I can’t believe I am weighing in on the Chick-Fil-A debate as my first blog, but since some of our so called political leaders have declared today “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day”, I thought I might respond. I do admit that it is with some hesitation that I even consider getting sucked into, or even possibly bringing additional awareness to this made for FoxNews television event. In any event, I guess I couldn’t resist.
The fast “food” served at Chick-Fil-A is legalized, middle class crack cocaine and our hospitals, doctor’s offices, oncology centers and nursing homes are packed full of the result of this industry. These companies spend unthinkable sums of money to test, manipulate, and even bio-engineer food so that it is completely addictive and yet extremely dangerous to our health. In fact, the only real difference between Chick-Fil-A and Phillip Morris, is that Chick-Fil-A targets children for their addictive killer using toys and cartoons to lure them in.
This mega chain also has an absolutely deplorable record regarding animal rights. The giant factory chicken processing facilities that supply them are a sickening reflection of our society’s collective ignorance and/or complete apathy regarding how fast food meat gets into that neatly wrapped package that is bought for pennies and scarfed down in seconds.
To top it all off, the billionaires that run and profit heavily from the whole Chick-Fil-A operation likes to use the resultant money, power, and influence to promote the message and agenda of hate and bigotry in the name of Christianity. Don’t be fooled, this is not just some old man spouting off in an interview, these guys have power and money and they are backed up by their reliable coaches – fear and hate. Millions and millions of your chicken sandwich dollars are funding actual anti-gay and lesbian organizations that have boots on the ground and the goal of doing everything possible to ensure that gay and lesbian citizens continue to be discriminated against in open law and demonized as sinners in the court of public opinion. If that is what you appreciate then so be it. But if you do intend to show your “appreciation” for Chick-Fil-A please make sure you know exactly what you are appreciating.
No, the government in this country does not have the right to determine where a chicken restaurant gets opened based on the belief of the ownership. Yes, Chick-Fil-A ownership has a right to spread their beliefs and unfortunately they also have a legal right to use animals raised and tortured in unthinkably poor conditions to serve as legalized human poison.
Thankfully, we also have a right, and in my opinion, obligation to be mindful about the food that we put in our bodies, the restaurants we patronize and the energy we are receiving when we make these conscious choices.
I will personally be giving my own appreciation to restaurants and individuals that are a little more in line with my personal beliefs and values. I hope others do the same and avoid falling into the dangerous trap of believing the propaganda of powerful men with agendas of fear, bigotry and discrimination.