But Let’s Like Really Start The NO CHICK-FIL-H8 Campaign!
Today is Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. So every Chick-Fil-A-hole that hates gays went to their local Chick-Fil-A for lunch. Let’s drown out the gay haters by raising our voice against this H8-ful fast-food restaurant.
Please reblog, tweet and fb share this post! Let’s urge celebrities to speak out against Chick-Fil-A. Also, respond to this post and tell me what celeb you would like to see featured. I’ll illustrate the most popular and we can tweet those individual portraits to those celebs on twitter. Sound good?
Here’s my two cents on the whole thing. I support gay rights, don’t get me wrong. But why are we discriminating against one person’s beliefs? I mean, there are a LOT of organizations that don’t support gay rights, not JUST Chick-Fil-A. Think of In-N-Out for example. We all know that they are a Christian fast food chain, and homosexuality is a sin in Christianity. But just because one organization or company associates itself with a certain belief doesn’t mean that we say we should protest against them. They’re not saying that YOU can’t support gay marriage or homosexuality. They aren’t preventing YOU from speaking your mind so why are we trying to shut their own beliefs? I believe that every person and every company has a right to their own opinion. I mean… you see all kinds of people eating In-N-Out, even though your own personal beliefs might not agree with the company’s. So why are we so quick to judge when it’s pretty much the same principle?
I just think people need to give it a rest and take a BREAK. Chick-Fil-A isn’t trying to promote hating homosexuals. That’s NOT what they’re saying. They are saying that they just won’t SUPPORT it which is a totally different thing.
To end it, I do want to emphasize that I myself do support gay marriage and homosexuality, but you shouldn’t go writing off people who don’t. Everyone has a right to their own goddamn beliefs and opinions.
Dan Cathy and his family have done nothing wrong (legally) by growing a company based on their beliefs, and using the income from that company to support legal measures that match those beliefs. That’s kind of the American Dream actually. I respect him for stating his beliefs openly. I would never boycott or think badly of a company because their beliefs go against mine. However, this is about more than someone just having a belief. The issue (for people who are protesting Chick-Fil-A) is that they are using the proceeds from their company to support anti-equality laws. People (as a whole) do not truly vote in a ballot box, they vote with their dollars. So, it’s not just a chicken sandwich. It’s giving your money to a “middle-man” who will determine how that money will be used. Money doesn’t simply vanish when it leaves your hands, it gets redirected somewhere else. So when a company actively works against my beliefs, I will not support them. Especially when there are plenty of companies that actively work for my beliefs.