OMG – You people who are all anti-Chick-fil-A are stupid. And you people who are rushing out to support Chick-fil-A are equally stupid. Hear me? You are ALL stupid. Let me tell you why.
It’s not like Chick-fil-A got up on its pedestal and said, “Let me tell you what I think about homosexuality, bitches!” Unlike the majority of Christian churches, who cannot WAIT to tell you how “bad” homosexuality is.
This yummy food establishment was minding its own business, just pushing its chickens-over-cows agenda like it always does, when out of nowhere they were forced to take a public stand. Hello — they are a Christian organization! Of course they are not down with homosexuality! You are stupid if you ever thought they would be!
However, Chick-fil-A would never have made a stand on the issue at all if not forced into a corner. You asked them how they felt about an issue, and then got mad when they answered the question honestly instead of hemming and hawing about it.
Here’s the thing. Chick-Fil-A has always been one of the cleanest, friendliest establishments I’ve ever visited — right up there with Skyline Chili, my other favorite place to mow down dinner selection. The staff in both these eateries acts eager to serve, the manager-on-duty runs around checking on people like it’s a fucking five-star restaurant, and the restrooms are always sparkling. At least, that’s been my experience here in the Dayton area. If your local Chick-Fil-A and/or Skyline Chili doesn’t hold true to these standards, I’d be mighty surprised.
I don’t know if Skyline is Christian. I don’t care. Their food tastes great & their people serve me well. Same holds true with Chick-Fil-A. Christian or not, whatever their personal beliefs, they are doing something right when it comes to keeping this customer, as well as their staff, happy.
Now look. I am not Christian. At least, not in any sense of what the majority of Christians would believe makes me “allowed” to be part of their exclusive “club”. So I’m not going to debate that issue. At least, not in this particular post. My point is this: As a non-Christian, I can totally get a hate on when it comes to the nasty, murderous, hypocritical practices in the the church engages regularly.
BUT — I can also recognize when decent Christianity is operating correctly: properly paying its employees, for example, and creating a fun working atmosphere. I don’t have to agree whether or not Christ existed and came back to life in order to enjoy a damn fine chicken-fucking-nugget.
On the opposite side of this, however, I am equally — well, no, as usual, I am even MORE SO — appalled by the Christians running out to support what they have dubbed an anti-gay establishment. People who have never taken in an abused teen (I have), who have never helped bag up food for the homeless (I have), who have never given a second of thought to serving those less fortunate — these people are running out in droves, standing in line literally for HOURS, blocking traffic — all to perpetuate a hateful message it was never Chick-fil-A’s intent to send.
I’m a liberal. I’m a democrat. I’m pro-choice. I embrace equality of ALL — regardless of race (because stupid comes in every color), or sexual preference (because I don’t give a shit what’s going on with your crotch), or religion (because faith in the unseen is just as stupid as an absolute assurance that there is nothing to have faith in altogether). And I am going to keep eating at Chick-fil-A. Just as soon as all the damn Christians clear out and go back to selling Mary Kay.