The spectacle this past Wednesday of "Christians" and other, more generic garden-variety anti-gay bigots lining up around the block to "support" Mr. Cathy's enterprise and to cram their faces with junk food on the specious grounds of "supporting Biblical marriage," or "supporting free speech," was a pageant of banal, cheerful deep-fried American hate, unified in bigotry and detestation of a group of their fellow Americans who were different from them, all the while licking grease from their fingers and congratulating themselves on their piety and rectitude and patriotism.Perfect. (And let me tell you, this spectacle was particularly disgusting to me because I'm a vegetarian. "While licking grease from their fingers", indeed. Ugh.)
The fact that Chick-fil-A claims to have posted "record" sales on Wednesday doesn't meant that thousands of Americans waddled into a fast-food joint to deliver a "blow for freedom" or a "blow for Jesus" or "traditional values."
America didn't get any holier or more "free" last Wednesday. It just got meaner and fatter, and even more rage-filled than it was before Mr. Cathy decided to sell his version of Christianity instead of chicken.
PS: If you're a blogger and you write a post about Chick-Fil-A, be sure to append the tag: "tastes like hate". It will become like Santorum and "frothy mix". Whenever anyone googles Chick-Fil-A, "tastes like hate" will pop up in the results. Get on this immediately!