If you've ever wanted to combine the experiences of eating chicken and donating to hate groups, I have good news for you! You can accomplish both with one visit to Chick-fil-A.
It's more than likely, that the latter of those two things is not something you want to do. Chick-fil-A does not appear to want your money. They certainly don't want mine. I used to eat there almost weekly. It was very close to my work & made for an easy, quick lunch.
Then I learned of their past donations to various hate groups. Since then, I've refused to eat there. I've also been telling everyone I can about this (both in person and online). The response is almost always surprise, a statement in support of my boycott of Chick-fil-A, and/or a thanks for telling them. I've shared the Change.org article more times than I can count.
Today (the same day Anderson Cooper came out to the shock of no one), they made news again. They're still donating to hate groups.
Unlike Chick-Fil-A, JC Penney, Kraft Foods, General Mills, and others have all recently discovered that supporting equality is good for business. Since their pro-equality stances, I've intentionally spent money on all 3, that I wouldn't have otherwise.
Time will tell how it affects the bigot owned chicken restaurant, located primarily in the South, where marriage equality still faces fierce opposition. Until then, I will keep telling everyone I can about Chick-fil-A's bad moral practices to do my part to make it bad for their business. I hope you will too.
Thanks to Hemant Mehta, who's excellent blog is where I first learned of today's news.