It's a chicken motherfucking sandwich. Do I tell you where to eat your chicken motherfucking sandwiches? No. I'm aware of what Chik-Fil-A does with their money, and I'm aware that I indirectly support those charities when I eat a chicken sandwich here. But here's the thing: who the fuck gives the generalized "you" the right to tell me where I can and can't eat a chicken sandwich. So many friends of mine are trying to shame me into never eating there again, and to them I say this: I don't tell you where to eat your fucking chicken sandwiches, so how about you don't tell me where to eat mine? BP nuked an entire ecosystem for a generation, and they continue to run those offensive little "it's ok because we have a person working in that community now" ads on TV. Where's the picket line in front of the BP station?
The CEO has said nothing truly offensive. He's said that he supports the "traditional" definition of marriage. So do I, I just support other forms of it as well. If chicken motherfucking sandwiches are the biggest problem people are interested in talking about in this country, then we all just need to slit our fucking wrists and leave everything to China.
I don't give a shit if you want to eat there. If someone really wanted to be ethically consistent with not supporting negative corporate actions, they'd basically have to live out in the wilderness. All well and fine.
However, he said nothing truly offensive?
"I think we are inviting God's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at Him and say, 'We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage,' and I pray God's mercy on our generation that has such a prideful, arrogant attitude to think that we have the audacity to try to redefine what marriage is about."
Inviting God's judgment? That is quite reminiscent of Jerry Falwell alleging 9/11 happened because of lesbians and feminists, or Pat Robertson's little "Haiti made a deal with the devil." Let people hear the man's words in full, rather than think he just said something like "well, uhm, personally gay marriage isn't my thing" which is what a lot are falsely portraying his tone as.