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Idiot Control Now
bees on pie, burning rubber tires
holy cow (and chikin)
D had to get his car serviced today, so I picked him up so we could go eat lunch. He suggested Chick-fil-A since it's nearby and across the street from Target, where I needed to go anyway to get my sister a birthday gift card.

Man, forget that! This controversy is certainly good for their business. The line was out the door and people were parked all up and down the street and in an empty parcel lot next door.


We ended up at Logan's.

But it's crazy how this has been in the news. I mean, it's never been a secret that this is a company that adheres to Christian values. It's closed on Sundays, for crying out loud. Why are people suddenly surprised?

And if I had to research every single company I ever bought from to make sure their employees' and founders' political and religious beliefs lined up lock-step with mine, well, I'd never be able to leave the house again. I certainly wouldn't be able to watch movies or TV ever again.

I'll try again tomorrow when D's at school. If I get out early enough, I can pick up some Chick-n-minis for breakfast. Mmm, they're like little bites of heaven!

Current Mood: surprised surprised
Current Music: let me be the one--expose

2 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
serena_b From: serena_b Date: August 1st, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it's never been a secret, but I think it's more then that people are surprised overall, then just reacting to 'Woah, can't believe he went there.' Because when you don't talk about things people tend to look the other way but the minute you open your mouth, suddenly there's a controversy.

Also, the gay thing has been a hot topic lately. It's an election year and Obama's suddenly for gay marriage (surprise surprise). Anything they can dig up against people to make them seem crazy...well, you betcha they're going to do it.

As for the reaction in different areas...you live in the South, so (forgive me for generalizing here) probably people are reacting in a more positive way to Chikfila in your area than in an area like mine (Remember...my state just legalized gay marriage, and my state is (sadly) controlled by democrats.)

Anyway, I don't care for the beliefs, but that doesn't mean I'm not going to eat there. I enjoy their food and friendly customer service too much to protest.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: August 2nd, 2012 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's an election year and Obama's suddenly for gay marriage (surprise surprise).

My favorite part about all that was that his stance on the issue has "evolved". Anyone else would be called a pandering flip-flopper. I notice it's only when your opinion moves to the left that you "evolve".

I'll admit there are some businesses/celebrities I don't patronize because of their beliefs (not many, but some), but I'd never say that they shouldn't exist or deny them the opportunity to make a living in a free marketplace. I just spend my money elsewhere like a sane person.
2 pathetic excuses or justify your existence