Question for those dining at Chick-Fil-A: How come when YOU deliberately eat there, it's all-American, but when I deliberately DON'T eat there, it's an attack on free speech and freedom of religion, even borderline "religious bigotry"?
Voting with your dollars IS free speech, whether your vote is yes or no. And free speech has consequences. Sure, the Chick-Fil-A has a right to say what he thinks of marriage equality. But that reflects on his business, and as the great Western philosopher Ice-T once said, "Freedom of Speech, watch what you say." We all have the right in a free marketplace to choose whether we support his ideas or not. And increasingly, it looks like anti-equality is bad business.
I make my choices with eyes on my politics, my pocketbook, and my priorities, in an order that varies with my mood-ometer. I tried avoiding Wal-Mart for years but it got too difficult once I had a family. The Pagliais are serious local Republican donors and activists, but they make the best pizza in town so I'm very very happy to give them my money. You try to live a 100% politically correct life on either the left or the right, you get hungry pretty fast.
So congrats to the conservatives who voted with their dollars today. Me? I'm having leftover pasta salad.