Chick-fil-A, would ya shut up already?
Look, you make tasty chicken, we get that. We know that you are inconveniently closed on Sundays and are totally keen on Jesus. But America has turned the page on the book of life and begun penning a new chapter. And your pissy Twitter posts and comments are raining on our Gay Pride parade.
Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, is catching some flack from awesome, totally progressive media types like me after he posted a message to his Twitter account reading: “Sad day for our nation; our founding fathers would be ashamed of our gen. to abandon wisdom of the ages re: cornerstone of strong societies.”
Statements like this are what got kids on the playground called “sour grapes” when they complained after they lost at kickball (of course, we used less PC terms back then — it was a different era). And while I have always, and still maintain, my affirmation that Cathy can be as homophobic and anti-gay marriage as he wants, and that Chick-fil-A as a privately held business should be allowed to serve whoever they want (this is America after all, goddamnit), there is a sense of decorum and good taste that seems to be lacking from Cathy’s worldview. Being gracious in defeat is what separates the real losers from the people who just didn’t win.
I guess Cathy’s PR people know a thing or two about that because the tweet has been yanked down. Because it’s nearly lunch time, I’m choosing to believe that the removal of the post indicates that Dan Cathy has actually had an epiphany and that he now completely supports all humans as equals in every capacity. As he has clearly seen the error of his ways, I now won’t feel morally conflicted about getting some chicken fingers and waffle fries.
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