Thursday, July 26, 2012
Mr. S. Truett Cathy
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
5200 Buffington Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
Mr. Cathy (I purposefully left off the “Dear” part):
I realize that my boycott of your restaurant will make a mathematically inconsequential difference to your company’s revenue and earnings streams.
I realize that in America, (for the most part) you have the right to dictate your company’s support of any political party/cause/affiliation/group/membership . . . etc. of your choosing.
Furthermore, I realize that I have the education, the fortitude and the wherewithal to similarly establish a fast-food restaurant chain selling shitty chicken sandwiches. I also understand that my company can then go on to support whatever political party/cause/affiliation/group/membership of my choosing . . . should I so desire (I don’t).
However, I firmly believe that you and your company’s opposition to same-sex marriage will be viewed with the same disgusted set of disbelief that this “arrogant” generation now looks back on how minorities were treated subsequent to the Civil Rights Movement.
Quite frankly, I find it incredibly fascinating that somebody who built their business on “hard work, humility and biblical principals” chooses to put the weight of their support attempting to influence and dictate who perfect strangers can and can not have a relationship with. Might I suggest spending more time with your “Bible” and less time obsessing over the marital and bedroom activities of people you have never even met.
And that concludes the “positive sandwich” aspect of my letter (pun intended).
So what I am really trying to say is this:
Fuck you and the horse that you rode in on. Take your homophobic bullshit and shove it up your ass. I simply can’t believe that, in this day and age, after all of the lessons that this country has harshly learned that people like you still want to segregate others based on the way that they were born. Being gay is not a “lifestyle” choice, but being an asshole is. Knock it off.
Some people are gay. Get over it.
P.S. Apparently, your P.R. team is run by a group of buffoons who likely don’t even have opposable thumbs.