Friday, August 3, 2012

Crying Fowl

I never thought Chick-Fil-A would still be in the headlines after their owner/founder S. Truitt Cathy denounced homosexuals and same sex marriage. Boy, was I wrong.  Everyday between the Olympic spoilers, comes news of boycotts and boycotts of boycotts at Chick-Fil-A stores around the country.

First, the insane denouncement by a devout "Christian" founder/owner of Chick-Fil-A.  Then, mayors in Chicago, Boston, and other cities announced that they don't want Chick-Fil-A franchises in their neck of the woods.  New York City mayor disagree with his big city mayors.  I actually agreed with NYC Mayor Bloomberg.  Let the people determine if they want to support a corporation that is openly homophobic. I really thought that was the end of it, but no.  

This story has legs. Why, you may ask?  Well, because nothing gets people out and standing in line for a fast food chicken sandwich than supporting a devout "Christian" and his right to free speech. I am disgusted by the distortion   of the right to free speech.  This isn't about free speech. This is about people by the masses supporting a man who supports their ignorant point of view.  I believe that from the bottom of my soul.  If Truitt Cathy had said racist statements or anti-semitic statements, the lines would be very short at your nearest Chick-Fil-A, but nothing gets people out in force than the threat to their "family values."  If they would all be honest, I'd respect the people more standing in line.  Don't use the right to free speech to support your underlying fears and ignorance.  Don't do it.  

I am always shocked, even after all this time, that people still use Christ to defend hate.  It's so un-Christ like.  So for all you people standing in line, which in and of itself is hilarious for a chicken sandwich, be honest when the roving reporter asks you why you are there. Better yet, be honest with yourself. Yes, you are homophobic.

Sidebars:  The Olympic coverage is such a travesty. It's impossible not to hear who won before NBC manipulates the prime time viewing. That Aly Raissman didn't get to win a bronze in a tie is a disgrace.  The IOC has made some bizarre rule changes that have diminished the Olympic glow. One more week to go. Track and Field is supposed to start today and there are torrents of rain in London.  How will that work out for NBC?  Maybe they will go back and show us the Russian gymnast who had a catastrophic fall in her floor exercise which made way for Team USA to win gold....They have it. They didn't show it.  They wanted to create false suspense.  Grrrrr. A huge congratulations to Gabby Douglas!!!  Do you think there will be a new birther movement to take her gold medal? Hot and steamy in NYC this weekend.  What about where you are? Happy weekend!

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