I can’t tell you how tired I am of discussing this whole Chick-Fil-A thing and yet, here we are again.
Every conservative news source I’ve seen has said that this whole thing is because Dan Cathy, the current COO of Chick-Fil-A, has gone on record not supporting same-sex marriage.
I will only address this from my own viewpoint, so I am not speaking for every gay person on the planet. Ready?
I am not a child. I don’t need people to pat me on the head and tell me I am sweet and special and perfect just the way I am.
What I DO need is for Chick-Fil-A to not take my money and then use that money to fund groups that discriminate against me.
When I discussed this earlier, I pointed out Focus on the Family. Today, we’re going to talk about the Family Research Council.
In their “10 Myths About Homosexuality,” they say we are more likely to have mental illness and substance abuse problems than our hetero counterparts. Also, because we’re promiscuous (or so they say), we are more likely to have STDs. We’re also more likely to molest children. And they will tell you that we are “far less likely to be in any kind of committed relationship than heterosexuals are.”
I will tell you now that I am so furious that I am seriously near tears.
There is a world of difference between being gay and being a pedophile. I am a lesbian. I sleep with other women. I DO NOT TOUCH CHILDREN. None of the gay people I know abuse children. Pedophiles are monsters. We are not monsters.
So I hope you can understand why I don’t want to give Chick-Fil-A my money anymore.
A lot of my Facebook friends have been pro-Chick-Fil-A since this controversy began. I’m trying not to take it personally. But please understand that, while they say they don’t discriminate against anyone, they are actively supporting things that I’ve quoted above.
They believe I shouldn’t be able to get married, and that’s fine. But they also believe that I’m more likely to sexually abuse children, that I can’t be in any kind of healthy long-term relationship and that I probably have some sort of STD. That’s completely offensive. This is not a free speech issue. This is not a religious freedom issue. This is a group saying disgusting things about a minority and being at least partially funded by Chick-Fil-A. (Which means, by extension, everyone who still eats there.)
If you still want to patronize, that’s your right. But please don’t boast about it. That makes it look like you agree with them about the kind of person I am. I hope you understand that I do take that personally.