Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chick-Fil-Assholes

In case you were wondering why you too should be boycotting Chick-Fil-A, this piece spells it out for you.

http://www.owldolatrous.com/?p=288
In 29 states in America today, my partner of 18 years, Cody, or I could be fired for being gay. Period. No questions asked. ... In 75 countries in the world, being gay is illegal. ... In 9 countries, being gay is punishable by death. In many others, violence against gays is tacitly accepted by the authorities. These are countries where we would be killed. Killed.

Two organizations that work very hard to maintain this status quo and roll back any protections that we may have are the Family Research Council and the Marriage & Family Foundation. ... Chick-Fil-A has given roughly $5M to these organizations to support their work. Chick-Fil-A’s money comes from the profits they make when you purchase their products.

This isn’t about mutual tolerance because there’s nothing mutual about it. If we agree to disagree on this issue, you walk away a full member of this society and I don’t. There is no “live and let live” on this issue because Dan Cathy is spending millions to very specifically NOT let me live. I’m not trying to do that to him.
And in case you're all frothy because someone pointed out that your support of Chick-Fil-A is some serious bigoted bullshit, here's another piece for you.

http://freethoughtblogs.com/blaghag/2012/08/so-you-were-just-called-a-bigot/

Happy reading!  I'm off to McDonald's to get me a non-hateful chicken club.

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