I am surprised by the pride folks demonstrate in their bigotry. Nothing seems to galvanize good people of majority status like the opportunity to pick on a minority group that has the audacity to vocalize dissatisfaction. Bigotry about sexual orientation operates on a continuum from "love the sinner" to "kills the gays." In the future, those who support denying basic civil rights to this minority group will be viewed in the same way decent people view those who supported denying civil rights to black people 50 years ago.
I don't suppose I can really relate either. I am a white, heterosexual male too. I use being an atheist, a former long-haired biker, and a Southern liberal as my small portal to understanding prejudice and minority status.
Re-re-reading my comment, I said in every state, the anti-equality side has lost. I had a brain raspberry there. In every state, the anti-equality side has won. Oops.
The nature of the human animal makes me leery of democracy
ok, so this only has a little to do with Chic Fil A, but it's an interesting piece on the culture wars:
It was sort of a familiar feeling to see people rally behind a cause, like a cancer treatment fund for a neighborhood kid. I was close to one of these lines, and it made me sick. I've never eaten at chick fil a. They have to realize that this will alienate not only gays and atheists, but xtians who are tolerant, and whoever is offended by their position. Not a wise move for the long run. I can't say how business will be in the future, but i have a feeling that if they start hurting, they will come out with some sort of apology.
i had a spicy chicken sandwich at Wendy's.
i used to eat at Chic Fil A quite a bit. i honestly wasn't aware of the extent of Cathy's views until the recent kerfuffle. i'm done with them, and i bet a lot of other people feel the same way. i think it will hurt them, as evidenced by their recent approval rating:
That is good to see Matthew. It baffles me how anyone in business could think it 'good' business to alienate any potential customers....