(Closed) Spinoff – will you boycott chick fil a?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: ?
    Yes : (249 votes)
    51 %
    No : (236 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 528
    Member
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Roe:  Puzzlement, along with mind numbing frustration and despair.

    Post # 529
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    1115 posts
    Bumble bee

    @UpstateCait:  “So, are you saying that you’re against marriage equality?”

    Through days and days of Internet arguments, I’ve learned that usually when someone says that they don’t care, there’s a sad answer to this question. 

    Post # 530
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @DeadlyNightshade:  Yea, I figured just didn’t want to speculate but since apparently I won’t be getting an answer, I’m just going to assume that it’s a yes. 

    Post # 531
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @UpstateCait:  Yep.  The complete and utter lack of empathy of some bees on this is KILLING me.  The very thing that we are here for, the thing that we pour our hearts into and get so excited for, is being summarily denied to others for NO logical reason.  How does that not register???

    Post # 532
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    5399 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I keep reading this and I don’t even have anything to say. Except that our world is a disgusting place. 

    What if we replaced gay in this situation with obese? If a company was donating to hate groups who wanted to execute obese people. I bet people would feel all kinds of different.  Really, I don’t think people would be saying “let’s focus on something that really matters” if it affected them personally. 

    Post # 534
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m honestly completely horrified at the fact that 49% of you either care more about chicken than the rights of your fellow humans, or just don’t care enough to even figure out why it’s actually a problem (hint: no one is trying to take away anyone’s right to free speech, and not being able to hold everyone accountable doesn’t mean everyone gets a free pass!!!!! What if the criminal justice system worked that way???)

    It hurts a little in my chest every time I think about being surrounded by so many people who have so little respect and compassion for each other. You bees who support Chick-fil-a or don’t have a problem with them, have all the free speech you want, but your (and their) right to free speech doesn’t remove the consequences of that speech. 

    Post # 535
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2024

    There are no Chick Fil A’s around here but I voted that I would boycott.

    Post # 536
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @Redheadem- That argument is illogical.  If you saw a person dying and could save them would you say “well I can’t save all the dying people so I’m not even going to bother.” 

    Post # 537
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @redheadem:  The all or nothing mentality makes no sense. No progress would ever be made if we all thought that way. And if you do think that way, why not make an effort to find out where all your money goes instead of saying “can’t! oh well! chicken, please!” Thats lazy on a lot of levels.

    Closing the thread because the discussion isn’t going the way you wanted when you opened it? Love when bees do that.

     

    Post # 538
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @EleanorRigby:  Agreed! Seriously, that argument can’t hold a drop of water. 

    Post # 539
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @redheadem:  i kinda think its just getting where it needs to be. we have gotten to the real issue of what a boycott of CFA is about, and now the discussion of whether or not people will partake can have some weight to it. what’s tripping it up is all the people hopping in who havent read through and are making the same “chicken is good and i heart free speech” comment over and over again.

    i would be happy to hear any logical, well thought out arguments on the bottom line of this post: chik fil a uses its profits to donate to groups which actively discriminate/advocate violence against gays. if people continue eating there out of religious beliefs or apathy, or dislike of a certain group, that is their stance to defend and explain. so far no one on that end has done a very good job for me.

    Post # 540
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @sweetpea87:

    “It was just chicken a year ago when none of you knew about the donating, and it’s still just chicken.”

    ACTUALLY I’ve been boycotting them for three years.  Nice try.

    “Every restaurant I go to does things in their community to support children”

    That’s a blantant lie.  Thanks for playing, though.

    Post # 541
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @bostongirl27:  I know! It felt like we were getting there a couple times, but then the poster would leave. I’d really like to hear an argument against that that holds water.

    Post # 542
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @redheadem:  First of all, the assumption that no one who voted no is against marriage equality is absurd – there are definitely some bees who are!  I don’t agree with them, obviously, but lets not pretend they don’t exist. 

    Secondly:

    All I can say is that until I know where every penny I spend ends up, or I live on a self-sustaining commune, I’m not going to stop shopping at one place. I don’t feel comfortable holding one company accountable without holding others accountable.

    If that is your choice, that is your choice.  Do I find it to be logical?  Not one bit.  No one is asking you to do extensive due diligence on every purchase.  As far as treating businesses equally, you might be better served to worry that much about whether PEOPLE are being treated equally.  Like gays and lesbians.  Because they are not.

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