Five good things about the Chick-Fil-A controversy
Of all the cultural battlefields that could have been chosen for gay- rights whack-a-mole, it had to be Chick-Fil-A: a fast-food chain with marginally good chicken sandwiches, badass waffle fries, and a company president with an avowed aversion to same-sex couples getting legally hitched. The fowl play has gotten ugly in the media and on Facebook -- which seems to be a secondary battlefield -- with the ammo including a protest/counter protest by each side, featuring kissing...and cash.
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Is there anything positive in all of this? Yup, yup, buttercup -- and here's my list of five good things about the Chick-Fil-A controversy. And as it turns out, chickens do have peckers.
5. Gays now know to take their gay money elsewhere
Gay folks have expendable income just like straight folks, but it can be effectively argued that when homosexuals slap their green down on the counters at Chick-Fil-A, that cash -- possibly covered in "scary gay germs" -- could end up warming the bank accounts of right-wing Christian groups that will turn around and use it to try and ensure that gays won't be able to get legally married. That gay money should be spent on goods and services that not only want their gay money, but will use it to support gay endeavors -- like gay marriage. Spend that gay money at Starbucks, fellow gays! Their bougie little Bistro Box lunches are tastier, healthier and classier than anything you'll find to eat at Chick-Fil-A.
4. Rick Santorum has something to do.
I kinda feel bad for Rick Santorum. After getting perma-pwned by Dan Savage -- "Google problem" -- and losing the hell out of his bid for the White House, he has decided to hit the talk-show circuit in support of Chick-Fil-A. Here's a durk-a-durk quote from Santorum to CNBC's Kudlow Report (via Business Insider): "This is why the Huguenots came to America, this is why the Dutch reform, the Catholics -- so many came to this country because they wanted religious freedom. They didn't want the government telling them what to believe in. That they couldn't say things in public. That they had to keep it to themselves. And if they didn't do that that they would lose privileges, that they would lose the opportunity to make a living."
Well, thanks for the history lesson, dingamaroo. If it weren't for d*cks like Chick's president Dan Cathy selectively interpreting the bible, then d*cks like you who also selectively interpret the bible would be currently working the counter at Chick-Fil-A.