Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day

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I haven’t posted in awhile and I apologize for that.  I am here to talk about what happened yesterday because it seems that people were/are very confused and/or ignorant about the facts in the case of “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.”

You may have noticed that people are outraged that gay people have the audacity to boycott this Christian Atlanta based fast food giant.  People aren’t aware of all the facts, they judge us before they know what’s happening because the media is not telling them what is happening.  They are just telling you that we are evil for hating Chick-Fil-A and that we are all heathens for boycotting a Christian company because they spoke out against gay marriage.  That’s not the whole story.

You have to understand that gay people aren’t upset over their opinion because we expect them to say they are against gay marriage because they are a Christian company.  The thing that was upsetting to us was that they have spent nearly $5 million dollars on anti-gay causes and then made the statement that they are “guilty as charged.”  That was what fueled this whole thing.  Take a look at this.

If you don’t see why we are so outraged by this, then I really don’t know what else to say.  Exodus International alone is enough to piss us off because they took that money and they weren’t even able to do what they said they were doing.  They apologized to gay people for what they did AND they left their wives because THEY WERE GAY!  They took your money to convert gay people to straight and it was all for nothing.

Not convinced?  Take a look at this article from The Advocate.  Chick-Fil-A Donates $2 Mil to Antigay Groups.  They donated $2 million in 2010, they also donated $2 million in 2009.  Do you really think this is all about our religious bigotry now?  Why is a restaurant spending so much money to fund hate?  I mean, isn’t religion supposed to be about love and doing what Jesus would do (WWJD)?  Do you think Jesus Christ would approve of such behavior coming from a Christian based fast food restaurant?  No, I don’t think he would.

Thanks to Mike Huckabee for (allegedly) lying to his viewers by not giving them these facts when he told them that there should be a Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day which spawned this “Top 50 Homophobic Chick-Fil-A Tweets (with images).”

I think that I’ve seen and heard enough hatred in my 42 years from being bullied by my step-father and sister, school bullies and other homophobic people in my life that I am no longer shocked, but some of those tweets shook me to the core.  I mean I was literally shaking and my stomach was in knots.  Take a look.

  • Love chick fil a, even more so now that they hate fags. Thank gawd i can eat my chicken without the risk of getting aids!
  • I want some Chick-Fil-A, I also want some faggots to die
  • If I was Chick Fil A’s owner, I’d be happy that gay ppl protesting nshit. I wouldn’t want them filthy HIV+ fags eating my good chicken.
  • Stfu about chickfila if your a fag you shouldn’t go out in public, its just a successful business doing it the right way
  • If any body sees fags kissing in front of Chick-fil-a please feel free to hit them with you car.

Those were all that I could stomach before I had to stop reading the rest.  That last person told people to murder gay people with their car if they see them kissing in front of a Chick-Fil-A.  Is this how Jesus would want you people to talk?  I don’t think so.  What would Jesus do in this situation?  I think he would ask for all of the facts before he made a decision and I think he would side with the gay people on this.  He certainly wouldn’t condone murdering someone.  It is in the 10 commandments “Thou shall not kill.”  There is a passage about killing people for working on the sabbath, you don’t see people tweeting to kill people for working on Sunday do you?  No because it is illegal to murder people.

African American people fought for their freedom when they were slaves.  Women fought for their equality and the right to vote.  African Americans and Caucasion people fought for their rights to marry and that is all we are trying to do.  We just want a piece of paper giving us the same rights that heterosexual people have so that we can visit our life partners in the hospital and so we can bury them when they die and not be kicked out of our own houses because their family doesn’t recognize our relationship as being valid.

Someone posted a comment today saying that someone said that “Gay people have all the same freedoms that straight people have.  They have the freedom to marry the OPPOSITE sex if they want to.”

Put yourself in our situation.  Let’s say the roles were reversed and it was that gay people were normal, but straight people were the ones who didn’t have the right to marry.  Would you marry someone of the same sex just because you could?  No, because you would want to be with your spouse, not someone of the same sex.  Tell me you wouldn’t be fighting for what we are fighting for.  Tell me that your wife or your husband would be ok if you left them for someone of the same sex because it was more accepted.  You wouldn’t be ok with it, so why should we be ok with being forced to marry someone of the opposite sex when we aren’t straight?

Next time someone tells you that gay people are only whining about something stupid and insignificant, get the facts before jumping on the bandwagon and calling for the murder of a group of people simply because you don’t agree with how they were born.

My hope is that one day humanity will finally be able to evolve so that there is no more hatred among humanity.  I don’t mean to sound like a hippy, but I’m going to.  Why can’t we all just find peace and stop this fighting?  With peace there will be no more war and everyone can finally love their fellow man the way Jesus had intended it to be in the first place.  In the words of Rodney King may he rest in peace “Why can’t we all just get along?”

Sources: Images were taken from different sources, top one being http://imgur.com/lNItY and Chick-Fil-A $5 Mil chart from Say “NO” to Anti-Gay “Chick-Fil-A” on Facebook.

Update: I didn’t add it before because I didn’t research it enough, but I found an article that has more information about Chick-Fil-A Profits Are Supprting ‘Kill the Gays’ bill in Uganda.  Apparently in 2010, the Family Research Council spent $25,000 lobbying U.S. Congress to NOT condemn Uganda’s ‘Kill the Gays’ bill.  Chick-Fil-A donated $2 million towards these hate groups in 2009 and another $2 million in 2010 to FMC, which is where they got that money to spend on allowing a country to kill their own people based on how they were born.  Disgusting!