Monday, July 30, 2012

What Chick-Fil-A's money supports - a video montage of homophobia

Again I say that we must make it clear why we are angry at Chick-Fil-A. There are religious right organizations and talking heads (and unfortunately mainstream journalists) who are attempting to make it solely a religious issue.

They claim that Chick-Fil-A doesn't have an anti-gay agenda and that supposedly us "radical homosexuals" are demonstrating intolerance.

Let's remind them what it's all about.

In 2010, Chick-Fil-A donated nearly $2 million to groups who make it their mission to attack the gay community through lies and distortions. These groups push several false notions from homosexuality is connected to pedophilia to the idea that gays can change their orientation - an idea frowned on by the legitimate scientific community.

According to Equality Matters, the Family Research Council is one of these groups:

The Family Research Council has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) for its propagation of known falsehoods about the LGBT community. For example, president Tony Perkins has a long history of false and inflammatory attacks, such as claiming that pedophilia is a "homosexual problem." [Washington Times11/24/10; SPLC, accessed 6/27/12]

The Family Research Council employs Peter Sprigg, who once said that gays should be exported out of the United States:

and that "homosexual behavior" should be criminalized:

And let's not forget FRC's head, Tony Perkins, who has called gays vile, intolerant, and pawns of the Devil:

That is when he is not making ugly comments about gay youth (beginning at 3:10):

Let me be clear - there have been several elected officials attempting to use the power of their office against Chick-Fil-A. I am not in favor of this.

However, I am equally bothered by the need of so-called Christians to deliberately sugarcoat the issue to the point of omitting several facts about the groups that Chick-Fil-A supports.

Chick-Fil-A's money supports hate and lies and the last time I checked, hate and lies are hardly Christian principles:

Related posts -

Simple answers to the questions about the Chick-Fil-A boycott

Fake Christians are lying about Chick-Fil-A

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Anonymous said...

I have been trying to make this point all along!! Thank you for taking the time to do the research and put this together!

terrypussypower said...

These people have absolutely no legitimate arguments to make against homosexuality. All they can muster is ill-informed nonsense to back up their twisted, religiously inspired bigotry.

Anonymous said...

Some of the videos don't say what you say they will say....Tony Perkins wasn't speaking of gay youth and he didn't call gays vile. He was speaking of extreme groups. Now the first guy lol he is extreme.

BlackTsunami said...

In one video, Perkins was calling the gay community vile. He said nothing about "extreme groups." He said "the homosexual community . . . the activists." I'm not going to split hairs here with you because I think you know very perfectly well that he was talking about gay people.

And in the other video, he was talking about gay youth. He made the claim that his child wouldn't be gay because he was teaching his child "the right ways to interact with human beings." The implication here is that gay youth do not know how to interact with other human beings, thus they are gay. That is a slam on gay youth.