This Chick-fil-A boycott taking on a bit of briar patch phenomena to it.
We've seen Twitter tweets yesterday reporting that some Wendy's locations have posted signs outside their stores publicly supporting Chick-fil-A and advising their customers to instead go to Chick-fil-A for a meal.
And if the Twitter pics we have received are any indication, the Chick-fil-A boycott has been an epic failure as instead of protesters outside stores and no one inside, it has been the complete opposite. Well, we should note that those people outside are trying to get inside.
As for the briar patch aspect of this, take the paragraph above along with Iowahawkblog's tweet from yesterday:
I wish lefties would tell me who they are boycotting next so I can send buy orders to my stockbroker. #insidertrading
Wendy's: "Please. Anything! Do anything to us but please, oh please, don't boycott us".
Well, Iowahawk, Sarah B. at Lipstick Underground is doing her best to help you out.
And as for the mobs that have descended upon Chick-fil-A to show their support for the company, we're curious as to what percentage of people that went to Chik-fil-A are truly homophobic vs. those who are supporting Chik-fil-A's first amendment rights vs. those angered by the fascist actions of elected officials who are behaving less like stewards of a constitutional republic and more like commissars in a totalitarian state?
Realizing the 3 motives are by no means exclusive to one another, we'd be willing to bet the Venn diagram would be a very small "homophobe" circle overlapping slightly with the very large "1st amendment supporting" and "anti-fascist" circles with heavy overlap between the two.
And with respect to those municipal elders who have established a gay-marriage litmus test for operating a business within its city boundaries, the Archdiocese of Chicago, the city of which has been the most egregious offender, gets off this blast:
Recent comments by those who administer our city seem to assume that the city government can decide for everyone what are the “values” that must be held by citizens of Chicago. I was born and raised here, and my understanding of being a Chicagoan never included submitting my value system to the government for approval. Must those whose personal values do not conform to those of the government of the day move from the city? Is the City Council going to set up a “Council Committee on Un-Chicagoan Activities” and call those of us who are suspect to appear before it? I would have argued a few days ago that I believe such a move is, if I can borrow a phrase, “un-Chicagoan.”
Nothing more needs to be added.