Go To Homophobic Chick-Fil-A Tomorrow And Order Water

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Chick-Fil-A lost a really loyal customer in Jackson Pearce. | Source

Writer and super-awesome YouTube personality Jackson Pearce has a solution to Chick-Fil-A’s homophobia–go to Chick-Fil-A on August 1st and order only a large cup of water.

Sounds crazy, but it’s brilliant. Here’s why: On August 1 (tomorrow!), conservative politician Mike Huckabee wants all supporters of Chick-Fil-A’s “biblical” stance on marriage to go eat there and give ’em some more money to donate to homophobic causes.

As you might remember, Chick-Fil-A came under fire when the Jim Henson Company–and the Muppets!–pulled out of a toy deal with the restaurant chain because they donate to anti-gay causes and organizations. Since then, a lot of LGBT-friendly groups and people (including us!) have stopped dining out at Chick-Fil-A, because eating there is, in essence, giving money to hate. But Jackson Pearce has an even better idea: Instead of simply not giving money to hate, why not take some money away from it, too?

No no, she’s not telling you to hold up or rob a Chick-Fil-A. That would land you in jail, and jail is not exactly a cute place to be. Instead, she urges you to go to Chick-Fil-A on August 1 and order just a large water. It’ll cost you nothing, but it’ll cost the company a few cents every time someone does it. Less money going to hate groups! She cites the very same Bible that Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy does when she says, “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.” That’s from Proverbs 25:21. She says that if the Chick-Fil-A employees tell you that you need to order a meal, to simply cite Proverbs 25:21 to see how committed they are to all aspects of the Bible.

“To me, the traditional family is one where the members love and support one another,” she said. “It has nothing to do with color, or ethnicity, or shared blood or sexuality or gender.” We love this girl.

Dan Cathy says he’s just living his life according to the bible–and that the bible says gay marriage is wrong. Our Friend Jackson has something to say about that: “If I supported the ‘Biblical definition of marriage,’ I would keep my mouth shut about that. Because the Biblical definition of marriage involves a man and typically more than one woman, and as many concubines as he wants to hire. Biblically, a man is required to marry the woman he rapes, and ladies, if you can’t prove you’re a virgin on your wedding night, you’re gonna get stoned.” And to be clear–she means “stoned” as in “punished by rock throwing,” not the Pineapple Express kind. She also notes that nowhere in the Bible is a woman’s consent required to marry. Scary, right?

One of our favorite moments is when she says, “To me, the traditional family is one where the members love and support one another,” she said. “It has nothing to do with color, or ethnicity, or shared blood or sexuality or gender.” We love this girl. Watch her whole super-clever video now:

What she’s pointing out is that often when people cite the Bible to deny others legal rights, they often only cite the parts of the Bible that they like and agree with–and ignore the rest. Sort of like this dude:

While we support everyone’s right to stand up for what they believe in, if Dan Cathy and Chick-Fil-A cite the Bible as their reasons for supporting hate, they should, ostensibly, support the rest of the Bible’s principles. Because if they only pick and choose what to believe based on what allows them to support hate, that would make them, well, hypocrites. And according to the Bible, God and Jesus really didn’t like those.

Will you order a large water at Chick-Fil-A tomorrow (August 1)? Do you support Chick-Fil-A’s stance on gay marriage or do you not care? Do you think Chick-Fil-A will lose business because of their gay marriage stance? Have you or a friend stopped eating at Chick-Fil-A because of their homophobic donations? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Narendra

    Love these! The t-shirts made me laugh. I’m dying to try Chick fil-A too but haven’t yet. Next time we’re down south, I’ll make a more concerted effrot. Hope you’re enjoying Italy!

  • Natalia

    First off Not a Hater, they are hurting people. They are giving money to people who seek to make gay people feel wrong because of who they love. Second, the water ideas is smart. We never said we would waste water. We’d still drink it! Every less cent they have is one less cent away from haters and bigots.

  • LilOrange

    This post is ridiculous. RIDICULOUS! Personally, i am a christian but i support gay marriage, if reckless young people can get married and divorced however many times they want, why on earth shouldn’t a loving gay couple be able to get married? But it really “rustles my jimmies” when people jump bad on Christians for believing in traditional marriage. Everyone thinks that ALL Christians who support traditional marriage are like the Westboro Baptist Church members, spewing hate everywhere they turn but it’s just not true. Most Christians who believe in traditional marriage just keep it as their opinion, they don’t start hate rallys or anything. This post was as hateful against Christians as the hate it was trying to prevent. Also the fact that the post mentioned how to use proverbs against the employees is extremely offensive. If anyone posted something about using the Quran against Muslims or the Torah against Jews there would be (excuse my language) a total shit storm. Why is it all of the sudden acceptable to pick on Christians???

  • Not A Hater

    I did not like this article at all. The whole “order water” thing seems really immature to me. You won’t solve anything. It won’t change his views or the company’s. It’s just a waste of time, money, and obviously, water.
    I am straight, but I have no problems with LGBT. I have friends who aren’t straight. It doesn’t matter to me. Let them be who they want to be. That’s just my OPINION. I know other people have different ones, but please, if your going to share it, don’t be obnoxious.
    I’ve never eaten and Chick-Fil-A and probably never will. Not because they support same sex marriage. I just don’t like fast food. But, for people who are agaisnt Chick-Fil-A because you think they’re “haters”, I disagree with you. It’s their opinion. They aren’t rude to LGBT customers, and I’m not postive, but I’m pretty sure they have LGBT workers. If anyone would be “hating”, it would have to be the people going agaisnt Chick-Fil-A. They are hating on the owner and the company because they have different views.
    If you have a problem with the money they donate, the solution is pretty easy. Don’t eat there. There are plenty of other places to get chicken. McDonalds tastes pretty good, but I don’t know about the quality of chicken. Same with Burger King and Wendy’s. Or just go to KFC or Popeyes. Maybe you could even make your own chicken. You don’t have to eat there. No one’s making you eat at Chick-Fil-A.
    *These are my personal views. I know people feel different. They have their own opinons. That’s fine. Whatever floats your boat.

  • loveuso

    ok,i don’t support gay marriage, it is fine to be gay but it is against my faith to have a sexual relationship, it is absolutely your decision to be gay, if you are gay i will totally support you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wow

    I hate how people bring religion to the issue
    Sexuality doesn’t give a s*it what your religion is, it just happens

    I like this article. I don’t nderstand the reason there are people getting angry at this.

  • Jessica

    Let me ask all of you who are thinking it’s absolutely absurd that people would support Chick-Fil-A for having an opinion and a belief, NOT hate. If there was a restaurant supporting the disagreement of Christianity and the belief that Christianity does not exist, what would the difference be?

    Do any of you even know the words that actually came out of his mouth? They were by no means, “Hate”. They were a belief, an opinion.

    I hate when people complain about issues like this, yet go all gung ho about having the right to to disagree with Christians. It’s funny how one-sided it is. You can dislike Christians, and people who believe in God because it’s your opinion that it is narrow minded, false, stupid, fill in your blanks, but those who don’t believe in gay marriage, yet respect it, are just the most evil people in the world. So arrogant and beyond contradicting.

    • Amy Kaufman

      “If the CEO of Chic Fil A said he was against inter-racial marriage because it was not ‘God’s will’ (which was the legal argument of the racists in the CA Supreme Court in 1948) and hundreds of thousands of white people went to Chic Fil A to support that position, those people lining up would be correctly called ‘white supremacists.’ Of course, that was what the Klu Klux Clan called themselves. And their opinion would not be called ‘freedom of speech.’ Well, the hundreds of thousands of people who proudly lined up to support Chic Fil A yesterday, are straight supremacists. That is how we must refer to the ‘haters.’ The continuing destruction they cause including the murder of our gay youth (I do not call it suicide because when a young LGBT person kills themselves, straight supremacists and their hate filled mean bullying rhetoric are responsible..from the politicians, to the pulpit, to the public.) They only difference is that the straight supremacists don’t wear hoods. Perhaps the Advocate could put on a cover, a straight supremacist standing next to a Klu Klux Clan figure?”
      – Robin Tyler

    • Natalia

      You are wrong. So very wrong. Wanting a debate about religion is not the same as consiously deciding to give your hard earned money to people so they can be wrong and hate on peopl and deny them their rights. How would you feel if someone gave money to an organization that wanted to make you feel unnatural and not let you marry because you’re straight?

  • Tina

    Tom is correct when asserting that stating your personal beliefs regarding marriage is not hateful. Chick-fil-A has not attracted attention because of its CEO’s lifestyle. What bothers some people are the actions that the company takes with its profits. Donations to organizations classified as “hate groups” would worry some regardless of what type of business, or what background of individual. While some boycott on principle, most are spending their dollars elsewhere to ensure they aren’t then used in spending of questionable ethics. The difference is night-and-day, and is important to be understood in such a volatile issue.

  • Tom Franz

    I just went to Chik-Fil-A and the line was so long it took 45 minutes to get to the counter. I went because I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. I believe that because the human race exists as male and female. Homosexual behavior is therefore anomalous. Gays can live the way they choose to but there is no ‘right’ to government endorsement for anomalous behavior. Saying that you believe marriage should be between a man and a woman does not constitute ‘hate’. The only hate that I’ve seen around this issue is from gay-supporters, like Abby, for example. Yes, we should love everyone, even those with whom we disagree. Some people are forgetting that this works both ways. How many guys love people who believe marriage should be between a man and a woman?

    • Johnny Evil

      That’s nice Tom.

      Where are your cries to outlaw divorce?

    • Piccolo

      The human race does NOT exist as male and female; putting aside people who are biologically one gender but identify with another (I have to guess you also feel transgendered folks are anomalous), what about people with chromosomal issues? Or did [g]od not make them? What about how the majority of us are able-bodied, but then we also have people with disabilities; that’s also anomalous, so the US shouldn’t bother with laws to protect their well-being, right? Or laws to “endorse” people with a skin color that is different from the majority? People of an age that’s outside the average range (damn those toddlers and the very elderly!)?

      Did you “choose” to be straight? So long as being gay is, in your words, a choice, how did you come to your decision?