August 1, 2012


I know I'm probably not supposed to share about this topic...because I'm a small-town business owner. If you share your opinions, people who don't agree with you will boycott your business. Right? Oh wait, that doesn't just happen in small towns anymore because the internet makes everywhere a small town.

The Chick-Fil-A issue. (In case you haven't heard, they donated upwards of $2 million to antigay groups in just one year. I'd say that is taking a stand against same-sex lifestyle, wouldn't you?) Now, that statement makes me cringe. And I bet at this point, you have no idea which statement I'm talking about, do you?

The fact that a large company, such as Chick-Fil-A, would donate money to support a group that is against an entire lifestyle. A way of life that really, when you get down to it, has not a damn thing to do with them. If you don't agree with same-sex marriage...then choose to marry a spouse of the opposite sex and let those who choose to marry someone of the same sex live...happily. They also support groups who are against couples (of opposite and same sex) who choose not to marry. It offends them that people can live together happily without getting married...even though, again- it has not a damn thing to do with them. I'm wondering when they're going to be against roommates too. 

It's not about boycotting a business, small or large, because of one man's (or woman's) opinion. It is about that business sending a portion of their profits to groups that I do not support. (So in a $5 is passing through the clerk's hands and into the treasurer at an antigay group.) I'm not saying that I'm boycotting Chick-Fil-A on purpose. It's not necessarily a total conscious thought on my part...I just all of a sudden, don't want chicken. I want a steak. ;-)


  1. That's exactly it. The company takes money from all people - all walks of life and all opinions - and makes a decision FOR those people to support various organizations (one that many of them may never ever choose to support on their own). That's definitely not okay, no matter how someone tries to justify it.

  2. I didn't know this about them sending all that money to antigay groups. WTF. That is weird!!! And fanatical. Now I see what the uproar is about. I had heard that the owner made a statement against gay marriage but I thought - oh well - opinions are like assholes ... This new insight for me just brings a whole new level to the subject. I don't like chick-fil a anyway because they use peanut oil. That isolates a whole other large (and growing) community of people with the epidemic peanut allergy. Bad business all around.