August 3, 2012 |
In: Awesome, Funny, Morning Awesomeness
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Category: Awesome, Funny, Morning Awesomeness
# 2 hahahahaha hillarious, who cares if friends is spelled wrong
Damnit you just had to jump into the CFA debate. No more KCCO for me. Enjoyed having a nuteral place to relax and "keep calm". No more
#3 reminded me of Rugrats…
#17 national kiss day!
#18 what n asss
#7 I think that's Ben Moody.
#17 – protesting… you're doing it right.
#12 I feel like I need to go back and re-live my younger years knowing this
#2 = AWESOME! So what it's spelled wrong!
#14 never sleep again, #15 Please dear God Chive, don't put politics on your site!!! I see that everywhere else.
I mean #17….
#24 made me LOL at work
No… you didnt.
Oh for fuck's sake, its just chicken!
#19 – "Feed me, Seymour! Feed me!"
#15….you guys are probably right and it's definitely funnier that way but he really might not be taking that picture. His arms extended out but doesn't almost everyone sleep ike that?
#17 I am the CEO of Chick Fil A and a Chiver and I want to be clear: I am not opposed to hot girls kissing. I am not a fan of one group trying to force a fundamental change of an institution that goes back thousands of years. But please, eat chicken and hot girls can kiss.
#28 part of me wants to punch these hipsters in the mouthpiece…. the other part of me wants to high five them for having such epic fracking beards…. gah… so conflicted!!!
I bet you did a spell check before you posted that!
#17 thank you jebus, wait never mind
#17 holy shit my two favorite things, Chick-fil-a and lesbians!!
#17 tell hell with man butt sex!!
#17 i come here to get away from the bullshit and you through politics at me. don't make Chive suck?? stay neutral from politics.
Free speech. Freedom of religion. I understand it and I support both, which is why when the Chik-Fil-A publicity over Dan Cathy's anti-gay remarks came out, I didn't shoot off a post or add my voice to the uproar. Cathy's entitled to express his views, I said, and I don't take them personally. The other day, I made the remark on Facebook that I may not eat there, but other people might, and that was fine by me. I genuinely believed that when I wrote it, but tonight my heart turned.
I drove by the Chik-Fil-A on Broadway Street in Tucson and the drive-thru line was backed up to the street. I've never seen more than five cars in their drive-thru before and now, at 9:00 at night, there were dozens and dozens of them.
My reaction surprised me. It felt like all those people — young men in pickup trucks, moms with kids, older couples — were stepping on my chest. It felt like hidden bigotry had come out to make itself known. It felt like hatred and rejection. It felt like go home, you're not wanted here. My response was visceral. My gut ached, a sob caught in my throat, and my eyes welled up with tears. I couldn't drive away fast enough. And I'm not a person who cries easily, at least not usually, but I cried all the way home. Just those couple of minutes of seeing how many people are anti-gay, anti-me, hurt more than I could have ever expected.
I've lived in Tucson since last August. I've been fairly quiet in my new city. I rent a cottage, work from home, go to the dog park frequently, shop when I need to, and have a couple of close friends, but otherwise I haven't ventured out into the community much. I recently explored the possibility of joining a women's social group, and was going to attend an event soon. I was excited about it until today.
Perhaps because I am something of a hermit — and maybe because my sexual orientation isn't blatantly obvious to most people — I felt pretty safe here.
I don't feel safe here anymore.
That line at Chik-Fil-A touched me like a banner of unwelcome, like a vigilante caravan of people who could hardly wait for the opportunity to openly express their belief that I was an enemy to be conquered — someone they longed to see be put back in her place as an anamoly, a threat to society, a pervert, a half-person.
It broke my heart.
#4 Dude you're an embarassment; let your balls drop (if you still own them)
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