I’m pretty sure I’m going to regret this one. I’m fairly certain I should just keep my damn mouth shut. But if you know me at all, you know asking me to keep quiet is like telling me to stop breathing or never watch Real World/Road Rules Challenge again. I will wither away and die with all my own thoughts trapped inside my head. It’s not healthy.
So in the interest of my own general well-being, I need to get this off my chest: For the love of god what is with all the Chick-Fil-A nonsense?
I mean, OK, I get that the owner is clearly a bigot and that his statements have been offensive to not only gays, but just generally to people who believe in equal rights for all humans. He chose to make a public declaration and it’s worth noting. But, DUDE: it’s a fast food restaurant. I’m not going to Burger King for fashion advice. I’m not going to In and Out for legal counseling. I’m not going to Chipotle for running advice. And I do not take my political and social cues from Chick-Fil-A.
So can we all just stop with the Twitter and Facebook noise on this issue? Because I really think the supporters of Gay Marriage and equal rights for all humans (of which I am one) can think of better ways of championing their cause than obsessing over the opinions and affiliations of a company whose biggest claim to fame (besides its contribution to the obesity of America) is really delicious waffle fries. It really seems like it’s depleting the validity of our argument to give such attention to something so ridiculous. Their mascot is a cow who can’t spell for heaven’s sake.
And people in ‘support’ of Chick-Fil-A, I’m not sure taking that stance does anything but confuse people. Are you saying you also don’t believe in gay marriage? For reals? In this day and age? Because *SIGH*. Or are you supporting some kind of general conservative agenda? Or do you just really like Polynesian sauce and seasonally available shakes? I’m just not clear what I’m supposed to get out of the fact that you ‘Liked’ the Chick-Fil-A Facebook fan page.
I’m just saying, ‘SHHHHHH’. Let’s move on. Feel free not to patronize establishments you feel like you do not want to give your money to (it certainly has made me drive-by a drive-thru or two, lately) or go there every day if you choose. Just let’s move on to a different topic on the social media sites, OK? Or at least a different angle on this topic. Like for instance: how about we just let the gay people who care about each other in probably a more wholesome and loving way than many of the depraved straight couples out there GET MARRIED already. Discuss.
I’m going to go back to being over-committed, stressed, ridiculous and tipsy and stop talking about anything political that’s totally going to get me yelled at.