People are free to boycott Oreo or support them, or neither. People are free to support or boycott Chik-fil-a. I choose to support them. For those of you who have been throwing around the term "bigot", get your head out of your behind and stop creating a climate of fear. A bigot is someone whose actions originate in hate, not someone who stands up for what they believe in but still loves people. I have had LGBT friends and teachers (ok, just LG so far). People I have loved and enjoyed the company of and have respected. What is sad though is that, because of the climate we live in, I have had to deal with fear of speaking my beliefs because apparently you're immediately an "anti-gay bastard" the moment someone finds out you do not believe in gay marriage. But, there really are those of us who will disagree, stand for our beliefs, but would still gladly have lunch with anyone regardless. People who still love all people. And for those of you "food isn't idealistic" people, stop dodging the issue. We so want to separate everything in our lives, but things just aren't that simple. It's true, you'll probably NEVER be able to buy a single product without some penny of your money going to something you don't agree with, regardless of who you are, there are some things you almost can't avoid. However, when a company comes out and takes a defined stance or makes a statement, you can't just sit there and say it doesn't mean anything. I'm not saying I'll never buy another Oreo, but I am saying that when Oreo did their thing, many of you "I'm smarter than you people" people came out and started belittling those who spoke out in opposition by making sly statements like "it's just a cookie, get over it", insinuating that such people were backwards rednecks with no concept of the way the "real world" works. You started using words like "bigot" and throwing all the apples into one basket. I'm not a bigot. I've had many friends and teachers whose beliefs differed from my own, and still loved them. So, don't you dare attack people who stand for what they believe in. All laws and issues in any country come out of someone's moral conviction. Some people have different moral convictions, but we should never come to the day that we deny that morals exist. So, if LGBT groups want to protest Chik-fil-a, then you know what? They can do that. That's freedom. We should protect that right. Now, aside from that, I know where I'm having dinner tonight. And no, I don't want a comment war on my wall, thanks, so I'm going to delete any comments posted here, supportive or argumentative. Either one.
I will shock the world awake.