Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Big Day for Hate Chicken

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Fox News personality and former resident of a double-wide trailer, Mike Huckabee, declared today to be "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day", and, right on cue, legions of lunatic teabaggers, intolerant Bible thumpers, and toothless hillbillies showed up at their local Chick-fil-A outlets today to satisfy their oral fixations and "eat mor chiken."

Huckabee, who is also a minister and former governor of Arkansas, was flexing his right wing to drum up publicity and support for Chick-fil-A, as well as for the company's stated opposition to same-sex marriage.  From all reports, his political stunt was hugely successful.

The supporters of same-sex marriage will have their turn on Friday when many have vowed to show up at their local Chick-fil-A outlets and have a same-sex "kiss-in."  It should be a fun day.  Who knows, maybe the Westboro Baptist Church will turn up at a few of the chicken joints and turn it into a real free-for-all!

All of the commotion is the result of Chick-fil-A President and COO, Dan Cathy, going on record saying what everybody already knew that he believed - that same-sex marriage is some sort of biblical abomination.  Mayors from several large cities have since made noise about keeping the chicken franchises out of their cities (they can't and they won't), and Vincent Gray, the mayor of Washington, tweeted his disgust with the "hate chicken."

Lots of people ate at Chick-fil-A today, but they won't eat there every day.  The most effective way to show opposition to the company's homophobic and intolerant views is to boycott - one customer at a time.  I have quit the Chick-fil-A habit, and I won't be going back.  That may not change the corporate attitude, but sooner or later, as more and more people take their business elsewhere, it will affect the company's bottom line.

Recent polling shows that a majority of Americans now support same-sex marriage and express tolerance toward gay and lesbian people and their issues - all of which are human issues.  So eventually Chick-fil-A will open up and be inclusive in their world view, or they will slowly start to close up.

(America has moved so far toward acceptance on this issue that the Democratic Party is reportedly prepared to put a same-sex marriage plank into its platform.  That would not even be considered if those cagey Democrats felt they were in the minority on this issue.)

The world is changing.

Eat mor veggies!

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