First off, anyone who is shocked at their announcement that they don’t support gays or gay marriage has been living in a ‘freakin hole of fast food denial. They play “Christian Pop” in their locations and they’re closed on Sunday FOR JESUS.Come on now people open your eyes.
Now I understand that some of you think Chick-fil-A is just a little piece of fast food chicken heaven but just take a minute and THINK ABOUT IT. In a country like ours where the voices and rights of gays and lesbians (and just about every minority out there) are stiffled on a daily basis, the only truly effective way to VOTE for what you believe in is with your good ‘ol American dollar.
If you don’t want to help fund animal cruelty don’t eat at KFC.
If you don’t want to eat or support the eating of endangered fish then don’t shop at COSTCO.
And if you don’t want to contribute to the profit of a company that OPENLY FIGHTS AGAINST marriage equality well then shut your pie hole and don’t go to Chick-fil-A. When you patron a company that supports any particular cause you are yourself supporting and funding their cause.
For christ sake people, it’s not as if they’re selling orgasm sandwiches…it’s just chicken. Why not simply get it someplace that doesn’t LITERALLY fund anti-gay activism allllllllllllllll over this lovely country of ours.
Vote with your dollar people. VOTE. WITH. YOUR. DOLLAR.
I think the idea of fighting with your money sounds great. But let’s get real. If you shop at Target or Urban Outfitters, you’re funding companies that openly fund anti-gay organizations. If you shop at Wal-Mart, you’re supporting sweatshops. If you buy chocolate, you’re supporting child labor. If you buy make up, if you buy medicine, you’re supporting animal testing. Almost every dollar you spend somehow makes its way back to the corrupt companies that give you whatever product you need at the cost of oppressing someone else.
So yes, it would be nice if we were all wealthy enough to demand Tyson to make their poultry farms more humane for workers and animals. It would be lovely if we were all able to boycott Wal-Mart, Target, McDonalds, KFC, etc. But there are families that need to put food and the table and clothe their children, and no one is giving them the money for that.
By all means, I support using your money as power to make socially conscious decisions. I think the only way to get a major cooperation to change its practices is to demand it as consumers. But just because you happen to be privileged enough to selectively spend your money, does not mean that anyone who isn’t is a terrible person.
Reblogging for Kelsey’s thoughtful, sobering commentary. It’s hard to vote with your dollar if options are limited, however much we all hate the idea of supporting anti-gay groups, or sweatshops, or cosmetic animal testing. :( I can’t fault the poor, who are also oppressed, for buying what they need to buy.
Why doesn’t everyone just handraise their own chickens for chicken sandwiches and weave fabric from their organic cotton plants to sew into clothes? COME ONE PEOPLE IT’S LIKE YOU’RE NOT EVEN TRYING.
Professor:My brother died of cancer, even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is God good, then? Hmm?
(Student was silent)
Professor:You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?
Professor:Is Satan good?
Professor:Where does Satan come from?
Professor:That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Professor:Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Professor:So who created evil?
(Student didn’t answer)
Professor:Is there sickness? Immortality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Professor:So, who created them?
(Student had no answer)
Professor:Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son.. have you ever seen God?
Professor:Tell us if you have ever heard your God.
Professor:Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God, for that matter?
Student:No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Professor:Yet you still believe in Him?
Professor:According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, Science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student:Nothing. I only have my Faith.
Professor:Yes, Faith. And that is the problem Science has.
Student:Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?
Student:And is there such a thing as Cold?
Student:No, sir, there isn’t.
(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events)
Student:Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of Heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.
(There was a pon-drop silence in the Lecture Theatre)
Student:What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor:Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student:You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light… But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called Darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, You would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Professor:So what is the point you are making, young man?
Student:Sir, my point is, your Philosophical Premise is flawed.
Professor:Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student:Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality. You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor:If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes of course, I do.
Student:Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going)
Student:Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?
(The class was in uproar)
Student:Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class broke out into laughter)
Student:Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? .. No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable and Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures?
(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable)
Professor:I guess you’ll have to take them on Faith, son.
Student:That is it, sir.. exactly! The link between man and God is Faith. That is all that keeps things alive and moving!
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