I’m Sorry I Love You, Chick-Fil-A

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Jesus Christ, will someone think about me in all this controversy?

As I think a lot of people know, Chick-fil-A is opposed to gay marriage. They’ve given nearly $2 million to companies that make sure that gays and lesbians are discriminated against. Dan Cathy, head of the Chick-fil-A chain states that

Some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family. “Well, guilty as charged,” said Cathy when asked about the company’s position.

“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.

Cathy then went on the Ken Coleman show and said:

“I think 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.”

Since being a hateful, intolerant ass goes against my value system (I give God thanks for that) I would prefer not to eat at a chain that is open about discriminating against gay people.

And I realize this is not a problem for some people. Gloss friend and Blackbook editor Tyler Coates writes:

Pieces of chicken slathered in pickle juice [are] inherently revolting.

No. No, the problem is this is not true. I think the chicken nuggets at Chick-fil-A are awesome the way the power of God is awesome.

This is a huge problem for me because I LOVE Chick-fil-A. There’s only one Chick-fil-A in New York, and it’s in the NYU Cafeteria (because that is place known to be Godly?) so I can’t go there, but whenever I visit family in the south, it’s my first stop after I get off the plane. Really. I love those chicken nuggets. I’ve done this for years even though I find the talking cows in their ads really disturbing. Do they not realize that the logical extension of their advertising campaign is attributing anthropomorphic qualities to chickens? I guess not.

And now I can’t eat there.

Fuck you, Chick-Fil-A. Fuck you for making it impossible to love you. I thought we had something special. Ed Helms and I are both disappointed in you.

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    • Boom Boom

      I’m not sure if you’re still doing your cooking challenge, but if you are:
      http://hilahcooking.com/chick-fil-a-copycat/
      A copycat Chik-fil-A sandwich! I’m sure if you cut up the chicken skillets into baby pieces it’d be the same as the nuggets.

    • Lindsey

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO-msplukrw

      This makes me feel better about it… It’s drag queens singing a song about Chik fil a to the tune of Wilson Phillips “Hold On.” It’s perfect.

    • Nixifer

      I haven’t eaten their chicken since I became vegan, but oh! their evil, homophobic chicken was so tasty!
      I did stop eating their delicious, magical, waffly fries once I heard they supported anti-gay legislation a few years ago, though
      =/
      assholes!
      And it’s seriously uncouth that they stand behind their sanctimonious hatred using the Bible.
      For shame, Chik-Fil-A!

    • Sashay

      Honestly, I don’t understand why it’s a big deal. First of all let me just say that I am all for gay rights, but why boycott them just because they don’t have the same view? It’s not like they are saying gays can’t eat their food or go to their establishment. If people have the view that they think being gay is wrong – let them. It doesn’t really change much these days. But it’s sad that you people think “boycotting” means you are going to “force” them somehow into having the same view as you – or make them miserable for not thinking the way you do. Sheesh.

      • Allison

        Well I boycott them because they openly give huge sums of money to organizations that actively discriminate against a group of people. People have the right to their opinions, but I don’t want to support their actions.