Here’s the president of Chick-fil-A, Dan Cathy, publicly claiming to focus on his chicken business, not supporting hatred of gay people:
I’m keeping the main thing, the main thing. Chick-fil-A is about great food, great service and genuine hospitality for all.
But it’s not all Chick-fil-A is about, is it? It’s also about making money off gay hate, and supporting anti-gay hate groups. Here’s what he communicated to Rick Warren by phone yesterday. Warren stupidly tweeted the content of the conversation in a Twitter post, then took it down. But before it was taken down, it was captured by a gay rights group:
The president of Chick-fil-A, gloating over a hate-inspired day, even while formally claiming that he’s just focused on making chicken, is pretty obnoxious. What lovely Money Christians Dan Cathy and Rick Warren are.
Here are some gay flash-mobbers also voting with their dollars.
Too much animal protein isn’t all that good for you anyway. Maybe people should choose not to eat at Chick-fil-A for health reasons as well.
For a first-hand account by a lesbian employee of how the Chick-fil-A hate-in went on Wednesday, see here. Here’s a taste:
The people I work alongside kept going on and on about how powerful it was to be part of such a righteous movement, and how encouraged they were to know that there were so many people who agree with Dan Cathy. They went on at great length about how it was wrong not just for gays to marry, but to exist. One kid, age 19, said “I hope the gays go hungry.”
I nearly walked out then and there. . . .
That arrogance, self-righteousness, and desire for their opponents to suffer: that’s the least Christ-like attitude of all.
The cruelty directed toward gays–the ‘stuff it’ attitude–that Wednesday represented is what most gets to me as well.