Chick-Fil-A: I Still Plan On Eating There
"Chick Fil A Slams Gay Marriage!"
"Chick Fil A's Delicious Sandwiches Are Deep-Fried In Hate!"
"Chick Fil A: Against Gay Marriage!"
I saw these headlines all over the internet. My first thought? "God, how fucking stupid!". Really. That was my first thought! How can a franchise that employs thousands to make their delicious food be anti-gay?
I was curious. Was I - a bisexual woman - supporting someone who hated me?
Now, here is a direct quote of what Dan Cathy said:
"We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that. "We operate as a family business ... our restaurants are typically led by families; some are single. We want to do anything we possibly can to strengthen families. We are very much committed to that," Cathy emphasized. "We intend to stay the course," he said. "We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles."
Personally, I feel that if someone takes comfort in religion (which I really don't understand), wants to strengthen families, and his different viewpoints, they have the right to do that in this country. It's sad to me that a community who advocates love and acceptance would be so hostile towards someone who is different. Sure, that's what we have been fighting against for many years. But, freedom of speech applies to everyone. There is nothing hateful in what was said.
Alright, guys, this is beyond stupid. Really, there are much bigger issues than whether or not you should eat at Chick-Fil-A. I refuse to applaud anyone who shoves their views in someone else's face about where they should eat. Yes, that is how stupid this is. Was what Dan Cathy said smart? No. Was it called for? No. Does that mean that all of his employees and everyone else in his franchise feels the same way? Hell no! Keep in mind that I identify as a bisexual woman and live in the Bible Belt. I'm pretty convinced that most of my relatives think that I'm going to Hell. But, you know what? I'm nothing but fine with that. My lifestyle, who I am sexually attracted to, and what I do with my body are my own business. Am I shamed by my sexuality? Not at all. Am I proud of my sexuality? Well, just as much as one can be.Continued on the next page