First off, in no way should cities ban Chick-fil-A from opening shop in their towns just because they don’t agree with their batshit beliefs. It’s the people who live in those towns who should make the decision to not go if they don’t want to. There can be a Southern Slave-Loving Sandwich Shop and an Adolf’s Famous Jew-Hating Juice Bar open in on every corner across America. Do I agree with it? Fuck no. But that’s what America’s about, the RIGHT to express your views without fear of oppression. I forget what amendment gives us the freedom of speech to do that, but I think it’s between the first and the first.
Now, that being said, anybody who waits in line any longer than 10 min (in this case, over 2 hours) to get fast food and claim they’re supporting anything should be stabbed in the dick and burned at the stake. Nothing says ‘I’m backing my country and biblical beliefs’ like buying a fried chicken sandwich. Let’s do what’s minimally required to blindly support a multi-million dollar corporation who in the end doesn’t give two fucks about you or morals. Good luck having Jesus save you from type-2 diabeties and a fupa that will soon be so large it will need to be Baptized.
But then again, like Mo said yesterday, it’s tough to pick a side when you got assholes like this bringing the heat from the left.
PS – The only thing I’ve honestly learned from this is if I ever start a business there’s going to be raging gay bashing. Bring out the crazies in droves and be a millionaire overnight. Genesis business 101.
EDITOR’S NOTE: turns out the guy who harassed that Chick-Fil-A employee yesterday got fired. I was going to write a whole post on it but I can’t allow 4 Chick-Fil-A related blogs in two days. I can’t.
Vante didn’t approve of Smith’s behavior, and he’s no longer working there. Here’s the press release from Vante announcing that Smith is “no longer an employee of our company,” effective immediately:
TUCSON, AZ–(Marketwire – Aug 2, 2012) – The following is a statement from Vante: Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company. The actions of Mr. Smith do not reflect our corporate values in any manner. Vante is an equal opportunity company with a diverse workforce, which holds diverse opinions. We respect the right of our employees and all Americans to hold and express their personal opinions, however, we also expect our company officers to behave in a manner commensurate with their position and in a respectful fashion that conveys these values of civility with others. We hope that the general population does not hold Mr. Smith’s actions against Vante and its employees.