So yesterday I was surfing Twitter as per usual, and I noticed that a company called Chick-fil-A was trending. This was only noticeable to me because I watch A LOT of College Football and I know one of the annual bowl games is the Chick-fil-A bowl, but I never really knew anything about them. To be honest I just figured they were some successful hybrid knockoff of KFC and Popeye’s. So out of raw interest, I clicked on their name and noticed that the reason they were trending was due to the president of their company, Dan Cathy, stating that they are a Christian company that is completely against gay marriage. And if you ask me, that’s FANTASTIC.
I instantly became excited to share the good news with my lesbian friends, but first I decided to keep reading the article – and thank GOD I did, because it only got better. According to Mr. Cathy, not only are they are extremely religious and antigay company, but in 2009 and 2010 they actually DONATED $2 Million dollars to groups that oppose same-sex marriage such as the Family Research Council and the Marriage & Family Foundation. So if any gay, lesbian or transgender person ATE at a Chick-fil-A, they were actually financially supporting a chain of restaurants hellbent on DESTROYING their fight for their rights. Although Chick-fil-A was first opened in 1967, it saddens me that it took them until 2012 to make their stance abundantly clear – which they have the right to do – and what’s so amazing about this incident is now we, the consumers, can make the informed choice not to EVER support their ass ever again.
When I called up my lesbian friend and explained to her the BULLSH*T that this DOUCHEBAG said, her immediate response was “looks like I will never be eating from there again” and to hear her say that made me SO proud – of Chick-fil-A. I am PROUD of any racist, sexist or antigay company that has the BALLS to come out and declare their inherent dislike for a specific segment of their customers. I was PROUD when I read Frederic Rouzaud of Cristal state that he wasn’t interested in having Black folks pop his champagne and I will be PROUD of any other company that comes out stating similarly ignorant yet honest BULLSH*T – because it gives us the opportunity to know where NOT to route our money.
Somewhere in North America there is a gay person who is fighting for the right to marry their lover, who also happens to LOVE Chick-fil-A. They could have easily been pumping hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars into that company, just to unknowingly have those funds used against them in a campaign of ignorance. Well now they are properly informed – and with knowledge comes GREAT power. As much as Dan Cathy has the right to express his views publicly, we as the consumers have the POWER to stop patronizing his establishment. THAT’S Why I wish there were a LOT more openly racist, sexist and antigay companies – because then it would be A LOT easier to know who to AVOID.
This Is Your Conscience