Ryan James 
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Re: “Chick-fil-A is Not a Hate Group

A lot of people look at boycotting Chick-fil-A the same way you look at boycotting Maurice's. You found his advocacy for the re-institution of slavery so repellant that you choose not to support his restaurant. Similarly, boycotting Chick-fil-A is more a matter of principle than politics.

Additionally, I don't think Cathy's stance was quite as benign as you've indicated. Here he is on the Ken Coleman radio program:

"I think we are inviting God's judgement on our nation...and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is all about."

This was pulled from the Daily Show, in a clip where Jon Stewart also mocks the Boy Scouts of America for its exclusion of openly gay scouts and leaders. Here's the video (don't watch it if raw language offends you):


No, it's not a call to arms, but it's incendiary nonetheless. In a case like this, boycotting to me is a way of saying 'I won't support you with my money when you take a public stand on an issue I believe to be intolerant.' Will it hurt Chick-fil-A economically? Almost definitely not. Just like boycotting won't really affect Maurice.

I personally won't boycott Chick-fil-A because of its stance on social issues because it is known for its chicken, so I find its position on gay marriage totally irrelevant. I'll boycott Chick-fil-A because its chicken comes from factory farms with no regard for the well-being and safety of the animals.

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Posted by Ryan James on July 25, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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