So if you haven’t been hearing a lot about Chick-fil-A lately you probably live under a rock.
It is now known that Chick-fil-A holds a anti-gay stance and donates money to anti-gay organizations. Now I see a bunch of human equality protests starting up at Chick-fil-A’s which is awesome! I’ve seen a few protests joined in by animal rights activists as well too. I know peta2 and other animal rights organizations like Mercy for Animals openly support LGBT rights, there probably isn’t an animal rights organization that doesn’t as that doesn’t make sense. I know I myself would be proud to protest against Chick-fil-A for both human equality and animal rights!
So this is basically just a post to try and help get the ball rolling. As now is a great opportunity to protest against a company that is against both human equality and animal rights.
@NicoleLynne As my brother already stated, please stop putting: “gays”. When I put something in quotation marks, it means one of two things.
1) I’m writing dialogue.
2) I’m being sarcastic.
Since you are not referring to a character or person speaking, you must be using those words in a tone of voice leaning towards sarcasm. Someone’s sexual orientation is not something to be sarcastic about. It is really offensive and unnecessary to be doing so, and I would greatly appreciate it if you would refer to the LGBT community with respect and dignity. That would be the proper thing to do.
We don’t have Chick-fil-A over here in England (as far as I’m aware anyway), and I’m rather glad we don’t.
I’ve heard the name come up however online, but I had no idea what all the controversy was about, and I find it quite astounding how in this day and age this crap still happens. O_o
Also after looking at Chick-Fil-A’s twitter I’m even more confused by their cow costume day events…. whuuuut?
I hate how everyone is like “stop busting on chickfila, they are just using free speech and your being hypocritical when you say….bla bla bla etc.”
well just because we DONT believe that what you are doing right, and are standing up for it, doesnt mean we are hypocritical. we are just standing up to our fellow people that are being hated on just because of their sexuality.
Chick-fil-A only said something because they were questioned after they had donated millions of dollars to anti-gay organizations. If they were really standing up for something they believed in they would have gladly told the customers before they purchase food. I mean it is still all legal etc but I’m not saying bravo to them for “standing up for what they believe in”. Even after they were questioned they skirt around words and try and decided to say something without sounding like a homophobe. Though I don’t buy it at all. As I keep saying it is like the KKK who say they aren’t against black people but they are just for white people. Everyone knows that is a lie.
@NicoleLynne Why do you put gays into quotation marks? It really feels as if you are mocking my sexual orientation. I do not put “straight” whenever I type it. And as for your stance, when I walked in to Chick-fil-a to buy a lemonade one day, holding my boyfriends hand, they told me to “get out, we don’t serve your kind.” Is that really a friendly “christian” attitude? Yes I put christians into quotations, like you put gays into quotations too.
Like my sister @tuerleroi said, I support their right to express their views. However, I also have the right to boycott their products because they support inequality for my community. You can say you’re anti-gay all you want, no one is stopping you. But, I will also have the right to say that I am pro-gay and protest your stance against my equality. The reason the LGBT community and PETA so often come together is simple: If we cannot treat our own species with respect and diginty, how are we supposed to do so with animals? We should take a stand against cruelty to animals, and against inequality for people! We of all people should know how much boycotting a product can make a difference!
My brother is gay, and I will not do anything that he is not allowed to do as a gay citizen. When we were protesting against CFA, we weren’t protesting their right to say what they feel, I do that everyday. We were protesting their stance on essentially keeping gays and lesbians in the closet, with rights that are not equal to those of straight citizens. I would do the same for animal’s rights, women’s rights, civil rights of all colors, and religious tolerance.
At my work all they play on the telly is Fox News.. everyday… forever. And to hear how openly a “fair” news station supports something like this is disgusting! And it’s very scary knowing how far we are from animal rights when we can’t even give humans the rights they rightful deserve.