Chick-Fil-A is a Christian corporation. Fine. Keep it to yourself. It’s bad business at best to alienate consumers by rending judgement on even a small portion of your customer base and employees. Who does Chick-Fil-A they think they are? The Amish?
I’m not quite sure why “thinking” people are expected to show tolerance and respect for the opinions of bigots who’s worldview is shaped by intolerance and disrespect. And the in case of Chick-Fil-A: BLATANT LIES. Lies like “all gay people are pedophiles.” No, truth be told, most pedophiles are disproportionally heterosexual. If you’re looking for pure truth here it is: The poultry industry is filthy beyond repulsion. Unless you know where and how the chicken was raised, you’re taking a risk by consuming it – especially at a fast food chain like Chick-Fil-A.
It would be one thing if Chick-Fil-A’s dimwitted president, Dan Cathy held his backward thinking to himself, but “Cathy,” as I prefer to call him, is actively raising money to bring substantial harm to the lesbian and gay community using funds to fight the implementation of equal rights for taxpaying LGBT citizens. Why? Because HIS religion teaches intolerance. I have no appetite for extending tolerance to the intolerant knowing intolerance has become the primary agenda of “moral majority” right-wing Christians. Genuine Christian doctrine is lost on them. Christ never once made mention of homosexuality nor did he condone persecution of any kind.
In the case of Chick-Fil-A and “Cathy” the dunderheaded CEO, not only is the company promoting hatred and misinformation, they’re selling a potentially tainted product. Chickens are raised in disgusting, over crowded, disease laden conditions. Processed chicken, produced for the mass market are filled with chemicals, not the least notable of which is arsenic. Seriously, there’s arsenic in your chicken sandwich as well as a heaping helping of greasy, salty, fattening hatred. In other words, if obesity, heart disease and the idea of ingesting questionable foods into your daily dietary intake doesn’t bother you, then choke back a Chick-Fil-A with that warm, fuzzy feeling that you’re coming down on the wrong side of history AND your own health.
If you’re none too quick on the uptake, then “hell, it’s a damn good chicken sandwich” is all that matters to you. That’s probably because the company selling the sandwich isn’t actively trying repeal your human rights. Their only concern is destroying your health for a tidy profit. Between the grease, the sodium, the mysterious chemicals and the appalling growing conditions, prepared with tender, loving prejudice and hate; poorly educated American consumers can’t get enough fast food. The only upside to this controversy is the people addicted to this poisonous fare will live shorter and less healthy lives.
Given the choice between eating at any kind of a “chain” restaurant and taking a meal at a privately owned restaurant, I’ll choose the small business every time. Fast food slaughter houses like Chick-Fil-A are for long trips on the turnpike when there are no better options available. Still, I recommend merely using the bathroom and leaving hungry in disgust. I know a gay man who used to work for Chick-Fil-A when he was in college and he told me what went on in the kitchen was repulsive and he’d never eat the stuff.
Lobbyists and corrupt congressmen have seen to it the Food and Drug Administration lost all its teeth a long time ago. In other words, no one is really protecting you from the harm that can befall you from eating animal products in general. Mad cow disease is back in the news. Animals get mad cow disease from adding ground-up animal waste parts to the feed served to livestock that would otherwise be vegetarian by nature. This taints the safety of the slaughtered animal food supply leaving consumers with a disease that can have a ten year incubation period and no cure leading to progressive nervous disorders and ultimately death. MCD it is not necessarily confined to cows. Mad cow disease cannot be eradicated even if you burn the barn down around the animal. The charred corpses will still test positive for mad cow, so you can’t “cook” it clean. Or in the case that “tasty” Chick-Fil-A, you can compromise your health and your integrity all in one toxic bite. So why not live dangerously? Have a disgusting, unhealthy fast food sandwich severed with tender-loving ignorance and hatred, knowing full well that it might just ruin your life.