Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Chick-fil-A

I’ve tried to stay out of this whole Chick-fil-A controversy just because I’m tired and I haven’t really felt like having a bunch of conservatives freak out and tell me Chick-fil-A should be able to exercise their first amendment rights.  Nor do I have the patience to be told that I’m going to hell, which by the way is entirely possible because I once cheated on an 8th grade math test and I stole a piece of gum when I was five.  A sin is a sin, right?  I’m sure it says that somewhere in the Bible and I know how much people like to quote it. I’m not going to sit here and tell you to boycott anything. It’s a freakin’ chicken sandwich…if you want to eat one (and they are delicious) by all means knock yourself out.  And most of the people who have been eating there up until now have been doing so because they genuinely like the food, not because they have had a political or social agenda. However, for those of you that are posting how proud you are to be going to Chick-fil-A today for the sole purpose of supporting this company for “holding strong to their beliefs” and “standing up for the family,” you’re doing a lot more than eating a chicken sandwich. This is way beyond first amendment rights.  Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not, you’re telling people like me, who’ve done nothing but work tirelessly to be a positive contributor to this world, that I am less than.  That I am not worthy of love, acceptance, equal rights…that how I am as a human being is wrong simply because of my sexuality.  What’s even more disappointing is that many of you going there today truly believe that. So I’m not going to sit here and pretend that you’re going to read this and suddenly become more loving and accepting towards people who are different from you.  You’re way too busy hanging out at Chick-fil-A today with people who are exactly like you. I can only hope that when our world finally realizes that you are wrong, you will find comfort in those chicken nuggets alone.

29 comments:

  1. This is incredibly well said. Thank you so much for posting this. Good job, Fortune!

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  2. I have not read anything about Chic-fil-A that was as well put and eloquent as this. Thank you!

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  3. Very well said! I never ate at chick-fil-a before and while I've always here I'm missing out, I'm definitely not going to start eating there now. Chick-fil-a has the right to donate to whatever organizations they deem fit, and I have the right to not contribute my hard earned dollars to an agenda I don't agree with it. And the people who continue to support and contribute DO NOT have the right to rub it anyone's face or make another being feel lesser.
    That being said, you are very eloquent and I like it.

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  4. P.S. my typos are embarrassing.

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  5. This is just ONE of the reasons why I like you so much. As Jett stated, this is incredibly well said!

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  6. Love you Fortune! Thanks for saying what many are thinking.

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  7. I'm all for gay rights and right of opinion. I'm not for the shit these idiots are saying and supporting today. People like the ones today are a HUFE reason there's so many non believers. Give yourselves a pat on the back.

    I love you Fortune! You hit this spot on!

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  8. Okay see this is what I don't get about people. SERIOUSLY NOT EVERYONE SUPPORTS GAY RIGHTS! NOT EVERYONE SUPPORTS CHRISTIANITY! Gays poke fun at Christians ALL THE TIME, and dont support our beliefs so don't get mad if Christians don't support your beliefs. Hypocritical to the max!

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    1. Hi there. I think the difference is that people aren't speaking out against Christian rights. Poking fun at, and telling someone they don't deserve rights are two different things.

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    2. enjoy your chicken nuggets "Erica, yo!"

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    3. Uhh, there's a pretty big difference between making some jokes about Christianity vs giving your cash to a company who donates that money towards making sure that a certain group of people will remain second-class citizens.

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    4. This isn't about being mad because you don't support MY beliefs. This is about the money that Chick-fil-A gives to organizations that want to change me and physically harm me or others because of YOUR BELIEFS.

      Chick-fil-A uses that money to support organizations that exist solely to try to "fix" people from being gay.

      Chick-fil-A knowingly gives to an organization that lobbies US Congress to NOT condemn Uganda for legislation that would KILL GAY PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY ARE GAY.

      Do your homework and maybe you'll "get" what this is all about.

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    5. Oh and I did enjoy my yummy chicken!
      Yall have gay parades, they do give cash to gay clubs and stuff of that nature.

      jermey so you are saying chickfila spikes their chicken so anyone who eats it turns straight? haahaha okay. I dont support gay rights! Thats it.

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    6. Oh, absolutely! YES, THEY "SPIKE" THEIR CHICKEN! That's exactly what I was saying by stating that Chick-fil-A GIVES MONEY TO OTHER PEOPLE THAT EXPLICITLY HURT GAY PEOPLE. Reading is fundamental, honey!

      Being that you are so very clearly mentally ill, I'll leave you be. It wouldn't be fair.

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  9. Right on, Fortune! I love and support you.

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  10. @itsericayo You assume that no gays are Christian and no Christians are gay. The world is more diverse than that.

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  11. Fortune, this was beautifully stated.

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  12. perfection! thank you for taking the time to post this. it's like you read my soul! I couldn't have said it any better if I tried! <3

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  13. alll of yall are over dramatic! It's just a restaurant! Be gay! if you want! I don't support gay rights. IF everyone was gay in this world..there would be no people. People voice they dont like something ALL THE TIME! but when it comes to Gays its just tooooo touchy. Cant say one thing without gays being dramatic! Not everyone is going to support gay rights, and thats that!

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    1. You're need to post on this paired with your excess use of capitilazation is the only over dramatic thing I'm seeing here.

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  14. I haven't formed much of an opinion on this whole matter because I wasn't quite sure how to put my feelings into words. I am straight, but other than that your post is my thoughts exactly.

    You continue to impress me, Fortune!!

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