Friday, July 27, 2012

Chikin or the Egg

Please understand three things.

First, I think Chick-fil-A makes a damn tasty chicken sandwich.

And the waffle fries.
Oh, the waffle fries!
Second, the answer to which Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy infamously responded "Guilty as charged" was not "Do you hate gay people?" It was "Do you support the biblical definition of a family?" Here's the link to the actual interview from Baptist Press, which I'm afraid a disproportionately small number of the people debating this controversy have actually read.

Wait, is reading gay?
I'm so confused.

Third, if you want to make an informed inference about how Cathy's words manifest themselves in his actions, you can read this article - published more than a year before the current brouhaha - outlining Chick-fil-A's donations to various organizations and causes as well as the company's pro-family policies. If you believe that link may contain bias, you can read this account on, or this one from conservative website (tagline: The Right News. Right Now. See what they did there?) I especially like the last article because it showcases both the left and the right spouting nonsense about this issue, which I feel is often beneficial in pushing people toward a non-idiotic centrist view.

If you want my opinion on the whole "Chick-fil-A is Anti-g-A" deal, it's this. I'm not buying more Oreos because of the Facebook pride cookie, and I'm probably not going to eet les chikin because of Cathy's conservative values. Frankly, I don't eat Oreos or Chick-fil-A very often, although I find them both delicious. They both consist of more calories than I wish to take in for more money than I wish to pay out. And when I do treat myself, I'm not doing it for ideological reasons either way. Usually I'm just pre-menstrual and craving a goodie.

The munchies are a bipartisan issue.
But I do like informed debate. So how about we all inform ourselves, and then debate? Kthx.

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