The war over Chick-Fil-A’s Free speech RAGES on … yawns before sawed logs

So when anti-gay rights organizations boycott and protest JC Penny’s, Ellen Degeneress [sic], DC comics, electric arts, Marvel Comics, The Lifetime Network, Toys R Us, etc, they are exercising their freedom of speech. But when gay rights activist boycott Chick-filA, they are infringing on the company’s freedom of speech? 

You all know that the Chick-Fil-A debacle is near and dear to my heart.

I’m a big fan of that goddamn sandwich, but not a fan mindlessly agreeing with “biblical principles” without so much of mindful consideration of the full picture.

I even made my own Chick-fil-Gay sandwich based on Hilah’s cooking website. See it here.

I saw the above graphic posted at Facebook this morning (typed out below the fold). It was a good one, but I can’t help but notice how pathetic this meme war has become.

We saw the dumb one from the right featuring Willy Wanka and their attempt to be funny. It was such a popular meme that this blog had about six hundred extra hits because of it.

It seems that conservatives are desperate for a Linus blanket to wrap themselves in to make them feel better.

There was also this one:

It reads, “It’s not about fried chicken, it is about free speech. Chick-fil-A 8-1-12.”

You see what I mean?

The only thing ignorant, gay-hating conservatives have is the attempts at reassuring themselves that their views are some how legit through avoiding the topic.

Plain and simple, I’m glad this whole thing blew up. I’m glad conservatives bound together in droves to support their hate for homosexuals.

Chick-fil-A wins a point or two for getting them out. Check these pictures. 

Over the past week or so of vacation, I was with three different gay couples. I met one gay 17 year old. In our world, it’s natural. It’s normal. And I love my friends and family enough to know that stupid ideas inspired from a book with a lot more than gay hate is just a trivial obstacle standing in the way of progress.

I wasn’t always like I am now. As an ignorant teen, I told friends and family they were hell bound for being gay. I told friends that their loved ones were hell-bound.

I told them I loved them, but hated their sin.

Ignorance.

I’m ashamed I ever said those things. But I changed my mind.

What changed it?

The simple act of getting to know my “enemies.” The simple act of valuing friendship instead of the relationship I had with an invisible dude everyone called Jesus.

I’d much rather offend the invisible guy, than see the frown on my friends’ and family’s faces.

I’m getting bored with my own references to this damn thing, so hopefully this is the last one.

We can only hope, right?

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