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Chick-Fil-A anti-Gay?
« on: July 24, 2012, 12:17:54 pm »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/17/dan-cathy-chick-fil-a-president-anti-gay_n_1680984.html

Came across this mourning. I knew that they were Baptists, so this doesnt suprise me at all. Good way to lose a lot of business. I mean they already arent open on Sundays.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A anti-Gay?
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2012, 12:36:36 pm »
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/17/dan-cathy-chick-fil-a-president-anti-gay_n_1680984.html

 
Yup, it's why I don't eat there. Them and Cracker Barrel. I'm gonna take my lesbian money and go spend it in a lesbian fashion somewhere lesbian else. And highly resist the urge to wage a glitter-filled rainbow water balloon fight at Chick-Fil-A HQ.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A anti-Gay?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 12:40:06 pm »
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Yup, it's why I don't eat there. Them and Cracker Barrel. I'm gonna take my lesbian money and go spend it in a lesbian fashion somewhere lesbian else. And highly resist the urge to wage a glitter-filled rainbow water balloon fight at Chick-Fil-A HQ.

I'm not much one for chicken sandwiches these days, but if you still want to eat fast-food chicken-fillet delight without supporting them, my GF linked me to this hilarious .
The humor might be a tad NSFW, though I suppose it depends on where you work. :)
« Last Edit: July 24, 2012, 12:42:02 pm by LiminalAuggie »

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Re: Chick-Fil-A anti-Gay?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 12:40:35 pm »
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/17/dan-cathy-chick-fil-a-president-anti-gay_n_1680984.html

Came across this mourning. I knew that they were Baptists, so this doesnt suprise me at all. Good way to lose a lot of business. I mean they already arent open on Sundays.

 
They have the right to portray their business however they see fit. I have the right to not eat there ever again!

Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks) tweeted that instead of boycotting the LGBT community should actually start making the store the new happening place.:dwink:

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Re: Chick-Fil-A anti-Gay?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 01:00:12 pm »
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Yup, it's why I don't eat there. Them and Cracker Barrel. I'm gonna take my lesbian money and go spend it in a lesbian fashion somewhere lesbian else. And highly resist the urge to wage a glitter-filled rainbow water balloon fight at Chick-Fil-A HQ.

 
The irony is that most of the people calling for a boycott of Chick-Fil-A wouldn't eat there anyways, presumably even if it was owned by pro-GLBT or similar folks.

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Re: Chick-Fil-A anti-Gay?
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 01:08:36 pm »
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The irony is that most of the people calling for a boycott of Chick-Fil-A wouldn't eat there anyways, presumably even if it was owned by pro-GLBT or similar folks.

 
That's cool. I'm in the South and Chick-Fil-A is pretty delicious around here.

I think calling for a boycott also has the added benefit of raising awareness. Am I personally going to hurt their business by not buying there anymore? Probably not. But what about my friends who support myself and other queerfolk, and don't like businesses that hurt us? And what about their friends? It's a domino effect. One small piece at a time.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A anti-Gay?
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 01:13:27 pm »
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That's cool. I'm in the South and Chick-Fil-A is pretty delicious around here.

I think calling for a boycott also has the added benefit of raising awareness. Am I personally going to hurt their business by not buying there anymore? Probably not. But what about my friends who support myself and other queerfolk, and don't like businesses that hurt us? And what about their friends? It's a domino effect. One small piece at a time.


In the bible belt of the South its doubtful that would have a whole lot of affect / effect on things.  Perhaps more so in the city but probably not as much when one gets in the rural and country areas.

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 01:27:42 pm »
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In the bible belt of the South its doubtful that would have a whole lot of affect / effect on things.  Perhaps more so in the city but probably not as much when one gets in the rural and country areas.

 
It's less about having a giant effect - the fact that Boston's mayor banned a Chick-Fil-A franchise over the company's homophobic attitudes will have a huge impact that my own personal boycott, alone, cannot - and more about where I'm putting my energy.

Money is energy. It's time, it's effort, it's the physical outcome of someone's labor. The food I put into my body is energy. I can choose where my energy goes, and where my energy comes from. Do I want my energy, however small it may be, to go to a company that acts against my interests? I'm a genderqueer Pagan lesbian. Somehow I don't think Chick-Fil-A HQ really has my best interests at heart. (That's not to say other fast food joints are run by saints. Just that McDonald's isn't actively hating against part of my identity like Chick-Fil-A is.)

Do I want to take in energy tainted by homo- and transphobia? Do I want to be part of the cycle, however small a part it may be, of intolerance, hatred, and greed?

Not really.

It's not about changing the entire world. That's what huge activist groups are for. That's what movements do. My actions are about choosing to give and receive energy in a way that helps the world more than it harms it.
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Re: Chick-Fil-A anti-Gay?
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 04:07:29 pm »
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The humor might be a tad NSFW, though I suppose it depends on where you work.


So was "meat poking out" and "giant buns" for comic effect?  I hope so.

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Re: Chick-Fil-A anti-Gay?
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 04:27:02 pm »
Quote from: Celtag;65823
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/17/dan-cathy-chick-fil-a-president-anti-gay_n_1680984.html

Came across this mourning. I knew that they were Baptists, so this doesnt suprise me at all. Good way to lose a lot of business. I mean they already arent open on Sundays.

 
That's why I haven't eaten there in years.  I also heard about a case where a Muslim ex-employee sued them because he got fired for refusing to take part in a group prayer before the shift.


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Chick-Fil-A anti-Gay?
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2012, 04:30:40 pm »
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Money is energy. It's time, it's effort, it's the physical outcome of someone's labor. The food I put into my body is energy. I can choose where my energy goes, and where my energy comes from. Do I want my energy, however small it may be, to go to a company that acts against my interests? (trim)
Do I want to take in energy tainted by homo- and transphobia? Do I want to be part of the cycle, however small a part it may be, of intolerance, hatred, and greed?

Not really.

It's not about changing the entire world. That's what huge activist groups are for. That's what movements do. My actions are about choosing to give and receive energy in a way that helps the world more than it harms it.

Thank you Sage. You put how I feel into words far more eloquently than I could have.

As far as I'm aware we don't have that company in Scotland but if we did I certainly wouldn't eat there.

I try to spend my money (and therefore my energy and time away from my daughter) in ways that are good for the world. I know this is a small thing that isn't going to change the world. But it changes me.

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Re: Chick-Fil-A anti-Gay?
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2012, 04:32:20 pm »
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Yup, it's why I don't eat there. Them and Cracker Barrel. I'm gonna take my lesbian money and go spend it in a lesbian fashion somewhere lesbian else. And highly resist the urge to wage a glitter-filled rainbow water balloon fight at Chick-Fil-A HQ.

 
Well, it's a good thing I don't eat/shop at Cracker Barrel either because I didn't know that.


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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2012, 04:33:52 pm »
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Well, it's a good thing I don't eat/shop at Cracker Barrel either because I didn't know that.

 
I'll let Wikipedia explain this for me.
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2012, 04:35:42 pm »
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The irony is that most of the people calling for a boycott of Chick-Fil-A wouldn't eat there anyways, presumably even if it was owned by pro-GLBT or similar folks.

 
I wouldn't eat at Chick-Fil-A -- even if they were pro-GLBT -- because their food's terrible and both Popeye's and Bojangles' are FAR superior in that regard.


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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2012, 04:39:52 pm »
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I wouldn't eat at Chick-Fil-A -- even if they were pro-GLBT -- because their food's terrible and both Popeye's and Bojangles' are FAR superior in that regard.


If I want good chicken, Zaxby's is where it's at. Holy mole what have I been missing all my life. <3
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