Well, fuckity fuck fuck fuck. I love free speech. It allows me to say (and type) the quirkiest things when I feel like it, and it allows others to do the same which (in my opinion) makes it easier to spot the assholes. For example, Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy is an ignorant human being. Thanks to free speech in the good ol’ U. S. of A. it has been made easier to spot him (and people like him) for what he is.
it’s the suppression of the word that gives it the power, the violence, the viciousness. -Lenny Bruce
I support Dan Cathy’s right to free speech and I don’t think anyone should boycott Chick-fil-a over his comments. Period.
Dan’s a person (and an obviously closed minded asshole.)
Chick-fil-A is a company.
For those of you riding recent events down the road of “I’m not going to eat at Chick-fil-A” anymore, you’re actually a little late to the party. I haven’t eaten there in a couple of years because I discovered that they (the company) took money I was giving them for chicken sandwiches and then giving it to groups that fought against marriage equality.
I’m not a fan of my money being used for such things.
I’m also not a fan of companies spending money to force their political beliefs on me that I’m not on board with – hence, I don’t give them my money.
Regarding Chick-fil-A in particular, you should read this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-badash/chick-fil-a-5-reasons-it-isnt-what-you-think_b_1725237.html
Steve Jobs cleverly avoided these pitfalls by making sure Apple never made charitable donations. My business partner and I will use Green Mustard Entertainment to raise money from time to time – but we limit it to non-politically minded groups like Give Kids the World because (as it has been so bluntly put) “you can’t argue about sick kids.”
Chick-fil-A uses money you spend on waffle fries to actively hurt the privileges afforded to other human beings living in our country in a discriminatory fashion. If you buy food there and you KNOW this information then, well, you’re the proverbial “guard at Nuremburg.” Kudos to you.
God bless Dan Cathy and Freedom of Speech. Without him (and it) so many more of wouldn’t now know what thousands of us have known for a couple of years now: Chick-fil-A sucks.