Did you know that chicken sandwiches can be discriminatory?
Apparently so, according to the Huffington Post.
From Daily Wire:
In today’s Huffington Post, Noah Michelson finally stood up to the scourge facing LGBT Americans: non-discriminatory chicken sandwiches. In an piece titled, “If You Really Love LGBTQ People, You Just Can’t Keep Eating Chick-fil-A,” Michelson makes the case that you must choose between your stomach and your love of gay rights. Why, exactly? Chick-fil-A has never discriminated against gay Americans in any way; their owners just happen to be religious Christians who support traditional marriage. But that’s enough to earn the ire of the radical Left.
My family didn’t have much money then so eating out was a rare treat. But when the trip included waffle fries ― an ingenious food so alien to southern Wisconsin in the early ’80s that they seemed like small, salty miracles to my tiny, still-soft mind ― it was almost too much for me to take. Still, as delicious as the Georgia-based company’s fried foods were, they weren’t my only weakness as a kid. When I wasn’t fantasizing about grease, I was spending my young swishy days doing a really shitty job of hiding my insatiable hunger for other boys.
Alrighty, now. And how is the chicken discriminating against you?
Michelson is upset that Chick-fil-A’s president, Dan Cathy, supports traditional marriage and is not supportive of gay marriage. He’s also upset that the organization has a nonprofit that Michelson believes are anti-LGBTQ.
The WinShape Foundation was started by Truett Cathy, Dan’s father. Dan uses his profits to fund WinShape. That’s his prerogative. It’s his company. But that has nothing to do with how the company operates. Furthermore, WinShape backs a wide variety of Christian groups, not just Christian social groups; as Chick-Fil-A has pointed out, WinShape provides camping programs for over 13,000 children every year and 14 foster homes responsible for over 100 children. In 2012, Chick-Fil-A promised to stop funding the more controversial organizations.
But Michelson still doesn’t get why anyone who is gay would eat there. Put down that evil sandwich!
For some strange reason I still don’t fully understand, some queer people and their friends and families began eating at Chick-fil-A again and are still eating there. I’d venture a guess that Cathy’s somewhat conciliatory yet ridiculously inadequate non-apology and the company’s (totally bogus) promise to stop donating to anti-LGBTQ groups (while it may have ceased funding some groups, it’s certainly still bankrolling others) may have made some people feel justified in returning to the chain. People can be disturbingly indignant and defiant when faced with giving up their beloved chicken sandwiches.
So why is there still a problem? Because apparently Chick-Fil-A still gives money to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. And they’re bad, very bad.
If you care about queer people ― or you yourself are queer ― you have absolutely no business eating at Chick-fil-A. Ever. It’s really that straightforward. … It sucks that we can’t have waffle fries. But you know what sucks even more? Not having equal rights and contributing to the profits of a company that wants to ensure you never do.
Except for the fact that LGBT people have never been discriminated against by Chick-Fil-A, that Chick-Fil-A surely has gay employees, and that no person has ever been denied service by Chick-Fil-A on account of their sexual orientation. But you must stop having bad thoughts if you wish to retain LGBT patronage, apparently.
Michelson concedes the company does good things like helping donate blood after the Pulse terrorist attack in Orlando. But because he disagrees with what the founder thinks, you still can’t eat the chicken.
So stop waffl-ing there, no fries or chicken for you!