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

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
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    Yes : (249 votes)
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    No : (236 votes)
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  • Post # 543
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @redheadem:  I think we would all appreciate if you didn’t close the thread. 

    Post # 544
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Threads that reach this level of posts often have to be closed because it will clog up the system.

     

    Post # 545
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    Bee Keeper

    No one can possibly manage to know where every penny of their money goes. But that doesn’t mean that when you find out where your money goes you shouldn’t reevaluate if that’s a place you want it to end up. If everyone buried their head in the sand, we wouldn’t ever make progress. 

    Post # 547
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @Lt.Columbo:  I figured we’d have to make a new one eventually but having the OP close it just because we don’t agree with her seems petty. Not like that never happens around here. 

    Post # 548
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I do believe that a lot of people who have responded “no” are pro-gay marriage/rights.  The thing is they just don’t care enough to stop eating the chicken.  That’s  what it really boils down to.  Some people have straight up admitted it, some people are trying to rationalize or justify it, but it is what it is. 

    And I think most of us have done that to some extent in some area of our lives… we know something is wrong but we don’t care enough to change it.  Personally, I actually think that eating meat might be wrong, but I’m too lazy to do anything about it and I don’t want to give it up, so I just try not to think about it.

    Post # 549
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @EleanorRigby:  

    “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” – Elie Wiesel

    Best commencement speaker ever.

    Post # 550
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2020 - establishment theatre

    i refuse to give them a dime of my money…i have done research on organizations they help fund and support and some of them are out right hate groups whos entire mission is to rid the world of homosexuality by any means…including helping pass bills in other countries allowing executions of gays. when it comes down to it same sex marriage is a legal issue. NOONE has the right to deny rights to anyone. they have the right to marry just like i have the right to marry the person i love. there is a seperation of church and state, meaning laws CANNOT be made, or enforced based on a religious belief! so no matter your stance on the morality of homosexuality or same sex marriage it is a LEGAL ISSUE NOT A MORALITY ISSUE!!!! personally im a christian and i support the LGBT community. 

    Post # 551
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    @sweetpea87:  But see, that’s just what I mean. I’m not supporting hate groups. I’m eating Chick-fil-a. And I don’t actually like chicken that much. I like theirs.


    let’s just hope that one day you are not part of a persecuted group and someone makes such a selfish comment. i will pray pray pray that you have a gay child and then learn what it’s like to not be the majority.

    Post # 552
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    Honey bee

    @EleanorRigby:  I do understand what you mean. I eat some meat because I’m anemic, even though I know I’m contributing to global warming because of the excessive greenhouse gases that animal farming causes. I can justify that trade off, whether reasonable or not–> More greenhouse gases for my own personal health. Personally, I can’t justify me eating chicken in return for gays being put to death. I guess it’s just about what you can live with.

    Post # 553
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I didn’t even know what a Chick Fil A was, nor do I eat fast food restaurants or condone that industry at all.  On top of that, they are contributing part of their profits to what I consider to be, hate mongering organizations.  I would never give money to a company that funnels it to the KKK, and frankly, these religious right organizations that hate on gay people for fun make me equally sick.

    Post # 554
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @EleanorRigby:  That’s a good point. People tend to ignore animal rights and also ignore all the animal cruelty that happens to get meat on their plate. But I guess that’s a whole other thread on its own.

     

    Post # 555
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Yeah, just an analogy.  This thread demonstrates that a lot of people who are pro-gay marriage/rights, have weighed how important that issue is to them against how much they like Chick-fil-A, and Chick-fil-A came out on top.  You can try to sugarcoat it all you want, but it’s really that simple.  And I can’t even judge that too harshly when I think about some of the things in my life that I have done even though I knew they were wrong, purely for the sake of convenience/greed/laziness or whatever.

    Post # 556
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It is very frustrating to me that one side of this thread seems to view this as a black and white issue where there is clearly a “correct” choice.

    That isn’t the case here.

    Not even all gay people are against Chick-fil-a, even knowing their donation choices.  So if some homosexuals are fine with still being patrons of the restaurant, it is clearly not black and white.

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-823910

    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-823655?hpt=us_bn2

    Post # 557
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Maybe its indifference, perhaps its complacency, laziness or just the idea that them doing this one small thing wouldn’t make any difference anyway so why bother.  Whatever you want to call it, I think people need to realize that if we all sit around all the time and just don’t care about the plight of others, and don’t stand up for the rights of others, then nothing is ever going to change.  EVER.  If there weren’t women who at one point stood up and said “hey, we want to be heard, we deserve rights” then we wouldn’t have the right to vote or a lot of the other rights we have today.  If there weren’t people who thought “there’s nothing wrong with loving someone who happens to have a different skin color” there would still be a ban on interracial marriage.  People CAN and DO make a difference. 

     

    To me this has nothing to do with religion, or at least it shouldn’t.  It has to do with simple basic rights.  No one should be able to say that anyone else is less than they are and undeserving of all the rights everyone should have.  No one should be told they are a second class citizen and unworthy to make a lifetime commitment to the person they love.

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