Chick-fil-A boasted record sales on Wednesday's bigotry-fueled eat-in attended by who-knows-how-many fast food loving Christians, but is reportedly refusing to show the numbers. Why? Could there be a reason why this establishment would claim to have broken some record without wanting to show what this record is? Maybe it's because no record was broken at all, or it could be because this janky record was so miniscule that it barely reflected a change in numbers at all? It wouldn't be surprising to think that this hateful business would cover up shame by making unsubstantiated claims in their own favor. This isn't flat-out accusing them of it, but it certainly would not be surprising.
Supporters of equality for homosexuals staged various counterprotests, one of which included actually spending money at Chick-fil-A with money marked "gay money," but this is kind of eliminating the entire point of boycotting the bigoted business. Nonetheless, it would be interesting to see how much of that "record sales day" involved "gay money."
One counterprotest to support is one that involves spending the cost of a hate chicken meal to your choice of gay and lesbian rights groups. This is far more effective than spending even a dime at the establishment run by bigots.
In case some of you are still in the dark about what the fuss is about, it's most certainly not about Dan Cathy's First Amendment rights. This has almost nothing to do with his stance on "traditional marriage" and "biblical values." It's because a lot of the money spent at this establishment goes toward anti-gay hate groups, in particular groups that support Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill! That means if you purchased food at this chicken joint under the guise that you were supporting freedom of speech, you were actually funding the lobbying in other countries to murder homosexuals. Point blank. That takes the bigoted stance of anti-homosexuality way over-the-line.
The "Kill the Gays" bill targets more than just known homosexuals in Uganda, it even calls for the execution of anyone with HIV, which is basically eugenics. Yes, Dan Cathy donates money to lobbyists who do not want America to condemn Uganda for executing people simply for having a disease. All because some idiots believe that only gays get and spread it. The "Kill the Gays" bill also calls for the punishment of people who don't turn in gays to be executed. So, again, this is not about freedom of speech. It's about decency, and it's simply indecent and despicable to support a company that supports this kind of injustice.
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