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It's Free, I'm Gay, Thanks, Chick-fil-A!

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An old friend of mine, whom I must credit, sent out a Facebook post about Chick-fil-A. He had a brilliant and strategic idea that could possibly work in favor of the LGBT community, or at least provide us with a good chuckle. Apparently, each time a new Chick-fil-A opens, they reward their first 100 customers with a year's worth of free chicken. After researching online, I found this to be accurate. I also saw that folks line up for hours to be the first 100 in line. There was even an instance of a woman who had lined up at 14 different openings. That's a bit offensive to even think about.

The humor would come if LGBT activists/supporters would organize themselves to line up at openings in order to monopolize the year's worth of free chicken. Essentially, each winner would have a year to tell them that their money will not support Chick-fil-A because they are not paying for it. "It's free, and I'm gay, thanks, Chick-fil-A." It's kind of catchy. I would probably take it a step further and dump the free chicken in the garbage after receiving it, since I couldn't imagine eating that repulsive food, but that's just me.

A better approach would be to take the free chicken and donate it to LGBT homeless youth and/or shelters. That way you could really stick it to Chick-fil-A, twice! So maybe this can become a movement? I see protestors all the time standing around with signs. Instead, go line up with 99 of your closest queer friends at the nearest opening of a new Chick-fil-A! Their website conveniently lists upcoming openings all across the nation! Thanks, Chick-fil-A, for making it easy for us.

On a side note, I recently started a rather lengthy comment thread on a Chick-fil-A post. My logical thought and comment was as follows:

Plain and simple. Anti-gay fanatics can boycott companies that support LGBT equality (ex, JC Penny and Starbucks), but it's not OK for us to boycott one silly, and might I add, disgusting, fast food chain?
This example of hypocrisy is the very reason why I am even more indulged to not drop this one and continue to fight against CFA.

That being said, I am so thankful for this idea, because instead of just boycotting, which I still fully support, given that there are thousands of already fully running chains of Chick-fil-A, we now have a more fun and interesting approach!

Thanks, Tomm Hulett, for this idea and possibly the start of a fantastic LGBT protest and revolution against Chick-fil-A.