wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,

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Obligatory (un)seriousness about the Chick-Fil-A flap

I don't really have a lot to say about this. The company has been well-known for their corporate/Christian values for some time, and has done rather well while doing considerable good, for values of "good" which some of my friends on the Left get rather hot and bothered about. What really seems to have pissed off most of the people who stood in extraordinarily long lines in miserable weather or endured equally long lines at the drive-through was that a number of politicians had the poor taste to act like they'd never heard of the First Amendment. This offended a lot of people who honestly could care less about the issue of gay marriage, and so we had what we had here (and pretty much everywhere there was a Chick-Fil-A) yesterday. Me, I generally avoid the place; what they sell is not, for the most part, good for me or my pancreas, and I am engaged in an ongoing life-and-death struggle with my appetite over who's in charge here.

I will say that I am not impressed by some friends' citation of the SPLC as an authority when it comes to defining what a "hate group" is. Morris Dees has become infamous for running a nakedly partisan outfit that pretends the South and Midwest are chock-full of violent, misogynist, Bible-thumping, gun-loving, homophobic types and don't even get them started on the white people which only the SPLC's vigilant eye prevents from staging a rerun of the War Between The States. They deserve to be taken about as seriously as the TSA, Benny Hinn, Homeland Security, the New York Times, Creflo A. Dollar, or any other bunch of lying thieves.

Finally, whatever side of the issue you may be on, you have to admit this is pretty funny.
Tags: culture & politics
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