Thursday, August 2, 2012

Choices Matter.

If you choose to support Chick-Fil-A, I won't attack you for it. I won't assume you hate gay people. I won't dramatically declare that we can't be friends. I will, however, wonder why you would choose to give money to a company that funds organizations seeking to criminalize my private life. I will wonder if you think a crappy chicken sandwich is more important than the rights of gay men and women.

Not sure what I mean? Here's an example. Through their corporate charity, WinShape, Chick-Fil-A has donated nearly two million dollars to anti-gay groups. Specifically, they have donated to the Family Research Council. And what is that group trying to do?


Yep. That group thinks that homosexual behavior should be criminalized. And if they have their way, it will be. They also believe that gays can turn into straights with enough prayer, believe that all gays are pedophiles, and think gays are actively recruiting others into "this lifestyle."

This isn't just about arguing for or against same-sex marriage, though I can't understand why someone who knows my husband and I could possibly think we don't deserve the right to be married. But that's not the worst of this.

If you support a company like Chick-Fil-A, you support organizations like the Family Research Council. And you support efforts to make my personal life against the law.

Yes, choices matter.