Quite a few people already knew that Chik-Fil-A is run by some pretty hardcore Christian conservatives. Mostly, it has always just meant that if you want a fried chicken sandwich in a hurry, and it happens to be a Sunday, you’ll have to go somewhere else.
It also means that the company gives money to some big-time anti-gay organizations.
It sort of begs the question of how the company made its decision to be so overtly anti-gay. Did they decide that fried chicken is a heterosexual food? I suspect it went a bit like the meeting when Kirk Van Houten (Milhouse’s dad) lost his job in The Simpsons:
- Kirk: You’re letting me go?
- Cracker Co. Foreman: Kirk, crackers are a family food – happy families. Maybe single people eat crackers, we don’t know. Frankly, we don’t want to know. It’s a market we can do without.
- Kirk: So that’s it, after twenty years, “So long, good luck?”
- Cracker Co. Foreman: I don’t recall saying, “Good luck.”
Yes, I’m sure it was exactly like that.