Why I Won’t Patronize Chick-fil-A (and why you shouldn’t, either)

2 08 2012

Hey, Folks — just so you know… pro-equality people aren’t staying away from Chick-fil-A because the CEO is pro-discrimination. He’s entitled to his beliefs, as we all are. We’re staying away because CFA donates millions of dollars to an SPLC-designated hate group — the straight supremacist organization, Family Research Council.

Would you have a problem giving business to a corporation who passed a portion of YOUR money to the KKK or one of its chapters? How about to the Aryan Nation? Nation of Islam? Westboro Baptist Church? Supreme White Alliance? New Black Panthers? The thing all these groups have in common is that they’re all SPLC-designated hate groups. It’s not easy to become a hate group. The designation is reserved for groups who “… have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.” The SPLC states that hate group activities may include speeches, marches, rallies, meetings, publishing, leafleting, and criminal acts such as violence, although not all groups listed by the SPLC engage in criminal activity.

Just because the agenda of any organization matches your own doesn’t mean it’s not a hate group — but if your agenda matches any of the organizations on the list, you’re probably a bigot. If you spend money at Chick-fil-A, you’re actively supporting a hate group, thus actively supporting bigotry. Remember – bigotry wrapped in religion is still bigotry. Discrimination wrapped in religion is still discrimination — and it’s just plain wrong.
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