Why is it that the businesses that parade their Christianity on their sleeves are simultaneously the ones least likely to love thy neighbors? Chick-fil-A, the most poorly spelled restaurant chain, has long been known to include biblical verses on their disposable drink cups. But their zeal is not limited to sugary sodas. They consistently donate millions of dollars a year to anti-gay rights and anti-gay marriage organizations and campaigns.
Why? Why would a fast food restaurant that is contributing to the obesity epidemic in our country feel the need to take a side at all? Why would anyone feel the need to listen to them? Is it in response to rainbow Oreos? Gay-friendly product marketing? Are they trying to capture the anti gay market by essentially saying: eat at Chick-fil-A and you can finally be free of worry about getting contaminated by the gays?
It was already obvious from their conservative Christian doctrine that they probably sided with the preachers on the issue of gay marriage and not with the majority of Americans, but to actually come out and say it is deplorable. Due to their irrational behavior, false morality, and taking a stand for no apparent advantage other than using their profits to fund intolerance, they are the inaugural members of The Wrong Wing’s Blacklist, a continuing collection of businesses which should be avoided if you value the advancement of the United States of America. If we take away their money, we take away their power.