I am not a fan of fast food restaurants. I mean, do we really know what they put in the food? Do we have any idea whether the food they're selling is fresh, or sitting in some warming drawer waiting for a hungry guy or gal at the drive-thru? We don't; so I avoid fast food places at all costs.
Now, however, in addition to the mystery foods they may [or may not] serve, comes news that one such fast food place, Chick-fil-A, is donating some of it's money, which is actually some of your money, if you partake of their "chicken", to a rabidly anti-gay group.
Fast food and homophobia! One-stop shopping.
Up in Pennsylvania, a group calling itself the Pennsylvania Family Institute--and it makes me giggle that all these anti-gay groups like to use the word 'family...I mean, where the hell do they think gay people come from?--has been working overtime to try and pass a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
The event is co-sponsored by Chick-fil-A, It's called "The Art of Marriage," and is intended to be a launching point for Pennsylvania to return to "the biblical definition of marriage"--which means men can have as many wives as they want, and women will become property. I mean, that is the biblical definition of marriage, right?
So, if you're spending money on Chick-fil-A sandwiches, you're helping the Pennsylvania Family Institute deliver a message of bigotry and intolerance and inequality. And, do you want fries with that?
Of course, oddly, or not so oddly, enough, this isn't the first time Chick-fil-A has been connected to anti-gay issues; in 2009, Chick-fil-A gave money to Focus on the Family, the anti-gay Colorado group founded by the Rev. James Dobson, who believes that marriage equality would be a worse disaster than Pearl Harbor.
So, yeah, if you want to promote hate and bigotry and intolerance, please, go right ahead. it's a free country. But maybe, just maybe, people who don't feel the same way as Chick-fil-A would like to take they hard earned cash and spend it at any number of other fast food restaurants.
I mean, you can believe that marriage equality will ruin everything in the world, because it's okay to believe what you want. But, you have to understand that intelligent people will perhaps use their belief systems to find another place to spend their money.
go to Change.org to sign a petition asking Chick-fil-A to rethink it's sponsorship of bigotry.