Ahhh, the puns are aplenty with this title, I'm satisfied. So, I'm going in with the assumption that the American posters already know what's going on, so I'm just gonna give a quick recap for any EU or Aussie friends who don't know what's happening in regards to Gay Rights vs. Chick-Fil-A.
Essentially the CEO for Chick-Fil-A is staunchly against Gay Marriage. Wrath of God upon us for questioning his definition of marriage, yadda yadda. As a result, a lot of people are mad about this and are actively boycotting Chick-Fil-A (oh, if you don't have those they make chicken sammiches, and goddamnit its tasty chicken!). It is also very well documented that Chick-Fil-A donates millions of dollars each year to Anti-Gay Hate Groups. The mayors of Chicago, Boston, and.. San Francisco(?) have all told the company they can take their business elsewhere. Also, right now, as I'm typing this, my college's student body is actively debating about whether we should remove the Chick-Fil-A on our campus given we are a LGBT friendly community.
On the flipside, those who support Chick-Fil-A claim that saying "You can't have your business here because we disagree with your beliefs" is against the 1st Amendment. Its one of those stupid debates that gets really murky one way or the other but, hey this is Kugu and I figured maybe this could turn out to be an interesting discussion. Oh and don't forget to be civil because we don't wanna upset Vinata.
[spoiler=Below is what I posted in regards to my colleges internal debates about removing the restaurant from our campus... its kinda wordy sorry]I'm torn on this, I really am. I've actually sat here for about 30 minutes trying to piece together my thoughts on this.
On the one hand we have a CEO and a company that actively states a close-minded and intolerant viewpoint like its something to be proud of, lest we unleash the wrath of God! Said company also donates millions of dollars to anti-Gay groups across the country, whereas <college> (in my opinion) prides itself on being an extremely friendly campus to the LGBT community. I should also mention that I support Gay Marriage.
On the other hand we're literally considering burning a company at the stake because its CEO is close-minded. You all do realize how many CEOs are incredibly close minded or just outright stupid right? Does this mean we should suddenly never support any Republican/Christian establishment (generally speaking here, sorry its 4AM) because we disagree with their views? You can't tell me that isn't a tad ridiculous.
There are only two things I know to be true here, Gay Marriage is going to happen, and Chick-Fil-A sandwiches are tasty. Anything past that is in murky water at best and honestly needs to be thought out more instead of a knee-jerk reaction.
If you personally don't want to support Chick-Fil-A, that's fine, don't. No one can blame you or say you're doing anything wrong by boycotting them. Hell I myself already plan on only eating there sparingly as a result of all of this (seriously fake Facebook accounts to try to defend your viewpoints?) Outright forcing them to leave campus though? I'm sorry, part of me just can't support that, it doesn't seem right... even if the company in question has a CEO with viewpoints I personally can't stand.[/spoiler]
Also if the mods would prefer this be merged into the Sexism/Misandry thread because its not worthy of being its own thread that's understandable. In reality I think this entire thing is stupid, but stupid shit tends to be interesting to talk about.