Well, today is the day. So let me spell it out for you. Here's what I think is going to come out of the Chick-fil-A boycott/non-boycott: Absolutely dick.
First off, the boycott thing has been done before. Two recent examples that come to mind both were against Starbucks. Remember when Starbucks refused to ban firearms from their stores and the anti-gunners planned this big boycott for Valentine's Day? So that made the news for what.... two days? And then a few months later, Starbucks weighed in on gay marriage -- not surprisingly coming out in favor of, given the way hipsters dress -- and there was supposed to be another boycott of called the Dump Starbucks Campaign. What impact did those two boycotts have? Not much. There wasn't even aa slight bump with the anti-gun movement, but there was a decent spike from March through May for the pro/anti gay marriage battle -- so really the proposed boycott actually helped Starbucks' sales. But in the end, it's stock price has settled back down to the predicted path of where they were heading before. So did the boycotts affect the short term? Sure. Long term? Not so much.
The fact is Chick-fil-A has been donating money to anti-gay causes for years. People have just turned a blind eye to it because Chick-fil-A wasn't vocal about it, because the workers are always super friendly to everyone, and because they make great fucking sandwiches. Right now there are plenty of other religions companies out there, the only difference is, they know to keep their fucking opinion to themselves. After all this is a free market and if you as a company take sides in a hot button issue -- gay rights, abortion rights, gun rights, legalizing drugs, immigration reform, whatever -- they you are by the very nature going to alienate half of your customers and that's just bad god damn business. So if you're a business? Keep your fucking opinion to yourself, or suffer the consequences. Perhaps it's a lesson that Cathy has learned because in a recent Facebook post they noted, "Going forward, our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena." I'm just sayin.
But listen, if you feel strongly that Cathy and Chick-fil-A are doing the right thing, then eat there. All the power to you. If you think he's a bigoted asshole, then don't eat there and all the power to you, too. But right now there is no word on if Dan Cathy will put the sheeny curse on anyone who boycotts his restaurants today, but if you do, you won't get the chance to see Chaz The Intolerant Chick-fil-A Chicken. Chaz is my personal favorite, no matter what Colonel Sanders has to say on the subject.
And to any of you out there who say, "Our beliefs are being oppressed," you're a fucking idiot. Not being allowed to dominate others, doesn't mean you're being oppressed. Granting others rights that you already have, does not mean you're being oppressed. So quit with the double standard, please. And one more things to consider: Mister Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister and as a man of tremendous faith, Mister Rogers preached tolerance first. Whenever he was asked to castigate non-Christians or gays for their differing beliefs, he would instead face them and say with sincerity, "God loves you just the way you are." Now I don't give a fuck who you are, or what the topic is; if you're against Mr. Rogers, you're on the wrong side of the argument. Period.
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