There is little remaining that could be said in regards to the recent backlash against Chick-fil-A for their long-standing support of anti-gay policies and hate groups. They openly despise LGBT people and even their president, Dan Cathy, will only support what he considers to be “natural marriages.”
LGBT people and marriage equality supporters have since launched a boycott against the fast food chain in light of these comments and they’re hoping to hit Chick-fil-A where it hurts… in their wallets. Some cities across the country are even planning kiss-ins where LGBT couples will show up to the chain’s restaurants for a little PDA.
Chick-fil-A has its share of supporters as well. Former Arkansas governor, Mike Huckabee, called for a “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” to combat the left wing’s ignorant bigotry. The left wing’s ignorant bigotry? I’m sorry Governor… we’re ignorant because we’re calling you out on your ignorance? We’re bigoted because we won’t let you discriminate? It’s no wonder the word “former” precedes all of your titles.
And did I mention how much I love”The Muppets?” The Jim Henson Company’s decision to severe ties with Chick-fil-A and donate all of the money received from Chick-fil-A to GLAAD was pure brilliance! It was nice to see a corporation stand up for equality and not cower to the “right wing’s ignorant bigotry.”
Look, I’m going to be honest here. I don’t care if you don’t eat at Chick-fil-A because of their anti-gay policies… I question whether you should eat there until you find out the quality of the food they’re serving. How are those chickens raised? Are they cage-free, free-range and grass-fed? Or they injected with antibiotics and growth hormones? I’d love to know.
In the spirit of honesty, I’ve only eaten at a Chick-fil-A once in college and, like with everything else then, I was just experimenting. If they want to continue down this hateful path, then so be it, but the tides are changing and gay rights and marriage equality will be a reality in the near future. My question for Chick-fil-A and everyone else is: what side of history do you want to be on?
Everyone has the right to eat wherever they want to without being subjected to the restaurant’s political agenda. If you like political rhetoric with a side of fries, then have at it. I just ask that you leave the rest of us alone. For me, I prefer healthier food and a healthier debate, so until Chick-fil-A decides to have an adult conversation about homosexuality, I’ll just concentrate on what is or isn’t in their food.