Okay, so I'm sick of hearing about Chick-Fil-A all the time just as much as anyone else. But if this whole debacle has taught us anything (besides the fact that fast food has no business sticking its nose in the same-sex marriage debate), it's that we need to do a better job having a conversation about LGBT rights. So for today's This Week In Cool Stuff, I propose a dialogue featuring several of my favorite blog posts and articles about Chick-Fil-A. Hopefully readers from both sides will have a better understanding of each other.
-First, we have Alise Wright explains that it's not the simple fact that Dan Cathy, CEO of Chick-Fil-A, doesn't believe in gay marriage that is so controversial. It's the fact that he has donated money to the Family Research Council, which is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
-Then we have Jonathan Merritt, who, in his now-infamous Atlantic article, questions whether or not boycotting Chick-Fil-A will make things worse for our already-divided nation.
-As the debate grew, Rachel Held Evans offered some words of peace to both sides.
-Sarah Moon asked the pro-Chick-Fil-A side, "Why not also outlaw drunkenness and alcoholism?
-Kimberly Knight shares the pain she felt, as a lesbian, seeing so many show up for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.
-Gene Anderson reminds readers that while he is a strong ally for the LGBT community, we've got bigger fish to fry than Chick-Fil-A.
-And finally, as a nice mental break from all of this kerfuffle, here's a picture of a kitten:
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