For those of you who have been paying attention to, well, you know... real news. You may have missed this one. A fast food Chicken restaurant chain in the United States called Chick-Fil-A, apparently is owned by someone who doesn't like Gay people and donates money to anti-gay causes and groups.
Pro-LGBT rights activists began an boycott of Chick-Fil-A which led to outrage and cries of "denying Chick-Fil-A's first amendment rights", by social conservatives. Who then declared August 1st as "Chick-fil-A appreciation day", and flooded the place in droves to show their support for the company's CEO, and their collective hatred of the Gays, and I guess, love for deep fried processed chicken parts.
To be perfectly honest, I had never even heard of Chick-Fil-whatever before all the hubub. Frankly, since I was never going to eat there anyway I really couldn't care what the owner does with his own money. But it's worth pointing out the hypocrisy on the Right is a bit more telling than usual.
When "Social Conservatives" boycott companies like , gee... I don't know. Companies like Disney, JC Penny, DC Comics, EA Games, Marvel Comics. Target, Google, Apple, Toys R Us, and pretty much any other Fortune 500 Company that includes sexual orientation in their non-discrimination policies; THAT is exercising their freedom of Speech. But when LGBT rights activists do the exact same thing? That is apparently an ATTACK on freedom of speech.
You have to love wing-nut logic.
I really don't care if people eat at Chick-Fil-A or not. Personally I think the CEO's anti-gay sentiments are the least of the reasons to avoid the place. Your health being a far better reason to not eat there. But what is good for one side is good for both. I make it a point to support the companies that make the Human Rights Campaign pro-equality index. So if homophobes want to stuff their faces with greasy hormone filled pseudo-food, to show how icky they think Gays and Lesbians are. I say, knock your selves out kids!