Thursday, August 2, 2012

What Greasy Fast Food Would Jesus Eat?

The faux outrage over Chick-Fil-A rages on.

In case the gentle reader was in a coma for the last few days, there has been a big brouhaha about the fast food pit called Chick-Fil-A. The owner of the compnay, Dan Cathy, is a raging homophobe and has contributed a lot of money and energy into anti-homosexual agendas. Maybe he's so freaked out about homosexuals from some long ago emotional trauma of having been teased for having a girl's name as his last name. Who knows? Who cares?

Because of his rampant homophobia and hate, people had begun a boycott of his business. Furthermore, mayors from around the country are condemning Cathy's hateful message and are considering denying him from opening stores in their cities.

This got the right wingers, who cannot pass up a good old fashioned snit, from raging their faux, selective outrage by gathering all the homophobes up for a good old hate chicken dinner.

Mary of Freedom Eden thinks this is great. In her opinion, it's about free speech and not about gay rights:
Americans are showing their support for the Bill of Rights and our basic freedoms by going to Chick-fil-A.

That has to really tick off the Leftists who believe in free speech only if it aligns with their own beliefs.
That's a rather ironic statement to make since she is condemning liberals for exercising their free speech.

The fact is both sides have a right to free speech.

Cathy can make all the homophobic and hateful comments he wants. Those that support his message of hate, bigotry and intolerance are free to eat at his restaurants.

And the sane people have a right to condemn him for his irrational hatred and to boycott his business in protest.

Heck, I'd boycott Chick-Fil-A too, but that would mean that I'd have to start eating their in the first place, and I'm just not into masochism.

But for pure hypocrisy, one has to see this post by "Lou" at the utterly misnamed Real Debate Wisconsin (emphasis mine):
Mayor Rahm Emmanuel of Chicago, and Mayor Tom Menino of Boston have both made threats to block expansion of the chain into their cities, based upon the CEO's opposition to gay marriage. No matter what your opinion of that particular issue, the idea that a government official could make your property rights conditional upon passing an ideological litmus test should scare the hell out of you.

Off the top of my head, I could think of three examples that the right wing nut jobs might try to use their ideology as a litmus test as conditions for property rights, where even old Lou might protest:
  • Building a mosque
  • Opening an adult entertainment store
  • Opening a group home for the disabled and/or mentally ill
Like I said, that was just off the top of my head.

What I find sickening and sad is that while these right wing nut jobs are moaning and groaning about people condemning Cathy's hateful attitude, they are complaining that this is somehow an infringement on his First Amendment right of Free Speech. The fact is that Cathy and his supporters are still free to say what they want, no matter how wrong it is.

But they don't bat an eye at Cathy using his wealth from his restaurants to try to actually squash the rights of homosexuals to live freely and as equals.

I'm sure they believe that all people are created equal, but in their hate-filled, bigoted eyes, some people are more equal than others.


  1. Gee, capper, you are not only a intolerant liberal but a fascist on top of it as well.
    Thanks for making us smarter, capper.

    1. Yes, because equality is sooooo oppressive, right, Dan? You might want to learn the meanings of words before you use them. Just a friendly tip.

  2. Yeah, and he's also a communist, muslim atheist. If people want to eat antibiotic riddled chicken served by underpaid workers in the company of slack-jawed morons with IQ's smaller than their belt size that's their own business. Freedom! Arghh.

  3. I just assumed all those people wanted to marry a chicken at chick fil a. I thought good for them, who am I to judge who a person wants to marry. I was wondering why they demand our approval to do it though (was I thinking of the chicken lovers, or the gays? I cant remember). Sometimes this is more about acceptance than rights.

    Does this mean Walker has the right to refuse some businesses from coming to our state? Or is that reserved only for the anti-business liberals?

    1. Walker does refuse some out of state businesses - those that don't grease his palm enough.

    2. Imustbearacist's logic is pretty foggy. Getting married has nothing to do with buying chicken. Maybe it's the Wild Turkey talkin', though.
      He seems to be a muscle car man...
      I've known plenty of gearheads, and the only muscle these yahoos never exercise is their brain. You don't get to do that, out in your garage, listening to Ozzy and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
      When you're up north, you can hang out with those good old boys at Lenz Trucks (they're buds with Ted Nugent).
      Then head over to the Cracker Barrel.
      Can' go to Denny's no more 'cause they don' have the old Sambo theme.
      Maybe Scott Walker could get O'Charley's to move up here.

    3. Nice try. I am assuming you are to "smart" to have any hobbies. Right?
      Let me explain the logic for those with a huge brain. If we can tolerate gay marriage then we certainly should be able to tolerate marriage to a chicken sandwich, love is love. But I assume you thought they were all homophobic because they like chicken right? Not to mention the owners right to have an opinion. But in your world he's probably buds with Ted Nugent too.
      The Z/28 isn't a muscle car, it's purpose built for road racing, Trans am to be precise.
      I loathe the typical nascar fan as much as you, but you do a better job of acting like one.

  4. Snit? Seriously, that is your entire demeanor here. One huge, rage filled snit. You need help.

  5. Sorry, actually gotta agree with Imustbe... and his few minions on this one. Not the boycott, we can not eat at any establishment we want for whatever reason we want. But I don't think municipalities should deny businesses for an ideological reason. Just don't. But if CFA is in a state with equality, and state laws demand that gay couples be covered by benefits as strait couples, then CFA would have to comply. They could decide if they wanted to have a franchise in that state or not.

  6. I dont agree with keeping them from opening a business either, no matter how looney the owner is. However I think Menino has a stronger leg to stand on than ole rahm.

    I find it hilarious when rahm tries to take a principled progressive stand...

  7. Chick-fil-A's corporate slogan appeals to their customers: "Eat mor chikin".
    They're a fan favorite down at NASCAR events.

  8. That Chick-fil-a guy is probably a big time closet-case queen like that Ted Haggard dude.

  9. I totally agree with Rahm, he should also close down every Mosque in Chicago, every Catholic church and damn it all just throw all those intolerant bastards out of that fair city. It's clear that gay marriage is a Chicago value. Let's just remember that Rahm was the Chief of Staff to our great President Obama, who up until a few months ago was "against" gay marriage. So before Obama converted was Rahm against the presidents values too???

    1. Rev. Louis Farrakhan is against gay marriage and supports killing Jews are those Chicago values?

  10. I see Danny-boy is using the "I'm rubber, you're glue ..." argument now.

    Still nothing original.