See, I just reblogged a thing about Chick-Fil-A and I’m gay and I’m pissed at the company and the Chick-Fil-A appreciation day thing disgusted me but I really don’t like this picture at all. I don’t know the life circumstances of whoever made this, but it was made with an unnecessary toxicity to it. It really, really sucks that all of this bullshit is going on and it sucks to be reminded that people will go out of their way to support a store specifically because it is in favor of denying rights to people. But to just say that ‘Christians’ are doing it is hateful. Because guess what! There are Christian allies! And gay Christians! And non-Christian homophobes! There are surely plenty of Christians who are unhappy about this Chick-Fil-A business, and by making pictures with this type of language, we as a community are cultivating an us-and-them mentality that must be upsetting to those who are caught in the middle. Also, this really makes us (that is, the lgbtq community) look pretty bad. How can we use terms like ‘bigoted’ and ‘narrow-minded’ about our detractors if we’re so willing to act so aggressively in a situation that puts a national spotlight on us? People hate hearing those expressions about two wrongs not making a right and it’s really frustrating to be in this situation but it’s important to be the bigger person (people?) with this sort of thing because we’re already at a disadvantage here, and we should all try to be bigger people anyway.
Basically: people are acting like huge turds right now but that doesn’t mean that the lgbtq community should act like turds right back.;