter, was funding, oh, I dunno, say, Planned Parenthood, or the HRC, or any number of marriage equality organizations, you’d be speaking out against them faster than you can say, Iwillneverbepresident.
So, shut the fuck up, douchebag, and I’ll side with Kermit.

See, the Jim Henson Company, creator of The Muppets, has ended its relationship with Chick-Fil-A over its donations to anti-gay causes, and has made it’s announcement, where. On Facebook:
The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors.  Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD.
Snap.
Chick-fil-Antigay.
The chicken may look good, but leaves it leaves a bad taste in your mouth because homophobia is rancid.
Boycott.
That’s all.
Carry on.

9 comments:

Frank said...

Gotta love liberal Massachusetts - Boston mayor Menino has said Chick-fil-a is not welcome there!

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/07/23/boston-mayor-blocks-chick-fil-a-franchise-from-city-over-homophobic-attitude/#ixzz21Znp0kQw

Ron said...

Bob,

Two words: Anita Bryant.

Ron

♫Musique♫ said...

Down with Chick Fil A. That sad part is that a lot of LGBT work for them.

the dogs mother said...

When you've lost the Muppets...

SEAN said...

I agree with you. If I had been your friend, I would have said the same thing but with on more letter - a d on loved, as in I loved it but need will again unless I can make it at home. I've tried.

HRC has an app the you can look up bigger companies and their HRC rating but it doesn't seem to include deductions for "charity" contributions.

Hope you're having a great vacation.

Stephen said...

I had never heard of Chic-Fil-A until this brouhaha. How lucky for your to have one in Smallville.

Bob said...

@Stephen.
I'd never heard of them until moving to The SC. And we haven't broken ground on our Chick-fil-Antigay in Smallville, yet, so there's hope that maybe it won't happen. For a small Southern town, we have a rather liberal bent, and a sizable LGBT community.

www.DiatribesAndOvations.com said...

This whole thing makes me so angry. Your "black man in a Woolworths" analogy will come in very handy!

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

Mike Huckabee is such a motherfucker and THIS just slays me: "The Chick Fil-A company refuses to open on Sundays so that their employees can go to church if they wish. Despite the pressure from malls, airports, and the business world to open on Sundays, they still don't. They treat customers and employees with respect and dignity."

Well if all those God Fearing Evangelical Christian Motherfuckers would go home to eat a noon meal instead of patronizing places like Cracker Barrel and Motherfucking Waffle House, then even more people could spend the Sabbath with their family members. But no, Huckabee and people like him go out to eat, play golf and worse - troll the mall, after taking holy their Sabbath in church.

So fuck you Chik-Fil-A, and Fuck you too Mike Huckabee (and isn't that they nelliest last name that anyone could have, motherfucking Huckabee)