The anti-gay hysteria of Chick-fil-A and others
I should have probably commented on the Chick-fil-A story a week or two ago. If you aren't aware, the CEO and son of the founder of this chicken fast food restaurant really doesn't like homosexuality. Really doesn't. In fact, he said this in an interview, “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say ‘we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage’ and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”
First of all, it is grossly improbable that the god off the bible that Cathy believes in, exists. There are trillions upon trillions of stars and this deity's focus is on the sex lives of people on a tiny speck of a planet? Seriously? Second, homosexuality is throughout nature. This god doesn't care that other animals are homosexual but if the animal that is homo sapien (us) has gay members, then he is going to attack us? This is something out of the mullahs of Iran.
Of course all the anti-gay folks, who strangely view themselves as defenders of families, were all out in force buying Chick-fil-A sandwiches on a day they created in order to support Cathy's fear of gays. I bought Starbucks a couple of days ago on National Marriage Equality Day, but sadly there was nobody else in there. Yes, I know Starbucks is anti-union, but I thought it was important to support them on this day for their great record in support of gay rights.
Amazingly those who supported a boycott of Chick-fil-A were called intolerant though companies such as Starbucks, J.C. Penny, General Mills, Home Depot plus many others have been the subject of boycotts for years from anti-gay groups. If someone wants to eat a sandwich that funds anti-gay activism (as Cathy has given millions to do just that) fine, but it is fine to tell one's fellow consumer what they are doing when they eat there.
By the way, Cathy and others give money to make gay people non-gay (which doesn't work of course) but no gay person funds camps to turn non-gays into gays. Gays aren't obsessed with the sex lives of heterosexuals as people like Cathy are with those of gay men. Just saying. Also, saying that it's Cathy's personal religious beliefs is not an excuse not to criticize them for what they are, silly, absurd and horrible public policy if enacted fully into law. I rather not be a Christian theocracy. Oh, before I forget, you can support gay rights by donating the cost of a chicken dinner from Chick-fil-A. $6.50.
By the way, check out this video of an anti-gay protestor protesting against General Mills in Minnesota. Tell me that this guy isn't a closet case?