Things are officially getting weird. HuffPo takes on Chick-fil-A. Before you think about grabbing a bite to eat, you must consider what their company’s CEO think about gay marriage. That’s according ot Noah Michelson of the Huffington Post.
Michelson said, “If You Really Love LGBTQ People, You Just Can’t Keep Eating Chick-fil-A.”
When describing his childhood, Michelson said he was unable to hide his love for boys. He then compared it to how he was also bad at hiding his “insatiable hunger for other boys.”
So you can imagine how upsetting it was for me when Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, proudly came out as a homophobe in 2012 by claiming, “We are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,’ and I pray God’s mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to define what marriage is about.”
Even worse, the company put its money where Cathy’s vile mouth was by donating millions of dollars each year to anti-LGBTQ organizations via its Winshape nonprofit organization.
As disappointed as I was to learn the chain I had loved as a child was working to make my life and the lives of my fellow queers a living hell, I was heartened by the swift response from the queer community and its supporters. For several years, the only time you’d catch an LGBTQ person or an ally at Chick-fil-A was for a protest.
This guy can’t believe that gay people still eat at Chick-fil-A. Michelson said, “people can be disturbingly indignant and defiant when faced with giving up their beloved chicken sandwiches.”
He takes it a step further. He believes that not just gay people should avoid that place. All people should.
I’m not saying that in order to be a “good” person or ensure you don’t support despicable businesses, you have to hermetically seal yourself inside your home and only eat food you’ve hydroponically grown and only wear clothes you’ve woven on a loom built using recycled popsicle sticks and the stickier variety of bodily fluids you have handy. I’m saying that when you know a company is anti-queer ― and, what’s more, when a company like Chick-fil-A goes out of its way to tell you as much ― you shouldn’t support them no matter how delicious a reason you can order up.
Everything is political. Even chicken sandwiches. It’s out of control.
Let me make one thing clear: I will never give up the Chick-fil-A classic chicken sandwich. I care too much about myself.