I’m Going to Eat at Chik-Fil-A Every Chance I Get

Because I think it’s moronic that people are so up in arms because a man has an opinion.  Get a grip, people.  In America everyone is allowed to think what they want!  If you want  thoughts controlled, move to North Korea or Iran or Syria.

And I don’t care whether celebrities or cities think otherwise.  Absurdity, thy name is political correctness and the tyranny of the whiners.

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12 thoughts on “I’m Going to Eat at Chik-Fil-A Every Chance I Get

  1. wken 26 Jul 2012 at 7:58 am

    I don’t even really see how this is connected to a company policy. This really just seems like a boycott because the owner has an opinion. Sure, they don’t extend benefits to same-sex partners, I guess, but that’s hardly unique.

    So, taking my inspiration from this, I’ve decided to demand that all business owners identify their views on certain kinds of books, and that anyone who doesn’t like fantasy or science fiction (or who does like The Song of Fire and Ice junk) will earn their companies my boycott.

    Just ’cause I can.

    And, yes, I know I commented on Facebook.

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    • Jim 26 Jul 2012 at 8:28 am

      Good idea. I shall henceforth boycott every business, blog, and person who doesn’t appreciate Zwingli.

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  2. wken 26 Jul 2012 at 9:26 am

    On entering a restaurant: “Hi, I’d like you to give this survey to your owner so that I can decide whether this place is ideologically acceptable before I take a table.”

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    • Jim 26 Jul 2012 at 9:55 am

      good idea

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  3. bobcargill 26 Jul 2012 at 10:24 am

    I can just see the new Westboro Baptist signs:

    God hates fags.
    Eat Mor Chikin.
    Brought to you by Chick-Fil-A.

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    • Jim 26 Jul 2012 at 10:57 am

      That might be a legitimate point. Except having a different view on the issue of gay marriage is not the same thing as hatred of homosexuals. The quite frequent suggestion that it is, as you imply here, does nothing but poison the well of open and honest discussion. It is a most inappropriate and dishonest suggestion.

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  4. bobcargill 26 Jul 2012 at 11:13 am

    yes, but when you are the ceo/president, you represent the brand. why on earth would you go and put your company in these crosshairs?

    chick-fil-a WILL become the symbol of corporate homophobia. they just will. and some will eat there more because of it, and others (like me) will boycott it. and they’ll become that southern christian company that hates gay people (whether they ‘deserve’ it or not).

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    • Jim 26 Jul 2012 at 11:44 am

      Doubtless you’re right. And they will become known as that through a concerted effort to declare them such.

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  5. bobcargill 26 Jul 2012 at 12:01 pm

    well, santorum and huckabee are already on the bandwagon calling for a counter protest, so the conservative christian evangelical machine has shown up right on cue.

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    • Jim 26 Jul 2012 at 12:05 pm

      should they be silent? isn’t it fair to allow both sides of an issue a voice? or is the only legitimate voice the voice of the proponents of gay marriage and everyone else must be tarred as a homophobe? and if we call everyone who has objections to gay marriage a homophobe, not only have we effectively cut off discussion, but we’ve opened the door to calling everyone who supports gay marriage a heterophobe.

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  6. Clifford Kvidahl 26 Jul 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Disneyland in California openly supports homosexual behavior. They even sponsor a “Gay Pride Day” at their park. Do you see Christians up in arms making a bunch of noise because the happiest place on earth expresses their opinion the way they see fit. They openly support and promote something that is contrary to what Christians believe. Instead of making noise and bringing attention to themselves, people who do not support Disneyland’s decision to have such an event simply do not go! They make no cries for attention, they simply do not go to Disneyland on that day. Disneyland is free to do as they please and express their beliefs as they see fit, regardless of how you or I may feel.

    I am grateful to live in a country where I can disagree with Bob and still consider his opinions on this matter important to the discussion. This is the freedom we have as Americans. But these freedoms are slowly being taken away from those who would express a different opinion on these matters. Should I not also be able to have an opinion, and be able to express that opinion without being labeled as a homophobic or someone who hate gays?

    What I do not understand is this: how can anyone eat at Chick-fil-a and not know that it is a Christian business? Before the CEO expressed his personal view–and yes, he has every right to express what he believes–homosexuals, bi-sexuals, heterosexuals, etc. went to Chick-fil-a and enjoyed a nice meal. Because at the end of the day this is all that it is, a nice chicken sandwich to enjoy and eat. Remember, the chicken that you eat does not discriminate against any person. 🙂

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  7. wken 27 Jul 2012 at 9:12 am

    Here’s the thing: Let’s not ignore the range of opinions. Yes, the owner of Chick-Fil-A has an opinion. I happen not to agree with him (on the legal level), but I respect the fact that decent and honest people can disagree on points and talk about them.

    To equate him to Westboro Baptist is a little absurd. It’s like saying that if someone opposes racial quotas for college admissions that they’re just like the Klan. It takes a leap of logic that I can’t support.

    What’s really weird is that the news has come out (so to speak) about Dr. Sally Ride’s surviving partner not being eligible to receive benefits, and that that story is getting so little traction because groups are talking about boycotts and counter-demonstrations over a fast food joint.

    Perspective, anyone?

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