Want to Support Homophobia and Hate? Eat Chick-Fil-A!

A few days after posting  Amy Stinnett’s great piece on Chic-fil-A’s anti-gay donations last month, I noticed a facebook post in which the mostly gay responders were making fun of those of us who have decided to boycott the chain.

“What’s the big deal?” one commenter wrote, “Where do they expect us to eat? Besides, Chick-Fil-A is so yummy…”

I resisted the urge to comment, but I couldn’t help but wonder if those defending the company would just as happily donate their money to the KKK or some other white supremacist group while they are at it.

I wouldn’t bet my money against it.

Now it appears that, after years of operating inside the Boise State Student Union Building, the fascist fast food chain has even bigger plans for Idaho.

The chain’s first stand alone restaurant in the Gem State open’s next week in Ammon, near Idaho Falls.  But that’s not all.  According to the Idaho Statesman, Chick-Fil-A plans on building a restaurant on Broadway at the soon-to-be closed Perkins restaurant location on Broadway in Boise as well. “Applications submitted to the city of Boise propose demolishing the Perkins building there and opening a Chick-Fil-A drive-through restaurant,” the paper reported earlier this week.

According to Infotainment,“Chick-fil-A’s charitable arm, the WinShape Foundation, has been particularly active in the fight against marriage equality. They’ve hosted conferences with some of the leading opponents of gay marriage in this country. A higher up at WinShape has even praised the efforts of anti-gay activist David Blankenhorn for working against marriage equality, and for articulating a solid reason why American culture should reject same-sex couples.”

The homophobic madness doesn’t end there. An “email correspondence that Good As You has shared on their blog, where the WinShape Foundation’s Retreat Center — a center run by the charitable arm of Chick-fil-A — admits that they have a severe distaste for LGBT people,” reports Infotainment.

We already knew that the restaurant gave millions to fascist organizations like Focus on the Family, Exodus International and others, but to so blatantly show they support hate, should at the very least, raise a red flag among those of us in the LGBTIA community, even if their food is, “so yummy.”

(The guys over at Guy Dads have put together a pretty good list of anti-gay businesses, if you are interested. It’s a bit dated. Target, for example, isn’t on it, but it’s a good list to start from.)


3 Responses to Want to Support Homophobia and Hate? Eat Chick-Fil-A!

  1. Jim says:

    Fuck you, you anti-Christian bigot. Take your hate and put it in your ass.

    I will be eating at Chic-Fil-A today and frequently in the future. Keep your hate filled ass out of the vicinity. Your kind aren’t welcome.

  2. Pingback: Taste the Hate: Chick-Fil-A opens in Twin Falls « The Idaho Agenda

  3. Pingback: Has Chick-Fil-A ceased its anti-gay donations? « The Idaho Agenda

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