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Evolution in Action

© Derf

I’ve pretty much stopped posting stories about conservative anti-gay crusaders who are outed, since it really isn’t that ironic any more. Besides, you aren’t hearing that much anti-gay rhetoric from the right this election cycle because they realized that it wasn’t mobilizing their base and was even making them unpopular with everyone else. I guess their strongly held religious beliefs were really just a craven ploy to get votes.

But I love the third panel of this strip and a possible beneficial side effect to the wing-nuts reacting to Chick-Fil-A’s public opposition to same-sex marriage by eating lots of their food. While they are at it, they can stuff themselves with Papa John’s pizza too. Or even douse themselves in pesticides from Scotts Miracle-Gro. That will show the rest of us the stuff they’re made of!



  1. ThatGuy wrote:

    But we’ll also be picking up at least part of their their medical costs, particularly if the Romney twins win the election and manage to scrap Obamacare.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 8:40 am | Permalink
  2. Michael wrote:

    I wouldn’t lump Papa John’s and Scotts Miracle-Gro in with Chick-Fil-A. The former are acting in their companies’ best interests. In the case of Papa John’s that “imperceptible” (Yglesias’s word choice) price increase comes out to about $10-12 million of lost revenue. What company isn’t going to fight that? And Scotts made the donation under the belief that they would benefit from a Romney presidency. (Also, I give the Scotts guy credit for making their donation publicly, though the company’s lobbyists pushed to keep the donation private.) Isn’t the purpose of a business to make money?

    The Chick-Fil-A case is different, because they are taking company money and donating it to anti-marriage equality groups. (That accounts for 1/4 of their “charity” work.) So their political activity is not about attempting to maximize their profits. It is about pushing their religious beliefs on others.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 9:01 am | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    Michael, who says I was lumping those companies together? Other than the fact that they all make unhealthy products and all support the (far) right.

    But taking up your argument, are you actually saying that it is not in Papa John’s interests to have healthy, loyal employees? Companies like Starbucks and Costco have made a lot of money making sure their employees are happy and have above-average benefits.

    Thatguy, we’d be picking up their medical costs in the emergency room anyway.

    And finally, this is HUMOR. Lighten up already!

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 10:00 am | Permalink
  4. Zyvlyn wrote:

    The whole Chic-fil-a situation makes me feel conflicted. I believe in marriage equality and would never actively support a group that was against it, but I don’t want to have to start checking the political leanings of every company behind every product I use. I don’t eat at Chic-fil-a because I oppose gay marriage, I eat there because the chicken is good.

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 11:22 am | Permalink
  5. Patricia wrote:

    In the current sad state of affairs, the only competition we can give to corporatism is to make sure none of our cash trickles into the coffers of those who support policies that negatively effect us!

    Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Permalink
  6. Don in Waco wrote:

    This is really easy folks: eat local. That way if you don’t agree with their most likely unknown and unpublicised religious beliefs, the profits stay in YOUR community. How hard is it, really, to avoid the corporate food/fast-food chains? I have no clue what my local family-owned Italian cafe owner’s politics are, but I do know their pizza and pasta are way better than Papa-Johns or Olive Garden. Do it one better and support your local food grower also. My $0.02. Granted, convincing a screaming 3 y-o who wants their chicken nuggets with toy is not the easiest of tasks.

    Friday, August 17, 2012 at 11:08 am | Permalink