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 Post subject: Crispy-chicken-goodness boycott? And no more Jeebus...
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:28 am 
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So, recently, Chick-fil-A came out of the closet *snicker,snicker* (as people are calling the official-izing of their homophobic anti-gay marriage stance), and, as a result, an increasing amount of people are boycotting their fried-chickeny-goodness, even in places as conservative as Kentucky and Arkansas.

I'm kind of on the fence; I feel like I really want to boycott it out of principle, but I don't go there that often anyhow, so it's a back-burner thing for me--fast food, in general, makes me (literally) sick. I think the issue is silly: yes, the owner of the company is a dogmatic bigot who gives as much money as is feasible for him to towards anti-gay (marriage) groups, but what about the average worker for his company? Many of my friends worked there their senior year, or through college, and they were generally treated well. Is it fair to punish them for their [censored] of a boss?

Anyway, anyone else banning/binging Chick-fil-A? Don't take this too seriously, either way.

Oh, and in case tl;dr, or you just prefer moving pictures with sound over reading, here's Cenk and the gang making light of the issue, as well:

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 Post subject: Re: Crispy-chicken-goodness boycott? Meh..why not?
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I'd never even heard of chick-fil-A

So I don't care.


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I'm still going to eat at chick-fil-a.....their stance on gay's does not effect their chicken.

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Why the hell would a chicken-based corporation take a stance on any political situation or ideas? You're going to make a lot of people mad, obviously.

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I'd never even heard of chick-fil-A

So I don't care.

*stares blinkingly at your blasphemy* You've never heard of Chick-fil-A....


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Yea that is kinda weird cam.

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House of the Wolf wrote:
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I'd never even heard of chick-fil-A

So I don't care.

*stares blinkingly at your blasphemy* You've never heard of Chick-fil-A....

You dun heard him right.

I've heard the name before, but for fried chicken over here on the West Coast, we have KFC and Popeye's.

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California's got....*googles* 42 of them (as of 2011). You live out in the desert, Cam?

And Frosty... I'm aghast. Aghast! I tell you!

Me thinks I needs to sleep this off. (j/k...I gotta go to work in the morning..like a square)


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Why the hell would a chicken-based corporation take a stance on any political situation or ideas? You're going to make a lot of people mad, obviously.



the owner is a serious and maybe senciere christian. he owns thousands of stores all closed sunday. he tries to promote family values. i like that when my wife had a 3 year old and a 1 year old and stopped there, they offered cheerios to the baby(no cost) and carry the food to the table for people with kids.

he lives his values, that bothers a lot of people.

side note, the food is good enough i don't care.


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I believe gay and lesbian people have the right to do what they want. That said I can't boycott everthing that doesn't agree with them. I'll still go to Chick-fil-A, I like the food. Sorry, for excepting his right to have an opinion as well.

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I'll continue having never heard of them (Outside the internet) to show my support to the LGBT community.

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Why the hell would a chicken-based corporation take a stance on any political situation or ideas? You're going to make a lot of people mad, obviously.



the owner is a serious and maybe senciere christian. he owns thousands of stores all closed sunday. he tries to promote family values. i like that when my wife had a 3 year old and a 1 year old and stopped there, they offered cheerios to the baby(no cost) and carry the food to the table for people with kids.

he lives his values, that bothers a lot of people.

side note, the food is good enough i don't care.

Sound a bit like the owners of In-N-Out Burgers here on the West Coast.

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I need to go find my nearest Chick-fil-a... for the chicken of course... not in support! *eyes move shiftily*

In all honesty, good for the owner to show his belief, but I'm not quite approving on if he makes it the entire companies stance, positions on such subject is really a personal decision.

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I boycott them simply because they don't have vegetarian options. What's with all the chicken?!

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I boycott them simply because they don't have vegetarian options. What's with all the chicken?!

And what's with all the burgers in Burger KIng?

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And the MCs at McDonalds!

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And don't forget Dairy Queen serving milk products, how dare they!

[/offtopic] I can't say that I've ever actually had Chick-fil-a, KFC is closer.

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And subs at Subway?!!! Restaurants are all prejudice against diversity, lets boycott.

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...[/offtopic] I can't say that I've ever actually had Chick-fil-a, KFC is closer.

Closer in terms of local proximity. What KFC sells is nowhere near what most folk call 'chicken'.
I swear: I will never eat at a KFC in any metropolitan location, due to the risk that they may very well be serving breaded pigeons.

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And subs at Subway?!!! Restaurants are all prejudice against diversity, lets boycott.

One summer a few years back, Rubio's tried to stretch out their menu with something called an "All-American Burger Taco"... :|

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I plan on eating there tomorrow, it's good stuff.


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Boycott them now? You should all be boycotting the fast food industry anyway.


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I'd never even heard of chick-fil-A

So I don't care.

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Never heard of them. As a result I don't go there anyway.

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If the owner of Chickers is willing to take the hit to his bottom line in order to make a political statement, more power to him. Conservative blowhard gets to feel self-righteous, boring, busybody activists get to feel self-righteous, and superior Southern chicken shacks like Zaxby's receive marginally more patronage. Capitalism, freedom of speech, and chicken grease: three great tastes that taste great together.

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I've never eaten there because I'm not a chicken person in general and it doesn't really bother me what their stance is. I smell a marketing sham somewhere around here! Probably just trying to attract business, or at least media attention (free advertising!)


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