“I don’t really care what the political beliefs are of a corporation…When you’re in business, you don’t want to turn off anybody. It’s the smart way to do business, because while I’m not gay, I do support gay marriage… Because really what the guy is saying is ‘oh sure anyone can eat here but our money and our beliefs are that anyone who wants to be married who is gay is wrong’. Now that’s a pompous statement for a guy who makes chicken for a living….Don’t come out as a corporation against anybody. OK, if you want to come out against Hitler, I’ll back you on that. But, just keep your mouths shut.”
It’s great that Howard Stern came out and said something about Chick-fil-A. He reaches an audience that we in our “gay media bubble” haven’t been able to successfully reach.
But still the real message that Chick-fil-A has donated millions of dollars over the past years to anti-gay groups with extremists goals beyond that of stopping same-sex marriage has not hit the mainstream or progressive media. Because that’s the REAL message that should be sent to prove the full extent of Chick-fil-A’s and Dan Cathy’s anti-gay hate
Now how do we rectify that?