I just had Burger King for lunch that I didn’t intend on, because I saw this:
Damn, that sandwich looks good!
The subtle swipe at their competitor, which never opens on Sundays, has enraged conservatives. Naturally, the rightwing hatemongers are (laughingly) trying to boycott Burger King over this.
How’s that going?
Man, I’m really thinking that more businesses should try to get the GOP to boycott them.
So it turns out that NOT hating people for who they are isn’t just moral—it’s profitable. Who knew? So my lunch plans this week are pretty much set. I get a big chicken sandwich meal, support a worthy cause, and get to stick it to the hatemongers all in one meal. I almost don’t feel guilty indulging my fast food craving.
For those of you who don’t know the history, Chick-Fil-A has been a longtime adversary of the LGBTQ community. Their CEO spoke against same-sex marriage and used his company to make sizable donations to anti-LGBTQ groups. They are still doing it.
The National Christian Charitable Fund has been actively fighting the Equality Act, which would make any discrimination based on an individual’s sexual or gender identity illegal. They get sizable donations from Chick-Fil-A’s CEO, Dan Cathy.
Other chains have figured out it’s good business to treat human beings like, well, human beings. Shake Shack, for example, has a new Pride Shake, and money will be donated to the Trevor Project. I get some of you like Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, but just keep in mind that their leadership is actively supporting politicians and organizations that are trying to dissolve marriages, have kids taken away, and allow employers to discriminate and harass people. I won’t support that, and don’t give a damn how good their Polynesian sauce is.