So… Chick-fil-A is anti-gay because something traditional Bible marriage (which I assume translates to: ewww boys holding hands is gross to my penis and that’s what’s important.)
This isn’t really news. At least I thought it wasn’t. I’ve never even eaten at a Chick-fil-A, or even lived near one until recently, and I knew about the WinShape Foundation and their love for ending the gays via charity. But now everyone knows.
And gay allies are boycotting Chick-fil-a. And conservatives are all fuck the obesity epidemic! Eat ALL the fried chicken! Because CHRISTIAN NATION!
What’s interesting to me, is that there’s been very little mention (that I’ve seen) about the charities, and a lot of focus on homophobic statements made by CFA’s president.
Which makes me wonder—how often do we concern ourselves with the privately held (even if not-so-privately-stated) beliefs of business owners?
Is it reasonable to avoid giving money to businesses for having owners, spokespeople, employees who disagree with your own beliefs? Do we have an ethical obligation to boycott businesses that hold such ideologies? Do you care at all as long as the money you are giving to the company isn’t directly used to promote their agendas? What are your consumer deal-breakers? Would you rather eat at Chick-fil-A or Pollos Hermanos?
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