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Ramblings about Chicken, Money, and Hate

So we all know that Chic-Fil-A hates gays.  If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve known for quite some time. And is it really any surprise? They’re closed on Sundays (even though the Sabbath is a Saturday, but that’s another story), of course they’re a “Christian”-based company. But now they’ve come right on out and said it. So the discussion has turned to whether or not we should boycott the company. I think it’s a no-brainer. Why would we knowingly give our hard-earned money to a company that supports discrimination and inequality? Why are we funding a movement that goes against our beliefs? Just for a greasy piece of chicken and some potatoes?

When you know better, you do better. Trips to Target were a weekend thing for me until I found out they supported homophobic organizations, and I haven’t been back in years. I don’t eff with Urban Outfitters and aside from their brownies and lemonade, I was never a big fan of Chick-fil-A in the first place. I don’t miss any of it. As Americans, we have a serious problem giving up our creature comforts and conveniences, but it makes a statement about our true values. Boycotting is bittersweet because while it sends a message (money talks), it simultaneously puts the working people at risk of losing their jobs, and unemployment is already enough of a disaster. But if you are against discrimination, why fund an organization that so boastfully upholds and perpetuates it? There are plenty of places where your money can be better spent. Besides, all fast food is garbage for your body; there’s no chicken like homemade chicken.

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