Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Did Chick-fil-A Offend You?

There are a ton of posts on Facebook filled with outraged gays and lesbians screaming bloody murder about a cheesy chicken chain (cha-cha-cha) and their views on homosexuality. As I've said many times, who gives a flying rat's ass what Chick-fil-A's views are. If the chicken is good - eat it. Just wear a rainbow t-shirt when you walk in. Seriously though, the saddest thing I've witnessed with this b.s. were all the supporters lined up for miles just to grab a few legs or thighs having it to be a proverbial slap in the face for all gays and lesbians in the U.S. Half are saying, "Yes, we support your freedom of speech, your beliefs as a Christian and personal values."  Others are saying, "Yes, we support you hating fags!" And I use that term loosely because if you go onto their Facebook page, you will see many supporters using that term and drumming up more hate towards the LGBT community. But not all. Just some. As a Christian lesbian, I understand that the translations and personal interpretations of the Bible can get messy. If Chick-fil-A is going to be so "moral" about their stance against homosexuals, then they really should state their beliefs about premarital sex, divorce, as well as eating crustaceans of the sea (shellfish of any kind).

But I digress. Do we really care about what a couple of owners feel about other people's sexual orientations? If you're going to whine and moan about that, there are plenty of owners of well known establishments who do not agree with same sex marriage. Don't get me wrong, I feel terrible that it brought so many bigots out of the woodwork, but it's their freedom of speech. If you're that offended by them, then boycott the place and let the haters all dine together eating their greasy chicken sandwiches. I'm seeing people posting controversial opinions on Facebook, and once someone disagrees with them --- bam --- they're off their friends' list faster than lightening. My thing is -- if you're going to post controversial things on your page to your friends, get a blog or take the heat instead of whining like a big cry baby. Let the homophobes march in like a bunch of Nazis and tear into an undercooked filet of chicken. And yes, the one thing this has done was brought more business to this chain. The more gay whiners there are, the more haters start eating more chicken. See how this works? Life's too short to get offended by some idiotic opinion (which is my opinion), and like they say, opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one.

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The Elephant's Child said...

Homophobia bothers me. A lot. But I tend to quietly let my feet do the walking both with companies and individuals. If really outraged I will write a polite letter, or politely state my case. And then walk.

the walking man said...

Posted on FB by a Friend of mine:
Juan Zo
13 hours ago ·

Basic Chick-Fil-A heart attack sandwich with nothing on it...the menu gets worse from here.

Chicken Sandwich
440 Calories
16g Fat
2g Fiber
6g Sugars
30g Protein
3.5g Saturated Fat
0g Trans Fat
60mg Cholesterol
1400mg Sodium
42g Carbohydrates
15% Iron
15% Calcium
2% Vitamin A
2% Vitamin C

Personally when you know where the cockroaches nest you know where to let the bug bombs off.

BUT the thing is that if you personally despise LGBT people OK, I have no problem with that put a sign in the window that says we hate you but will take your money. That would be Christian and honest.

Jess said...

I could personally care less. I don't ask every person that prepares my food what their beliefs are, because it is foolish to even worry about.

It is sad to see people use this as a platform to spew nasty things, but, just as I was NOT shocked to hear Chick-fil-a's "news", I am equally as NOT shocked to see humans be inhumane to each other.

People be mean to each other?!? People using a silly platform so that THEIR opinion can be known too?!? Nooooo! :)

I could seriously go for some hate nuggets right now though...actually, no, chicken biscuit. Holy crap! Great, now I am starving.

Deb said...

It's really not so much the owners I'm upset with - it's the underestimated guess of how many people out there are so judgmental, even hateful in some cases. Amazing how many people came out of the woodwork in the 'name of God', huh?

And yes, if I keep writing about Chick-fil-A, I'm going to start craving my favorite chain that I try to stay away from ---KFC. Totally kicks the other chain's butt. ;)