Chicken and Jesus

Hello internet. I’m here for 2 reasons. The first is I can’t sleep, and the second is that when I can’t sleep I read blog posts. My good friend http://keepitkassual.wordpress.com/ wrote about Chik-Fil-A and now I desperately want to eat chicken and/or state my opinion on the matter and because eating past 11pm is frowned upon, writing seems to be my only option.

I very much enjoy reading perspectives on this matter from people who are actively religious. I have the same view on religion as I do gay marriage: As long as you aren’t forcefully pushing your lifestyle on others, live as you see fit. I am not religious at all and I haven’t been for almost a decade now – just for future reference.

If you sell food, maybe just keep your opinions that have nothing to do with food to yourself. I was equally as annoyed when Oreos publically stated their support for gay marriage as I was when Chik-fil-A made it apparent they were not as supportive. You do cookies and chicken, stick to what you do well and leave individual sexual preference alone.

Personally I don’t care who anyone else marries or loves. I’m not you, so I don’t see why I should care. Do whatever you feel is best. There’s no way my opinion or anyone else’s opinion should matter when it comes to your personal business as long as you aren’t hurting anyone else.

To those boycotting said chicken joint: Fine. If you feel strongly enough about it don’t go there. Standing outside with makeshift signs and trying to make others feel the same you do while blaming an entire religion is both selfish and a sweeping generalization. Contrary to popular belief, other human beings besides you can make decisions for themselves.

To those flocking to shove chicken in their faces in support of the company’s thoughts on the sanctity of marriage: Chill out. Eating birds will not make gay people go away.

Hating others because of their beliefs is only based on ignorance and bull-headedness, and that’s all that is coming out of this. Unjustified hatred. These extreme stances are always blown out of proportion when a perfect storm such as this presents itself. Historically when two groups of people are this far apart on a subject eating chicken and yelling about Jesus always seems to work though, so keep doing what you’re doing and I’m sure it will work out for you.

We get it. You think things other people don’t think based on a set of moral codes you and your surroundings have meticulously laid out for you. Bravo. Do us all a favor though, keep it to yourself and don’t waste your time. Every second you spend hating and judging is a second you don’t spend loving your life, family, and friends. I don’t know about you, but that just doesn’t make sense to me.

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