So, this guy was wearing a Chick-Fil-A t-shirt...

  • tgrissom0312

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    Oct 19, 2012 4:14 PM GMT
    Last night I went to a local dive bar to hear a band that I just freakin love. Good southern rock and roll. There are folks from all walks of life there but I'm 90% sure I was the only gay guy there.

    This one guy in the bar was wearing a t-shirt with the Chick-Fil-A logo on it. When the band was about to hit the stage, I made my way to the front of the crowd and ended up standing next to this guy and his girlfriend. I couldn't help myself. I tapped him on the shoulder and asked him if he really supported that company. He looked at me kinda funny but we ended up having a good conversation about CFA donations vs their delicious chicken sandwiches. ha

    Ever had a time where you socially and non-violently confronted someone who was, with intent or not, anti-gay?
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 19, 2012 4:16 PM GMT
    "Ever had a time where you socially and non-violently confronted someone who was, with intent or not, anti-gay?"

    Every time I leave the house.
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    Oct 19, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    Oh who gives a fuck and leave the man alone. You are just hoping on the latest armchair activist bandwagon. I'm sure he had no intentions of trying to surpress gay rights or commit a hate crime. I would say most straight people aren't even aware of what is going on with this controversy.

    Let the man eat his chicken...

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    Oct 19, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidOh who gives a fuck and leave the man alone. You are just hoping on the latest armchair activist bandwagon. I'm sure he had no intentions of trying to surpress gay rights or commit a hate crime. I would say most straight people aren't even aware of what is going on with this controversy.

    Let the man eat his chicken...



    One can be friendly and nonconfrontational about it and still let him know that the money he pays for his crappy chicken sandwich goes to support hate causes. Anyone who's paid attention to the clusterfuck Chik-Fil-A thread before might already know this is my view point. icon_wink.gif
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    jmusmc85 saidOh who gives a fuck and leave the man alone. You are just hoping on the latest armchair activist bandwagon. I'm sure he had no intentions of trying to surpress gay rights or commit a hate crime. I would say most straight people aren't even aware of what is going on with this controversy.

    Let the man eat his chicken...



    One can be friendly and nonconfrontational about it and still let him know that the money he pays for his crappy chicken sandwich goes to support hate causes. Anyone who's paid attention to the clusterfuck Chik-Fil-A thread before might already know this is my view point. icon_wink.gif


    I doubt a complete stranger would want to hear the ramblings of some gay dude trying to reach him a lesson.


    As gay men, would we like it if some bible thumper started lecturing us on the evils of buttseks??? No. Most would tell them to fuck off.

    And I doubt the OP would be as passionate about this if it wasn't the fad of the moment. I bet he even has a No H8 picture on his Facebook...
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    Oct 19, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    Yup, like HottJoe said, just about every day.

    Just last night on the phone planning a trip to visit family and friends. One friend who wants me to stay a few days with him and his girlfriend (they are both churchgoers) was ribbing me about how he plans to vote Romney.

    So I explained to him that he's voting against my civil rights. But he's getting ready to sell his house and claims that Obama will tax his gains and I said to him, how much of your money are my civil rights worth? He's been my friend since fourth grade. I reminded him that I've been living for 55 years without this world treating me as a 100% human being. How would he feel if that was him?

    But he's adamant about voting republican. It's all he knows. And I said to him: Look, you know right from wrong. Don't do the wrong thing. These are my rights to live as a human being. To have the same rights as you. I have that right and you know it. Don't deny that your vote. (even though, frankly, I think it disgusting that anyone gets to vote on my human rights.)

    Generally, my republican friends only bring up their politics with me once. If any of them wore that t-shirt around me? Well, they are friends who'd give me the shirt of their back so I'd probably take a scissor to it.
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    Oct 19, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    showme said
    jmusmc85 saidOh who gives a fuck and leave the man alone. You are just hoping on the latest armchair activist bandwagon. I'm sure he had no intentions of trying to surpress gay rights or commit a hate crime. I would say most straight people aren't even aware of what is going on with this controversy.

    Let the man eat his chicken...



    One can be friendly and nonconfrontational about it and still let him know that the money he pays for his crappy chicken sandwich goes to support hate causes. Anyone who's paid attention to the clusterfuck Chik-Fil-A thread before might already know this is my view point. icon_wink.gif


    I doubt a complete stranger would want to hear the ramblings of some gay dude trying to reach him a lesson.


    As gay men, would we like it if some bible thumper started lecturing us on the evils of buttseks??? No. Most would tell them to fuck off.

    And I doubt the OP would be as passionate about this if it wasn't the fad of the moment. I bet he even has a No H8 picture on his Facebook...


    Just because you work the register at Chik-fil-A doesn't mean you have to defend them when the hair net and uniform come off.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    HottJoe said
    jmusmc85 said
    showme said
    jmusmc85 saidOh who gives a fuck and leave the man alone. You are just hoping on the latest armchair activist bandwagon. I'm sure he had no intentions of trying to surpress gay rights or commit a hate crime. I would say most straight people aren't even aware of what is going on with this controversy.

    Let the man eat his chicken...



    One can be friendly and nonconfrontational about it and still let him know that the money he pays for his crappy chicken sandwich goes to support hate causes. Anyone who's paid attention to the clusterfuck Chik-Fil-A thread before might already know this is my view point. icon_wink.gif


    I doubt a complete stranger would want to hear the ramblings of some gay dude trying to reach him a lesson.


    As gay men, would we like it if some bible thumper started lecturing us on the evils of buttseks??? No. Most would tell them to fuck off.

    And I doubt the OP would be as passionate about this if it wasn't the fad of the moment. I bet he even has a No H8 picture on his Facebook...


    Just because you work the register at Chik-fil-A doesn't mean you have to defend them when the hair net and uniform come off.icon_rolleyes.gif



    I don't work there, but TBH I was THIS close to eating some today in the food court but decide on a no name salad place. I'm still hungry....icon_neutral.gif
  • TheBizMan

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    Oct 19, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    I probably would have told you to fuck off if I were that guy.
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 19, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    HottJoe said
    jmusmc85 said
    showme said
    jmusmc85 saidOh who gives a fuck and leave the man alone. You are just hoping on the latest armchair activist bandwagon. I'm sure he had no intentions of trying to surpress gay rights or commit a hate crime. I would say most straight people aren't even aware of what is going on with this controversy.

    Let the man eat his chicken...



    One can be friendly and nonconfrontational about it and still let him know that the money he pays for his crappy chicken sandwich goes to support hate causes. Anyone who's paid attention to the clusterfuck Chik-Fil-A thread before might already know this is my view point. icon_wink.gif


    I doubt a complete stranger would want to hear the ramblings of some gay dude trying to reach him a lesson.


    As gay men, would we like it if some bible thumper started lecturing us on the evils of buttseks??? No. Most would tell them to fuck off.

    And I doubt the OP would be as passionate about this if it wasn't the fad of the moment. I bet he even has a No H8 picture on his Facebook...


    Just because you work the register at Chik-fil-A doesn't mean you have to defend them when the hair net and uniform come off.icon_rolleyes.gif



    I don't work there, but TBH I was THIS close to eating some today in the food court but decide on a no name salad place. I'm still hungry....icon_neutral.gif


    I was totally kidding with you and trying to start a FLAME WAR LOL
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    jmusmc85 saidI doubt a complete stranger would want to hear the ramblings of some gay dude trying to reach him a lesson.


    As gay men, would we like it if some bible thumper started lecturing us on the evils of buttseks??? No. Most would tell them to fuck off.

    And I doubt the OP would be as passionate about this if it wasn't the fad of the moment. I bet he even has a No H8 picture on his Facebook...

    I am all for not giving fucks... But calm the f down little man.

    He stated he had a conversation about his shirt, a company and food. Doesn't sound like he was preaching to him at all.

    Which is different to what most bible thumping Christians will do. They don't have conversations they tell you your wrong, why it's wrong to them and then try and force you to believe like they do and if you don't they tell you your going to hell.

    that's not a conversation.

    And I see no problem with people jumping on the no H8 movement that's happening. I don't care if it's a fad of the moment cause more and more people are doing it and it's having an effect.

    I also see no problem with people casually striking up conversations about random shit like a tshirt.
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    Oct 19, 2012 10:00 PM GMT
    It's all situational; time and place.

    Had one recently with a couple female coworkers.
    They were going on about how great it was going to be if Matt Bomer played Christian Gray in the movie based on the books.
    Of course they both had seen him in "Magic Mike" and he made them wet.
    The shock on there face when I commended them for supporting the gay actor in a super straight roll, was priceless.
    Adding that they should Google his husband, when they comment that I was, just messing with their heads.
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    jmusmc85 saidI doubt a complete stranger would want to hear the ramblings of some gay dude trying to reach him a lesson.


    As gay men, would we like it if some bible thumper started lecturing us on the evils of buttseks??? No. Most would tell them to fuck off.

    And I doubt the OP would be as passionate about this if it wasn't the fad of the moment. I bet he even has a No H8 picture on his Facebook...

    I am all for not giving fucks... But calm the f down little man.

    He stated he had a conversation about his shirt, a company and food. Doesn't sound like he was preaching to him at all.

    Which is different to what most bible thumping Christians will do. They don't have conversations they tell you your wrong, why it's wrong to them and then try and force you to believe like they do and if you don't they tell you your going to hell.

    that's not a conversation.

    And I see no problem with people jumping on the no H8 movement that's happening. I don't care if it's a fad of the moment cause more and more people are doing it and it's having an effect.

    I also see no problem with people casually striking up conversations about random shit like a tshirt.


    No, you calm down little....tanker...

    This conversation wasn't about the shirt per se, but about the company it represented. And I have a feeling the OP was a tad bias. It wasn't him talking with the stranger, but TO to the stranger.

    Once again, I'm sure the guy meant no harm in wearing the shirt besides showing his support to delicious chicken. Whether or not he hates gays nobody can tell just by wearing a t-shirt like that.

    And I'm not even upset. Have you seen the way I talk to some numbnuts on here? This is as calm as I get, I didn't even call the OP a name. Though I bet he is SOOOOO much fun to have around at parties....icon_rolleyes.gif You need to simmer down....

    And I have a feeling most people are jumping on the No H8 bandwagon not to show their support of marriage equality, but to get a cute picture to put on their Facebook. Much more could be accomplished if people actually organized and rallied around getting shit done. Taking pretty pictures is only preaching to the choir. The less glamourous work is mostly ignored.

    Ever heard the saying, "You can get 500 people to show up to a party, but can't even get 5 people to help organize it"???
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    TheBizMan saidI probably would have told you to fuck off if I were that guy.


    Grr...I like tough guys....


    ....which is probably why I always end up with assholes, like I stated in my other thread. RJ'ers said I should stay away from men like you....icon_eek.gif
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    No, you calm down little....tanker...

    This conversation wasn't about the shirt per se, but about the company it represented. And I have a feeling the OP was a tad bias. It wasn't him talking with the stranger, but TO to the stranger.

    Once again, I'm sure the guy meant no harm in wearing the shirt besides showing his support to delicious chicken. Whether or not he hates gays nobody can tell just by wearing a t-shirt like that.



    And I have a feeling most people are jumping on the No H8 bandwagon not to show their support of marriage equality, but to get a cute picture to put on their Facebook. Much more could be accomplished if people actually organized and rallied around getting shit done. Taking pretty pictures is only preaching to the choir. The less glamourous work is mostly ignored.

    Ever heard the saying, "You can get 500 people to show up to a party, but can't even get 5 people to help organize it"???

    I'm seeing this weird pattern.

    In one hand your saying that this guy wearing a tshirt that advertises a brand of fast food and has owners and supporters who support hate and degradation of others was probably very innocent and wearing that tshirt unintentionally without any understanding of whats been going on.

    YET, you get all pissed off about these people who are joining an idea to symbolise that bullying others is wrong and start calling them "fad followers" and that they really don't understand anything and are only doing it for "cute photos"

    Bit of a fucking double standard don't you think? going around making all these assumptions like your somehow right.

    The guy was wearing a tshirt with a brand that encourages hate. simple as that. It's out in the open, the company owner/s can't deny it, they've come out public about it. It's been all over the news (including Australian news) If that guy didn't know what that brand symbolised to a lot of people I would seriously die of shock at how blind and stupid Americans can be! (Although they elected bush.. so.. bit of a difficult position to put my self in there)

    with the No H8.. wow, some people try to do the right thing and you start falling it a fad.. You sound like one of those people who hate everything thats popular and go for what isn't purely so you can appear "different" I mean come on, who gives a shit if a few people do take a "cute photo for facebook" ya know what, it gets the message out there because others are going to see it, others are going to question it and it's a far better message to have a message about not hating people then it is to have a message out there about hating people because they aren't like you.


    [quote]jmusmc85 said[cite]
    And I'm not even upset. Have you seen the way I talk to some numbnuts on here? This is as calm as I get, I didn't even call the OP a name. Though I bet he is SOOOOO much fun to have around at parties....icon_rolleyes.gif You need to simmer down....
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    noo.. can't say that I've seen much of your posts.
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    Oct 20, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    TheBizMan saidI probably would have told you to fuck off if I were that guy.


    Grr...I like tough guys....


    ....which is probably why I always end up with assholes, like I stated in my other thread. RJ'ers said I should stay away from men like you....icon_eek.gif


    I think you just inadvertently called me an asshole.icon_confused.gif

    Or was that intentional?
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    Oct 20, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    You're a pussy for not kicking his ass and stuffing a waffle fry up his nostril.
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    Oct 20, 2012 12:53 AM GMT
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    No, you calm down little....tanker...

    This conversation wasn't about the shirt per se, but about the company it represented. And I have a feeling the OP was a tad bias. It wasn't him talking with the stranger, but TO to the stranger.

    Once again, I'm sure the guy meant no harm in wearing the shirt besides showing his support to delicious chicken. Whether or not he hates gays nobody can tell just by wearing a t-shirt like that.



    And I have a feeling most people are jumping on the No H8 bandwagon not to show their support of marriage equality, but to get a cute picture to put on their Facebook. Much more could be accomplished if people actually organized and rallied around getting shit done. Taking pretty pictures is only preaching to the choir. The less glamourous work is mostly ignored.

    Ever heard the saying, "You can get 500 people to show up to a party, but can't even get 5 people to help organize it"???

    I'm seeing this weird pattern.

    In one hand your saying that this guy wearing a tshirt that advertises a brand of fast food and has owners and supporters who support hate and degradation of others was probably very innocent and wearing that tshirt unintentionally without any understanding of whats been going on.

    YET, you get all pissed off about these people who are joining an idea to symbolise that bullying others is wrong and start calling them "fad followers" and that they really don't understand anything and are only doing it for "cute photos"

    Bit of a fucking double standard don't you think? going around making all these assumptions like your somehow right.

    The guy was wearing a tshirt with a brand that encourages hate. simple as that. It's out in the open, the company owner/s can't deny it, they've come out public about it. It's been all over the news (including Australian news) If that guy didn't know what that brand symbolised to a lot of people I would seriously die of shock at how blind and stupid Americans can be! (Although they elected bush.. so.. bit of a difficult position to put my self in there)

    with the No H8.. wow, some people try to do the right thing and you start falling it a fad.. You sound like one of those people who hate everything thats popular and go for what isn't purely so you can appear "different" I mean come on, who gives a shit if a few people do take a "cute photo for facebook" ya know what, it gets the message out there because others are going to see it, others are going to question it and it's a far better message to have a message about not hating people then it is to have a message out there about hating people because they aren't like you.


    [quote]jmusmc85 said[cite]
    And I'm not even upset. Have you seen the way I talk to some numbnuts on here? This is as calm as I get, I didn't even call the OP a name. Though I bet he is SOOOOO much fun to have around at parties....icon_rolleyes.gif You need to simmer down....

    noo.. can't say that I've seen much of your posts.[/quote]

    Ugh. I don't know. You're a whore. icon_biggrin.gif
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    TheBizMan saidI probably would have told you to fuck off if I were that guy.


    Grr...I like tough guys....


    ....which is probably why I always end up with assholes, like I stated in my other thread. RJ'ers said I should stay away from men like you....icon_eek.gif


    I think you just inadvertently called me an asshole.icon_confused.gif

    Or was that intentional?


    Ugh. I don't know. You're a whore.icon_biggrin.gif