Thursday, August 2, 2012

Worshiping the Intolerant Chick-fil-A as a Religious Pilgrimage (Updated)

I'm a Thief
I'm a Liar
There's My Church
I Sing in the Choir
- Pearl Jam, Do the Evolution

Chick-Fil-A is still a corporate bully. Dan Cathy came out and proclaimed proudly what many have known about Chick-Fil-A, that they are a group determined to undermine the basic liberties of Americans because the Bible says so.

I'm betting that Cathy and his Board made a conscious decision to broadcast their Gay Hate proudly as a Marketing Strategy. The company has gotten free advertising from Sarah Palin (Sarah's astonishing ignorance of the 1st Amendment was great reminder of her utter lack of ability to be VP), Rick Warren, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, Faux News, and thousands of conservative bloggers to trumpet their chicken sandwiches.

This is the same company who stole the "Eat More..." phrase from the VW Boys who had popularized the phrase "Eat More Possum" in the 1950's and then threatened Vermont artist and small business-man Bo Muller-Moore with multiple lawsuits for his "Eat More Kale" t-shirts.

And the Right has fallen into their hands faster than the 6 minutes it takes their deep-fryers to fry one of their signature chicken breast sandwiches. When people pointed and were upset by Chick-Fil-A's discriminatory bigotry right-wingers became mad because Liberals were shakin' their fists at god and all. Bigotry, Hatred and Intolerance are considered by right-wing buffoons to be okay but pointing out, ridiculing and boycotting them are the true crimes.

Chick-Fil-A as a business has the right to spend money on any campaign they wish. They do not have the right to discriminate aginst employees and customers. But, Mayor Rahm Emmanuel and Chicago Aldermen Proco "Joe" Moreno do not have the political power to restrict Chick-Fil-A from building a new franchise in Chicago just because they are rightly insulted by the rank bigotry and blinkered ignorance on display.

But, I'd make sure every application, zoning document, and building blueprint is double-checked for errors. Any violations of building code, failed health inspections, workplace harassment or discriminatory violations by refusing service should be investigated and if it found to be true should be used to sanction or close the fast-food joint.

Also if Aldermen Moreno wants to begin legal proceedings to have the proposed 1st Ward building site rezoned to not accommodate any commercial restaurant then he should. As long as it is done in accordance with the law.

But, it's already too late. This is just another front in dividing people with this issue. Dan Cathy knew precisely what he was doing, rallying the bigots around him by exposing and waving his religious bigotry for them to see. It's just so shameful so many hypocritical conservatives continue to deny basic freedoms and liberties to their fellow Americans.

See My Previous Post: Eat Less Chick-Fil-A Corporate Bully.

Hmm, I thought it was all about the Holy $$$.
"While we don't release exact sales numbers, we can confirm reports that it was a record-setting day," said Chick-fil-A's executive vice president of marketing, Steve Robinson, in a statement.
But, it also has become a pilgrimage site for the Religious Bigots in Office who never wanting to let a pious photo op go to waste let every one of their Zealous supporters know they partake of the Most Holy Chick-fil-A.


Kenneth Gibson said...

I didn't like what someone said, let's boycott them. At least a two year old needs to be touched before whining to mama.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Kenneth Gibson,

Your comment underscores a certain affected lack of caring.

Whom exactly is being childish here?

Dan Cathy with his lame "guilty as charged" line?

Chick-fil-A for spending millions to restrain Americans from their rights and liberties?

Homosexuals and "Chicken-Phobic" people for wanting everyone to have access to same freedoms?

Green Eagle said...

It is Chick-Fil-A's official policy that neither Jews nor Muslims can own a Chick-Fil-A franchise.

I agree that Mr. Cathy's views alone are not a just reason to deny Chick-Fil-A a chance to operate in their cities; however, this fact certainly does justify any political action to deny them permits to operate. This form of intolerance is simply unacceptable in this country, as far as I am concerned.

Patricia said...

I never eat that crap. I found out about their born-again B.S. years ago. Fast food is poison, especially their's and their disgusting preaching and moralizing. It reminds me of the Catholic church pedophile scandal. The most self-righteous people always seem to have some kind of nasty skeleton in their closet.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Green Eagle and Patricia,

And that's just it. They don't believe their bigotry is a nasty skeleton. Chick-fil-A's corporate management believes their scummy evil to be righteousness and thus they are inured from introspection and are sick of being set upon by the Homosexual Agenda.

But, marketing wise they've brilliantly sukced in the lizard-brain right-wingers.

Dan Cathy is akin to a scorpinfish, by merely opening his mouth he sucked in his prey...

the yellow fringe said...

sick-fil-a has never made a penny off me, no store in these parts, now they are a few days from opening a store near by, but their cash register will never feel my money.