You Are What You Eat
At the risk of sounding (again) like a Liberal Elitist, what is it about righties and their disgusting food? Invariably, whenever you hear about a restaurant chain run by and for the greater glory of Fox News America, it’s impossible to boycott it because no one in their right mind would consider eating there in the first place. Think about it…. the righty pizza comes from Godfather’s and Domino’s, both of which serve greasy discs of ketchup, Velveeta, and Wonderbread utterly inedible to anyone over the age of twelve, unless, perhaps, marijuana is involved. For breakfast and late night meals, you have such culinary wonders as the aptly named Cracker Barrel and Denny’s, serving up unappetizing platters of type II diabetes along with a heaping side of institutionalized racism. Fear of the food and dread of the clientele, both entirely justified, has long ago driven all but the most stupid from patronizing such shoddy establishments, but stupidity and dreadful eating habits in America aren’t exactly waning, so they continue to thrive, having found their niche amongst the untold legions of the fat and pimply.
It’s the sort of thing I continued to let slide without comment until I came across this story about something called Chick-fil-A, whose undoubtedly exclusively heterosexual clientele thinks it’s fine and dandy to, well, spend millions to harass the gays and whatnot. (h/t Raw Story, emphases mine):
The American Family Association, a conservative Christian group, is urging people to show appreciation for the fast food chain Chick-fil-A by purchasing their products during the week of April 25-30.
You can just picture the mobility scooters lining up in the crummy food courts in America’s drearier malls….
The so-called “buycott” is in response to an “attack by homosexual activists against the Christian-owned Chick-fil-A company,” the group said.
They could have been Foodies with fashion sense, too, but this possibility remains unexplored.
The American Family Association also said it was pleased the fast food chain plays Christian music in its restaurants and closes all its locations on Sunday. Chick-fil-A’s corporate purpose states that the business exists to “glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us” and “have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A.”
That’s what you want when you’re trying to beat Dick Cheney to your first heart attack by gobbling salmonella-ridden chicken from a slippery box in some dowdy mid-sized airport; a bunch of Holy Singers caterwauling in the background. Do they have strolling nuns hitting belchers with rulers, too? That would be some positive influence, though certainly not on “all.”
Chick-fil-A, which has 1,550 locations in 39 states, has been accused of having deep financial ties to nationwide organizations that oppose marriage equality and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights. According to an investigation by the progressive blog EqualityMatters, the restaurant chain’s charitable (!) division has provided more than $1.1 million to anti-LGBT organizations, including the Alliance Defense Fund and Family Research Council.
I know Christians only read the one book, but must they shun the dictionary. too? Charitable? Sheesh.
Because of the fast food chain’s donations, students at Indiana University South Bend have pushed to have Chick-fil-A products removed from their campus. In addition, LGBT groups have initiated boycotts against the fast food chain.
A wise move. No sense nipping youthful idealism, not to mention attractiveness, in the bud by serving terrible food to them from a bunch of religious freaks.
The American Family Association noted that LGBT rights advocates have mockingly referred to Chick-fil-A’s products as “Jesus chicken.”
And the AFA, as you see, are actually proud of this rather blasphemous moniker. I suspect Jesus himself would beg to differ; no cardboard boxes on the table are evident in “The Last Supper,” as far as I can tell, and they served wine to boot, just like those commie, faggy French.
The president of Chick-fil-A has insisted that the company is not anti-gay, but is merely operating a business according to Biblical principles and supporting healthy families.
Healthy, in this case, despite eating at such a contemptible slop-house. Fat=Good, Gay=Bad. Please make a note of it.
“We have no agenda against anyone,” Dan Cathy, President and COO of the fast food chain, said in a statement from January. “At the heart and soul of our company, we are a family business that serves and values all people regardless of their beliefs or opinions.”
All they have to do is be bigoted and like shitty food. Sounds like a business model to me.