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A reader sent this message to our Ask box this morning, referring to our post with Tomasky’s quote, “We are past the point in this country now where one’s views on homosexuality can be called a ‘matter of conscience.’ No. Being against equality here isn’t a matter of conscience anymore than having been against racial equality in 1955 was. It is just bigotry plain and simple.”
We dropped the tumblr’s name off the message because it was sent privately, but still wanted to share. The reader is of course free to whatever views they please—that’s America and our country values that—but it still suggests you’re a bigot if you are opposed to equal rights for all Americans.
Our May 2012 cover + President Obama’s January 2013 Inaugural address.
On the cover of Candy magazine’s new issue, a transgender model portrays Michelle Obama being sworn in on a Bible.
Thousands of transgender voters could encounter problems at the polls.
Out and proud hip-hop artist Le1f tells us what he thinks of World Star Hip Hop’s recent grammatically-challenged headline, “This Is What Happens When Rappers Start Admitting Their Gay? Hip-Hop Artist Le1f—Wut.”
My favorite Newsweek cover of all time. (And not just because of that VELVET BODYSUIT.) #newsweek #lesbians #retro #1990s cc @thedailybeast (Taken with Instagram at 1993 (Yes! Really!))
I can’t tell you much more about the customers today, because of my limited contact with them. I work in the kitchen, so I don’t see much of the clientele. What made today so difficult—more difficult than always being behind on food, running out of one thing or another, needing to be in two places at once, etc—was the attitudes of the other employees.
No one really stopped talking about the reasons why today was as busy as it was. The people I work alongside kept going on and on about how powerful it was to be part of such a righteous movement, and how encouraged they were to know that there were so many people who agree with Dan Cathy. They went on at great length about how it was wrong not just for gays to marry, but to exist. One kid, age 19, said “I hope the gays go hungry.”
I nearly walked out then and there. That epitomizes the characteristics of these evangelical “Christians” who are so vocally opposed to equal rights. Attitudes like that are the opposite of Christ-like.
Thats more from our anonymous gay Chick-fil-A employee who is speaking out after yesterday’s record-setting sales day for the chicken company. Bigotry sells!
An anonymous LGBT Chick-Fil-A employee tells us she hopes her customers don’t choke on their nuggets—but says one day, they will swallow their words. Read her full piece.
Chick-Fil-A came under criticism this month after a report by the organization Equality Matters revealed that the company donated around $2 million to antigay Christian organizations in 2010. “Guilty as charged,” the fast-food chain’s president Dan Cathy said over allegations that his company is antigay (“We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit.”).
So. Here we are. Tumblr, listen up.
We’re hoping to find a current or former employee of Chick-Fil-A who might want to spill the beans on life inside the alleged antigay company.
If that’s you, or you know someone who might want to talk to us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’d like to help spread the word of our search, a reblog or a tweet would be most appreciated.