What theocracy has to do with those scrumptious waffle fries is beyond me, but once again Chick-fil-A is in the hot seat for its affiliation with anti-LGBT groups. More alarmingly, Dan Cathy, its president and COO, recently outed the fast food joint as supporting “the biblical definition of the marriage family unit.”
And on Wednesday, Cathy spurred a social media frenzy in his controversial interview on the Baptist program. Since the broadcast, Chick-fil-A’s Facebook page has been ablaze with both opposition and support for the anti-gay comments, with equal rights’ advocates encouraging a boycott of all Chick-fil-A restaurants.
It’s a widely known fact that Chick-fil-A has claimed to operate according to Christian family values. They close on Sundays and train employees “to focus on values rooted in the Bible.” The chicken sandwich fast food joint has not reported the extent to which they adhere to Biblical doctrine. However, since there have been no media frenzies surrounding deadly stonings of disobedient children, and menstruating women aren’t forced to use the drive thru, we can deduce that there are most likely some inconsistencies in their logic.
In the past, Chick-fil-A has shown a tremendous amount of financial support for Christian organizations who are well known for opposing homosexuality. Equality Matters reported that in 2010 alone, Chick-fil-A contributed nearly $2 million to groups like the Marriage & Family Foundation, National Christian Foundation, and the ex-gay ministry Exodus International. If these groups truly want to dissuade homosexuality, I humbly suggest allowing Exodus to distribute pictures of Cathy in his birthday suit. That would be enough to make anyone abstain from sex for a while.
Check out a video spoofing Chick-fil-A's anti-gay controversy below. A trio of drag queens, including Willam from RuPaul's Drag Race, wrote and performed "Chow Down (At Chick-fil-A)" to the tune of Wilson Phillips' "Hold On".