Chick-Fil-A Exposed

Cross-Posted at Not Your Average Feminist

I’ve sort of stayed away from this Chick-fil-a issue because I didn’t want to give it any more time than it deserved when there are tons of pressing queer issues I worry about on a day to day basis. But a recent article from Equality Matters has revealed some undeniable truths. You can find the whole article here, but I wanted to focus on one particularly fun tidbit of homopohbia:

Since 2008, Chick-fil-A has been a sponsor of All Pro Dad, a program created by the Tampa-based organization Family First, also known as the “Florida Family Council.” The Florida Family Council is an affiliate of the American Family Association, which has been designated as an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. [The Gospel According to Disney, 2004; SPLC, Spring 2005]

  • Chick-fil-A Sponsors All Pro Dad. [Chick-fil-A, accessed 2/4/11; Voice of Reason, No.3, 2005]
  • Family First Is Actually The Florida Family Council. [Trademarkia, accessed 2/4/11 and 2/4/11]
  • Florida Family Council is an Affiliate of the American Family Association [The Gospel According to Disney,2004];
  • SPLC designated the American Family Association an anti-gay hate group [SPLC, Spring 2005]

I highlight Chick-fil-a’s support of the American Family Association because they have a rather interesting campaign right now calling for the boycotting of Home Depot because the company is:

proud of their support for homosexual behavior. It set up a tent along the parade route, built a custom “gay pride float” on the bed of a company truck and waived the company’s dress policy by allowing employees to wear their Home Depot aprons, decorated with pro-gay buttons. If that wasn’t enough, Home Depot sent its official mascot to help promote the company’s homosexual activism.

I know I know, totally ironic that Chick-fil-a is complaining about being criticized and boycotted, particularly on college campuses, yet they are giving money to organizations that are doing the EXACT same thing. Taken from the American Family Association page again:

Over one-half million people have signed a pledge to boycott the Home Depot until it agrees to remain neutral in the culture and political war over homosexual marriage.

Everyone has the right to boycott whomever they wish to boycott…free speech…whatever. BUT I have to have a few words of advice for Chick-fil-a: Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it. And stop trying to hide the fact that you’re dishing it out, the queers have caught on. You’ve brought this boycott on yourself.

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