Do not hide your hate behind Chick-fil-A

I have avoided commenting on the whole Chick-fil-A thing because both sides, in my opinion, over reacted. I think almost every gay person I know knew that Chick-fil-A was anti-gay, and almost every straight person I knew ate at Chick-fil-A because they liked it. Up until now, I had assumed that most of my straight "friends" were just not clued into gay news.

However, going through my Facebook feed today and seeing how many of my "friends" took time out of their day today to go stand in long lines to show their support for Chick-fil-A really pissed me off.

I am all for freedom of speech; however, I am not for hate. Chick-fil-A did not just express their support of "traditional marriage", they actively donate millions of dollars to organizations that describe homosexuals as pedophiles, rapists, and the reason America is "inviting God's judgement." That is not merely voicing their opinion, that is actively participating in hate.

I want to know how people can pretend to be okay with their gay friends while going above and beyond the normal means of supporting a company that openly hates and discriminates against the very friends they claim to love.

I do not care if someone supports my lifestyle or not; however, do not pretend to be my friend while hoping that at some point somebody will pray the gay away. That just makes you a bigot.

Also do not claim that just because a company is Christian-ran, they are labeled anti-gay. Hobby Lobby is completely Christian ran, and is also, to my knowledge, completely silent on the entire political scene. Instead of spreading hate, Hobby Lobby uses their money to focus on spreading God's love.

So, if you really want to help spread God's message, do so with love. Not with hate.  I seriously doubt God cares if you eat at Chick-fil-A or not, but he does care about whether or not you treat your fellow man with love and respect.

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