Skip to comments.Opinion: Choosing Chick-fil-A sandwich over human rights is wrong (Spew-tastic)
Posted on 09/22/2012 12:10:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
DALLAS Until Wednesday, SMUs SPECTRUM was planning on launching a 13-week boycott of the on-campus Chick-fil-A. As a member, I intended on participating in the boycott.
However, on Wednesday morning, the company announced that it has stopped donating money to anti-gay hate groups, such as the Family Research Council and Exodus International. The donations were the cause of the LGBT communitys ire this summer.
Chick-fil-A also issued a Who We Are internal memo declaring that its company tradition is to treat every person with honor, dignity and respect regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation or gender.
Obviously, this means that we succeeded. The LGBT community won this particular battle against institutionalized corporate bigotry by taking a firm and public stand against it. We won by educating our friends, recruiting our allies, and raising awareness. The nation-wide boycott of Chick-fil-A was a good idea, and it worked.
Now, in the wake of these events, we must reflect and consider how and if history will remember the past few months.
I fully supported the boycott effort. When Dan Cathys statements about marriage equality went public, I didnt think much of it; in fact I thought, of course theyre a Christian company. Although soon after, the fact that Chick-fil-a donated millions to hate groups who support conversion therapy and the criminalization of homosexuality was publicized, and I was overcome with anger.
Who died and made Chick-fil-A arbiter of the will of the Almighty? I asked myself.
I was further enraged when conservative hotheads Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin downplayed the issue at hand as a free speech debate and launched the infamous Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.
How demeaning, indeed, to obfuscate the facts of the issue, and advocate a company that financially supports the attempted subjugation of a minority.
Moreover, I felt alienated and betrayed when a friend or family member chose a sandwich over me. I felt pretty worthless to find out my value as a human being was less than $6 the cost of a combo meal.
Honestly, I didnt have very high expectations of Spectrums boycott at this predominately red university in this predominately red state. I figured we would bring attention to an ignorant and indifferent student population, and Id feel like I was being proactive. I would have considered changing one opinion a phenomenal success.
So when someone said to me that this intended boycott was pointless and petty, I knew it wasnt. It is never pointless and petty to voice ones opinion in a public forum. Thats the point of democracy. I respect this right for everyone. I even had a civil conversation with the religious protesters at Pride this past Sunday.
I understand that many people just werent as passionate about this issue as I was and thats their choice. Not everyone can be a bleeding heart.
What I want everyone to know is that gay people are simply people trying to live their lives as completely as anyone else. And no one neither Chick-fil-A, nor any other group or individual has a right to impede that.
Where is it in the Constitution is the right to give a homosexual any rights to stick his thing in any thing?
This is how dumb our college elites are.
No, no... it’s a human right to get a TAX BREAK and MEDICAL COVERAGE for having a steady sexual partner. That’s our latest human right. (Those of us who are single, apparently, may be penalized for our freedom.)
Listen, you twisted deviant, you can whine and play the victim all you want, but you're nothing but a mentally-diseased pervert who desperately wants approval of your sick acts so that you can feel better about yourself. And for the record, the only thing that's "demeaning" is two men messing with each other's filthy anal area and calling it love or marriage.
“WHO DIED AND PUT GAY PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF MORALS FOR EVERYONE?”
When SMU’s student association officially recognized its first gay and lesbian group (with funding) 20 years ago, it was evident then that the concept of “equality” meant political correctness run amuck.
according to the homasexulists, it’s perfectly OK for a private business to put up a sign in their window proudly denying to me my right to self defense by prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons; however, if that same business were to do so much as quietly show its support for groups that oppose homosexuality, these same homasexulists do everything short of declaring open war on them for being “violators of human rights”. It seems like a double standard to me which isn’t at all surprising but still worth pointing out. So, to put it all in perspective, the right of gay men to toss each other’s salads is sacrosanct now but the right to defend yourself against violent criminals is some kind of abomination. What the hell is wrong with this country?
SMUstands for Southern Methodist University. I wonder how John and Charles Wesley and George Whitefield would feel about this gentleman’s column?
If their idea of supporting human rights is to not buy a sandwhich from Chick-Fil-A they are some pretty sad individuals.
Maybe they should re-focus on female’s rights under Islam, Gay’s rights under Islam, other religion’s rights under islam, etc, etc, etc.
But no, they take the easy route.
Homos can self-actualize with civil unions. Traditional marriage is a God ordained institution. It doesn't need to be changed to please secular humanists.
seems this idiot has not figured out how that website was lying to them and CFA will give to whom they want.
Also what the hell is htis thing called a hate group, the only hate I see is by homosexuals who use NAZI thuggery to go after people, even a cake maker, a baker, a photographer, ice cream store
They mock, they attack, they boycott, they protest, they sue etc.and when all that does not work they get a job at that place and ten act up to get fired so they can sue again and claim discrimination.
Also we’re talking about people who like to get off in a very unhealthy unnatural way and because of how they have their sex they think they should be given special rights.
frigging sick perverts plain and simple
their sham marriage is all based on sturd poking and because they like ot have sex in that way they think we should accept their lifestyle and accept their agenda.
Not a frigging chance will I or my family
I certainly hope all FReepers are writing this person back. heh.
I’ve reached my breaking point and will tell this to ALL whom throw their sin in my face.
My line has been drawn...I dare those to cross it.
Standing-by with broom and shovel :)
Stab with the tip of the middle finger into the larynx at the sternal notch area and they will collapse puking and unable to breathe. Do it well, and it can occur in the middle of a crowd and no one will see shiite. Do it extremely well, and he’ll find out Jesus isn’t a myth...
Just a little dab will do ya
“Obviously, this means that we succeeded.”
Oh, brother. I’m suddenly reminded of the guy in charge of the gay student group on my campus back in college. He e proclaimed a particular day one week “wear blue jeans in support of LGBT rights day”, and the fact that a lot of college students actually wore blue jeans (imagine that, kids wearing jeans at a midwestern college in the middle of farm country) “proved” that he succeeded in drumming up support for gay rights on campus.
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We don;t hate the perverts we just refuse to allow them to dictate our society to us..... Deal with it.........
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