Thursday, December 26, 2013

Chick-Phil-A Day

Lots of people have apparently pledged to wear camouflage and eat at Chick-fil-A on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, to show their support for Phil Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" and his free speech rights. They are calling it "Chick-Phil-A Day."

These supporters want to support Robertson's right to assert his preferences for vaginas over anuses, as well as his religious beliefs against gay relationships. They are upset because A&E chose to "indefinitely suspend" him from the show -- even though Robertson continues to appear on new episodes of the program and even though A&E doesn't mind airing "Duck Dynasty" marathons throughout the Christmas break.

But these same folks are also planning to go to Chick-fil-A to support his right to say this about Jim Crow-era southern blacks... right? Because that was part of the infamous GQ article that people are flocking behind:
Phil On Growing Up in Pre-Civil-Rights-Era Louisiana -- “I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field.... They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!... Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
Chick-fil-A has nothing to do with this effort. Neither does Phil Robertson. But Chick-fil-A will benefit monetarily from this event. And we LGBTs will be treated to yet another day when our Facebook feeds are filled with images of "friends" flocking to Chick-fil-A to support their "freedom of speech" against us.

Something to look forward to, eh?

1 comment:

Katy Anders said...

Social conservatives are apparently circling the wagons, traveling in a circle and wondering why they are not getting anywhere. But still... Ducks and chickens.