So, let’s see… Chick-Fil-A is rumored to be pretty damn opposed to gay rights/marriage, then they come out and say they totally aren’t and that they love all people. Then they come out and admit that the original rumor was correct, because the bible tells them that their company should be opposed to equality. Then the world turns against them. Then, recently, they act like a teenage girl on their message boards in an attempt to save face, and fall flat on their faces.
Originally, this was a sad story of another company run by religious assholes who choose to vocalize their position on political topics when they should have just stuck to MAKING CHICKEN-FUCKING-SANDWICHES. Seriously, I don’t need to be fed a sermon with my meal unless you’re on a mount and you’re feeding me fucking loaves and fishes. And even then, I’ll probably be listening to my iPod while I eat.
I can be honest.
The good news is that for those who’ve seen the video for the Chick-Fil-Gay sandwich recipe – it’s delicious and amazing. The boyfriend made it the other day and it’s totally being added to my new “favorites” list. Those things make for amazing comfort food and they cook up quick!
It’s always election years when companies come out of the woodwork and take positions on some things that… well… are going to lose them business. When it comes down to it – if you want to give money from your business to a church… or have your employees doing community service for a specific charity – GREAT! But throwing tens of thousands of dollars at the Tea Party these days might be a bad idea. Just a heads up.
Regardless, I still do my best to stay out of the political discussions, whether they’re on social media or in person. There are some topics that I… well… feel very strongly about – and I have a minefield set out before me of triggers that a person could unknowingly step on which would make me go from quiet to batshit in 5 second flat. I owe it to the world to avoid letting people enter that minefield when I’m around at all cost.
And for those also wondering – this is one of those occasions where my characters are doing something that we totally don’t do. Why are they working out? I have no idea. I just started drawing it and it felt right so I went with it. On many occasions – that’s what happens when I sit down to write comics. The pencil speaks for itself and this time: it said shake-weight.
Oh, and by the way – I still haven’t seen Batman. This disappoints me greatly.