I love Chick-Fil-A. When a group of friends and I traveled to Virginia a few years back, I introduced them to the wonders of the nuggets and waffle fries. The glory of the lemonade. The wonders of the shakes. But sadly, that’s over.
In light of the recent statements, actions and general ridiculousness from Chick-Fil-A, I just can’t support them anymore and if you know me, you know it kills me. I’ve been championing the idea of a Chick-Fil-A opening in San Jose for years. I was the first to organize not one but many trips to Fairfield (2 hours away) to get some amazing nuggets over the past few years. I’ve been tracking the opening date of the SJ location with bated breath but now I just can’t give them any more of my money.
So until Chick-Fil-A gets their head out of their asses when it comes to the issue of gay marriage, I’m determined to offer a point of reference for those of us that don’t hate the chicken, but hate the game. Here’s a list of links to recipes that might help you stave off your chicken cravings until the folks at Chick-Fil-A realize just how wrong they are:
- Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Recipe 1
- Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Recipe 2
- Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Recipe 3
- Chick-Fil-A Sandiwch 4 and Nuggets 1
- Chick-Fil-A Nuggets 2 and Honey Mustard Sauce
- Chick-Fil-A Nuggets 3
I’m going to keep updating this page with more variations of the Chick-Fil-A recipes until they decide that they’re not willing to discriminate against people just because of their sexual orientation.
Do they have the right to say the things that they’re saying? Hell yes they do. I’ll be the first person to stand up and defend their right to say absolutely anything they want to on the subject of gay marriage or any other issue they want to wade into.
Do I have to continue to give them money that they’ll then use to fund groups that disagree with my stance on the issue? Nope and that’s my right as a consumer in a capitalist society. I don’t really want them to fail as a business (because I heart their product so much) but they might have to just to prove that the exclusive views they are preaching aren’t actually correct.
Breaking up with someone that you love is never easy. Breaking up with magical chicken that you’ve loved for years right before they open a store 3 minutes from your office is ever harder.
Does this mean that I hate you if you decide to eat at Chick-Fil-A? Nope. It means that I’m jealous of you and wish that they’d change their views. The wonder of the First Amendment is that everyone’s allowed to the own opinion. This is just how I’m choosing to exercise mine.
C’mon Chick-Fil-A, it’s 2012. Instead of “Eat More Chikin” why not preach “Accept More People”?