Lex-Fil-A
July 26th, 2012

Lex-Fil-A

If you haven’t been paying attention, tasty chicken purveyor Chick-Fil-A has been getting blasted from all angles for their anti-gay marriage stance. It’s bizarre enough that a fast food restaurant has a stance on anything, let alone which one of ya’lls can get married. Even weirder that they feel the need to make it into a thing.

And you know how this is gonna go. It’ll be politicized, but eventually they’ll relent because it’ll hit the bottom line, and then that’s when people really start to care.

So, until then, don’t eat there if you don’t want to, feel free to if you do want to. I won’t, just because it feels oddly evil, personally, giving money to a business that would marginalise people I’m friends with.

Make up your own mind, though. Those breakfast chicken biscuits are awfully good.

-cof

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  1. chrishaley

    Props to Joe Hunter for helping out with the colors on today’s strip!

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  2. P.Clemons

    First off. Great site. i found this strange, comic filled place about 2 months ago and havent left yet. I have read all of your back issues.

    second. People just wont stop talking about thsi Chic-Fil-A insanity.

    and finally. i posted this strip and link on FB. hope you Brah’s are cool with that.

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  3. Tommy Kha

    Love this. And I mean, “gay love this.” I’m gonna eat a burger.

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  4. @jameskankula

    Hetero allies are hot!

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  5. D. Anderson

    This is a restaurant that only operates six days a week because Jesus, and openly donates significant sums of money to fundy PAC’s. I’m not sure popular backlash is going to be enough to make them change their minds, at least so long as it remains a family company.

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    JoshuaJamesCovey Reply:

    they’re a company. they care about their bottom line. you just need to effect it enough.

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  6. ivan.rutank

    Firstly, they didn’t go out and say it as an attack, it’s in their manifesto. The founder was asked a question on why they weren’t open Sunday and he said that it was b/c he wanted to uphold a business with Christian values. Of course, if he were Muslim or Buddist no one would care but since there’s a blatant attack on Christianity this turned into a Hate Crime against the gay community.

    If the Atheist/Gay community really treated everyone equally like they want to be treated rather than attack everything that’s not even a actual “hate crime”, then you wouldn’t hear these stories and it wouldn’t be in the media. LIterally the Gay’s are the new attention whores that are stealing all the attention away from the 14 year old girls on FB. QQ mOar queers.

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    JoshuaJamesCovey Reply:

    trolo

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    April Reply:

    Hey, random question: are you the Joshua Covey I went to church with in Mary Esther? (YES PEOPLE I USED TO GO TO CHURCH BUT I DON’T ANYMORE BECAUSE REASONS)

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    JoshuaJamesCovey Reply:

    no i am not. but if he had my name he must have been a swell guy.

    JoshuaJamesCovey Reply:

    you spelled Buddhist wrong. congratulations, walking cliche.

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    Grover Reply:

    Yes, a typo totally invalidates his points. You sure got him there.

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    Souris Reply:

    No, his points pretty much invalidate his points. That and the fact that he thinks this is part of some “blatant attack on Christianity.”

    Allen Reply:

    The company has a documented history of supporting anti-gay organizations. Its not something that came out of the blue. And I haven’t seen anyone calling it a hate-crime, just people calling Dan Cathy anti-gay, which considering his statements and his company’s donation history seems to be the truth.

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    Grover Reply:

    No, people are calling Chik-fil-a an anti-gay company which is very different than the personal beliefs of its CEO. Chik-fil-a has never in any way discriminated against anyone, nor been accused of any actual discriminatory actions. The independent owners of the actual stores are being nailed to the wall and being accused of being homophobes because of a stupid thing its CEO said. When you smear a giant group of people because of something one person said, you’re the one being the bigot.

    Also, by anti-gay organizations, you mean organizations that include that as a tiny part of their agenda, which also includes feeding the hungry and developing infrastructure in third-world countries. It’s extraordinarily similar to when planned parenthood was being called an abortion mill by right-wing nutbags.

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    Souris Reply:

    “you mean organizations that include that as a tiny part of their agenda, which also includes feeding the hungry and developing infrastructure in third-world countries”

    No, we mean Exodus International and Family Research Council. Being anti-gay IS their agenda. They don’t feed anyone or develop anything.

    devilkat Reply:

    Im not a christian but I do agree with you , it is pretty hypocritical of the gay and lesbian to community to say we are what we are and then turn around and condemn others for following their beliefs. Personally I am sick of hearing about it , when offered a compromise with domestic partnerships which give the same rights as marriage , no not good enough we want to call it marriage and have a ceremony wah wah wah wah. Quite correct a bunch of attention whores. And why is it if you have a belief that contradicts the popular fad belief of the time your a troll.

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    dayvbang Reply:

    Hey devilkat, speaking as an intelligent and reasonable individual, please go fuck yourself.

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    Andrew Wheeler Reply:

    Chik-Fil-A has donated millions to anti-gay groups working to restrict or remove the civil rights of gay people. Yes, they are an anti-gay company. This isn’t just about what the CEO believes; it’s about a company that has organised to take your money and funnel it into programs designed to make other people miserable because of who they love. Dan Cathy’s interview wasn’t the attack on gay people; the way they do business is an attack on gay people. It’s intrinsic to the whole business from the roots up.

    Now, you tell me why it’s hypocritical for gay people to use their rights and their freedom to fight back against this attack. The few hundred people behind One Million Moms are free to launch their campaigns against businesses they don’t like. Why can’t gay people and their allies do likewise?

    I’ve seen so many wishy-washy responses to this from supposed gay allies, and I’m sick of it. Chik-Fil-A and its WinShape Foundation don’t just hate gay people; they work to destroy the lives of gay people. Sarah Palin and the Westboro Baptist Church know that, and that’s why they stand beside them. Those of us that support equality should show as much conviction standing against them.

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  7. M'tt

    I had a nightmare last night where a girl proposed to me. I escaped to a hardware store and woke up sweating and unable to sleep soundly for the rest of the night. So marriage has been on my mind today. Mostly my horrible fear of it.

    Fear aside, I think a person should be allowed to marry who they want in whatever kind of ceremony they want, and the government should have no say in that, nor should groups that overspiritualize or overtraditionalize marriage in the political arena. If I want to marry a dude in a Street Fighter-themed ceremony, that should be my business and my business alone.

    I think recent events show that American people are finally becoming more accepting of gay marriage, and Chick-fil-a will eventually catch on. Until then, I will continue getting my chicken sandwich on Saturdays. Evil or not.

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    M'tt Reply:

    Also, weren’t KFC and McDonalds buying chicken feed from evil South American slave-driver company, Cargill? Why does nobody remember that?

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  8. Laura

    I think the problem is less their stance (which gives me the heebie-jeebies too) and more the fact that their money goes to organizations that seek to deny LGBTQ their rights. And if I give them money…even for a delicious chicken sammich and waffle fries…ooh, the waffle fries… yeah, well. My money becomes their money, which becomes FoF’s money. And I’m just not cool with that.

    I seriously look forward to the day when Christian isn’t synonymous with anti-LGBTQ. When Chick-Fil-A can be a Christian company that doesn’t feel the need to do stuff like this. Then I’ll be able to buy all the chicken sammies I can eat.

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    nobody in particular Reply:

    In that case, I have some great news for you — that day’s already here!

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    Souris Reply:

    There are Christians and Christian groups AREN’T anti LGBTQ. It’s just that the media ignores them and the christianist bigots that get all the airtime like to insist they aren’t *real* Christians.

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  10. Rizz Rustbolt

    So does that mean that Lex owns Target as well?

    It sure would explain a lot of things.

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  11. Totally annoyed

    This is got to be the stupidest thing to come out of this farce to date. Someone above said that gays are the new 14 year old attention whores and that was pretty on point.

    Not a single person in this is really willing to take a stand against companies that are anti-gay. As it’s been brought up a number of times before and after this foolishness, OPEC supports countries that are so anti-gay that they put people to death over it.

    So who is walking to work from now on? Who’s ready to bust the ol bike out and do things the hard way?

    I have zero respect for the people supporting this as they are picking their battles like cowards. They want to live a certain way then boycott people for doing the same. How pathetic.

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    chrishaley Reply:

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  12. Euge

    robble robble robble politics boooooooooo

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  13. Flash Fact

    The strip is generally funnier when politics just aren’t involved. Just sayin.’ Feel free to flame now.

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  14. Dan

    I’m rather pleased that this has become a highly visible issue, but not for the same reasons as most people. We’re beginning to care about who does what with the money we give them. Whether you are for or against same-sex marriage, you are now an informed consumer. We need more of those.

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  15. Thomas

    At first glance I thought, “Why is Grant Morrison opening a Chick-Fil-A?”

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  16. Doug

    I made this to show that Chik Fil A is really just in the closet:
    http://www.tlonista.com/images/peppermint.jpg

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