Unless you've spent the past few days watching nothing but porn on your computer, you should have noticed all the drama stateside surrounding Chick-fil-a, a popular fast food restaurant. The entire issue started when the Henson company pulled their Muppet toys from Chick-fil-a's children's meals. Henson's reasoning for their actions was because the Chick-fil-a chief executive stated that they personally "supported the "traditional family," and "the biblical definition of the family unit.""
And ever since then, things have gone batshit. From online protests on Facebook, to entire cities voicing their disapproval and threatening to ban the fast food joint, it's become a war.
To eat, or not to eat fast food chicken, that is the question.
Before this situation, my only qualms with Chick-fil-a were their absurd prices for a meal. Sorry, but I'm not going to spend $7 on a tiny chicken sandwich, a tiny box of waffle fries, and a sweet tea when I could get twice as much from any other fast-food restaurant for half the price. I'm a jew. I also like tacos more than chicken sandwiches.
Now seeing the aftermath of this situation, I think the whole ordeal is a bit ridiculous. People are ranting that if you buy from Chick-fil-a you are subsequently supporting the discrimination of gays. A line has been drawn in blood implying that we as a consumer society must choose between tasty chicken fried in peanut oil and an end to discrimination due to sexual orientation.
A lot of people on my Facebook news feed are equating this to when blacks were refused service at commercial places, but has Chick-fil-a ever denied it's services to a LGBT member? Not that I can recall. I'm pretty sure they want as much money as they can get. I mean, after all, THEY ARE A BUSINESS. Also, Chick-fil-a does not hide the fact that they are a Christian business. Hell, that's why they don't do business on Sundays.
While I do not agree with the opinions of the Chief Executive of the company, I also must acknowledge that they are just opinions. Business owners are allowed to be human too (although sometimes they seem like soul-less monsters), and we must not ignore the fact that they have the same free speech rights that we have.
So, to sum up how I feel? Regardless of whether or not Chick-fil-a supports gay rights, I'm still not going to buy their food. The fact that they don't support gay rights just gives me an excuse to tell my friends anytime they want to eat there. It's my opinion and my choice to not eat their food. It's your opinion and your choice if you want to eat there.
How do you guys feel about this?