Did it really take this long for people to realize Chick-fil-A is anti-gay?

By Megan Carpentier
Thursday, July 26, 2012 15:40 EDT
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The company is so religious that all its outlets close on Sundays to allow people to attend church. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Willam Belli released “Chow Down At Chick-fil-A” in March 2012 (below) to highlight the company’s anti-gay stances. But all of a sudden, now it’s time to boycott the franchise? Do boycotters really believe the evangelical owner is going to change his mind on his religious convictions because marginally fewer people will buy waffle fries?

I haven’t eaten at Chick-fil-A in years, but that’s mostly because I already knew about the owner’s political stances and, frankly, I found the breading on the chicken sandwiches mealy and unoriginal the first and only time I ever bought one (in 1999, after listening to my roommate from Savannah go on and on about how good it was). In the universe of fast food chain fried chicken sandwiches, it was better than Burger King, equal to Arby’s, and really not as good as Wendy’s, which used actual identifiable breast meat.

I mean, how easy is to even enjoy Chick-fil-A once you know that one of their small sandwiches has 1400 grams of sodium and a large waffle fry has 27 grams of fat (half of your recommended daily allowance.

Enjoy the Wilson Phillips anti-Chick-fil-A parody by Willam Belli, embedded below. Once you see them squirting sauce into one another’s mouths like baby birds you probably won’t want it again anyway.

Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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