Anti-Gay Hate Group Wants You To Eat As Much Chick-Fil-A As Possible
April 05, 2011 11:05 am ET by Equality Matters staff
The anti-gay hate group the American Family Association (AFA) released a YouTube video Monday calling on its followers to “buy from Chick-fil-A and shop there and eat there” in order to participate in a “BUYcott” of the anti-gay fast food chain:
The “BUYcott” is likely meant to be a response to a number of student-led protests against Chick-fil-A that have sprung up on college campuses across America, most notably at Indiana University South Bend.
Last month, Equality Matters uncovered Chick-fil-A’s long history of supporting and collaborating with some of the country’s most powerful anti-gay groups and activists, including the Family Research Council and the Alliance Defense Fund.
The American Family Association is currently labeled as an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for engaging in baseless name-calling and spreading known falsehoods about LGBT people. The AFA’s Director of Issues Analysis, Bryan Fischer, is notorious for blaming gay men for the Holocaust, calling gay sex “domestic terrorism,” and saying that the solution to gay teen suicides was having “fewer homosexual students.”
Anyone who remains unsure about whether to continue buying from Chick-fil-A should see AFA’s endorsement as a good sign that it’s time to start looking for a new place to eat.