Saturday, August 4, 2012

Chick-fil-A or Chick-fil-hate

Let me start out by saying that I’m a practicing Buddhist and follow my path wholeheartedly.  I strongly believe in Human Rights for ALL people and will defend those rights in a peaceful manner.  I feel love and compassion for most and trying very hard to extend that to all sentient beings every single day.  It’s not easy.  I’m human, and still have feelings of all nature.  So here it goes.    

Yep, another Chick-fil-A post, fueled by an article I read this morning.  Some people should read their own words.  A Mississippi Republican Rep.,  Alan Nunnelee, sent a letter to Dan Cathy to “show support for the manner in which you have defended your values and reputation in the face of unfair and malicious criticism”.  H’m.   "unfair" - that’s funny right there.  He opens his mouth further and states  “The criticism they have received has been appalling, elected officials that are now threatening to block new Chick-fil-A restaurants in their cities are acting in a manner that is un-American.”   Excuse me?... "un-American"... think about that please.

Okay, let me say that of course everyone is entitled to their opinion, no matter how ignorant or hateful it is, but that is NOT what the Chick-fil-A controversy is about.  If that were the case, then people would starve, be unclothed, not own vehicles, etc., for protesting people’s opinions – on both sides.  Dan Cathy and all the others like him who deny people THEIR natural born rights, in my opinion, are racist and teaching their children to hate.  And that is just sad.

Did you know that Dan Cathy and his company promote hate AND pays for it to continue?   Why on earth would it be “un-American” to not want a hate promoting company in your city? Is that not “un-American” in itself?   Here’s a quote from Wayne Self’s article post regarding the punishable crimes (yes, punishable!) just for being gay, let alone same sex marriage:

Two organizations that work very hard to maintain this status quo and roll back any protections that we may have are the Family Research Council and the Marriage & Family Foundation. For example, the Family Research council leadership has officially stated that same-gender-loving behavior should be criminalized in this country. They draw their pay, in part, from the donations of companies like Chick-Fil-A. Both groups have also done “missionary” work abroad that served to strengthen and promote criminalization of same-sex relations. - Chick-Fil-A has given roughly $5M to these organizations to support their work. - Chick-Fil-A’s money comes from the profits they make when you purchase their products.”

This saddens and angers me.  No matter how hard I practice.

People, this is not a "biblical" debate.  We're talking about Human Rights.  Rights that were given to each and every one of us the moment we were conceived and born into this life.  NOBODY has the right to take that away.  This simply needs to stop.

On the flip side of this, I hope everyone who dines at Chick-fil-hate enjoys their cola drinks.  Coke products are the only beverages served.  Coca Cola supports Human Rights.



mairedodd said...

thank you, rocki, so very much -

Rocki Adams said...

I thank YOU as well.

Meridy Migchelbrink said...

I agree wholeheartedly! Love you, Rocki!

Rocki Adams said...

Thanks Mer, love you lots!

Izzy said...

I'm here via my good friend M. Dodd and I'm so glad she led me here. You sing it my Buddhist sister! I've been upset for days now, vented just as you have and hope that my words reach even just a few ears. It is so very nice to meet you. You keep singing. =)

Rocki Adams said...

Hello Izzy and welcome sister! I just popped over to your blog and heading back there, but wanted to say thank you so much for your comment, I appreciate that!

It is very nice to meet you as well!
xo Rocki

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I almost missed this post. This situation has really angered me. I don't understand how people can claim to be so religious yet be intolerant of others. Unfortunately they get so much support from the media on the right - that choked me to say right- that some think there is less support for the real right.. Their heads are stuck somewhere and its not in the sand.
xx, Carol

Rocki Adams said...

I know Carol, I don't get it either and I'll never ever understand ignorant thinking. I sincerely appreciate your comments! ♥