Friday, January 28, 2011

Would You Like Anything Else With Your Chicken Dinner?

by Dick Mac

We are all free to spend our money as we see fit (more or less). We can shop at any store we want, eat and drink at whatever establishment we like, and donate to the charities and political movements we support.

How we spend our money often says things about us (or not). A person who puts money in the basket at Our Lady of Perpetual Help church is assumed to be a Catholic. A person who shops at Old Navy can probably be safely assumed to be shopping for a child, or to be an adult with absolutely no sense of style. A person who buys food at McDonald's can be assumed to have little regard for their health and well-being. A person who spends money in a barroom every night might be assumed to be an alcoholic. Some of these assumptions are ridiculous exaggerations and some are probably spot on.

When we spend our money in a store owned by a company that takes a public position against our well-being, we are saying we don't care about ourselves, or those who suffer at the hand of such an organization.

The fast-food chain Chic-fil-A is owned by a man who uses those profits to fund the WinShape Foundation. The WinShape Foundation uses the money it gets from the man who gets his money from the profits of Chick-fil-A to support conservative political groups that work hard to deny American taxpayers equal rights under the laws of the land.

The WinShape Foundation and Chick-fil-A want the government to enact and enforce laws that prevent homosexuals from enjoying life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Groups like the Nation Organization of Marriage, Focus on the Family, the Pennsylvania Family Institute, and other national and international organizations who use their money and influence to peddle a conservative religious movement against the civil rights of homosexuals, receive money from every super chicken delight meal sold at Chick-fil-A.

This is not some tenuous, esoteric, complicated connection; it is a direct line from the profits of Chick-fil-A to the global persecution of homosexuals.

Perhaps we should all consider whether or not Chick-fil-A is a company we want to support.

Thanks to Michael A. Jones, at for his article "Yes, Chick-fil-A Says, We Explicitly Do Not Like Same-Sex Couples"

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