Conservative Media vs. Chick-fil-a | Hotspots! Magazine

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Strike up the band and start the parade, ladies and gentlemen and those who identify somewhere in between or beyond. Chick-fil-A has gone gay! Weve done it. At long last, weve broken the anti-LGBTQ spirit and will of Chick-fil-As philanthropic arm. From here on out Chick-fil-A will only be donating to Homosexual Agenda, a 501(c)(3) that seeks to make everybody both transgender and/or lesbian, gay, bi or pansexual. In addition, HA will ensure that the only political figure children learn about is Harvey Milk, though the idea Abraham Lincoln was gay will be included in the curriculum.

Wait a minute, Im being told that I may have my facts mixed up. It appears that there the so-called homosexual agendais just a general desire to be recognized and treated as equal and worthy human beings and not a 501(c)(3) organization. Ooof, thats going to hurt me at tax time. Oh, and Chick-fil-A hasnt gone gay after all.

You can forgive me for thinking that Chick-fil-A had done something very drastic when it came to their charitable giving. Im old enough to remember when Chick-fil-A gave money to anti-LGBTQ organizations like the odious Family Research Council. Progressives were angered while anti-gay conservatives literally lined up around the block to show their anti-LGBTQ solidarity by buying and eating chicken sandwiches with two pickles on a toasted butter bun. Im also old enough to remember that Chick-fil-A stopped giving money to groups like FRC. That was in 2012.

Well lo and behold, Chick-fil-A has still been giving money to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Salvation Army, two groups that are against marriage equality and have been accused of discriminating against LGBTQ people in hiring. And so Chick-fil-A received criticism from LGBTQ people and allies. And now Chick-fil-A has announced that it isnt going to give money to either group anymore. Coincidence?

Honestly, maybe? I mean, its possible that Chick-fil-A has been watching a lot of “Queer Eye” and has had a change of heart. But its also possible that they just decided to put their money and focus somewhere else? Regardless, people on the right are freaking out.

Rod Dreher, an editor at The American Conservative, is one of them. He wrote a piece titled Chick-fil-A Surrenders To LGBT Bullieson The American Conservative website which begins with, This is a sad day. Even though Chick-fil-A is hugely profitable, it still capitulated to progressive bullies.

Dreher is, of course, entitled to his feelings so if he wants to feel sad then I wont try to diminish that. But I have a problem with the insinuation that a hugely profitablecompany is exempt from public pressure or just basic decency due to its wealth. I also dont appreciate being called a bully simply for insisting on my full humanity and refusing to capitulate to anyone who sees me as less than. I also do not give a pass to being anti-LGBTQ based on religion.

So apparently that means Dreher despises me. Ive got to give him some credit for not hiding behind that love the sinner hate the sinbullshit. Hes just flat out, I hate you.Cool cool.

I despise the LGBT bullies, but Im not letting Chick-fil-As leadership off the hook,he writes, calling them cowardsand accusing them of gutless surrender.

And its a lesson to all of us,he warns. The LGBT lobby, and their progressive allies, will never, ever leave you alone. Never.

Never ever ever? True. There is no amount of discrimination and hatred that we will or have to tolerate.

Anyway,Dreher continues, shame on you, Chick-fil-A. You had no reason to capitulate. You have successfully resisted the mob for years, and built a booming business in spite of it! But capitulate you did.

I would like to take a moment to remind everyone that Chick-fil-A is a fast-food restaurant, not the American Embassy, not a hospital, not a military base. They sell sandwiches and fries. They dont save lives or protect this country.

I am reminded of the, Sir, this is an Arbyspunchline used so often on Twitter. A great example is its use by Alexandra Petri (follow her at @petridishes) as a response to a Brett Kavanaugh quote regarding his insane behavior before the Senate.

I propose that we use, This is a Chick-fil-Ain response to the crazy ramblings of folks like Dreher.

Dreher: The homosexuals are taking over and ruining our freedom and will never, ever leave me alone!

Employee: Sir, this is a Chick-fil-A. And you need to leave.

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